I love a good protein ball to have on hand when I need a little pick me up. I kind of feel like a need pick me ups more often than I would like to admit! I think we all know the benefits of having a good protein treat on hand for when things get busy and crazy, but I would also like to add these are perfect for kiddos lunches!
My girls love cookies and treats packed in their lunches, but I’d like to think these balls are equally sweet and delicious, while filling. Anything to keep my kids from coming home and eating everything in sight, right?
You could also switch up the flavors with different spices, protein powders, and nut butters!
1/2 cup nut butter of choice
1 scoop chocolate protein powder, I’ve used VEGA for years and love it
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp. cinnamon, optional
3/4 cup naturally sweetened chocolate chips
Add all ingredients into a medium bowl and mix together until combined. The dough will seem a little wet, but it will firm up once the oats start to absorb the liquid.
Next using a cookie scoop, form into balls. Place on parchment paper and let rest to firm up, about 5/10 minutes.
Keep in a covered container until ready to eat. I like to store mine in the refrigerator.