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5 Ingredient Protein Balls Recipe

  • Author: Maggie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 18 balls 1x


These 5 ingredient protein balls will have you reaching in the freezer all day long. Great for runners with a boost of protein and mixture of complex and simple carbs. A perfect post workout boost with 4g of protein per ball.



  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder 
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted
  • Garnish with flaked sea saltoptional but recommended 🙂


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and mix on high for 2-3 minutes until a large ball is formed. If it’s not forming, keep mixing. 
  2. Using a scooper or spoon, scoop out 15-18 balls onto a sheet pan. Garnish with sea salt if desired and place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before eating. 


I would recommend storing them in the freezer.

  • Category: snack, dessert
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American

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