These low carb protein balls are packed with healthy fats, protein, and fiber for sustainable energy! Plus they taste amazing and are super easy to make! Try them and see why they are one of our favorite easy keto recipes!
Peanut Butter Keto Protein Balls
When it comes to staying “good” on the keto diet, snack times are my weakness. When I’m busy or in a hurry, sometimes it seems so much easier to grab something that I’ll end up regretting later.
That’s why I love protein balls — they’re yummy and packed with the perfect combo of fiber, good fats, and protein to keep me feeling satisfied longer.
No more midday crash! And no more junk food snacking!
If you make a batch at the beginning of the week, you’ll have a grab-and-go snack that you WON’T regret!
These chocolate coconut protein balls are one of our most popular healthy snack recipes. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and contain no refined sugar.
However, if you’re on a stricter low carb diet or ketogenic diet, you’ll probably want something with fewer carbs.
These low carb protein balls are the perfect solution! Tasty, easy, AND only 3 grams net carbs each!
I gave them the nickname “Kitchen Sink” protein balls because they have so many nutrient-dense ingredients!
Read this next: Want to know more about keto? Click here for our beginner’s guide to starting the keto diet!
How to Make Protein Balls Keto
The main watch-outs when looking for a low carb protein balls recipe are of course carbs, and sugar. In addition, to make protein balls keto, you’ll want a recipe with plenty of good fats.
When you’re in ketosis, your body burns fat for energy, so you need to provide it with plenty of fuel! That’s why this keto protein balls recipe is one of our favorites — there’s plenty of good fats! Plus there is lots of protein (of course) and fiber.
It’s an all-around nutritious snack that packs energy-boosting ingredients!
Here’s a quick look at the macros for our keto protein balls:
- Fat: 9g
- Fiber: 5g
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Protein: 5g
(Full nutritional information is available with the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post)
Keto Fat Balls Ingredients
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- Coconut flour
- Almond Flour
- Chia seeds
- Monk fruit sweetener (granulated)*
- Creamy natural peanut butter
- Sugar-free maple syrup*
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Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Feel free to swap out the peanut butter for another nut butter of your choice, or even sunflower seed butter. The most important thing is to make sure there are no added sugars in the ingredients list.
- I like to use peanut butter because I love the flavor. You may have heard that peanut butter is a no-no on keto, but our research and experience has found it to be perfectly fine, as long as it fits in your macros. To learn more, click here: Can you eat peanut butter on the keto diet?
- Monk fruit is one of our favorite low carb sweeteners because it doesn’t have a weird aftertaste or digestive side effects like some of the others. If you prefer, you can swap out granulated erythritol (Swerve).
How to Make Low Carb Protein Balls
Rough chop your nuts using a food processor, then combine everything in a mixing bowl. Stir together until ingredients are well incorporated.
We rolled our keto balls into the size of a ping-pong ball:
I recommend allowing the protein balls to set before putting them in a storage container so they won’t stick together or smash.
Place your keto balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat (we love these mats because they are washable and reusable!) and then chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Once the low carb protein balls have had a chance to set, you can enjoy or store them for later.
How to Store Protein Balls
For best results, store your low carb protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for 1-2 weeks – or until you eat them all – whichever comes first!
If you want to make a double batch and freeze, they should keep up to a month in a freezer bag or container.
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Peanut Butter Low Carb Protein Balls - Keto Fat & Energy Bites
- 1/2 cup walnuts crushed
- 1/2 cup pecans crushed
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener
- pinch Salt
- ½ cup Natural peanut butter creamy
- ⅔ cup Sugar-free maple syrup
- Use a food processor to rough chop your walnuts and pecans.
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and knead with hands until everything is well incorporated and the mixture is compact.
- Wet your hands with water or a light coating of oil and roll batter into balls, about 2 Tablespoons each.
- Store keto energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge.
Net Carbs: about 3 grams per ball
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