These almond butter protein balls are made with just 3 ingredients and ready to eat in 5 minutes. This recipe is gluten free, paleo friendly, made without oats and low in added sugar.
Protein balls are great for when you're in need of a quick, satisfying snack or healthy after-dinner treat. (Try dipping them in dark chocolate and you've got yourself a healthy dessert!)
What I really like about these almond butter protein balls is that they're:
- just 3 ingredients
- paleo friendly - made with minimally processed ingredients
- gluten free and grain free - made without oats
- refined sugar free - sweetened with a touch of honey (maple syrup will work too)
- vegan friendly
- made without peanut butter
- quick to make - perfect for when you're in a pinch
My kids are even fond of them, although they definitely prefer it when I dip them in dark chocolate!
You can store these almond butter protein bites in the fridge or freezer. In the fridge, they keep their soft, doughy texture. However, they harden in the freezer...which I find appealing. Either way, they're a great snack to have on hand.
Here's what you need to make this recipe for almond butter protein balls:
- almond butter (drippy, unsweetened)
- protein powder (I used pea protein, but pumpkin seed protein works too)
- honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
I've made these almond butter bites multiple times with either pea protein or pumpkin seed protein. They both work great! I would assume most plant based protein powders would work for this recipe.
There are many optional add-ins that would work well for this recipe. For instance, add a bit of vanilla extract or cinnamon for additional flavor, mix in mini chocolate chips or dried fruit, or even freeze the balls and dip them in dark chocolate. This recipe simply provides a great base for homemade protein balls.
How to Make Almond Butter Protein Balls without Oats
All you have to do to make these almond butter protein balls is combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and shape them into balls. Seriously, it's just that easy!
Each ball is about 1 tablespoon in size, making 10 protein balls. However, feel free to make them smaller (or larger).
If you want to dip these paleo almond butter protein balls in dark chocolate, then freeze the balls after you've rolled them. Once frozen, dip them into melted chocolate and place the balls on a sheet of parchment paper to set.
These vegan almond butter balls are best kept in the fridge or freezer. They will last up to two weeks in the fridge, or 2 months in the freezer.
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Almond Butter Protein Balls (No Oats, Paleo)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 10 protein balls 1x
These healthy almond butter protein balls require just 3 ingredients. They're made without oats and are paleo, gluten free and dairy free.
- ½ cup almond butter (drippy, unsweetened)
- ⅓ cup pea protein*
- 1 Tbsp raw honey (maple syrup for vegan)
- Combine all ingredients.
- Roll dough into balls, each about 1 tablespoon in size.
- Store in airtight container or baggie. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks or the freezer for up to two months.
*I used pea protein, but have also tested this recipe with pumpkin seed protein. Both work great. I assume most plant based proteins should work for this recipe.
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These almond butter protein balls are just 3 ingredients and make such a great snack. Enjoy!