Groundnut Dough Balls are one healthy filling energy balls that the kids will enjoy chewing on. We get boxed up when it comes to healthy snacks for kids, but we do have healthy options apart from biscuits and cakes that are filled with sugar. Have you tried the carrot and oats cake or the ripe plantain muffins too?
These Dough Balls are made with three easy to find ingredients…oats, groundnuts and dates. Dates are popularly known as ‘Dabino’, the name in Hausa language. Dates are particularly very sweet fruits and I have used it here as a natural sweetener instead of sugar. Oats and dates are high in fibre and with the combination of groundnuts, these sweet balls are packed full of healthy nutrition. Team Fitfam mums & dads may love this snack too.
Get the kids involved in making these as i’m sure they will enjoy moulding the yummy dough. Remember that some kids are allergic to groundnuts (also called peanuts). Avoid your child eating or coming in contact with this snack if they have peanut allergy.
Groundnut Dough Balls Recipe
- 1 cup Oats
- 1/2 cup Groundnuts
- 10-15 pieces of Dates/Dabino
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract/flavour
- 4 tbsp Water
- Pinch of salt
- Soak dates in water to soften if too dry. Chop into small pieces.
- Place oats in a food processor and blend till it is fine. Add the remaining ingredients and keep processing until they start coming together like a dough.
- Take out an taking small portions, mould into balls. This is where the kids come in to help.
- Put in the fridge or freezer to chill and then enjoy.
- You can store it for up to 3-5 days in the fridge…that is if you have any remaining. lol
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