These Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter Protein Balls come in handy when you need more than just a cup of joe in the morning! Filled with hearty oats, almond butter, coffee and white chocolate chips; they are a healthy snack or treat!
about these almond butter protein balls
I have a slight obsession with protein balls. They are little desserts disguised as a healthy snack! They pack healthy fats in the form of almond butter (or peanut butter!), fiber thanks to the oatmeal and the flavor possibilities are endless! Just like in this Coconut Vanilla Almond Butter Protein Balls, Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Energy Bites and these Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Energy Balls!
I love to end my meals with something sweet and so do my kiddos! Luckily these healthy protein balls pass as cookie dough so we all have no problem snacking on these to finish off lunch or dinner!
ingredient’s you’ll need for these Almond Butter Protein Balls
- Old fashioned oats
- Vanilla whey protein powder
- Instant Coffee
- Almond butter (such as my homemade vanilla espresso almond butter!)
- Maple Syrup (or honey)
- White chocolate chips
how to make protein balls
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, protein powder, salt, and coffee.
- To make mixing easier, microwave the almond butter and maple syrup. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for 20 seconds, or until mixture is easily combined when stirred.
- Add almond butter mixture to oat mixture. Stir until mixed.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- When the dough is firm, roll into 20 balls.
- Store in an airtight container.
how to store healthy protein balls
These healthy protein balls store so well so they are always in my fridge for snacking. Simply store in a airtight container for 7-10 days.
can you freeze protein balls
Yes! This is one of my meal prep secrets. I always make a double batch, then freeze the extras. Remove from the freezer, add to an airtight container and let thaw in the fridge.
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