These chocolate chip protein balls are a great grab and go healthy snack that taste like cookie dough!
I’ve been meaning to make protein balls for awhile now, and I’m so glad that I finally took the plunge. They’re made with 5 ingredients, plus a little water, and come together really quickly! They’re perfect for a snack when you’re craving something sweet, or need a pick-me-up during or after a workout.
My husband is a raw cookie dough eater. Are you? When I made these, he mentioned that they actually TASTE like cookie dough, which is amazing, because it’s actually good for you! We bought some quality chocolate chips for this, and it really gives it the sweetness that they deserve. I made oat flour from quick oats that I processed until fine in the food processor.
I also used a mixture of peanut and almond butter, because I had a little leftover almond butter in a jar and then made more peanut butter, so I just poured it on in and mixed them together. However, either should work, as long as they’re both natural (so, kind of runny). If you want to make your own nut butter, I talk about how here!
Local Spotlight: This recipe contains local honey given to us by a friend!
Content Note: You may have noticed my additions on my title. I wanted to make it easier for you to be able to tell the types of diets that recipes adhere to, especially when it’s more than one. The little “m” stands for “modify,” meaning that depending on what ingredients you use, it can be modified to fit that diet. In this case, it is mGF and mDF (modified gluten and dairy free). While oats are technically gluten free, many of them are processed alongside glutinous grains, making them not exactly gluten free in processing unless explicitly stated. And if the protein powder you’re using is plant-based, and get dairy free chocolate chips, you could get away with the recipe being dairy-free also. I hope this extra information is helpful! These adaptations will be noted on the recipe card.
Let me know if you make these chocolate chip protein balls!
I’ve made a short video to show you how easy it is:
Chocolate Chip Protein Balls [mGF, mDF]
- 1 C. oat flour
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 C. natural nut butter
- 3 T. honey
- 1/3 C. chocolate chips
- 1-3 T. water
Combine all ingredients except water in a bowl. Slowly incorporate water until the dough holds together.
Roll dough into balls.
Store in the refrigerator.
mGF: Use GF oats for gluten free balls
mDF: Use dairy free chocolate chips and a plant-based protein powder