Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls are packed with protein from the mixed nut butter and 1/4 cup flaxseeds! This blog post actually has 2 recipes here! 1 is for these Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls and the second 1 is for general oatmeal protein bars. The great thing about these Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls is that they are also low carb!

How are the Oatmeal Power Balls “Low Carb”?

From several sources, I have read that flaxseeds are an excellent source of plant based protein. In fact, in this recipe there are 17 g of fat, 1 g of net carbs, and 7 g of protein just from the flaxseeds! *And fun fact: The value of net carbs is the difference between the listed amount of carbs and dietary fiber. So the Fitbit says that 4 tablespoons has 12 g of carbs and 11 g of fiber. The other major source of protein in this power snack is the mixed nut butter I got at Costco last week. For a 2 TBS serving, there are 7 g of protein to the 4 g net carbs. and 16 g of fat.

This recipe is also made with old fashioned oats, and the great thing about using oats in a snack recipe is that it’s a complex carb. Even if you’re going low carb, you still need healthy carbs in your diet. Foods with quinoa, oats, whole grain brown rice, etc. all have complex carbs, which means they last longer in your system.* And are healthier than foods like chips and crackers.

Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls

Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mixed Nut Butter
  • 3 tbs Swerve, or other preferred low carb sweetener
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • A little bit of olive oil poured on a plate, set aside **NOT for the mix! See Notes for more info
mixed nut butter from costco

Instructions

  • Microwave mixed nut butter for 30-45 seconds, enough to make it easy to work with
  • In a kitchen mixer, combine softened nut butter with the other ingredients
  • Use the whisk attachment to mix ingredients together. The mixture will flatten against the edges, so use a hard spatula to move the mix to the center of the bowl. Make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Speed on 4-6 is best.
  • Use a 1/2 Tablespoon to scoop the mix out of the bowl. Use your hands to make round balls and set on a baking sheet. Repeat this step until you have put all the Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls on the baking sheet
  • Put in the fridge for 3 hours, or until hardened

Notes for the Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls

  • Making gluten free related recipes can get quite sticky! Try adding olive oil or coconut to your hands to keep ingredients like almond flour and nut butters from sticking to your hands!

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Another Oatmeal Power Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of your favorite nut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 3 cups oatmeal

Directions

  1. Warm in honey and nut butter microwave 30 seconds
  2. Put warmed nut butter and honey in a bowl
  3. Slowly add oatmeal to bowl
  4. Mix until consistent 
  5. Put in a cake or muffin pan 
  6. Rest for 30 minutes
nutty oatmeal power balls

Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls

These Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls are packed with protein from mixed nut butter and flaxseeds! YET still low carb and just as sweet!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Mixed Nut Butter
  • 3 tbs Swerve or other preferred low carb sweetener
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Flaxseeds
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Microwave mixed nut butter for 30-45 seconds, enough to make it easy to work with
  • In a kitchen mixer, combine softened nut butter with the other ingredients
  • Use the whisk attachment to mix ingredients together. The mixture will flatten against the edges, so use a hard spatula to move the mix to the center of the bowl. Make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Speed on 4-6 is best.
  • Use a 1/2 Tablespoon to scoop the mix out of the bowl. Use your hands to make round balls and set on a baking sheet. Repeat this step until you have put all the Nutty Oatmeal Power Balls on the baking sheet
  • Put in the fridge for 3 hours, or until hardened

*While I do offer some advice about nutrition, I’m no nutritionist!