by Olena

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Olena Osipov
5 from 3 votes

Peanut Butter Protein Balls in a container

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

With temperatures rising and summer activities season here, I’m on a mission to create more healthy snacks and on-the-go recipes. In the past few months, I have made these peanut butter protein balls with oatmeal, flaxseed and experimenting with both plant-based and whey protein powder. These super easy and healthy peanut butter balls are equally packed with fiber, protein and good for you carbs providing the optimal nutrition.

Last time I took a container full on our recent trip to Vancouver Island. It was a perfect way to avoid all the sugary junk on the ferry, while exploring and in between the meals driving in the car.

Whey Vs. Plant-Based Protein Powder

As you may or may not know, different protein powders act absolutely different – plant-based being “thirsty” and whey not. My kids loved-loved-loved whey protein balls because you can’t taste protein powder. Plant-based version is a bit more gritty but is made without honey or maple syrup. So you pick depending on your taste.

Enjoy these homemade protein balls!

How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Melt peanut butter and thick honey (if using) on a stovetop or in a microwave. Peanut Butter in a saucepan for protein balls dough
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir well and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Oats, whey protein powder, peanut butter and flaxseed in a bowl for Whey Homemade Protein Balls
  3. Before rolling into balls, scoop a bit of mixture and see if it’s rolling nicely. Add a bit of water or oats if necessary.Dough with chocolate chips for Peanut Butter Protein Balls
  4. Using small scoop, pack it tightly with mixture and roll. How to Make Healthy Protein Balls
  5. With plant-based version, I just release the scoop without rolling. Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Protein Balls with whey or plant-based protein powder and oats. No bake, healthy and such an easy and convenient snack!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 25 balls
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

Whey Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  • 1 cup peanut butter warmed up
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed ground
  • 1 cup quick or rolled oats
  • 60 gr whey protein powder 4 scoops, unflavored
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips

Plant-Based Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir well and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Before rolling into balls, scoop a bit of mixture and see if it's rolling nicely. Add a bit of water or oats if necessary. Using small scoop, pack it tightly with mixture and roll. With plant-based version, I just release the scoop without rolling.

Store: Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container.

    Notes

    • If using thick honey, warm it up on a stovetop or in a microwave.
    • Check the volume of your protein powder scoop.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1ball | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      I make these for my high school daughter’s basketball team, with rave reviews! This year we have a peanut butter allergy, so I’m going to try it with almond butter….

    2. 5 stars
      Love this recipe! Quick and easy to make and they taste delicious! The hardest part was not eating them all at once!

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