Granola Protein Balls with Chocolate Chips

by | Updated: August 17th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

When dealing with the discerning appetites of little kids, presentation can make all the difference. Instead of sticks and cubes, cut fruits and veggies into stars or triangles to encourage kids to eat them. You can also morph a lackluster, rectangular granola bar into fun, bite-sized balls, like in this recipe. These tasty, nutrient-rich protein balls won’t bounce when they hit the floor like your little one’s favorite toy, but they can be tossed into a lunchbox for healthy, satisfying snack.

Chocolate-Oat Protein Balls in Small Ramekin |

Makes 16


1 cup quick, gluten-free oats
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 scoop Vitacost Pea Protein Powder
1 T. water
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. In food processor, combine oats, sunflower butter, flax, protein and pulse. Add water if needed to moisten batter. Pour in mini chocolate chips and pulse to distribute into batter.
  2. Scoop out 1 Tbsp. at a time and roll into balls.
  3. Store in fridge for 3-4 days or freeze.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at