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Pecan Protein Balls

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 18, 2018

Pecan Protein Balls
Photo Credit: Jackie Newgent
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
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  • 15 m

Want to protect your nervous system? Research suggests that having about a handful of pecans every day might actually help. These balls are a flavorful and healthful way to enjoy pecans as well as so much more, including whole grains and seeds.



  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 3 oz Dried Dates, Pitted
  • 3 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans


1 Add the oats, peanut butter (or pecan butter), flax seeds, dates, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a food processor. Cover and puree until well combined. Add the pecans and pulse a few times until evenly combined. (Hint: Toast pecans in advance, if desired.)
2 With clean hands, firmly form into 12 balls, about 2 tablespoons each.
3 Place in a sealed container. Store in the refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for 1 month.