Oat and almond butter protein balls

Healthy grab-and-go snacks are always a winner in my house! These no-bake bite size morsels help satisfy cravings with healthy ingredients and a hint of chocolate. They are also a great pre-workout snack.

This recipe is so simple, even the youngest chef can make them. Experimenting with different ingredients can make this a fun kitchen activity! I like this blend of ingredients because it reminds me of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough.

I use Kaged Muscle Chocolate Peanut Butter Whey Protein because it compliments the other ingredients so well. It doesn’t taste like you’ve added protein powder! I’ve noticed with some other brands taste chalky.  I’m a fan of using whatever you already have in your pantry, so feel free to substitute your favorite whey or vegan protein powder.


1 cup whole oats (I prefer Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Oats )

1 scoop protein powder (I prefer Kaged Muscle Chocolate Peanut Butter Whey Protein )

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 cup almond butter (peanut butter can also be used)

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Stir dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl (oats, cinnamon, flax seeds, chia seeds).

Stir in nut butter, honey and vanilla. Mix in chocolate chips.

Mixture will be crumbly but similar to cookie dough.

Scoop a teaspoon size amount into palm of hand. Roll into ball and place on cookie sheet.

Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.  Store leftovers; if there are any… in refrigerator.



Breakfast on the GO

This recipe has become a staple in my weekly food prep.  These nutrient packed ingredients make a perfect quick-grab meal for busy mornings and snacks.  Prefer waffles over pancakes?…. no problem!  Mix the ingredients in a blender for a smooth batter than can be poured into a waffle iron for crispy golden perfection!


4 egg whites

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup blueberries or berries of choice

Dash of vanilla

Dash of cinnamon

Cooking spray

Light pancake syrup – Optional

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Mix with a wisk.  For a smoother pancake texture or if using a waffle iron, mix ingredients in a blender for a few seconds.  Pour into preheated skillet or waffle iron.  Cook each side until golden brown.

*When I am not calorie restricted, I use 1 whole egg + 3 egg whites.

*Liquid egg whites have a runnier texture, so I prefer to use regular egg whites.


Enjoy hot off the griddle or pack it up for a snack at work or gym!

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