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
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 balls 1x
  • Category: Snacks


  • 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. Pulse half the oats in a food processor. Add to a bowl with the other half of the oats along with the flaxseed and salt. Mix well.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine tahini, vanilla and maple syrup. 
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 20 minutes. 
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, portion into 1″ balls and roll in sesame seeds. 
How to Make Maple Tahini Snack Balls

Oatmeal balls are an easy and portable snack option to meal prep on the weekend. This recipe for Maple Tahini Snack Balls is one I make all the time and one of the more popular posts on my site --> learn how to make them!

Posted by Leanne Ray, MS, RDN on Tuesday, July 23, 2019


  • Refrigerating the dough is a key step for these to come together so don’t skip it!
  • Store in the refrigerator, or they might lose their shape. 


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