These easy Kodiak Cakes protein balls take just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Packed full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. The perfect grab-and-go snack idea that will keep you fuller for longer!
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Kodiak Oatmeal Cakes Protein Balls
This recipe is a delicious variation of my no-bake energy balls. Instead of using all oats, I used a mixture of both oats and Kodiak Cakes mix. It gives the protein balls a softer texture and almost tastes like cookie dough!
Protein balls are one of my absolute favorite healthy snack ideas. I make them almost every week and love to experiment with different variations. These protein balls with Kodiak Cakes are my latest obsession.
They taste like an indulgence but are packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They will help curb your sweet cravings without leaving you in an afternoon slump. It is the perfect combination of wholesome nourishment.
With simple, pantry staple ingredients these no-bake protein bite mix can be made. Natural ingredients within every bite make early days to late night snacking healthy with essential nutrients. These bite-sized balls are filled with delicious flavors and great taste!
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Kodiak Cakes: I use the Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix. You can find it cheapest at Costco, but most other grocery stores carry it too. It’s a flapjack and waffle mix but also works great when making protein balls. It adds a great texture and is an easy way to pack in extra protein.
- Oats: Old-fashioned oats work best. They add a chewy texture and are also full of fiber.
- Peanut butter: Creamy peanut butter gives them the best texture. You may also use other types of creamy nut butter (cashew, almond, etc.).
- Honey: Raw honey adds the perfect balance of sweetness. Maple syrup is a great substitution if you don’t have honey on hand.
- Vanilla: This adds the perfect boost of vanilla flavor.
- Chocolate chips: I find that mini chocolate chips are perfectly sized for these protein balls.
How to Make Kodiak Cakes Protein Balls
These are simple no-bake protein balls that come together quickly and easily. They have non-gmo ingredients from the Kodiak ingredients plus the whole grain flavor. Perfect for on-the-trail and on-the-go serving of food.
- Mix. Stir together the Kodiak Cakes, oats, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a bowl. You can mix with a large spoon or use an electric mixer to make it even easier. Then fold in the mini chocolate chips and any other extra mix-ins until combined.
- Scoop. Using a small cookie scoop (or Tablespoon), scoop the mixture into balls and then place on a lined baking sheet. The cookie scoop gives them a nice round finish, so no additional rolling is needed. If using a Tablespoon, you may need to roll into balls with your hands.
- Chill. Let the protein balls chill on the baking sheet in the refrigerator or freezer until hard.
Consistency tip: If the mixture feels too dry once combined, mix in a little more peanut butter and honey. If it’s too sticky, try adding 1-2 additional Tablespoons of Kodiak Cakes or old-fashioned oats.
Variations and Extra Mix-Ins
The best part about this recipe is that you can make all types of customizations. Sometimes I mix in Rice Krispies for an extra crunch, add a sprinkle of cinnamon or sneak in some chia seeds or flax seeds for more nutrients. The options are endless!
- Seeds. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of chia seeds or ground flax seeds.
- Protein. For even more protein, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder or collagen.
- Nut butter. Use your favorite nut butter. Substitute almond or cashew butter for peanut butter. Just make sure it has a creamy texture.
- Oats. Replace the Kodiak Cakes with more oats, similar to my no-bake energy balls.
- Seasoning. Add a pinch of salt or a sprinkle of cinnamon for a sweetener of choice and that extra flavor.
- Cereal. Mix in some Rice Krispies cereal to give them a nice crunch.
One Kodiak protein ball is about 93k calories and 3 grams of protein. This can vary depending on the ingredients, add-ins, or variations that are made. Make sure to follow a daily diet and maintain the appropriate appetite for your lifestyle.
Everything in moderation is best! On average two to three protein balls are recommended per day.
Yes! General nutrition advice would say the daily value of these no-bake protein balls is not used solely for weight loss but can help increase the chance of losing weight. This no bake option is a great snack and filler in between meals for those long days and fun adventures. Eating too many will not allow you to lose weight though.
5 star review
“I love this recipe! I have made it lots of times and everyone I share it with loves it too! Thank you!”-Elizabeth
Storing + Freezing
Transfer the protein balls from the baking sheet to an airtight container or bag. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You may also freeze them for up to 3 months.
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Kodiak Cakes Protein Balls
Optional add in's: pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon, ground flax seed, chia seeds, scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1/4 cup rice krispies
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine the Kodiak Cakes, old fashioned oats, peanut butter, honey and vanilla in a bowl. Mix by hand or with a mixer. Then fold in the chocolate chips. I like to add a pinch of sea salt too. Add in any other desired mix-in's. Stir until combined.
- Use a small cookie scoop or Tablespoon and round them into balls and place on the baking sheet. Place pan in the refrigerator or freezer until hard.
- Store in a covered container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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