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No Bake Gingerbread Protein Balls

These healthy no bake gingerbread protein balls are the perfect nutritious snack! Gluten free and dairy free, these winter flavored protein balls are packed with protein.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 110 kcal


  • ¼ cup of vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1 cup of dates remove any pits
  • ¾ cups of rolled oats
  • 2 ½ tsbp of black strap molasses
  • 2 tbsp maple syrups
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of ginger
  • ½ tsp of allspice
  • ¼ tsp of salt


  • Place dates (remove seeds) in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until a chunky dough forms (see pics above for reference).
  • Roll into golf ball size balls and place on parchment paper on a plate or baking sheet. Place in the fridge for five to ten minutes.
  • Eat immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.


Protein Powder- I used Livbody Cake Batter protein powder, but you may use any type you like! Just note if you choose a flavor that is not vanilla or a neutral such as vanilla, it will affect the flavor.
Dates– These help keep the balls together!
Maple Syrup- A natural sweetener, feel free to use honey instead if you are not vegan.
Black Strap Molasses– In my opinion, you cannot have the ginger taste without it!
Oats- These give the balls their texture. I have not tried Quinoa flakes in this specific, but I have in other recipes I used oats in, so that may be a great alternative.
Cinnamon- If you do not have cinnamon, you may use allspice.
Allspice- If you do not have allspice, use cinnamon.
Ginger– Sorry, no sub for this! I used powdered ginger, as real ginger is a little too intense!
Salt– It helps balance out the sweetness, but you may omit! I used sea salt.


Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Gingerbread
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