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Snickerdoodle Protein Balls- gf, df, and blood sugar friendly

I love a good protein packed snack and these snickerdoodle no bake treats are no exception! They taste just like cookie dough and are gluten free, dairy free and blood sugar friendly, meaning they will not spike your blood sugar! These protein balls come together in just a few minutes and can be made into adorable pumpkin shapes for Fall.

Loaded with protein from almond flour, protein powder, and nut butter these protein balls come together with just a few simple ingredients. Perfect for a post-workout treat, a sweet treat to pack in your lunch, or even for an afterschool snack for the kids.

These protein balls can easily be prepared as part of your meal prep session and eaten all week long. Way healthier than store bought with a list of ingredients you can pronounce, these protein balls are easily customizable and are sure to appeal to everyone.

If you love these Snickerdoodle protein balls, you may love these too; Matcha Whey Protein Balls, Chocolate Whey Protein Balls, or these Brazil Nut Cookie Dough Bites.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe For Snickerdoodle Protein Balls

These protein balls are decadent and the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Blood sugar-friendly, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, you won’t find a better option out there. Easily made in advance with wholesome ingredients these protein balls are tasty, convenient, portable, and versatile. Play around with your favorite nut or seed butters and find the combination that appeals to you most.

Ingredients

for the protein balls

  • Almond flour – Use store bought almond or cashew flour. You can also make your own by using a high speed blender.
  • Vanilla protein powder – This is the vanilla protein powder I like to use. If you have a different one on hand feel free to use it. If it isn’t vanilla flavored you can add a touch of vanilla extract.
  • Ground cinnamon – Ground cinnamon adds a touch of spice and sweetness.
  • Syrup of choice – Use keto, allulose or maple syrup to add sweetness.
  • Nut butter – Look for natural, no-added sugar nut butter. You can use peanut, almond, or cashew. If you want to make these nut free use seed butter.

for coating the protein balls (optional)

optional “stem” for pumpkin shapes

  • Dark chocolate chips – Use code NEST to save on HU chocolate. Optional but makes these protein balls look very cute.

Equipment

mixing bowl

How To Make These Snickerdoodle Protein Balls

  • In a small mixing bowl, add nut flour, protein powder, and cinnamon and mix well with a fork or whisk.
  • Next add nut butter and syrup and mix well with the back of a fork or a spatula.
  • Roll into balls and coat with cinnamon and allulose mixture. This makes the balls ‘snickerdoodle’ like.
  • Optional seasonal idea: shape the balls into pumpkins using a toothpick. The method is easy- simply make 6 or 7 lines around the sides of the balls to mimic a pumpkin shape.
  • Add a chocolate chip stem. 

Storage

These protein balls can be stored in an airtight container on the kitchen counter or in the fridge for up to one week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. Defrost on the kitchen counter until soft and then enjoy.

Pro Tips

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your Snickerdoodle protein balls turn out every time.

  • Take the nut or seed butter out of the fridge before you begin to prepare these protein balls. Room temperature nut or seed butter is easier to work with. Make sure to use a fresh jar as the dried out nut butter at the bottom of the jar may not have enough moisture to help keep these balls together.
  • Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to shape the dough.
  • If your dough mixture is dry add a touch of water until it comes together nicely.

FAQs

How often should you eat protein balls?

Protein balls are safe to eat every day and can be part of a healthy diet. They are not a substitute for a complete meal but can be eaten in between meals as a healthy snack.

Why are protein balls good for you?

Protein balls contain protein which is a necessary nutrient for all of us. These protein balls are especially good for us as they don’t contain any artificial ingredients, added sugar or preservatives.

Should protein balls be refrigerated?

It isn’t necessary to refrigerate protein balls but they will last longer if they are refrigerated.

Should I eat a protein ball before or after a workout?

Eating protein after a workout helps with muscle repair.

What makes these Snickerdoodle protein balls Snickerdoodles?

Snickerdoodle cookies are rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture like these protein balls.

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Snickerdoodle no bake protein bites

Snickerdoodle Protein Balls- gf, df, and blood sugar friendly

Beth Bollinger of Nest Wellness
I love a good protein packed snack and these snickerdoodle no bake treats are no exception! They taste just like cookie dough and are gluten free, dairy free and blood sugar friendly, meaning they will not spike your blood sugar! These protein balls come together in just a few minutes and can be made into adorable pumpkin shapes for Fall.
4.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Course Basics, Snack
Servings 8
Calories 155 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl

Ingredients
 

for the protein balls

  • 3/4 cup almond flour or cashew flour
  • 4 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp syrup of choice (keto, allulose or maple)
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (natural, no added sugar)

for coating the protein balls (optional)

  • 2 tsp allulose granulated
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

optional "stem" for pumpkin shapes

  • 7 dark chocolate chips use code NEST to save on HU chocolate

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, add nut flour, protein powder, and cinnamon and mix well with a fork or whisk.
  • Next add nut butter and syrup and mix well with the back of a fork or a spatula.
  • Roll into balls and coat with cinnamon and allulose mixture
  • Optional seasonal idea: shape the balls into pumpkins using a toothpick. Method is easy- simply make 6 or 7 lines around the sides of the balls to mimic a pumpkin shape.
  • Add a chocolate chip stem. 
Keyword edible cookie dough, protein balls, protein bites, snickerdoodle
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