Maple Tahini Oatmeal Balls

Simple, sweet and salty! These maple tahini snack balls satisfy all of your cravings while providing a portable source of energy. 

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 balls 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: 3 Tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Add all ingredients except sesame seeds to a food processor and run until fully incorporated. 
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, portion into 1.5 Tablespoon balls and roll between your palms to smooth.
  3. If using sesame seeds, add to a small dish and gently roll each oatmeal ball around until coated. Chill the oatmeal balls for at least 20 minutes (until firm) before enjoying.



  • Store in the refrigerator, or they can lose their shape. They also freeze well.
  • Other options: drizzle melted chocolate over the top before chilling, or add cacao nibs before rolling for extra crunch.


Keywords: tahini, oatmeal balls, pre workout snacks, kid friendly snacks