Coconut Protein Balls

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

My mom is the worst when it comes to making time for food. If it’s not simple or right in front of her, she doesn’t make time for it. So I make her these! They’re nutrient dense, packed with protein, healthy fats, and tons of micronutrients. There’s so many variations you can make with protein balls. Add chocolate chips, switch out walnuts for cashews, use chocolate protein, agave instead of maple syrup, or swap PB for any of the countless alternatives you can find at the store. I don’t think I’ve ever made the same variation twice! There’s just so many options and so much delicious fun to have.



  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats

  2. 1/4 cup chia seed

  3. 1/4 cup flax seed

  4. 1/2 roasted walnuts

  5. 1/2 cup roasted almond chunks (I roast them at home at 400F for about 6 minutes and chop them up in the food processor)

  6. 1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds

  7. 3 scoops vanilla protein (I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Vanilla Soy)

  8. 1/4 cup maple syrup

  9. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

  10. 2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl

  2. Heat peanut butter and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl for 30-60 seconds until creamy

  3. Add peanut butter mixture and maple syrup to the dry mixture and incorporate using a silicon spatula until dry mixture is fully coated

  4. If the mixture is too dry, add small amounts of additional PB, coconut oil, or maple syrup until it is no longer crumbly

  5. Let it sit in the fridge for 15-30 minute

  6. Roll the mixture into balls, sized by your preference (I do about a tablespoon)

  7. Enjoy!

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