Delicious No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bites are Gluten Free!

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious to snack and don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Then you’ll love to try this no-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites recipe. Besides satisfying your cravings for sweets, these protein balls are gluten free! On top of that, they are loaded with (you guessed it) protein from the peanut butter and nuts, and fiber from the oats and chia seeds.

In case you are not familiar with chia seeds, they look like sesame seeds and come from a flowering plant which is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds contain no cholesterol, are a good source of energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates and dietary fiber. They’re also a good source of antioxidants and contain very high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds are just one of the many healthy ingredients in this peanut butter protein balls recipe.

How To Make Peanut Butter Protein Bites

This peanut butter protein balls recipe is super easy to make. It takes only 10 minutes! You just place gluten free oats into a food processor until they are ground up like flour and then mix all the other ingredients together. Use a “runny” peanut butter (most natural peanut butters have that tendency) because it helps hold the mixture together. You can use almond butter as a substitute if you like.

The other ingredients include dark chocolate chips (use sugar-free to keep it gluten-free), walnuts, honey, chia seeds, vanilla and a little Himalayan pink sea salt. It’s all yummy stuff. After you mix it all together you roll tablespoon size scoops into balls. Then freeze them to firm them up and serve them chilled. They are delicious and nutritious and only 135 calories each. These protein bites really taste good!

Peanut Butter Protein Bites (Gluten Free)

Yields: 18-20 balls

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 0 minutes | Total: 10 minutes

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Ingredients:

1 cup runny natural creamy peanut butter (or almond butter)

3 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup oats, divided (certified gluten-free if necessary)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

⅛ teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt

¼ cup dark chocolate chips

¼ cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

1. Place a piece of parchment paper on a large plate and set aside.

2. Place ½ cup of the oats in a food processor and pulse until it reaches a flour-like consistency.

3. Add oat flour and all remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Note: if your peanut butter is not a runny consistency, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

4. Scoop the batter using a tablespoon and use clean hands to roll into balls. Place balls on prepared plate. Once batter is used up, place balls in the freezer to firm up. Enjoy chilled.

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Pulse oats in a food processor.
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Ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
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Stir ingredients until combined.
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Scoop mixture with tablespoon and roll into balls.
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Firm up peanut butter protein bites in freezer and serve chilled.

Yield: 18-20 balls

Peanut Butter Protein Bites Gluten Free

Peanut Butter Protein Bites Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup runny natural creamy peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup oats, divided (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon himalayan pink sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

    1.    Place a piece of parchment paper on a large plate and set aside.

    2.    Place ½ cup of the oats in a food processor and pulse until it reaches a flour-like consistency.

    3.    Add oat flour and all remaining ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined. Note:
    if your peanut butter is not a runny consistency, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

    4.    Scoop the batter using a tablespoon and use clean hands to roll into balls. Place balls on prepared plate. Once batter is used up, place balls in the freezer to firm up. Enjoy chilled.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
Carol Calacci

You may also like to try more of our healthy dessert recipes like Easy to Make Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Turmeric Popsicles and Easy to Make Keto Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Recipe.

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