Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls

Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls (you pick your favorite flavors!)All you 13-year-old boys reading this post are probably having a field day with the title. No? Just me? Ok… 😉

Immature humor aside, there are probably at least a trillion ball recipes floating around Pinterest by now. I personally have an entire board dedicated to them because for some reason, bite-sized anything just melts my heart.

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Instead of giving you an exact recipe, I wanted to share a loose framework for putting together a yummy nut butter protein ball that allows you to easily customize with your favorite ingredients. When I’m making balls, I usually just wing it these days, tossing in whatever I have on hand. As long as the dry-to-wet portions are right, you can really have fun with the details. Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls (you pick your favorite flavors!)

Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls

Yield: 10 balls

Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c quick oats (grind them up in a food processor)
  • ½ c nut butter of choice
  • ¼ c protein powder of choice
  • 2 tbsp liquid flavor of choice (maple syrup, honey, lemon juice, agave, etc.)
  • 2 tbsp- ¼ cup add-ins of choice (shredded coconut, hemp seeds, raisins, nuts, dates, spices, etc.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional, but I always add it)

Instructions

  1. Put everything in a food processor until combined. If you want to add in raisins or nuts, you can omit those ingredients from the food processor and roll them in afterwards to give the balls a chunky texture.
  2. If the mixture is too dry, add in a little more of your favorite liquid ingredient. Too sticky? Add in a little more oats or protein powder.
  3. Roll into two-bite balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls (you pick your favorite flavors!)I’ll leave you with three combination examples I’ve made recently:

Lemon Coconut Almond Butter Protein Bites

  • 1/3 c quick oats, ground
  • ½ c almond butter
  • ¼ c vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut (+a little for coating)

Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls (you pick your favorite flavors!)

Basic Protein Almond Butter Bites

  • 1/3 c quick oats, ground
  • ½ c almond butter
  • ½ c vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls (you pick your favorite flavors!)

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter Protein Bites

  • 1/3 c quick oats, ground
  • ½ c almond butter
  • ½ c vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ c raisins

Customizable Nut Butter Protein Balls (you pick your favorite flavors!)

What are your go-to flavor combos for these types of snacks?

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Comments

  1. These look so good! Defo one for the recipe book!

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  2. These look awesome! I love how you can customize the flavors. I am starting to use more no-bake recipes now that it’s getting so hot out and I want to minimize oven time.

  3. I would add crashed pistachio and goji berries or some rose petals for the color mix, but loving your combos as well! absolutely a must try!
    xoxo
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  4. These look amazing! Couple of quick questions:

    – Do you think adding chia seeds in place of hemp seeds would work well?
    – How many balls does each recipe make?

    Thanks, Nicole! I’m definitely trying these soon!

    • Each recipe makes about 10. And you could totally add chia seeds! I like hemp because of the soft texture, so just keep in mind that chia will give them a little bit more of a crunch (not a bad thing at all!). Flax is another great seed option 🙂

  5. My most recent combo was choco. coconut, which proved to be a winner!

  6. these look super delicious 🙂

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  7. balancedberry says:

    Those Lemon Almond Coconut bites sound awesome! Definitely happening in meal prep soon.

  8. I make some energy bites similar to this, and I use peanut butter for the nut butter and craisins for the mix-ins. They taste like a PB&J sandwich!

  9. Love the sounds of the cinnamon raisin almond butter bites!! Thanks for all of these yummy ideas!!

    XO – Sarah
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  10. Anne Dixon says:

    The mix is to sticky to roll…what did we do wrong or wat do we add?

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