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Vegan Lemon Maple Protein Balls


Lemon Maple Protein Balls

These zesty, cheerful, sweet and filling protein balls are ideal for party platters, potlucks or gifts. It’s full of vegan Omega-3, zinc, iron, potassium, and fiber, making this a great treat for any time of day. Try it for breakfast or before and after workouts!

Vegan Lemon Maple Protein Balls


Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 3-4 servings
  • 3/4 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup Pecan nuts
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup Plant-based milk
  • 1/3 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Lemon zest for decoration


1. In a food processor, grind the oats and pecan nuts.
2. In a bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, lemon zest, and spices.
3. Add the maple syrup and plant-based milk.
4. With your hands form an even dough. If still too dry, add more plant-based milk, water or even a bit of nut butter. If not sweet enough, add more maple syrup.
5. Form small balls and place them in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
6. Decorate them with some lemon zest.

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Tatiana von Rheinbaben

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Tatiana, a global citizen, studied molecular biology at the University of California, San Diego (B.S.) and environmental engineering and science at Stanford University (M.S.). After two internships in food technology in Germany and Chile, Tatiana moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, where she now works as an assistant manager at a small vegan eco-hotel and at an ecological consultancy.
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