Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls w/ superfoods like hemp seeds, flax seeds, and cacao nibs are the perfect little bites to keep hunger at bay. Great for a grab-n-go breakfast option as well.
Before you reach for another cup of coffee, try popping one or two easy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls! These no bake energy balls are full of nutritious ingredients. They’re hearty and filling and just one or two will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Bonus – they satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.
Are protein balls healthy?
Store bought protein bars, balls, and cookies can be loaded with questionable ingredients and refined sugar. This homemade version is a much healthier choice. These delicious little oatmeal peanut butter balls are not only delicious, but also contain plenty of protein and have superfoods hidden inside!
Oats: Oats themselves are known as a superfood. They are whole grain, loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals. They’re also incredibly versatile. I use them often in oatmeal, granola, muffins, smoothies, burgers, cookies, and dessert bars.
Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are an easily digestible complete protein. They contain healthy fats, iron, vitamin E, and fiber as well. I add these crunchy little seeds to lots of recipes, like my Mango Kiwi Smoothie, Favorite Avocado Toast, Tofu Burger, and Veggie Chopped Salad.
Flaxmeal: Flax seeds are high in fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, and protein. You can find them in my Kidney Bean Burgers, Vegan Toffee Bars, Zucchini Muffins, Breakfast Cookies, and Whole Wheat Pancakes.
Cacao Nibs: Cacao nibs are so much healthier than chocolate chips! They’re naturally low in sugar and boast fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, iron, and healthy fats. [source] Plus, they have a great little crunch, which I love in these otherwise fairly soft no bake protein balls.
Following the original recipe ingredients and instructions will give you the best results, but here are some adaptations that will work if need be.
Peanut butter – any nut butter would work. You could even use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.
Pure maple syrup – Agave could be used in place of the maple syrup if you prefer.
Cacao nibs – chocolate chips, raisins or dried cranberries would be tasty instead.
As you can see, this recipe is pretty easy to customize to your own tastes.
How to make Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls
These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls come together quickly and easily with just a mixing bowl and spatula, no special equipment needed! Simply stir all the ingredients together. Be sure to mix well to combine. With clean hands, roll about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time into a ball and place it on a plate. Repeat until all of the mixture has been rolled.
In less than 10 minutes, you can be popping these yummy bite size snacks into your mouth.
They make a great grab-n-go breakfast, lunchbox treat, after school snack, dessert, and even a late night sweet tooth tamer.
Store them in an air tight container in the fridge for about a week. Or you can freeze them for long term storage.
Tips for freezing: Place the energy bites in one even layer on a large plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Stick the plate or baking sheet in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours until until frozen. Transfer them to a freezer safe bag for storage. We love them straight from the freezer, but you can let them sit out on the counter for a bit to soften, if you prefer.
More vegan energy balls and bars
- Lemon Coconut Date Balls
- Sunflower Fig Balls
- Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bites
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal Bites
- Sugar Free Apple Pie Bars
- Ancient Grains Breakfast Bars
- Tahini Dark Chocolate Granola Bars
- Cherry Chocolate Walnut Truffles
- Cinnamon Chickpea Truffles
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- Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
- Taking 1 tablespoon of mixture at a time, gently press/roll the mixture into a ball. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Eat immediately or store in the fridge.
~If your peanut butter is very thick, microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds to loosen it up before adding to your mixture.
~These No Bake Protein Balls can easily be frozen as well.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g