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Almond Butter Protein Balls

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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 14-16 balls 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Almond butter protein balls are a delicious, quick and healthy snack that can be meal prepped in less than 20 minutes. Easy to grab-n-go, these protein bites are packed with almond butter, oats, flaxseed and maple syrup.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl, mix together oats, flaxseed, almond butter, maple syrup, dried cranberries, chia seeds, coconut, and salt until combined (mixture will be slightly sticky but will harden in the refrigerator).
  2. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes (this helps harden the mixture to form balls more easily).
  3. Using a packed cookie scoop (or 1 generous tablespoon), form mixture into balls using your hands.
  4. Store balls in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 6 days or freeze and thaw at room temperature the day before.


  1. If mixture is too sticky, add more flaxseed (1 tablespoon at a time). If mixture is too dry, add more almond butter or maple syrup, or even water (1 tablespoon at a time).
  2. If you want your protein balls to be sweeter, you could substitute dried fruit for chocolate chips.
  3. You could skip the refrigerator step if you don’t have the time but the balls will be harder to form.
  • Prep Time: 17 minutes
  • Category: Snack