No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bites

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! 

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no bake oatmeal peanut butter protein bites

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

dry ingredients mixed together with mashed banana, honey, and 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. 

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forming the no bake protein bites

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!

no bake oatmeal peanut butter protein bites in a bowl

No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Yield: 8 protein bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Low fat protein bites made with rolled oats, powdered peanut butter, and protein powder.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Mix the oats, protein powder, and powdered peanut butter together.
  2. 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.**
  3. 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.
  4. Refrigerate protein bites and serve chilled.

Notes

*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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29 thoughts on “No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Bites”

    • You could divide the macros from the protein as-is by the number of protein bites you make and replace that with the macros for your protein powder. Or you could just enter all the ingredients into Myfitnesspal or a tracker and divide the total by the number of bites you make. Hope that helps!

  • These are beyond awesome! Made them for myself, and my weight training crazy fitness sons discovered them and decided they love them too! So now I have to triple the recipe every time I make it! I don’t use chocolate chips, but in one batch I do put Cacaio powder for myself. Because I love chocolate, but I have one son who doesn’t. So his just gets the PB fit powder. For my sticky sweetener I will use either agave, or a sugar-free maple syrup. These are our go to treats when we are looking for something sweet!

  • I made these using PEScience Cake Pop protein, but otherwise no modifications, and they turned out fantastic! They are currently in my freezer – one because I want to try them as recommended, but also to keep me from eating them all in one sitting. I was able to form nice round bites by wetting my fingers before rolling them as well so in additional to being tasty, they are very photo worthy! 😉 Thanks for the great recipe!

  • These are my go to desserts. I can make a big batch and have them for a snack or even as a yummy nightcap. These are super simple for a starter recipe for anybody.

  • My family either goes through bananas like crazy or we have some very ripe ones no one will eat… well those bananas got eaten with this delicious recipes… I added 3T of chia seeds and loved the add texture and nutrition!

  • Any substitutes for bananas? I don’t always love the taste of them in things like this but this recipe looks great!

    • Unsweetened apple sauce or canned pumpkin are usually good substitutes for something like banana. I’d probably start with apple sauce and add slowly. You may not need as much.

  • Made these last weekend and they were so good! I didn’t have any vanilla protein powder so I just added extra PB2 and the texture still turned out great!

  • These are perfect snacks to create when you don’t have much time and they satisfy your sweet tooth, they are delicious a must try for sure

  • The only downside to these is that they are too easy to eat! Great snack to take to work, or you can freeze them into smaller pieces and mix them into yogurt and freeze for a take on “cookie dough” ice cream.

  • these are so good I reviewed comments and did use the applesauce instead of banana as I don’t like alot of banana flavor. Easy to make and eat 🙂

  • I make these once (occasionally twice) a week and they are a crowd pleaser for sure! I have substituted MyProtein a couple of times and find that they do not hold together as well, so have had to add more oats. 10/10 would recommend

  • My 15 yo son loves these! We have made them several times using different kinds of chips and protein powders and they have all turned out great!

  • I love this recipe!! I tried it with vanilla protein powder but I also used one of my sample packets of peanut butter protein powder as well. It added even more flavor.

  • These are so delicious and easy to make! I appreciated that they don’t require a lot of ingredients (especially since my pantry feels pretty empty due to covid). Sometime you just need a little snack to get you through to the next meal and these work wonders for me.

    • They’re best within probably 2-3 days (due to the banana), but they freeze really well. You can pop one out of the freezer, let it thaw for 5-10 minutes, and it’s good to go.

  • These are the best! I made several batches at once and froze what was left. I also left out the honey and chocolate chips because I was on a cut. Macros for 1 ball without chocolate and without honey: 79CAL:10C, 1.2F, 8.2P

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