Almond Butter Protein Balls – energy balls are a healthy snack you can make in just minutes. They are super easy, loaded with almond butter, oats, flax meal, and sweetened with honey.
Are you a snacker? My family is for sure. So I love to have healthy options in the fridge and pantry that we can just grab and not feel guilty about. In the past I have always made these Peanut Butter Protein Balls, but this time I had almond butter on hand and thought I would mix it up a little bit.
The result? I think these might be a new favorite. They have cinnamon in them as well so they have way more flavor.
Protein balls are a great snack that you can make and just store in the fridge for a grab and go option. My son loves to take them to school for a snack in between classes or after school before cross country practice. They are naturally gluten-free (check your oats to make sure they are certified that way if you need it), no refined sugar added, and are full of protein and nutrients your body needs.
What You Need For Protein Balls
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Almond Butter (make sure to stir well if yours separates)
- Flax Meal
- Chocolate Chips
How To Make Protein Balls
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Scoop balls of dough and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet and put in the fridge for about an hour for them to set up.
- After they have set up, place them in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
How To Store Energy Balls
I store them in an air tight container in the fridge for about 2 weeks…..if they last that long. It isn’t necessary to have them in the fridge, they will just last longer that way. Otherwise they just get kind of soft and only last a few days.
Can You Freeze Protein Balls
Yes, they freeze really well. I like to place the baking sheet straight into the freezer instead of the fridge to let them set up. Then remove and put in a freezer safe plastic bag for storage. The last in the freezer 3-4 months that way. You can take out just a few or the whole bag when you are ready for more.
Almond Butter Protein Ball Mix-In Ideas
These add in just a few chocolate chips, but there are lots of other options if you want to mix things up.
- Chopped nuts
- Chia Seeds
- Protein Powder
- Dried Fruit
You really can use whatever nut-butter you like in a recipe like this. If you have nut allergies something like sun butter even works. And you could really make them your own with the mix-ins.
So raid your pantry and see what you have and make up a batch of these today! Your family will thank you for having snacks they can just grab and not have to think about.
More Easy Snack Recipes
- Chocolate Hummus
- No Bake Energy Bites
- Frozen Yogurt Cups
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- Walnut Protein Bars
- Chocolate Oat Bites
- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Add everything to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
- Scoop mixture into about 1 inch sized balls.
- Place on a baking sheet and put in the fridge for about an hour for them to set.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Amount Per ServingCalories 77Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 2g
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