I think I’ve finally found the one protein ball recipe to rule them all. These pumpkin spice cheesecake protein balls are without a doubt the tastiest protein balls I’ve ever tried. You’re getting the best of two worlds with this recipe – all the great taste of a pumpkin spice cheesecake in a 100% healthy and keto-friendly protein ball. This recipe is also incredibly easy to make. You’ll be whipping up your own delicious cheesecake protein balls in no time at all. And believe me when I tell you – if you’ve been on the fence about trying protein balls because you think they will make a bland tasting snack, then you must try this recipe. You’ll be a believer in no time!
The Ultimate Keto-Friendly Protein Balls
You’ll need to combine your three scoops of protein powder in a bowl with one teaspoon each of cinnamon and pumpkin spice mix. Both of these ingredients will give your protein balls that delicious pumpkin spice flavor you know and love – while also giving them quite a boost in nutritional value as well.
Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices to use in all kinds of recipes because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (1) Next add in ½ cup of cream cheese and a bit of pure vanilla extract and mix to combine. The cream cheese is the missing ingredient required to complete the delicious pumpkin spice cheesecake flavor of these protein balls, while the vanilla helps to add a bit of added flavor in its own right.
You can then slowly add in the nine tablespoons of coconut flour, one tablespoon at a time, until you’re able to shape the dough by hand and then refrigerate it until it’s hard enough to roll into balls. Using coconut flour is a great way to finish off the recipe, especially since it’s one of my favorite keto-friendly flours. It provides a little bit of everything you could hope for from a keto-friendly ingredient – a ton of healthy saturated coconut fats, dietary fiber, and protein. It’s also a great baking option for diabetics due to its low glycemic index rating. (2) Once your dough is hard enough, roll it into 14 balls and freeze them for a minimum of one hour before serving.
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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Protein Balls (Keto-Friendly)
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 14 1x
2 tbsp granulated Stevia
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice mix
1 tsp vanilla extract
9 tbsp coconut flour
½ cup cream cheese
3 scoops (3 oz) vanilla protein powder
- In a bowl combine the protein powder, cinnamon, pumpkin spice mix.
- Add the cream cheese and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
- Slowly add the coconut flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until you get a dough you can shape with your hands.
- Refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes or until it’s hard enough to roll into balls.
- Form into 14 balls (about 1 tablespoon each).
- Freeze for minimum one hour.
- Keep the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.