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Vegan Carob Protein Balls

The recipe that follows is one variation of a peanut butter carob protein ball that I make frequently to snack on during lunch meetings at work or while playing at chess tournaments. They are a superb and tasty source of energy, rather filling for their size, relatively healthy compared to store-bought protein bars, and easy to make.

Recipe makes about 21 Tablespoon-sized balls.

As usual, most ingredient measurements are exact, i.e., by weight. I’ve tried to approximate the volume measurements in parentheses.

  • 120 g oats, ground to a flour (1.5 cups)

  • 10 g spirulina (1 Tb)
  • 10 g rice protein powder (1 heaping Tb)
  • 20 g hemp protein powder (2 heaping Tb)
  • 40 g carob powder (4 Tb)
  • cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
  • 24 g raisins (2 packed Tb)
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 64 g chunky peanut butter (1/4 cup)
  • 64 g chunky almond butter (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70 g liquid sweetener of choice (3 1/2 Tb)

Step by step pictorial…

oat flour, cinnamon, spirulina, and nutmeg

rice and hemp protein powders

carob powder


non-dairy milk, nut butters, and sweetener

One thing I often do with the sweetener is to cut it in half calorically with an all-fruit jam, in this case, strawberry.

Pour wet into dry and mix well

A thick, chocolate-like dough is the result

Scoop up the dough by the Tablespoon and roll into balls. If it’s too sticky, like this batch, which had a bit more than a 1/2 cup of soymilk, moisten the palms of your hands with water. Place on a cookie sheet or, as above, in the wells of a cupcake pan, and freeze for a couple hours. Enjoy! :)

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One Response to “Vegan Carob Protein Balls”

  1. Minna LaShae says:

    These look delish. I’ve really been loving making my own protein bars. I’ll have to look for hemp powder to add and also try adding spirulina.

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