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oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls with almond butter

Oatmeal Cookie Protein Balls No Bake & Vegan

These oatmeal cookie protein balls are made with only seven ingredients! No baking is required for these delicious energy bites either. Dig in!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 20 balls
Calories 130 kcal


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats do not use steel cut oats
  • 1 cup almond butter (the runnier the better!)
  • cup maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • 1-2 tablespoon cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder I use 50-60 grams of Vega One Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoon shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened, depending on your preference
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Stir with a spoon, then dig in with your hands and mix the protein ball dough for a few minutes.
    Form 20 balls (or as many as you'd like) and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
    Let them sit in the fridge for two hours before eating–this helps them firm up and stay together.


  • Be patient mixing the dough. It gets messy and sticky but it's so worth it! The heat of your hands will help form the dough, and you can also use a cookie scoop to help.
  • If you absolutely cannot get the dough to stick together (this hasn't ever happened to be but just incase, try adding more maple syrup or almond butter. 
  • This recipe makes 20 balls (each about a tablespoon) but go ahead and make them bigger or smaller
  • I have a peanut allergy so I use almond butter in protein balls instead of peanut butter. If you'd rather, go ahead and use peanut butter instead.
  • I like the crunch of cacao nibs, but you can sub mini chocolate chips if you'd rather
  • Unsweetened or sweetened shredded coconut will work, it just depends on how sweet you want the protein balls to be and what you have on hand
  • It's important to keep these in the fridge or freezer, and make sure you give them at least two hours in the fridge after you make them


Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg
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