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Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Balls

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15 minutes

30 Servings

Yearning for that infamous Starbucks PSL, but don’t want to rev up your nervous system or down 40 grams of sugar? Nutrition School grad Danielle Diamond created these delicious pumpkin spiced protein balls just for you. They’ll satisfy your craving and give you a protein boost (instead of a sugar crash).

Diamond, the creator of Xen Strength Yoga, says they’re the perfect pre- or post-workout snack and her kids love them in their lunchbox, too…if there’s any left by the next morning.

Recipe by Danielle Diamond, NLC. Visit Danielle’s website at and follow her on Instagram at @xenstrength.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (79 votes, average: 3.15 out of 5)

15 minutes

30 Servings


½ cup instant oats

¾ cup plant based vanilla protein powder

1 ½ tsp ground coffee

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground ginger

⅛ tsp ground nutmeg

1 cup pumpkin puree (no sugar added)

¼ cup maple syrup

⅓ cup ground pecans



Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Balls
  1. In a large bowl, combine the protein powder, oats and spices.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin, coffee granules, and the maple syrup until well combined.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet and continue mixing until everything is fully incorporated.
  4. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes so the mixture firms up.
  5. Divide into 30 equal portions if you’d like tiny balls, and into 20 if you’d rather them be medium sized.
  6. Roll one portion at a time into a ball, roll into pecan dust and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Keep your finished masterpieces in an airtight container, and refrigerate until ready to eat. ENJOY!!


These have got the sweet, cinnamon-y flavors of all without all of the bad stuff that usually comes along with said flavors. They’re also filled with protein (for energy!) and antioxidants and are vegan and gluten-free, so almost anyone can eat them.

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