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 qualified clinical dietitian (Bsc. dietetics & PGDip dietetics) obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In dietetics she has special interest in Heart and heart related diseases, gastrointestinal (GIT) related diseases, weight management and African diet nutrition. She is a business woman with entities MiNutrition ZA and Mbali Mapholi Inc, under her belt. She is well published in the field of Nutrition with ray of media contributions (Radio, television and print media). Mbali believes is the type of eating that is nourishing, enjoyable, accessible and affordable. She believes in that nutrition education that is based on science delivered by a trusted source, is important to help people make informed nutrition decisions for themselves and those around them.

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