These Vegan Protein Balls are a delicious and easy low-carb snack. Made with almond butter, almond flour, and a touch of maple syrup, they can be made in just 10 minutes! Gluten-free.
Healthy snacking doesn't have to be hard.
If you are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or all of the above, these low-carb protein balls are a perfect fit.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Easy healthy snacks
- Simple recipe with nutritious ingredients
- Wholesome ingredients and no refined sugar
- Each of these power balls has 6 grams of protein
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete list of ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.
Almond butter - High protein content, vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy fats. Use all-natural almond butter to avoid added sugar or added oils. Peanut butter, cashew butter, or sun butter make great substitutes.
Almond flour - Rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and another source of protein.
Vanilla extract - A high-quality extract adds flavor that compliments the almond.
Dairy-free chocolate chips - Mini chips work best but regular work well too. Swap in your favorite seeds instead! Sunflower seeds, chia, hemp, and flax seeds are all great options.
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl except chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Fold in chocolate chips.
Step 2: Scoop dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls.
- Store these no-bake protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Nut butter oil content can vary. Make sure to stir your all-natural almond butter well before use.
- An easy thing to meal prep for the week.
Mix up your vegan energy balls by using different seeds or your favorite flavors of nut or seed butter.
Hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds all add their own delicious flavors and crunch.
Like no bake energy balls with Medjool dates, these protein bites are the perfect size for a quick snack or energy boost.
Have them as a pre or post-workout snack, a cure for the afternoon sweet tooth, or after school homemade snack.
Absolutely! As written, they are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. To make this nut-free, sub in oat flour and sun butter for the almond flour and almond butter.
The short answer is yes! Protein powder can absorb moisture, so it may be necessary to add additional liquid ingredients, like a little water or additional maple syrup to prevent the protein balls from becoming too dry.
These snack balls should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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Vegan Protein Balls
- Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Stir until mixture is smooth. (Oil content of almond butter can vary. Make sure it is well stirred. Add a little extra almond flour if necessary to achieve desired consistency.)
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls.
- Store protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.