These Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Brownie Balls are a healthy snack and take minutes to make. They are filled with organic olive oil, sweetened with maple syrup, and only contain six ingredients total. Easy to make in every way and you have the perfect sweet treat when you’re done. Anyone else as excited as I am?
If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that I need a snack in between lunch and dinner or else I will become hangry, and no one likes hangry Chen.
That’s where these healthy no bake oatmeal brownie balls step in and not only satisfy my mid afternoon hunger craving, but also my hankering for something sweet. They’re the perfect size for a small snack and make for the perfect dessert as well.
I always wonder how people can make it from when they eat lunch at around noon until when they eat dinner at around six without any snacks in between, and I mean I typically am eating a filling lunch with carbs, protein, and fat, and while that keeps me full till about 3 or 3:30, I always start to hear my stomach rumble in the afternoon.
I am the queen of afternoon snacking. I love making small plates full of sliced fruit, something sweet, and then maybe a little something salty as well. Gotta satisfy all the hunger cues you know?
Snacks are life. And so are these balls.
They are filling. They fuel me through the remainder of the day. They taste good alone or paired with something else.
So many pre-packaged grab and go options are filled with gross ingredients and packed with sugar, so that’s why I always prefer homemade.
I want to be able to control what goes in them and while that isn’t always the case and there are tons of brands of snack bars and bites that I absolutely love, I really prefer to make everything homemade.
Plus they are super simple to make and you can make them ahead of time to have for the entire week. It’s a win-win.
This recipe for healthy oatmeal brownie balls only calls for six basic ingredients.
All you need is one bowl, about five minutes, and some refrigeration time and you’ve got yourself the best little healthy oatmeal balls ever.
Ingredients needed for healthy oatmeal brownie balls
Like I said, you only need six basic ingredients for these balls. Here’s what you need to get started:
Gluten Free Oats
Once you have these six ingredients, grab yourself a big mixing bowl, a mixing utensil, an ice cream scoop and that’s it! You can top these with sprinkles, but that was just something fun I did for myself, you don’t have to!
How to make oatmeal brownie balls
In a big bowl, combine your olive oil, almond milk, and maple syrup and mix together well.
Add in the almond flour, cocoa powder, and oats and mix until you have a thick batter.
Use an ice cream scoop to measure out even amounts of batter and place on a lined plate or baking tray to prevent sticking. Optional: top each ball with sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.
Let them set in the fridge for a couple of hours and enjoy!
No Bake Oatmeal Brownie Balls
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
- In a big bowl, combine your olive oil, almond milk, and maple syrup and mix together well.
- Add in the almond flour, cocoa powder, and oats and mix until you have a thick batter.
- Use an ice cream scoop to measure out even amounts of batter and place on a lined plate or baking tray to prevent sticking. Optional: top each ball with sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.
- Let them set in the fridge for a couple of hours and enjoy!
Sat. Fat (grams)