These are so delicious and a plant protein filled treat
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy protein balls, or sometimes called bliss balls. They are usually eaten as a snack, for quick energy, before or after a workout…anytime really! They align with clean eating and whole food goals because, the peanut butter these use is sweetened with molasses, instead of white sugar or high fructose corn syrup. If you use agave nectar to sweeten them, instead of honey or maple syrup, and then they become diabetic friendly, too!
Making them is simple and easy
If you have 5 minutes and a food processor, give these a try! If you don’t have a food processor, just mix them evenly in a bowl, and you can even use a spoon or your hands instead of an easy release handled scoop that makes such quick work of forming the balls. Make them any size you like, but store them wrapped in the refrigerator so they don’t get dried out or too hardened. Let’s face it! These are so good, you can just eat some right out of the bowl. No one else needs to know!
Other kinds of protein powder balls
If you’re not interested in vanilla or plain plant protein, you can also make protein balls with vanilla whey protein instead. I’ve noticed the absorb-ability of different types of protein powders can be different. You can adapt any recipe for the extra protein kind you like by adding less oatmeal to loosen, or more oil or liquid sweetener. Try adjusting by tablespoons of less or more until you get it just right! Or, if you just want to try a recipe using whey protein powder try these Crazy good peanut butter balls recipe. And if you’d like to add a coating on the exterior, chill the balls for 5 minutes first to firm them up, then roll in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or shredded unsweetened coconut. They are extra good like this!
Other flavors of protein balls
I’m always creating different flavors of protein balls, so you can check out the latest recipes here.
- 1 ¼ C Old fashioned oatmeal
- ¼ C Chunky peanut butter
- 3 T Agave nectar
- 2 T Plant Protein Powder
- 2 T Coconut/Canola oil (try this mixture)
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until mixture starts to clump; about 20 seconds.
- Remove blade, and with a 2 T sized scoop, press scoop into mixture and place on plate; repeat for 9 balls or any size you’d like to make them.
- Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for at least 5 minutes to firm, if desired.
- Will keep refrigerated for a few days, after that, they tend to get hard.