Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites (vegan option)

Mornings can be tough.

Breakfast is a frequently skipped meal for so many of us because taking the time to cook a nutritious breakfast in the morning just ain’t gonna happen. If we do eat breakfast it often is something quick and lacking protein (like a bowl of cereal), or fast-food breakfast, which is not an ideal start to the day either.

These no-bake protein bites are fantastic because they’re packed with protein, convenient to eat on-the-go, and are absolutely delicious (you just can’t go wrong with chocolate, coconut, and peanut butter!)

Spend a few minutes making these on the weekend and you’ll have a whole week’s worth of nutritious breakfasts ready to grab and go!


No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Makes: approximately 36 balls (depending on size)

Prep time: 30 minutes


  • 4 scoops chocolate flavored protein powder (I used whey protein but you can also use a vegan protein powder)
  • 1 cup milk (you can use cow’s milk, soy milk, or almond milk)
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 cups uncooked quick oats
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  1. Using a whisk or electric mixer, blend together milk and protein powder until smooth.
  2. Blend in peanut butter and mix until you have a creamy, smooth batter.
  3. Using a wooden or plastic spoon, stir in oats 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well with each addition. You want the final consistency to be firm enough to roll into a ball, but still sticky enough to roll in the coconut. 
  4. Get Messy! Take 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Roll in shredded coconut to coat. Repeat until all of the dough is used up.
  5. Store protein bites in a sealed container in the freezer or refrigerator, let them thaw for about 30 minutes before eating.
  6. Enjoy as a quick on-the-go breakfast, or a convenient post-workout snack.

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