These Almond Butter Protein Balls are a gluten-free, no-bake snack recipe that’s great to have on hand for a busy afternoon or to help refuel post-workout!
Just popping in to share a quick snack idea with you guys! I wasn’t originally going to share these because they’re similar to my No Bake Protein Bars, but the whole reason I made these was because I didn’t have any oats, so I thought I’d share this version after all because I like the way they turned out. They’re gluten-free and if you use a plant-based protein powder, they can be dairy-free as well.
I originally made them as bars, but they were a bit too sticky and not quite firm enough for my liking. However, since they tasted good, I made a few adjustments in a second batch and turned them into balls instead, which worked out perfectly!
Lately I’ve been loving almond butter over peanut butter but feel free to use whatever nut butter you like. I used seeds as mix-ins instead of nuts because they tend to be smaller, which makes it easier for the balls to stick together. If you want to use nuts, I’d just recommend chopping them up!
Here’s what you need:
I’ve only made them with vanilla protein powder but definitely try them with your favorite flavor!
Store them in the fridge and grab a few for a mid-afternoon snack or toss some in your gym bag to help refuel after a workout!