PB Oat Clusters

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Pre-make these protein-packed spheres for an energizing eat when you need to get going bright and early.

Prep time: 15 min. Total time: 30 min.  6 (2 clusters per serving) 

Gluten Free Meat Free


  • 1 c. quick oats
  • ½ c. peanut butter
  • ½ c. apple sauce, unsweetened
  • ¼ c. honey (or maple syrup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the oats, peanut butter and apple sauce in a bowl using an electric mixer or by hand. Stir until well combined. (All the oats should be moist.)
  3. Add in the honey. Stir 2-3 more times.
  4. Roll 1-inch balls, then place on a cookie sheet or into a baking dish on top of parchment paper. Be sure none are touching.
  5. Bake until balls have turned a light golden brown and are slightly firm (about 15 minutes). Let cool completely prior to eating.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 228 calories (108 from fat), 12 g total fat, (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 6 g protein. Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 protein, 1 fat, 1 free

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LOW-SODIUM recipes have 140 mg of sodium or less per serving.

All exchange values are approximate. When an optional or additional ingredient is offered, exchange values may change.

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