Salted Caramel Protein Balls

Salted caramel is a flavour which I absolutely love – it’s the perfect combination between sweet and salty, which is so moreish and makes these protein packed balls so addictive – if you’re anything like me then you’ll definitely struggle not to eat them all at once.

Shop bought protein balls can be expensive – it works out a lot cheaper to make your own at home and if I’m honest they taste a whole lot better too! I love experimenting with different flavour combinations and I always have a few different batches on hand in the freezer to keep me well stocked up.

These balls are so simple to make – all you need is 1 bowl, 5 ingredients and 10 minutes. The protein powder is combined with ground oats, maple syrup, peanut butter and pecans which work so well at adding an extra caramel flavour – but if you don’t have them on hand then feel free to substitute in almonds or cashews.

These protein packed balls make a perfect post workout snack, but I love them chopped up for a delicious breakfast bowl topping too.

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makes 8 protein balls


  1. Add the oats and pecans to a blender and blitz until they form a flour.
  2. Add the protein powder, maple syrup and peanut butter to the blender and blend until the mix is fully combined.
  3. Take a small amount of the mixture and using your hands, roll in to a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 8 energy balls.
  4. Pop the balls in to the freezer to set for an hour before transferring to the fridge. Enjoy!

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If you liked this recipe then why not try my Salted Caramel Brownie Cheesecake Slice or Salted Caramel Protein Bars.

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Hi, I'm Yasmin! Plant based recipe developer and certified health and wellness influencer. I share simple, nourishing plant based recipes along with tips on healthy living, mental health and well being, in the hope that I can inspire others to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.

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