I am one of those weird people that really dislikes oatmeal. I know it’s healthy, but I just can’t stand it. So I came up with a way of eating healthy oats that don’t include eating moist soft porridge.
These are firm breakfast balls, kind of healthy energy balls. No added refined sugars, only sweetened by natural sugars from the dates and figs. Flavoured with healthy raw coco powder and full of oats, that don’t even give the impression of eating oats really.
Eat this with ice cold unsweetened almond milk, or any other mylk you prefer. The firm shape of the ball prevents the mixture of soaking up all of the plant milk, so the ball is always firm when eating it.
Not eating soft soaked oats is now solved, and the taste is not oats, but sweet and chocolatey. This recipe makes me 7 breakfast balls. Enough for the whole week. But often I eat them as a dessert too, so they might not last that long, but 7 days in the fridge in a tight lid container is fine.
It's Kind of like an energy ball and kind of not, and sometimes that term confuses me. I mean, in many recipes theres just about the same ingredients as I put in these bigger balls, but in my opinion energy balls should contain more stuff like gurajana, koka leaves, spirulina, moringa, different dried berries and nuts, that kinda energy stuff. So yeah, these balls do give you energy in the morning, but not in the sense of an energy ball per say.
‘Oatmeal’ for people who don’t like oatmeal.
Makes 7 breakfast balls
- 2.5 dl unsweetened plant milk (1 cup)
- 5 dl rolled oats (2 cups)
- 3.5 dl rolled oats (1 ½ cups)
- 250g dried figs (8.5 - 9 oz)
- 150g pitted dates (5.5 oz)
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
What you will need
- 1 Blender or food processor
- 1 bowl
- 1 spoon to stir
- 1 tight lid container for storage
- Put the plant milk, figs, pitted dates in the food processor along with 5 dl of the rolled oats (2 cups). Blend until smooth.
- Put into a bowl and incorporate the rest of the rolled oats and the raw coco powder. The texture should be thick enough to roll. The figs and dates might vary in size / liquid content, so add more or less oats in the end. Just add until the texture is sticky and firm.
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- After they have cooled down shape into big balls the size of a fist or the portion size you desire. For this portion size I make 7 even sized big balls.
- Store in a tight lid container in the fridge. Will last for about 7 days.
- Serve in a breakfast bowl and pour over ice cold plant milk of choice.