The Only Protein Ball Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Made with just four ingredients, this gluten-free nut butter protein ball recipe is the only one you’ll ever need!

You know I am all about the protein balls, and we almost always have a batch in our fridge. They’re just the perfect protein-packed snack to keep the hangry away, if you know what I mean! 

Whether you need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon, a little fuel before or after a workout, and want a healthy treat after a meal, protein balls are the ideal bite-sized healthy snack or treat.

This recipe calls for just four simple ingredients, which I bet you probably have in your pantry already. Switch up each recipe by mixing up the optional add-ins: mini chocolate chips, pumpkin spice, flaky sea salt – whatever you’re in the mood for!

This recipe is almost always the foundation of my protein balls. I use this same ingredient combo and measurements again and again as the base, but I often switch up the variety of nut butter, flavor of protein powder, and other “optional” ingredients, so they’re rarely the same thing twice. This also means that you can make these protein balls nut-free, dairy-free, or gluten-free! They’re so easy to make and always turn out well – it might just be the only protein ball recipe you ever need! I hope you enjoy it!

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Ingredients in Protein Balls

  • oats
  • creamy nut butter of your choice
  • honey
  • protein powder of your choice
  • Optional: spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), sea salt, vanilla (or other flavor) extracts, mini chocolate chips, etc.

How To Make Protein Balls

Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl until all of the protein powder is fully absorbed. The batter might seem a little dry, but just keep mixing. Then, roll the batter into 12 balls. Store in an airtight container with lid in the refrigerator.

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The Only Protein Ball Recipe You’ll Ever Need

  • Author: Tina

Description

Made with just four ingredients, this gluten-free nut butter protein ball recipe is the only one you’ll ever need!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup creamy nut butter of your choice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup protein powder of your choice
  • Optional: Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), sea salt, vanilla (or other flavor) extracts, mini chocolate chips, etc.

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl until all of the protein powder is fully absorbed. The batter might seem a little dry, but just keep mixing. Then, roll the batter into 12 balls. Store in an airtight container with lid in the refrigerator.


Notes

Makes 12 Servings


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Protein: 4

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27 Comments

  1. Yum! I love protein balls and cannot stop myself from eating them one after another when their in my fridge! Such a great, easy, on the go snack!

    1. These are Amazing!

      I love the consistency and the taste!!! I will be exploring other ingredients in them in the future but this is the perfect base!!! I mean they are really tasty!

  2. Protein balls are a family favorite in my house. Though I’ve never added protein powder. My combination of choice is crushed pistachio and dried cranberries!

  3. Definitely trying this bc 1) I love anything that involves nut butter and 2) it’s so simple! I feel like when I usually see these recipes they call for 1-3 really random ingredients that I wouldn’t normally have on hand. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. @Hillary Gras: Every time I make protein balls I add chia, sometimes I also add ground flax! If you add chia by itself, add about 1 1/2 tbsp, if you add both, use 1 tbsp of each!

  4. Oh man. They look so good! I seem to eat them WAY too fast when I make them lol My daughter just started volleyball (they’re practicing during the summer break! eek), so would be a great, easy snack for her! Thank you!

  5. These look really good! And I have been looking for a good protein ball recipe. I always buy these crazy expensive bars and that quickly adds up when I eat one a day so I def need to try to make my own!

  6. Just made these with Quest Salted Caramel protein, a splash of vanilla bean paste, and a little extra sea salt. SOOOOO good. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  7. Made these and absolutely loved them!! They taste just like the G2G protein bars that I love but had to give up because of a whey intolerance. I make these with a plant based protein and they taste like an oatmeal cookie! So delicious!

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