These no-bake 7 ingredient Protein Balls are full of some healthy nutritious ingredients that make for the perfect bite for a healthy snack, grab-n-go Breakfast, or perfect for a pre/post-workout snack. They are also great to store in the refrigerator for up to a week or even freeze to grab on days when you haven’t been able to meal prep anything or helpful to take with you when hangry cravings kick in.
You can make these protein energy bites so many different ways of switching up the flavor profile. I sometimes switch the protein powder to chocolate and almond butter to peanut butter for a more chocolate peanut butter taste. You can add in a good quality dark chocolate chunks. If you want a more hearty texture like a bar or cookie, just throw in more rolled oats. You really can’t go wrong or mess this recipe up however you choose to make it.
1/3 cup Oats (Quick Oats)
1/4 cup of Oat Flour (or homemade Oat Flour *See Below)
1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
4 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds, Raw or Chia Seeds, Raw
1 1/2 -2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Almond Butter
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
Unsweetened Almond Milk (if needed)
- In a large mixing bowl combine quick oats, oat flour, protein powder, ground flax and/or chia seeds, and cinnamon. Fold in the almond butter and maple syrup until a thick dough forms. If it is too thick to work with, add the almond milk or some water.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop out dough and roll into balls, approximately 1- inch in diameter. Chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
- Keep energy bites in the fridge for up to seven days or freezer for up to three months.
No Oat Flour? Take 0.25 cups of rolled oats to make around 1/4 cup of Oat Flour. Blend in a high-speed blender for a few seconds and whola, homemade oat flour.
No Almond Butter? Use cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or pumpkin seed butter instead of almond butter.
Batter too thick? Use the optional almond milk or water to thin.
Protein Powder. I like using plant-based protein powder, but you can also add in Whey protein, or if you do not have protein powder just add in a little more flour and flax seeds.
No Maple Syrup? Use honey instead. Just be careful with the amount as honey is thicker and sweeter than maple syrup.
Makes 14-15 Servings. (One serving is equal to one ball)
|Calories 111||Protein 5 g|
|Carbs 10 g||Fat 7 g|
|Sugars 4 g||Sat Fat 0 g|
|Fiber 2 g||Cholesterol 0mg|
What is your favorite go to energy bite or protein ball? How do you eat them?