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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Loaded with chia seeds, hemp protein powder, ground flaxseed, and of course peanut butter, these little energy balls will help stop your food cravings in their tracks.

If you are one of those people that love to snack throughout the day you need to try these peanut butter protein balls.

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Are these peanut butter protein balls healthy?

They sure are! While there is some natural sugar present in the peanut butter and the recipe does call for some honey or maple syrup, these little energy bites are a great choice if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought granola bars.

The breakdown:

Chia seeds: Delivering a large amount of nutrition for their tiny size, chia seeds contain about 4 grams of protein per 2 tablespoon serving (about 30 grams). Not to mention all the other vitamins and minerals present!

Hemp : A complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, and entierly plant-based, hemp protein powder is an easy way to pack protein into your day. A 2 tablespoon serving (about 30 grams) contains about 15 grams of protein (depending on the brand).

Ground flax: Besides being jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds contain 1.3 grams of protein per 1 tablespoon!

Ground Almonds: Containing about 3.6 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons, almonds also contain a decent amount of calcium and vitamin E!

Natural Peanut Butter: The main ingredient that binds everything together, peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons! It’s also a good source of magnesium, niacin, and vitamin B6.

peanut butter protein ball mixture before forming balls

The Ingredients

Using only a handful of ingredients these no-bake protein balls will quickly become part of your weekly meal prep. All you need is:

  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Hemp Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/4 cup Ground Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey or Maple Syrup

As this is a no-bake recipe, once you have all your ingredients together, you only need to measure them out and combine them in a large bowl.

Mix it all up with your hands and then use a small spoon or portion scoop to portion out evenly sized balls!

forming peanut butter energy balls by hand

What If I’m Missing An Ingredient? Can I Make Substitutions?

Of course!

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The best thing about these peanut butter protein balls is that you can basically make them with whatever you have in the pantry.

Don’t have peanut butter? Substitute cashew or almond butter instead. No Honey? Try molasses or maple syrup.

If you are missing any of the ground nuts or seeds, it’s ok to just omit them altogether or substitute them with other nuts or dried fruit.

How long do peanut butter protein balls keep?

Since there are no ingredients in the recipe that are easily susceptible to spoilage,(such as dairy, eggs, vegetables, etc), these energy balls will easily last up to two weeks in the fridge. That is if they even last that long!

If meal prepping, you can easily double the recipe and freeze half of the peanut butter protein balls for later.

peanut butter protein balls in a glass bowl on a wood board tabletop

Variations

Try out some of my other favourite energy ball recipes! They are the perfect snack food!

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peanut butter protein balls in a glass bowl on a wood board tabletop

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Chef Markus Mueller
Loaded with chia seeds, hemp protein powder, ground flaxseed, and of course peanut butter, these little energy balls will help stop your food cravings in their tracks.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling In The Fridge 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack Food
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 24 protein balls
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Hemp Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/4 cup Ground Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey or Maple Syrup

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, and then form the mixture into bite-sized peanut butter protein balls.
  • Chill the formed balls in the fridge for 10 minutes to set the peanut butter.

Notes

  • If using natural peanut butter, avoid using the very liquidy/oil part of the peanut butter. It does not set well and won’t for small balls nicely.
  • depending on the protein powder used, each peanut butter protein ball will contain about 5-7 grams of protein
Keyword easy snack recipes, energy balls, meal prep snacks, protein balls

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