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Vegan Protein Balls (Energy Ball Recipe)

Last Updated on January 15, 2024

These non-bake Vegan Protein Balls are gluten-free and vegan, vegetarian-friendly! A super healthy quick snack packed with protein and nutrients!

no-bake vegan protein balls on a white plate

Non-bake peanut butter protein balls are loaded with old-fashioned roll oats, peanut butter, and vegan dark chocolate chips.

Do you know how easy are they to make at home? Simply dump all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, stir and mix, and start to roll! No cooking is required.

Vegan Protein Balls Recipe

protein balls on a baking parchment

Being a vegan, do you always worry about not having enough protein intake? Don’t worry! The easy solution is here!

Can you believe these little vegan protein balls are high in protein, and fiber, and made from pure plant-based proteins?

Boost up your energy level throughout the day when you need it. In my eyes, they’re such underrated snacks on the go.

You may have heard of these referred to as protein balls with oats, peanut butter protein balls, peanut butter oatmeal balls, or vegan bliss balls.

Peanuts are naturally high in protein, but if you’re allergic to peanuts, just simply swap peanut butter for fresh almond butter.

Make them at home once and I know you’ll love this recipe and will never buy expensive packeted vegan energy balls again. 😁 

no-bake vegan protein balls on a plate
Protein on the go!

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High Protein Energy Ball Recipe

You only need 7 ingredients for this recipe (no vegan protein powder is needed). Very simple and easy! Very simple and easy!

Birdseye view of ingredients
  • Peanut Butter – Fresh smooth peanut butter. For a higher protein option, you can use other nut butter such as almond butter to reduce saturated fat and also increase protein intake naturally.
  • Liquid sweetener – I use Maple Syrup here, but you can use brown rice syrup, molasses…etc.
  • Traditional Rolled Oats– Quick Oats work too.
  • Hemp Seeds– A 30-gram serving of raw hemp seeds contains 10 grams of protein. Ground flax seeds will work too.
  • Other ingredients – Vegan dark Chocolate chips, Vanilla Extract, and a little bit of Salt.

How To Make Vegan Energy Balls with Peanut Butter

How To Make Vegan Energy Balls

It’s much easier than you think…no skills are required at all😄

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1. In a large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, vanilla extract and maple syrup. (Peanut butter needs to be at room temperature, or you can do hot a quick water bath to soften it a bit). Stir in the rest of the ingredients: rolled oats, hemp seeds, vegan dark chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt.

2. Use a spatula to stir and mix everything together. If the dough is too dry, add a little bit of water until the dough can stick tougher and not fall apart.

3. The no-bake protein ball mixture should be consistent, and slightly sticky, but you should be able to shape it into balls easily. Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out the mixture evenly. (I use a 20g sized scoop), you should be able to get 28-30 pieces out of this recipe.

4. Make protein balls by rolling the balls between your palms to make them smooth on the surface. Add in more vegan dark chocolate chips on the surface if desired (optional) Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up.

mixture of protein balls in a glass bowl
scoop out the mixture

How to Store These Energy Bites

These Vegan protein balls can last for a long time, I always make a big batch and keep them in the freezer.

  • Fridge: To store vegan protein balls in the fridge, place them in a clean airtight container with baking parchment in between the layers, store in the fridge and they will last for up to 10 days.
  • Freezer: If you want to prepare a lot of these protein balls at once, you can always store some in the freezer and thaw them as needed. To freeze them, place the protein balls on a flat tray and freeze them for 1-2 hours. Then transfer them into freezer bags and store them in the freezer. They will last for up to 3 months. 

When you need them, simply take out the protein balls from the freezer and thaw the frozen protein balls until soft enough to eat.

Hope you like this Vegan Protein Balls Recipe! Let’s boost up our daily protein intake together!😘

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no-bake vegan protein balls on a plate

Vegan Protein Bites (Energy Ball Recipe)

These non-bake Protein Balls are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and also accidentally vegan! Packed with protein and nutrients!
5 from 26 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 30 balls
Calories: 86kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine fresh peanut butter, vanilla extract and maple syrup. (Peanut butter need to be at room temperature, or you can do hot a quick water bath to soften it a bit). Stir in the rest of the ingredients: rolled oats, hemp seeds, vegan dark chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt.
  • 2. Use a spatula stir and mix everything together. If the dough is too dry, add a little bit of water until the dough can stick tougher and not fall apart.
  • 3. The no-bake protein ball mixture should be consistent, and slightly sticky, but you should be able to shape it into balls easily. Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out the mixture evenly. ( I use a 20g sized scoop), you should be able to get 28-30 pieces out of this recipe.
  • 4. Roll the balls between your palms to make them smooth on the surface. Add in more vegan dark chocolate chips on the surface if desired (optional) Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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