Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls recipe. Healthy snack balls that taste like yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but in a healthier, lower-calorie, gluten-free and vegan form.
I’ve officially jumped on the snack ball and energy ball wagon. Why did I wait so long to do so?! Better late than never, I guess! I’m thinking that this year will be my best “snack” year yet. 🙂
Especially because it includes these Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls.
They basically taste like yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but in a healthier, lower-calorie, gluten-free and vegan form.
NOM. I’ve always been a huge fan of oatmeal cookies. There’s just something about the way that oats taste when mixed with sweetener and chocolate that is SO satisfying.
I love that I can have that same satisfaction with these Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls.
Except there’s no refined sugar or flour in them.
Ingredients in these Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls:
- rolled oats
- almond flour
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
- almond butter
- olive oil
- dairy-free chocolate chips
Talk about lots of healthy fats and energy!
How to make these Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls:
Mix the rolled oats, almond flour, chia seeds and salt together in one bowl.
Mix the vanilla, maple syrup, olive oil, and almond butter together in another bowl.
Then, pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix. The mixture should be clumpy.
Add the chocolate chips and mix.
Then add 2 Tbs water to the batter. This makes it easier to mold.
At this point, take small spoonfuls of the batter and mold into ball shapes in the palm of your hand.
I personally find that it helps to wash your hands and lightly dry them prior to molding them.
Then once you have molded the batter into ball shapes, place on a plate and refrigerate. The balls harden in the fridge.
I personally love having these in my fridge and having one or two in the afternoon or after dinner for dessert.
With each snack ball being less than 100 calories, they provide a quick way to get over your afternoon slump or to get your dessert fix in a low calorie and healthy way.
I’m thinking my fridge just needs to be filled with these at all times, and then I’ll be good to go.
What’s your favorite type of energy ball or snack ball?
I want to try them all!
Other no bake snacks you may enjoy:
Like these Healthy No Bake Cookies by Veggie Balance. They are like these balls but in cookie form and made with a few healthy ingredients. YUM
And these protein packed Chocolate Chip Protein Bites by Vegetarian Mama made with vegetarian protein powder. What a great idea!
These Blueberry Date Energy Balls (Paleo, Vegan) are great! They are made with blueberry powder and have the best flavor!
Chia Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Snack Balls (GF, Vegan)
- Put oatmeal, almond flour, chia seeds and salt in a large bowl and mix. In another bowl mix the vanilla, maple syrup, olive oil, and almond butter. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the chocolate chips and mix. Add 2 Tbs water to get the batter to stick together. Mold the batter into balls in the palm of your hand. ( it helps to wash your hands and lightly dry them prior to doing so)
- Refridgerate for 2 hours. Then, store in an airtight container. These should last about a week in the fridge. Note: these also taste good at room temperature and can be stored for 3 days at room temperature.
- Yields: 16 snack balls.
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