Date & Walnut Protein Energy Balls

"These energy-packed protein balls are incredibly easy to make. I eat them on long bike rides for training fuel or take them on the go for simple snacking. Creating them is a straightforward process that involves combining just a few simple ingredients, and the results are delicious. If you don't have a food processor, you can just chop the dates and nuts into tiny pieces and mix everything together in a large bowl." ~ Tyler Tafelsky

Serves 10 | Prep time: 10 mins + chilling time | Cooking time: 0 mins


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 scoops of vegan protein powder*
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Start by processing the dates and walnuts in a food processor until they are finely chopped and begin to form a sticky mixture.
  2. Add the remaining dry ingredients (protein powder, chia seeds, and quick oats) and pulse until well combined.
  3. Gradually add the maple syrup while pulsing the mixture. Start with a small amount and add more as needed until the mixture reaches a consistency that allows you to easily form balls.
  4. Scoop out portions of the mixture and roll them into balls with your hands. If it’s too sticky, you can lightly oil your hands to prevent sticking.
  5. Place the protein energy balls on a tray or plate and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes to firm up before serving.

Note: *I used OWYN Plant Protein Powder because it’s sweet tasting and the ingredients are clean.

Recipe by Tyler Tafelsky of

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