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Dates & Oats Energy Balls – High-Protein, Low-Carb, No Bake

Dates & Oats Energy Balls – High-Protein, Low-Carb, No Bake

Protein and energy-packed balls (or energy bars) that you can customize as per your taste buds. These are so easy and quick to make that there is no need to buy protein bars or any “healthy” energy bars from the store. Moreover, homemade ones always ensure the best quality and better taste. There are NO CHEMICALS or ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS added. And all the ingredients are clean and natural.

Make a big batch because they can last for up to a month. It makes a quick grab-and-go breakfast or a healthy evening snack. You can even call them oats and dates laddu.

What are Protein-Bars or Energy Bars?

Protein Bars are basically nutrient-dense food items that are packed with dried fruits, nuts, seeds, nut butter, grains, sweetener, etc. You can customize the recipe as per your taste. It makes an easier choice to include all vital nutrients (carbs, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fat) in your diet. You can have it for an easy breakfast or for a healthy snack. You can eat it before a workout or can even pack it for your trips. Even a small bar can keep you full for a long time.

Homemade Vs Store-Bought Protein Bars

With homemade energy bars, the control of the ingredients is in your hands. You can buy the best quality ingredients and be rest assured of the food that you are consuming. A homemade one is without a doubt much healthier. Store-bought bars may contain sugar, artificial flavors, chemicals, etc. that I prefer to avoid especially when I want to eat something healthy.

These protein bars are quite easy and quick to make and can last for a month in the refrigerator. But if you do not have time and want to buy ready-made ones, always check the ingredients and buy a good quality bar.

When is the best time to eat protein bars?

Protein bars make an excellent breakfast-on-the-go option. If you don’t have time to cook anything or even sit for a few minutes for breakfast, just grab a piece of this energy bar and it will keep you full and satiated for hours. You can even eat it before or after a workout. Just see how much you want to eat. Sometimes, just half a piece is enough to keep you going. These protein bars also make a quick and easy snack option. Instead of grabbing a pack of chips, just grab a piece of an energy bar. Also, make sure to eat it in moderation.

Is this recipe Vegan?

This recipe has ghee added to it but it can be totally avoided. Skip adding it to make it 100% vegan and plant-based.

Granola and Dates balls or ladoos

How to store homemade protein bars?

Homemade protein bars can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. You can even refrigerate for up to a month.

Easy Swaps

  1. Rolled Oats: Use any grain of choice like wheat flakes, instant oats, rice crispies, etc.
  2. Nuts & Seeds: Add anything that is available.

More Recipes – just as good

  1. Granola with Strawberry Sauce
  2. High Protein Oats Energy Bars
  3. Amaranth & Dates Energy Bars
  4. Quinoa Granola – Grain-Free & Gluten-Free

More Oats Recipes

  1. Banana Walnut Muffins
  2. Oats Thumbprint Cookies
  3. Oats Appe (savory mini pancakes)
  4. Chocolate Cinnamon Granola
  5. Fruit & Nut Granola
  6. Vegan Fudgy Chocolate Brownie
  7. Strawberry Mini Cheesecake

Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this nutrient-dense and wholesome treat at home. It is perfect for that sudden hunger pang and for the times when you don’t have time to cook and eat breakfast. This way you can make a quick breakfast, evening snack, or dessert for yourself and your family. I am sure your kids will also love it.

If you try this recipe & like it too, please share the photo of your creation on Instagram and tag us @thefearlesscooking. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.

Happy Cooking 🙂

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Richa & Jatin

Dates & Oats Energy Balls – High-Protein, Low-Carb, No Bake

High-Protein. High-Fibre. High-Energy.

If you want energy bars or protein bars, MAKE THEM AT HOME.

Homemade ones have quality ingredients, and no chemicals or additives. They taste much better and are actually "HEALTHY".

Eat Clean. Eat Delicious.

35

Servings

40 min

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

1 hr

Total Time

Cuisines


Ingredients

Steps

Preparations
  1. Prepare Oats - Heat a heavy bottom pan and add rolled oats to that. Roast them well on medium flame until lightly brown. It takes around 8 to 10 minutes. Once done, take them out in a large bowl. 
  2. Keep mixing to avoid burning.
  3. Prepare Nuts &amp; Seeds - To the same pan, add 1 Tbsp Ghee, chopped almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Lightly roast on a medium flame for a few minutes (4 to 5 minutes). Once done, add them to the same bowl along with the oats.
  4. Keep mixing to avoid burning.
  5. Prepare Dates - To the same pan, add chopped dates and raisins. Mix well for a couple of minutes until soft. Keep the flame on medium. 
  6. Heating makes the dates softer and hence they are easy to bind.
  7. Once the dates and raisins are done, switch off the flame and add the prepared oats, nuts &amp; seeds to the pan. Mix everything well until well combined. 
  8. Once done, take everything out in a large bowl. 
  9. Roast Coconut - To the same pan, add desiccated coconut and roast it well until lightly brown. It takes just a minute or two. Keep the flame on medium.
  10. Keep mixing continuously to avoid burning.
Rolling
  1. Apply some ghee to your palms. Take a small amount of the mixture and roll it into a ball shape. 
  2. Make sure the mixture is warm. If it is not warm, shaping would be difficult.
  3. Roll on the roasted coconut until the ball is well coated with it. Keep it aside on a plate and repeat the same with the rest of the mixture.  
  4. The mixture will make around 35 energy balls or laddoos.

FAQs

What are Protein-Bars or Energy Bars?
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Protein Bars are basically a nutrient-dense food item which is packed with dried fruits, nuts, seeds, nut butter, grains, sweetener, etc. You can customize the recipe as per your taste. It makes an easier choice to include all vital nutrients (carbs, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fat) in your diet. You can have it for an easy breakfast or for a healthy snack. You can eat it before a workout or can even pack it for your trips. Even a small bar can keep you full for a long time.


When is the best time to eat protein bars?
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Protein bars make an excellent breakfast-on-the-go option. If you don’t have time to cook anything or even sit for a few minutes for breakfast, just grab a piece of this energy bar and it will keep you full and satiated for hours. You can even eat it before or after a workout. Just see how much you want to eat. Sometimes, just half a piece is enough to keep you going. These protein bars also make a quick and easy snack option. Instead of grabbing a pack of chips, just grab a piece of energy bar. Also, make sure to eat it in moderation.


How to store homemade protein bars?
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Homemade protein bars can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can even refrigerate for 2 to 3 weeks.


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