Easy Oat Energy Balls

We all love easy, tasty treats especially when they’re good for us. Today’s energy balls make a quick breakfast with a hot drink, a wonderful lunch, and even a great snack. Around 3 PM when our energy level can drop, a little snack helps keep us going to finish the day.

These balls are no bake. Just combine the ingredients, make balls with wet hands, refrigerate a while, and you are good to go!  Individualize to fit your taste or what’s in your cupboard. Refrigerate or freeze for a frozen treat!

Carol's Christmas Kitchen

Easy Oat Energy Balls

Use organic when available; makes about 12 to 15 balls depending on size

Easy Oat Energy Balls

An incredible easy energy ball for breakfast, lunch or snack.
Course Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword energy balls, oat bars, oat energy balls, oats
Servings 14 balls


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chunky natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds or ground flax
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds or pecan meal
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (dried fruit, carob chips, or pecan pieces)
  • 1/4 cup local raw honey or maple syrup


  • Mix all ingredients in large bowl
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Wet your hands as it is sticky
  • Make  bite size balls
  • Place on parchment paper and refrigerate 30 minutes
  • Keep in air tight container in refrigerator or freezer
  • Optional add or replace ingredients as desired i.e. carob chips, dried fruit, pecan meal


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “Easy Oat Energy Balls”

  1. These are looking good and I have most of the ingredients except the chia, which my vet told me to buy for Lizzie’s diet so there you go! I’ll have to give them a try!

  2. I’ve never tried an energy ball before, but they look good! They seem pretty easy to make too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m here from Thursday Favorite Things.

    1. thanks for the visit and comment – yes they are easy and so simple to adapt to your taste and budget.

  3. I love a little snack at about 3pm, and these look delicious, Carol! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

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