Powerful enough to fuel the most energy intense activities. They travel well, and did I mention that they're delicious?
I'm sure by now you've probably heard all about protein balls - they are the rage these days. Protein balls are so popular for good cause too, munching on just one or two of these is sure to keep you full until your next meal, and provide you with enough energy to finish that hike, or to get through a tough day at work.
With all the newly developed nut allergies, we wanted to share a lovely nut-free recipe that is perfect for school and work lunches, but also versatile enough to make before long adventures!
Not vegan? No worries! Just sub in your favourite protein powder and EVERYTHING will be fine, trust me. If you are gluten intolerant, sub in some gluten-free oats or even quinoa flakes and you'll be set to enjoy some crazy yummy balls.
This recipe makes approximately 24 balls... so let's get to it!
Nutrition (Per each ball)
Approximately 90 Calories
6.5g Protein * We calculated this on Cronometer
1 cup vegan vanilla protein powder of choice
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 ½ cup oat flour
½ cup oats
1 cup raisins (or dates, chopped)
½ cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
½ cup water, more if needed
• Don't go out and buy oat flour, all you need to do is grab some rolled oats and toss them in a food processor until they turn into a flour. Easy peasy.
• Mix all ingredients except for maple syrup into a large bowl.
• Add maple syrup and stir until well combined and there are no more dry spots. At this point, if the batter is too crumbly to hold together, add more water as needed.
• Roll into ¾ inch balls, or about the size of a golf ball.
Tip: Store in refrigerator until eaten!
If you find these too sweet, replace ¼ of maple syrup with tahini, almond butter or any other nut/seed butter of choice. If you love this recipe, let us know! Pin it, share it, enjoy it!