No Bake Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls

If you are anything like me, you are a big snacker. I’ve never been one to eat three big meals a day and have always gravitated toward lots of snacks. Since I am working at the gym, I need fast, filling snacks that I can quickly eat on the go.

After dinner yesterday, I got to work in the kitchen. Inspired by the poppability of my oatmeal walnut date balls, I set out to make another perfectly poppable snack that I could grab from the break room and eat in between training clients or before teaching a group exercise class.

No Bake Oatmeal Almond Butter Balls

Since I was feeling too lazy to break out the food processor (okay, I was just too lazy to clean it), I stuck with ingredients that didn’t need to be blended, chopped or altered too much. And course peanut butter found its way into the recipe! This snack is full of healthy fats and filling fiber.

No Bake Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls

No Bake Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls

Recipe adapted from’s No Bake Granola Balls

Makes 12 – 14 balls


  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir together until everything is thoroughly combined.
  2. Roll dough into balls and refrigerate for one hour. (You can eat them right away, but I refrigerated them overnight so they maintained their shape a little better.)

No Bake Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls

I hope you enjoy this snack as much as I do!


  1. says

    I just made some just like this last night. I used banana, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, oats and peanut butter. I call them my Chunky Monkey Energy Ballz. I love making them because you can make so many different kinds. Plus, they are no bake which is easier!


  2. Jordan Dassenko says

    I’ve got everything to make the Oatmeal Nut Butter balls except for the flaxseed and the almond butter. Do you think it would taste okay if I omitted these?



    • Kinsley says

      I make these all the time without flaxseed and have never had a problem – you can also replace the almond butter with more peanut butter. After combining all the ingredients I throw the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes before rolling it into balls, which helps keep it from getting sticky.

      **You can also add mini chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, chopped nuts, etc… whatever floats your boat!!


  3. Lisa says

    Looks yum! I love healthy snacks. One quick question: do you have to cook the oats before making the balls, or can you add the oats raw? Thanks!


  4. Ann says

    Saw these on the bus ride home, and made them right away! They’re ridiculously fast to make and even the husband likes them! Thanks so much Julie :)


  5. says

    I love any kind of nut butter ball! They are the best & yours sound delicious :)

    I like to wait until my PB or Almond Butter jar is getting low and then toss my ingredients right into the jar, mix with a spoon and then scoop out and shape before putting in the fridge. It makes for a completely mess free, no cleaning required, snack!!!


  6. says

    Oh my goodness. These look divine!! And simple!! I’m always on the hunt for simple snacks that are a little out of the ordinary. I find myself getting in food ruts. These are awesome! Thanks for the share!


  7. vegplier says

    Honey is made by bees. A lot of bees are exploited and killed by beekeepers (the exploiters) who steal their honey. Please stop using honey, there are other alternatives that don’t include stelaing and killing to other sentient beings.


  8. Cathy C says

    Julie, these are amazing!! I’m now a fan of no bake balls. I love the idea of adding mix-ins for variety. My kids love them too. They will be a great after school snack. Thanks for sharing.



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