These Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a healthy snack that takes just minutes to make - with 4 grams of plant-based protein per ball! No food processor or protein powder required.
2 cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
3/4 cup Peanut Butter (or any nut/seed butter!)
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Flax Seed
1 Tbsp Chia Seed
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Optional: dark chocolate chips, raisins, chopped nuts
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (you can warm up the nut butter in a pot to make it easier to work with).
Mix well with a spoon, and then mix together with your hands.
Put mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to slightly harden and form together.
Remove from refrigerator and use hands to create oatmeal & peanut butter balls.
You can serve these right away, or transfer them to an airtight container and store them at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. (They can be frozen for up to 3 months, too!)
If you use old-fashioned rolled oats, these balls will have a hearty, slightly chewy texture. If you want something a little softer and more uniform, try using quick-cooking oats instead.
*Choose organic oats if possible due to their possible glyphosate exposure.