Healthy treat recipe: Oat Date balls

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Makes 12

  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter


Dietitian tipss:

  • Place dates in a pot of water and bring to the boil. 
  • Drain the dates and put the liquid into a container and set aside. 
  • Place drained dates, coconut, peanut butter, oats and cacao in a food processor.
  • Add roughly 1/4 of the date liquid to the mix and process (you may need a little more liquid than this, add it slowly until the mix holds its shape.

-If you accidentally add too much liquid add a little more of the other dry ingredients to balance) 

  1. Roll mixture into 12 balls and store in the fridge or freezer. 
  2. Roll in extra coconut if desired 

Dietitian comment: 

Healthy, delicious & done right

Yours In Health

Mbali Mapholi


Author: Mbali Mapholi Inc

Mbali is a Business woman and Dietitian in in Public Practice; she holds : MBA from University of Cape Town (UCT), BSc in Dietetics from the University Of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Certificate in Business Studies from the Wits Business School (Wits University), PG Dip in Diet from the University Of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN). She is well published in the field of Nutrition

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