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Oat Date Balls


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 5 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt


  • Place the dates in a microwave safe bowl along with 1 cup of water. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • Remove dates from hot water and place in food processor (reserve date water- do not toss). Blend for 30-60 seconds, until dates are very small bites, almost pureed.
  • Add in oats and process for 30 seconds.
  • Add in vanilla, almond butter, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the date water. Process for another 30-60 seconds. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoon of the dated water and process until crumbly dough is formed.
  • Remove dough from food processor, place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough and roll into 12 balls.

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