5 Ingredient Oatmeal Balls

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Black Fitness Today contributor Ryen Watkins has a recipe for one of her favorite sweet treats that tastes great, is super easy to make and of course, is a much healthier option!

What you’ll need: 

– 1 ½ cup of oats
– 2 ripe bananas
– ½ cup of chocolate chips
– 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon of unsweetened coconut flakes


Preheat oven to 350°. 
– Start with mashing two peeled bananas in a bowl
– Add oats, cinnamon, chocolate chips and coconut flakes and mix together.
– Use a nonstick cookie sheet and form about 1” balls from the mixture.
– Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes 16 servings.

Be creative: Add almonds, pecans, raisins, dried cranberries or your favorite fruit to truly make it your own. Share your creativity!

Written by Ryen Watkins

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Ryen Watkins is a 22-year-old journalist from Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently a graduate student at American University studying Communications and currently holds a B.S. in Communication Arts from St. John's University. Ryen is a media enthusiast, radio personality, writer, free spirit, gym-rat, and yogi. Ryen has a passion for fitness and wellness, and hopes to motivate and inspire others by sharing her journey. Check out her website and follow her on IG: truestargold

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