PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE
For fast snacking on-the-go, this basic and super easy no-bake oatmeal protein balls recipe is great. These energy balls will keep you happy for hours with rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey.
Oatmeal and nuts flavored protein balls are the easiest no-bake protein balls on the internet with five distinct flavors.
Take ten minutes to whip up a batch of these balanced protein balls and snacks during the week! Who knew that it could have so many names for one snack? Balls of protein, bites of energy, just “balls”.
One thing is for sure, no matter what you call them: they are one of the best snacks to have on hand for fast, healthy snacks. It is easy to make this No-Bake Energy Protein Balls recipe, full of feel-good ingredients, and irresistibly delicious!
(1) 1 1/2 cups of oats (rolled)
(2) 1/2 cup of protein powder for vanilla whey (about 2 scoops)
(3) 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
(4) 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
(5) 1/2 cup of natural smooth peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter)*
(6) 3 tbsp of Raw Honey
(7) 1 Tsp of vanilla extract
(8) 1/3 cup of raisins, chocolate chips, craisins or add-in favorites
(9) 2-4 tbsp (almond milk, milk, water etc.) some liquid add-in
Tips and Suggestions:
These energy balls of oatmeal protein will last for up to two weeks in the fridge. Alternatively, you can store them for up to 3 months in the freezer and take out as many as you want out about 30 minutes beforehand.
You should substitute the whey protein powder with plant-based protein, and the honey with brown rice syrup to make the protein balls vegan. Do not use syrup with maple. In order to help the protein balls retain their shape, it is not sticky enough.
To make it nut-free, only substitute a seed butter such as sunflower seed or pumpkin seed butter for the peanut butter.
The cool part of this recipe is that you can use the same simple formula to make many different recipes. You have a brand-new flavor only by changing a few different ingredients!
(1) In a large bowl, add the oats, protein powder, cinnamon, and chia seeds and stir to mix.
(2) Add peanut butter, vanilla extract, and honey. Stir to blend.
(3) Add in raisins or any other preferred add-in. The mixture should still be crumbly, but slightly sticky.
(4) Slowly apply 1 tablespoon of liquid at a time and mix with your hands before it comes together in a sticky ball that stays together. Add more liquid if the mixture is too dry, but not so much that it will not hold its shape.
(5) Roll these into small balls using your hands.
(6) Put in a jar for at least 30 minutes to set in the fridge.
(7) Store in the refrigerator until ready for eating.
Serving: 20-24 balls
Ready For: 20 minutes
Recipe Type: Snack