Banana Bread Protein Balls – The Cookie Rookie®


Banana Bread Protein Balls have the same warm and comforting flavors of banana bread. Made with oats, bananas, peanut butter, and protein powder, each bite is an energy boost!

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Oatmeal Protein Balls

It’s easy to make healthy choices when these banana bread protein balls are around! Loaded with natural, healthy ingredients, you can feel great about reaching for these bites. No preservatives or additives here!

These protein balls are naturally sweetened with bananas and have the same great flavors we love about banana bread. Oats add texture and peanut butter pairs wonderfully with chocolate protein powder. Enjoy a couple protein bites pre or post workout, on your way to work, or for a late night treat. Satisfy your snack craving with these banana bread protein balls!

Be sure to try my Peanut Butter Energy Balls and Walnut Brownie Protein Balls too!

Why You’ll Love this Energy Balls Recipe:

  • HEALTHY: Made from scratch with wholesome ingredients, these bites are a protein-packed snack.
  • FLAVORFUL: With sweet bananas, warm cinnamon, and salty peanut butter, each protein ball is loaded with flavor.
  • MAKE AHEAD: Keep a batch of banana bread protein balls in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Skip the store bought snacks and whip up a batch of these protein balls instead. Homemade always tastes better!

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How to Make Banana Bread Protein Balls

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Chill the protein ball mixture.
  4. Scoop the mixture into balls.
  5. Refrigerate and enjoy.
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Can I use vanilla protein powder?

Absolutely! Simply replace the chocolate protein powder with an equal amount of vanilla protein powder.

What kind of protein powder should I use?

Use 60 grams of your favorite kind of chocolate or vanilla protein powder! This is typically about 2 scoops, but make sure to read the label or weigh the powder before adding.

Can I skip chilling the protein ball mixture?

I don’t recommend it. This step allows the mixture to firm up a bit before scooping and shaping into balls.

How long do these protein balls last?

Store protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Make sure they’ve chilled in a single layer in the refrigerator first to prevent the protein balls from sticking to each other.

I love keeping a batch of these protein balls on hand for a quick breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up, or a healthy dessert.

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Tips!

  • For a vegan alternative, use maple syrup instead of honey and make sure the protein powder is also vegan.
  • The mixture is super sticky, so wet your hands before rolling the mixture into balls.
  • Overripe bananas are best! They’re naturally sweeter and will combine more easily with the other ingredients.

Beat the afternoon slump with these banana bread protein balls!

Are these protein balls gluten free?

To ensure these protein balls are gluten free, use certified gluten free oats and protein powder.

How can I make these protein balls without nuts?

Replace the peanut butter with an equal amount of a nut butter alternative (like sunflower seed butter) and make sure all of the other ingredients you use are also nut free.

What kind of oats should I use?

For best results, use old-fashioned rolled oats. In a pinch, you can use quick oats but they won’t have the same chewy texture.

stack of 2 banana bread protein balls with a bite taken from the top one

Tasty and healthy, banana bread protein balls are hard to resist!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!



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