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Protein balls covered with multi-colored sprinkles evenly laid out on a light pink plate.

Birthday Cake Protein Balls

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 balls 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These Birthday Cake Protein Balls are simple, nutritious, and so cute! They're packed with protein, easy to make, and freezer-friendly!


  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla or unflavored protein powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup (6 tbsp)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp almond butter (6 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup sprinkles


  1. Into a large bowl add the almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon powder, and sea salt. Stir together with a spoon.
  2. Add the maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Stir everything together until it's well combined and forms into a dough. If it’s too dry, you can add a tablespoon more of almond butter or maple syrup.
  3. Form balls the size of approximately one tablespoon with your hands. You can use a measuring spoon or a cookie scoop for this to make them even.
  4. Add your sprinkles to a small bowl and roll each ball in the sprinkles. You might have to press them into the dough to make them stick.
  5. Store the protein balls in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


It might be hard to make the sprinkles stick to the protein balls sometimes. You can add more almond butter or maple syrup to make them stickier but I don’t find it necessary. Just press the sprinkles into the balls and they’ll stay on.

You can store the protein balls in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for several months. Just let them defrost in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Keywords: birthday cake flavor, protein balls