These granola balls come together in one bowl and are so simple to make! You can customize them with add-ins of choice for a healthy, filling breakfast or snack!

Granola balls served with fruits

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Oats are packed with nutrition and great to incorporate foods for a snack that will keep your little one full for longer. These granola bites are great for on-the-go and a treat the whole family will enjoy!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these easy granola balls:

Ingredient to make granola balls
  • Rolled Oats: I like to use quick oats for these granola balls since they are a no-bake snack, but rolled oats work as well. Gluten-free oats make these granola bars gluten-free.
  • Peanut Butter: For added healthy fats and flavor.
  • Chopped Nuts: For added texture and taste.
  • Shredded Coconut: For added chewiness, texture, and flavor to the balls.
  • Maple Syrup: For added sweetness to the granola balls.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.

PROCESS

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture and roll them into tightly packed balls.
  3. Place the balls on a parchment paper-lined pan and allow them to chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
Steps to make granola balls

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Store the granola balls in the fridge for 3-4 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 3 months.

Granola balls served with fruits

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Peanut butter: The peanut butter may be replaced with any nut butter or seed-based butter.
  • Nuts: The nuts may be replaced with any type of nut/seed combination. For a nut-free bar, try replacing them with sunflower seeds!
Easy granola bites

RECIPE NOTES

  • If your mixture seems too moist to form into balls, you can add another tablespoon or two of oats, but you do not want the mixture to be too dry and unable to form into balls.
  • I used quick oats in this recipe, but you may also use old-fashioned rolled oats. I do not recommend using steel-cut oats since these are no-bake granola balls.
  • Add in extra add-ins for more texture and taste! I like to stir in a few mini chocolate chips into a few of the balls for an extra treat!
Granola balls served with fruits

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Granola Balls

These granola balls come together in one bowl and are so simple to make! You can customize them with add-ins of choice for a healthy, filling breakfast or snack!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola balls
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 15 balls

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup instant/rolled oats
  • ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetenend shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped nuts
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture and roll them into tightly packed balls.
  • Place the balls on a parchment paper-lined pan and allow them to chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

Notes

  • If your mixture seems too moist to form into balls, you can add another tablespoon or two of oats, but you do not want the mixture to be too dry and unable to form into balls.
  • I used quick oats in this recipe, but you may also use old-fashioned rolled oats. I do not recommend using steel-cut oats since these are no-bake granola balls.
  • Add in extra add-ins for more texture and taste! I like to stir in a few mini chocolate chips into a few of the balls for an extra treat!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Granola Balls
Amount per Serving
Calories
98.44
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5.25
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.52
g
10
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1.21
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2.09
g
Sodium
 
47.66
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
102.59
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
10.87
g
4
%
Fiber
 
1.33
g
6
%
Sugar
 
4.26
g
5
%
Protein
 
3.19
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
0.75
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.04
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
12.7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.5
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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