No-Bake Almond Hemp Protein Balls

by | Jul 8, 2019 | Breakfast, Snacks

These No-Bake Almond Hemp Protein Balls are the perfect grab-and-go snack or breakfast bite. Made with protein-rich hemp seeds and fibre-packed almonds and oats, these are filling, blood-sugar balancing, and delicious!

There’s nothing better than having some sort of healthy snack in your kitchen that you can easily grab, and these protein balls are perfect for just that! They even make a great breakfast sidekick.

What I love about this recipe is that it uses the leftover pulp from making almond milk, something that’s easy to toss if you don’t know what to do with it. While you don’t need to have almond pulp for this recipe (you could use extra of one of the other dry ingredients instead) it’s certainly a great way to get additional fibre.

Aside from the use of almond pulp, I also love these because they’re made with one of my favourite seeds of all time: protein-packed hemp seeds. And last but not least, these are a completely no-bake recipe. That is, throw the ingredients together in a bowl, mix ’em well, roll them into balls, and toss them in your refrigerator. Done!

Benefits of Almond Hemp Protein Balls

These protein balls are…

  • Rich in plant-based protein from hemp seeds
  • An excellent source of blood-sugar balancing fibre from oats and almonds
  • Rich in healthy fats
  • Not too sweet (unless you want them to be!)
  • Versatile (you can easily get creative by switching up different spices or ingredients)

How to Make Almond Hemp Protein Balls

To make this recipe, simply mix all ingredients together in bowl, roll them together, and place in freezer to stiffen.

  1. Mix together mashed banana, almond pulp, nut/seed butter (I’ve made these with almond butter and sunflower seed butter), oats, and seasonings until a dough forms.
  2. Form dough into balls by rolling between hands
  3. Place in a parchment lined container and place in freezer
5 from 1 vote

No-Bake Almond Hemp Protein Balls

Filling, fibre and protein-packed protein balls made with hemp and almonds.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 balls
Author Meghan Livingstone


  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup organic quick oats (use unsweetened shredded coconut if paleo)
  • 1/2 cup almond pulp (from making almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened nut or seed butter (almond, sunflower, cashew, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (for added sweetness, optional)

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, currants, raisins, or chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder You may need extra sweetener if cacao powder is added.


  1. In medium-sized bowl, mash banana with fork.

  2. Add almond pulp, hemp seeds, oats, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well.

  3. Stir in nut/seed butter and maple syrup (if desired) until dough forms. If dough is too wet, add additional 1-2 tbsp oats as needed.

  4. Form dough into balls by rolling between hands with about 1 tbsp sized scoops.

  5. Place balls into parchment-lined dish, secure lid, and transfer to freezer to stiffen.

  6. Store in refrigerator for approximately 5 days, or freezer for 3 months.

Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

Yep! There are a few modifications you can make if you want or need to:

  • If you’d like to make these grain-free, you can use unsweetened shredded coconut instead of oats.
  • If you don’t have almond pulp handy, use an additional 1/2 cup oats or shredded coconut.
  • If you want a chocolate variation, add 2 tbsp cacao powder and a little extra maple syrup or honey. You may also want to omit the cinnamon and nutmeg if making these chocolate.

I’d love to see your creations! If you make these protein balls, tag me on Instagram @meghanlivingstone.

by Meghan Livingstone

Note: this post may contain affiliate links. Learn more here.

You might also like…

5 Healthy Snacks Ready in 2 minutes or Less

5 Healthy Snacks Ready in 2 minutes or Less

These 5 healthy snack ideas take 2 minutes or less to make and are the perfect way to keep you feeling satisfied between meals. I love snacks. I've been loving them especially so since becoming pregnant because I'm so much hungrier through the day. Having healthy,...

I’m Pregnant + 1st Trimester Recap!

I’m Pregnant + 1st Trimester Recap!

I'm pregnant! In this post I'm sharing our exciting news and an overview of how my first trimester went. As most of you know if you follow me on YouTube or Instagram, I'm pregnant! This blog post is a little overdue, seeing as I'm almost 21 weeks along now, but I...


  1. Sarah

    I saw these on your YouTube channel and had to check out the recipe. They look so easy to make. Thanks for all the delicious recipes Meghan!

    • Meghan

      Hi Sarah! Let me know if you try them đŸ™‚ They’re very easy to make! xx

  2. Pam Jones

    Hi Meghan
    I have never bought hemp seeds before and I was surprised how big they look. Do you grind them before use or just use them as they are? I’d love to try this recipe.

    I have been enjoying your Greek Mason Jar salad, and have had it everyday this week……its very tasty.

    • Meghan

      Hi Pam! I just leave them whole. However, make sure that you’re using shelled hemp seeds which are softer and white in colour (often called hemp hearts), not the hard brown ones with the shells. So happy you’ve been enjoying the greek salad!

  3. Kimberly A

    5 stars
    We loved them! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Meghan

      You’re so welcome Kimberly!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating


Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat mindfully and wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life that’s completely unique to you.