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homemade Amish protein balls

Amish Homemade Protein Balls

These protein balls are a quick, no-bake, and easy to make energy booster. They are gluten-free and so delicious!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Amish
Servings 20 balls


  • 1 c. oatmeal
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter, heaping full
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 3/4 c. coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips, if desired


  • Mix together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Roll into about 1" balls.
  • Refrigerate in a closed container for up to two weeks.


If your mixture seems to dry and the balls don't want to stick together well enough, just add more peanut butter.
You can get creative with these protein balls. I use a combination of creamy and crunchy peanut butter, half quick oats, and half rolled oats. Oftentimes I'll add sliced almonds instead of chocolate chips since I use chocolate protein powder. And sometimes I add chia seeds as well. You can add whatever you think would be good: raisins, dates, etc
They taste the best chilled.
And I always make a double batch, because they disappear quickly.
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