Vegan Oat Balls

Orange and coconut Oat Balls‘Hangry’ is what perfectly describes me sometimes, angry when hungry. If I am hungry I get grumpy and short. Now I always carry snacks to ensure I don’t have ‘hangry’ lows, I’m certainly not a 3-meal-a-day person, I am more of a grazer.

These oat balls are my go to snack. I make bundles of these and put them in the freezer. Each morning I take out 2 and put them in my snack pot, and they are perfectly defrosted ready for my first snack at 10:30am. If you need them straight away a blast in the microwave and they are a warm cakey ball of yumminess.

Oat Ball

Vegan Oat Balls

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20-30 balls

Ingredients

    Ball base:
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 2 tbs brown rice syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 ½ cup quick cook oats
  • 3 tbs ground flax seed
  • 3 tbs hemp seeds
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • * I use a dry cup measurer for all my measuring (liquid and dry)
  • Variations:
  • Chocolate oat balls:
  • ½ cup (just under) cacao powder
  • 1 ½ tbs brown rice syrup
  • 3 tbs water
  • ¼ chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Orange and coconut balls:
  • ¼ cup orange juice (around 1 large orange juiced)
  • 4 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut to roll the balls in
  • ½ cup quick cook oats (this is in addition to the 2 ½ cups already added)

Method

  1. Place the chia seeds and water in a large bowl and leave for 5 minutes.
  2. Add all the ball base ingredients in your bowl and mix with a spoon until combined and leave the mixture for 5 minutes to absorb the liquid.
  3. After 5 minutes either leave the mixture is it is or add the ingredients for the variation of your choice (Chocolate or Orange) and mix until combined.
  4. Using your hands, take a smaller than golf ball size lump. Then in the palm of your hand roll to a ball shape.
  5. For the orange ball variation once you have made the balls roll each ball in the desiccated coconut (you can also do this for the chocolate balls if you want coconut chocolate balls).
  6. Then leave in the fridge or in the freezer until you want to eat them.
  7. Makes 20-30 balls (depending on how big you make them)

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