These super easy 5 ingredient vegan protein balls can be whipped together in less than 10 minutes. With oats, flax, peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips and 6 grams of protein per ball, they’re a great pick-me-up and snack for on the go.
I love mornings! But afternoons? That’s another story! These vegan protein balls are my go-to treat when I hit an afternoon slump.
That time between school letting out and sitting down to dinner is when I need an energy boost. However, more caffeine is not the answer, but these energy bites hit the spot! I have to admit I’ve had them for breakfast too!
- Why You’ll Love these Vegan Protein Balls!
- Are vegan protein balls good for you?
- Kid Friendly Snack for on the Go
- Ingredients you’ll need to make Vegan Protein Balls:
- Tools You’ll Need to Vegan Protein Balls
- How to Make Vegan Protein Balls – Step by Step
- How to Serve and Keep
- Tips for Making Vegan Protein Balls
- CHECK OUT THESE OTHER HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS!
Why You’ll Love these Vegan Protein Balls!
- Simple all-natural ingredients
- An easy-to-make homemade snack
- High in protein and fiber
- Low in sugar
- Great for on the go
- Kids love them!
- Adults love them too!
- A nutrient-dense bite-sized snack
- Deliver on energy
- Feel like a treat
Are vegan protein balls good for you?
These protein balls are good for you! Each small protein ball contains 16% of your daily fiber, 6 grams of protein, and less than 4 grams of sugar.
Fiber helps you feel fuller and longer and also aids in digestion. They are plant-powered protein balls with protein coming from peanut butter, oats, and flax. They also contain healthy omega-3 gats from flax seeds.
If you’re buying store-bought protein bars you’re likely going to find a lot of added sugar as well as ingredients such as soy isolate, cane syrup, and palm oil. All processed ingredients don’t have nutritional value.
I opt for making my own vegan protein balls rather than buying store-bought protein bars because I know exactly what’s in them and all the ingredients are whole food based.
Kid Friendly Snack for on the Go
These vegan protein balls are an awesome kid-friendly snack and work great if you’re in the car driving the kids to their after-school activities.
They’re small, don’t create a mess, and you don’t need any special utensils to eat them. They’re little one-bit wonders.
Kids also love these vegan protein balls because they have chocolate chips and peanut butter. My kids think they’re getting an extra special cookie treat. Since they’re low in sugar I don’t feel guilty about allowing them to eat them before dinner!
Ingredients you’ll need to make Vegan Protein Balls:
- Gluten-Free Organic Oats
- Organic Natural Peanut Butter
- Ground Flax Seeds
- Vegan Chocolate Chips
- Organic Pure Maple Syrup
Not only are they a tasty treat between meals, they pack a protein punch with organic natural peanut butter, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats and ground flax! They’re just the thing to hold me over between school letting out and sitting down for dinner.
Tools You’ll Need to Vegan Protein Balls
When making these energy balls, you’ll need a medium size mixing bowl. I like these ceramic mixing bowls. They come in beautiful shades of blue and three perfect sizes (small, medium, and large).
I also like to use a spatula to mix the ingredients because it helps combine the sticky batter without it getting stuck to the sides of the bowl.
I like this spatula set that comes in 4 different sizes. To get the perfect uniform balls, use a tablespoon scoop!
How to Make Vegan Protein Balls – Step by Step
Step 1: Combine peanut butter, flax, oats, and maple syrup in a medium mixing bowl.
Step 2: Stir to combine using a spatula. The mix will be a bit dry, that is normal.
Step 3: Add chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
Step 4: Scoop 1 tablespoon of the mix. Using your hands roll into a ball. Continue until all the oat mixture is used. Chill for an hour before serving.
How to Serve and Keep
These protein balls will disappear before you know it. They’re a perfect snack of pick me up between meals.
They’re also super healthy after-meal treat.
Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Tips for Making Vegan Protein Balls
The oat and peanut mixture can sometimes be dry depending on the peanut butter you use. If they are too dry and won’t stick together when you roll them into a ball add an additional tablespoon of peanut butter.
To get perfectly even balls use a small tablespoon scoop.
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Vegan Protein Balls with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
- ½ cup Natural Organic Peanut Butter
- ½ cup Ground Flax Seeds
- 1 cup Organic Oats Bob’s Red Mill is Gluten Free
- 2 tablespoon Organic Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Combine peanut butter, flax seeds, oats and maple syrup. Stir until well combined. The consistency will be a bit on the dry side.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Using a small small tablespoon (ice cream) scoop, scoop a spoonful of the mixture and roll into balls. Continue until all mixture has been used. Chill for an hour before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- If mixture is too dry add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter until balls will stick together.
Jacqueline N Dozier
My kids ate them and they were easy to make, but I wasn’t a fan of the dry texture.
Hi! Is it 114cal per ball?
Yes, it’s 114 calories per ball.
I love these and make them with almond butter. Also add a tsp of vanilla and dust with cinnamon. What is the serving size for the nutritional breakdown provided, please?
I’m so glad you love these protein bites! The recipe makes about 16 balls, a serving is one ball.
Can these be frozen? It’s just me and I won’t be eating 16 within 5 days! (Or maybe I will unless I freeze some for later!)
Yes, you can freeze them! Just take out of the freezer and thaw at room temperature when you’re ready to eat!
What a wonderful treat for kids. Heck, forget the kids, I’ll just eat them all myself! I love making my own snacks so I know what’s in them. So many protein bars from the store just taste like chemicals.
Patty at Spoonabilities
These are soooo good! My kids love them (and so do I)! Best part is that they are nutritious!
I am always looking for healthy, hearty snacks on the go and this definitely delivers! What a fantastic recipe… thanks for sharing!
Sally @ Savory With Soul
I know my kids will love these (along with me and my husband too)! Looks so easy, nourishing, and delicious! Thanks!
Chocolate and pb protein is so where it’s at!
These look great. I can’t wait to try them!