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
- 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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Hi Tara- do you know how much protein is in each ball?
I didn’t calculate the macros on these, but it definitely depends on which brand of protein and nut butter you’re using. You can always use my fitness pal free recipe calorie calculator to get your protein macros.
Do you recommend a certain kind of plant based protein powder? I’ve never purchased any and could use the suggestions. Thanks!
I always use Orgain or Garden of Life vanilla plant based.
These look so yummy, Taralynn! I am going to add these to my to-make list!
Hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend! 🙂
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I hope you love them!