Oatmeal Blueberry Cookie Dough Balls

Slightly adapted from Little Bites I’m sure you have seen these before, they are all over Pinterest. There are a million variations, and you can certainly customize these as you see fit. The awesome part is that these are way healthier than cookies and your kids will still see them as a special treat. I added two to their lunchboxes on the first day of school and they were so excited when they saw me pack them! They are also great as an adult snack for when you really want a cookie, just putting it out there.


  • I cup old-fashioned oats (GF if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup dried fruit (I used blueberries, you could also use cherries, cranberries, raisins, sultanas, etc.)

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Step 1

Put the oats, coconut oil, maple syrup, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.

Step 2

Add the dried fruit and gently pulse a couple of times, don’t overprocess here.

Step 3

Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it to make a ball (I used a mini cookie scoop).

Step 4

Repeat until you are out of dough.

Step 5

I got 15 balls, the amount you get will vary based on the amount of dough you use per ball. These will keep on the counter in an airtight container for 3 days, you can refrigerate them if you want them to last a little longer, but I don’t think that will be a problem.

Step 6