No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have been meaning to post this recipe for a long time.  It kind of goes along the same lines as the energy bites, as far as assembly goes.  I am a big fan of nut balls and oat balls with dried fruit.  When I am running to the gym for a class or heading out for a run just one or two of these are just perfect to get me through until after I am done sweating. 

These are also great treats for kids.  I can feel good about my daughter grabbing these for a snack.  We love making these together. 

The combinations are endless!

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

1cup oats
1/2 cup dates (soaked if they are very dry)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger (optional)
1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla
water if needed

whizzzzz each ingredient in the food pro then mix and squash into balls!

do the oats first (the dates are sticky)

I use whole dates and usually have to soak them or quickly boil them to make them soft and sticky.
 If you want to go totally raw soak them overnight.

here are the oats and raisins

adding the dates

my trusty side kick mixing in the spices (who needs a spoon when you have little hands to help?!)

these are my favorite spices but use whatever you like.

easy peasy!  squash them into balls, patties, logs, whatever!
 the oats will continue to soak up water so don’t worry if your balls are a little sticky (store in the fridge)

yummmmmmm!

1 Comment

  • Cathy B. @ Brightbakes

    I'm guessing these are little like a a super-yummy homemade version of a Larabar 😉 It's so fun to connect with people with similar interests(health, wellness, cooking) and that live somewhere similar!(I'm not far from Rice Lake WI)
    Cheers,
    cathy b. @ brightbakes