2 Ultimate Raw Bliss Ball Recipes (vegan, dairy-free, no-date, protein)
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2 Ultimate Protein Ball Recipes (no dates)

Two ultimate protein ball recipes that don't use dates. Instead they use oats and chickpeas which provide tons of protein and fiber. I love dates but sometimes we can't find them, and they are hard on the blender, so alternative ingredients are sometimes useful!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
Keyword: chickpea bliss balls, date-free snacks, oat bliss balls, protein ball recipes, protein snacks
Does it keep?: freezer-friendly
Servings: 18
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Dee Dine


Oat Protein Ball

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Optional Mix-ins or Coatings

  • popped quinoa, beetroot powder, cinnamon, cacao

Chickpea Protein Ball

Optional Mix-ins or Coatings

  • cacao nibs, goji berries, cinnamon, cacao



  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Make Either Oats Or Chickpea Protein Ball Recipe

  • Blend all ingredients for either recipe in a food processor or blender.
  • The dough should be dry enough to stick together but if you find it crumbly add more nut butter (if it's the runny type), or maple syrup if you taste and would like it sweeter, or water if the taste is fine, you just want the texture sticker to be able to scoop and roll.
  • Once you are happy with the taste and texture, use a cookie scoop to grab a consistent amount, and put the portions on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Rub your hands with either cacao powder if your recipe chocolate, or chickpea or almond flour. Then pick up each portion and roll into a ball shape.
  • You can get anywhere from 12 to 18 balls from each recipe depending on the size you make the
  • Rolle the balls into any coating you choose. See ingredient list for options. Chill for 1/2 hour on the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to allow coating to set. Then store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

How to Store Protein Balls

  • Store them for 7 days in the refrigerator or several months in the freezer.


Want to make these nut-free? Swap the nut butters out for Sunflower butter.
The nutrition information is for the oat bliss ball only. This chickpea recipe has similar nutrition although higher protein.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg