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Easy Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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I have a favorite quick breakfast or healthy snacking recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Balls that I really wanted to share. These great energy bites are so tasty–and are such a great way to start a day, I turn to them all the time when I’m running out the door.

And the best part is, I can whip this energy ball recipe together in just a few quick minutes, no need for a food processor or anything complex. Just stir and roll.

Best kind of recipe.

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If I’m honest, though, there is one thing “wrong” with this recipe is that it runs out entirely too fast. I mean, it makes 24 energy balls. So, that seems like a lot on day one.

But after I’ve snacked on them right after I make them, then I have some the next morning or so for breakfast, and maybe another snack or two. Well, they seem to run out.

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It’s just disappointing because it would be so nice if I could go to the little Tupperware I keep them in and there was just always a yummy bite waiting just for me.

But, I guess that’s just not how it works. Like those pesky bags of chips that always seem to run out, too. It makes me wanna tantrum.

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But, because these easy peanut butter protein balls are super easy to make, I guess it’s not such a bad thing. Because all I have to do is grab a bowl and toss the ingredients together.

Not necessarily the same as throwing a tantrum, but far more productive.

Because then I get some more of those tasty energy balls. It’s the best thing ever. LOL!

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What do I need to make Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

To make these peanut butter balls, here is what you need:

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 c ground flax seed
  • 1/4 c hulled hemp seed
  • 1/4 c honey
  • pinch of fine pink Himalayan sea salt

And a large bowl, too.

You can also include:

  • shredded coconut
  • coconut oil
  • chia seed
  • almond butter or other nut butter
  • mini chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
  • maple syrup
  • protein powder

Basically, these are the easiest way to get your burst of energy you need in the morning in a really compact and kind of fun way.

I love having quick and easy breakfast energy balls handy for when I’m running out the door and you’re going to love it, too.


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Yield: 24 Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

I need a hearty breakfast with loads of protein sometimes, and these peanut butter protein balls pack a punch that really gets my energy up.


  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 c ground flax seed
  • 1/4 c hulled hemp seed
  • 1/4 c honey
  • pinch of fine pink himalayan sea salt


  1. Mix oats, peanut butter, flax seeds, hulled hemp seed, honey, and salt in a large bowl and stir it all together with a spatula.
  2. The mixture should stick together.
  3. It shouldn't however, be so sticky it sticks to your hands.
  4. If the dough feels too sticky to roll into balls you can add about a tablespoon more of the ground flax seed.
  5. Using a tablespoon scoop a heaping tablespoon into your hand, and then roll them between your palms to form a balls.
  6. Serve these right away.
  7. You can also put them in the refrigerator and allow them to firm before serving.
  8. Once they are firm, transfer them to a container with an air tight lid and store them at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  9. The will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or frozen for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 108Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 4g

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