Is there a better combination than peanut butter and banana? Sure, there’s the peanut butter and chocolate tandem, but this recipe has that, too. These no bake protein bites are packed with flavor and have unbelievable macros when compared to regular “oatmeal energy bites” or things like that.
With over 8 grams of protein and just 2 grams of carbs each, they are perfect for a snack around your workouts. Munch on
eight two or three of these on your drive to the gym and you’ll have the perfect amount of protein and carbs to fuel your training session. And since the whole process should take 5-10 minutes from start to finish, you can make these right now!
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe Notes
You’ll only need 6 ingredients to make the recipe:
- rolled oats, powdered peanut butter, protein powder
- ripe banana and honey
- mini chocolate chips
Like I mentioned in my no bake s’mores bites recipe, the protein powder will be the biggest variable in this recipe. I use PEScience Select in my recipes. This protein powder is a blend of whey and casein, making it a bit thicker in consistency than whey-only protein powders.
If you’re using another protein powder, you’ll likely need to modify the recipe to get the consistency right. The biggest tip I can give here will be adding the wet ingredients (banana and honey) slowly to avoid over hydrating things.
Pro tip: You can order small samples of PEScience if you’re new to protein powder recipes. If you like it, you can use my affiliate discount code mason to save 15% off on PEScience products. If you’re looking for other recipes to try with a sample pack, try my Butterfinger protein oatmeal, protein sugar cookies, or protein monkey bread.
Aside from the protein powder, the other ingredients should be pretty straightforward. The only other tip I would give would be to use a food scale to get the ingredient weight spot on. No bake recipes like these peanut butter protein bites can be tricky to handle if you don’t get it right.
All right, the printable recipe card is below. If you have any other questions about these oatmeal peanut butter bites, drop a comment at the bottom of this post or join my Facebook group with more than 14,000 other healthy home cooks!
- 3/4 C (60g) Rolled Oats
- 2 scoops (62g) Vanilla Protein Powder*
- 1/4 C (26g) PB2 or Powdered Peanut Butter
- 1 medium (100g peeled) Banana, mashed
- 1/2 Tbsp (11g) Honey
- 2 Tbsp (28g) Mini Chocolate Chips
- Mix the oats, protein powder, and powdered peanut butter together.
- Mash the banana in a separate bowl before adding to the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture starts to come together before adding the honey and chocolate chips. Finishing stirring until one large ball forms.**
- Divide the mixture into 8 pieces and place them on a piece of parchment paper or foil. Roll each piece between your palms to smooth. You can spray your hands with a tiny bit of cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Refrigerate protein bites and serve chilled.
*I used PEScience Select whey and casein. For notes on using other protein powders, see post above.
**If you're using different ingredients, add the banana and honey slowly to avoid over hydrating the mixture. If you accidentally add too much, you can either add more dry ingredients or try refrigerating/freezing the mixture before forming the protein bites.
Each protein bite has 2 WW Smart Points (blue plan).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Protein Bites Serving Size: 1 Protein Bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: .75gCarbohydrates: 13.1gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 5.6gProtein: 8.4g
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