Who doesn’t love birthday cake and who doesn’t love funfetti? Nobody! Even though birthday cake is the best part of the party (in my opinion) it’s not terribly healthy. So wouldn’t you love a healthy birthday cake option any time of the year? And one you don’t even have to bake? If you eat a high protein diet you are going to LOVE these no-bake Birthday Cake Protein Balls with Sprinkles which are great fun and so simple to make. They are a cute alternative to birthday cake plus they are healthy and high in protein.
Protein Balls Recipe
Protein balls, protein bites or energy bites are typically little bites of nutty round goodness that will stave off a total hunger meltdown until mealtime. Problem is, they are usually loaded with sugar even if they do contain healthy fats. So I always try to make my protein balls with little to no added sugar.
Easy No-Bake Protein Balls
The six ingredients in this protein balls recipe you probably already have on hand, and will be able to make them in literally just 10 minutes. This recipe uses oat flour but you can use coconut or almond powder if you prefer.
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I also sometimes swipe out a bit of the flour with protein powder to get the protein up even higher. I prefer using a touch of organic maple syrup for sweetener but you can use honey if you want them to taste even sweeter.
And the sprinkles? Those are a non-negotiable for me! Are they healthy? No. But they sure are fun and life should be fun. Besides, you only need to use a touch.
Healthy Birthday Cake Protein Balls
Yields: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
- ½ cashew butter (may substitute with peanut butter)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup oat flour
- Dash of salt
- Colored sprinkles for rolling
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
- Add the oat flour and salt. Stir again until incorporated.
- Use a measuring tablespoon to scoop the batter and roll it into balls. Wet hands to help with this process if necessary.
- Add colored sprinkles to a small bowl.
- Keep a cup of water nearby to add a little moisture to the outside of the balls before rolling and coating the surface of the balls in colored sprinkles.
- Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
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