Recipe: Joy McCarthy’s Oat, Spice and Everything Nice Balls


Recipe: Joy McCarthy’s Oat, Spice and Everything Nice Balls

Welcome to Cooking with Joy! Each week Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health is sharing a recipe that is both mouth-watering — and mindfully made. She’s sharing her tips for how to cook using the healthiest ingredients and techniques, to make food you will feel good about serving... and devouring.

The midday slump no longer needs to feel inevitable, thanks to these craving-busting oat balls. Filled with protein-rich nuts, energy-boosting dates and all the best autumnal spices, these grab-on-the-go snacks will have you saying goodbye forever to the store-bought variety. Plus, they could not be easier to make. Whip up a big batch and pop them in the freezer for whenever you need a boost. They’ll make a great addition to a school or work lunch, too!


1 cup raw cashews
½ cup oat flakes
½ cup shredded coconut
10 soft medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup + 3 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp ground nutmeg


Combine ingredients in food processor until the consistency is fairly smooth and the mixture easily sticks together. Roll into balls and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Balls may be frozen up to 2 weeks.

Servings: Makes 28-30 balls

Nutritional Info.

approx. Per Serving