Quick and Easy Oatmeal and Date Dessert: Ready in 5 Minutes!

If you’re avoiding sugar but still crave a sweet treat, this oatmeal and date dessert is perfect for you! It’s simple to make, nutritious, and ready in just 5 minutes. Let’s get started!


  • 5.3 ounces dates
  • 2.8 ounces oat flakes
  • 2 ounces walnuts (for the mixture)
  • Vegetable oil (for hands and mixture)
  • 3.5 ounces dark chocolate (sugar-free)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ounce walnuts (for decoration)


  1. Soak the Dates:
  • Soak 5.3 ounces of dates in cold water for 15 minutes to help remove preservatives.
  1. Prepare the Dry Ingredients:
  • Grind 2.8 ounces of oat flakes in a blender until they form a fine powder.
  • Grind 2 ounces of walnuts in a blender until finely chopped.
  1. Prepare the Dates:
  • Remove the pits from the dates.
  • Grind the dates in a blender until they form a smooth paste.
  1. Form the Mixture:
  • Combine the ground oats, ground walnuts, and date paste in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Lubricate your hands with a small amount of vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  • Form the mixture into small balls.
  1. Chill the Balls:
  • Place the balls on a tray and put them in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
  1. Prepare the Chocolate Coating:
  • Melt 3.5 ounces of dark chocolate with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a water bath (double boiler).
  1. Decorate the Balls:
  • Grind 1 ounce of walnuts in a blender until finely chopped.
  • Dip the chilled balls into the melted chocolate, coating them completely.
  • Decorate with the ground walnuts by sprinkling them on top while the chocolate is still wet.
  1. Final Touch:
  • Let the chocolate set before serving. You can place the balls back in the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the process.


These oatmeal and date balls are a perfect, healthy dessert or snack that’s free of added sugar but full of flavor and texture.

Nutritional Information (Approximate per ball):

  • Calories: 80
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Rich in fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats

Popular Questions:

1. Can I use other types of nuts instead of walnuts?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to substitute walnuts with almonds, pecans, or any other nut you prefer.

2. How should I store these dessert balls?

  • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage.

3. Can I add other ingredients to the mixture?

  • Yes, you can add ingredients like coconut flakes, chia seeds, or a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor.

4. Is there an alternative to dark chocolate for coating?

  • If you don’t have dark chocolate, you can use sugar-free milk chocolate or even roll the balls in cocoa powder or crushed nuts instead.

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