No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls

As a busy mom, I am always on the hunt for simple, healthy, and on-the-go snacks. My latest recipe is for No-Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls, inspired by Gimme Some Oven’s recipe.

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My daughter’s nap is the only free time I have throughout the day and I normally have a laundry list of to-do’s – sitting down for a proper lunch doesn’t always make the cut. These protein balls are so simple to make and help curb my appetite between meals, as I’m running out the door, or before/after workouts. I routinely make this recipe once a week and it renders approximately 20 balls which last for up to one week in the refrigerator.

No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls – Ingredients List:

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 dried cranberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/3 cup toasted almond slivers
1/2 cup peanut {coconut variation} or almond butter
1/3 cup honey

No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls

All this recipe requires you to do is combine the ingredients, refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes and then remove to form small, bite-sized balls. While it may seem insignificant, the 30 minute cool-fest is very important – I accidentally waited to long once and they were admittedly hard to shape and handle.

No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls

I use a coconut oil peanut butter in this recipe and absolutely love it, however it is very sweet. If you prefer a more savory snack, I would try a traditional peanut or almond butter. Also, I’ve only used smooth peanut butter, but the crunchy variation would taste great as well.

This probably goes without saying, but anything with peanut butter isn’t entirely guilt free, so eat these in moderation – it’s easier said than done. I always try to grab the best ingredients for these types of recipes, mostly organics and minimally processed. I was however stuck with using apple juice infused cranberries because my local Whole Foods does not offer unsweetened options – craziness, but what can you do. Last of all, I feed these protein balls to my daughter and she loves them – I try to limit her consumption a bit because otherwise she would try to eat them all!

Let me know if you have any recipe questions in the comments!

Anna

No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls
Print Recipe
No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls are incredibly easy to make, delicious, and will leave you feeling satisfied with just one bite.
Servings Prep Time
20 balls 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 balls 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls
Print Recipe
No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls are incredibly easy to make, delicious, and will leave you feeling satisfied with just one bite.
Servings Prep Time
20 balls 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 balls 10 minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: balls
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove mixture and form into bite-sized balls.
  3. The recipe renders approximately 20 balls. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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2 Responses to No Bake Coconut Almond Protein Balls

  1. Nikki @ Tikkido March 2, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Wow, these look absolutely delicious! I love having quick snacks that are easy to grab and go ready. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  2. Denise March 3, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    These I am totally trying! Thank you so much 🙂

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