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Stack of three oatmeal energy balls
Course Snack

No Bake Oatmeal Protein Balls {Without Peanut Butter}

By: Elysia
Servings 24 balls
Power up your day with these No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Balls! Made with almond butter, maple syrup and chocolate chips, these easy energy balls take minimal time to prepare and are perfect for snacking on throughout the week. A great make-ahead option that's freezer-friendly too! {Gluten-free & vegan}
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together oats, chocolate chips and flax meal.
  • Add almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla and mix until well combined.*
  • Using your hands, roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. You may wish to place mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes or so to allow it to firm up a bit before rolling into balls. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freeze for later.



  • Place the energy ball mixture in the fridge: Once you've mixed all of the ingredients together, it's recommended that you place the mixture in the fridge for a few minutes to allow the oats and flax to absorb some of the liquid and thicken up a bit. If you try to roll the balls right after mixing, you might find that the mixture is still too sticky and messy.
  • Adjust recipe depending on nut butter: Different brands of almond butter (or other nut or seed butters) will have various consistencies, so you might need to adapt the recipe accordingly. If you find that the mixture is too dry, add a bit more nut butter or a bit of water to the mixture. If it's too wet, slightly increase the oats until the desired consistency is reached.
  • The right consistency: The texture should be sticky enough that the mixture adheres together but not so sticky that it's gooey and sticking to your hands.
  • Make up a double batch: These balls freeze really well, so I highly recommend doubling the batch to keep on hand for easy snacking!
  • To store: Store energy balls in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to three months. 


Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
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