I hope you’re having a great start to your week. We still have snow on the ground, which is rare for the south. It usually melts within 24-hours, but it’s unusually been cold. The crazy part is that we’re expecting more snow on Friday! This is starting to feel like midwestern weather, but I love it. While it was snowing on Wednesday, I made a batch of my favorite peanut butter chocolate chip protein balls. I didn’t plan to blog this recipe (which is why they are all cell phone photos), but I had so many people asking for it when I posted the photo on Instagram. They are so simple to make and tastes just like dessert!
These peanut butter protein balls are perfect for on-the-go snacking or when you need a quick pick-me-up. I love having them right when I wake up or before bed if I’m hungry. I leave them out on my countertop next to the coffee maker. Kyle loves having them after his peloton rides. They are gluten-free, plant-based, and require no baking at all.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
These delicious peanut butter chocolate chip protein balls are gluten-free, vegan, and can be made in ten minutes!
- 1 1/2 Cups Quick Oats
- 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
- 1/4 Cup Vanilla Plant-Based Protein Powder
- 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 3-6 Tbsps Almond Milk
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, peanut butter, coconut, protein powder, sea salt, cinnamon, maple syrup, and three tablespoons of almond milk. Use a fork or electric mixer to combine.
The consistency should resemble cookie dough. If it's too dry, add in a tablespoon of almond milk. If it's too sticky, add in more oats.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Roll approximately one tablespoon-sized scoop of the mixture into a ball.
Store inside the fridge or in a container on the countertop.
Maple Syrup – Honey
Chocolate Chips – White chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries (any fillings you’d like!)
Plant Protein Powder – Any kind will work!
Almond Milk – Your choice of milk or water
Peanut Butter – Your choice of nut butter.
This recipe can be made without salt, cinnamon, and coconut.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe!
Questions for you!
- What flavor protein balls should I make next?
- What do you like to eat first thing in the morning?
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