No-Bake Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These vegan peanut butter protein balls are a great option for those looking for a healthy, protein-packed snack. They are easy to make and require no baking, making them a convenient option for busy lifestyles. Not only are they delicious and satisfying, but they are also gluten-free, oat-free and refined sugar-free.

The peanut butter in these balls is a great source of healthy fats and protein. While the added chia seeds and flax seeds provide additional omega-3s and fiber. They can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and can be enjoyed as a post-workout snack or as a healthy alternative to sugary treats. So give these no-bake vegan peanut butter protein balls a try. Experience the delicious taste of Reese’s pieces without guilt!

No-Bake 10 Minute Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls Ingredients

Why use a vegan protein powder in these Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

Using a vegan protein powder in these Peanut Butter Protein Balls not only adds an extra boost of protein to the recipe. But also helps to bind the ingredients together and gives the balls a firmer texture. It’s a great way to add more plant-based protein to your diet. Especially if you’re looking for an easy and delicious post-workout snack. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and protein combo?

What are some other ingredients that can be added to these Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

To add some extra nutrition and flavor to these protein balls, you can try adding ingredients such as:

  • Chia seeds: These tiny seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.
  • Flaxseed meal: Similar to chia seeds, flaxseed meal is high in omega-3s, fiber, and protein.
  • Cacao nibs: These add a chocolatey crunch and are a good source of antioxidants.
  • Coconut flakes: These add a nice texture and a subtle coconut flavor.
  • Dried fruit: Such as cranberries, raisins, or chopped apricots, will add a touch of sweetness and extra nutrition.
  • Nuts or seeds: Such as chopped almonds or pumpkin seeds, will add a crunchy texture and extra protein.

Get creative and feel free to experiment with different ingredients to make these protein balls your own!

What can I use instead of maple syrup in my Vegan Peanut Butter Balls? 

You can try these protein balls without any sweetener, although the flavor won’t be quite as nice. Instead of maple syrup try swapping in agave, or brown rice syrup. Alternatively, you can also use honey (if you’re not vegan). Or any other liquid sweetener of your choice such as coconut nectar, date syrup, or even mashed banana. Just keep in mind that each sweetener will have a slightly different taste and consistency, so you may need to adjust the amount used accordingly. Remember to always taste and adjust as needed to suit your personal preference.

Vegan Protein Balls

Are Vegan Peanut Butter Balls healthy?

It depends on the recipe. Always check the ingredients to ensure they are healthy and vegan. These vegan peanut protein balls contain ingredients that offer many health benefits, making them a great post-workout or busy-day snack. They provide vegan protein, omega-3s and fiber. You can even have them for breakfast with a side of fruits. However, it’s important to keep in mind that even healthy snacks should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. But these vegan protein balls can be a great way to fuel your body before or after a workout, or as a convenient and tasty snack on the go.

How do you store protein balls? 

Store Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container. For best consistency, keep them cool and avoid leaving them out of the fridge on hot days. Looking for another vegan breakfast option? Try my Healthy Vegan Snickers Baked Oatmeal Recipe!

Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls
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No-Bake Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Packed full of protein, fiber, and omega-3s, these peanut butter balls make the perfect healthy vegan snack. They taste like Reese's pieces, and take only 10 minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Western
Keyword: healthy protein balls, healthy vegan energy balls, healthy vegan snack, peanut butter balls, protein balls, vegan energy balls, vegan no bake, vegan protein balls
Servings: 12 balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla pea protein powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp unsweetened plant milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp vegan dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients, excluding the chocolate chips. The peanut butter should be a bit runny, if it's not you may have to heat it slightly so it will combine with the other ingredients.
  • Start by adding 2 tbsp of almond milk, and add another if the dough is still too dry. This can vary depending on how thick your peanut butter is, and which protein powder you are using.
  • Next, add in the chocolate chips and mix well to combine.
  • Shape into 12 cookie dough balls, and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.

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Notes

These no-bake protein peanut butter balls are the perfect post-workout snack. They are gluten free, oat free and refined sugar free. Although they are free of a lot of things, they are jam packed full of flavour! In my opinion, they taste like healthy reese’s pieces in the form of a no-bake ball. Yum!
 
What is the best vegan protein powder?
 
I use a pea protein powder called Orgain organic vanilla protein. This is not an add, just my personal opinion on their protein powder. I’ve tried countless different brands and flavours, and this one is my favourite. I think vegan protein powder tends to be chalky, which I don’t love. And this one is not! I also love that it’s organic and all natural and made with ingredients like organic pea protein, chia seeds and organic brown rice.
 
What can I use instead of maple syrup?
 
You can try these protein balls without any sweetener, although the flavour won’t be quite as nice. Instead of maple syrup try swapping in agave, or brown rice syrup.
 
Are protein balls healthy?
 
It depends on the protein balls. Some are packed full of sugar, some or not vegan, just be sure to always read the ingredients so you know what you are consuming. Protein balls with ingredients like the ones in this recipe are super healthy. They are not however, low in calories. That being said, we need calories and healthy fats not only to live but for brain function and to fuel our bodies! The ingredients in these protein balls have so many health benefits, and make the perfect healthy plant-based post-workout or busy day snack. I’ve even had these for breakfast (with an apple and banana) on a busy day when I didn’t have time to make a smoothie. I love starting my day knowing it’s packed full of vegan protein, omega 3’s, and of course fiber!
 
How do you store protein balls?
 
These vegan protein balls can be stored in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container. If you leave the out of the fridge even for a few hours on a hot day, they can get a little sticky and melty. Keep them cool for the best consistency.
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4 thoughts on “No-Bake Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  1. Micheal says:

    5 stars
    WOW these were so good! I ended up eating them all within 2 days! Love the peanut butter flavour and kinda taste reeces pieces. I will make them again

  2. Leanna Thompson says:

    5 stars
    Perfect 🤤 loved the flavour and super filling! Thanks Spicy Vegan Food! 😊

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