Who doesn't love healthy and delicious? Here is a recipe that gives you both. And as a bonus, kids love it, too. My daughter had fun helping mix the ingredients and rolling the balls to put in the freezer. She thought that was so much fun for a quick and yummy breakfast option. The great thing with this recipe, and similar ones, are the variations you can do. The original recipe is shown. I'm going to include a few options plus what I did for mine.
Also, because everyone will most likely have different sized balls and use different protein powder, I am not going to include nutritional information. If you are going to be tracking calories and macros, use an app like My Fitness Pal and import the ingredients for the recipe. Then enter the servings as the number of balls you make. Mine made 28, the original said 18-20. Just keep the balls the same size. When I was mixing the ingredients, it was too dry for my taste, so I doubled the honey and peanut butter. I also used coconut flour instead of almond meal and regular rolled oats ground up in my Ninja.
**I do not recommend using products made to be gluten-free. If you want gluten-free, use a substitution that is naturally gluten-free. The process to make food gluten-free, and the ingredients added, is not healthy in my opinion.
- Substitute the oat or cereal for a paleo friendly flour (almond, tapioca, etc.)
- Substitute the peanut butter for almond or seed butter (Nuttzo Seven Seed and Nut Butter is a good option for an extra oomph)
- Use a paleo friendly protein powder.
- Use almond flour, more fats, less carbs than other options
- Use Coconut butter or blanched almond butter and stevia instead of nut butter and honey.
**When I make these again I will add coconut oil instead of more honey and nut butter to counter the dryness. Just another option to go a little less carb.
- Add Dark Cocoa powder instead of cinnamon, or in addition to, depending on your tastes.
- Use a flavored protein powder. These would be really good with a fruit or latte flavor (i.e., pineapple coconut flavor with Tajin seasoning, YUM!)
- Add chopped/pureed dates or similar
- Add mini chocolate chips
- Roll balls in coconut or dust with spice to your taste
Boost Options : Add 1-2 tsp chia seed, flax, or whatever your heart desires (add a little at a time to taste test).
Get creative and ENJOY! Original Recipe from CotterCrunch.com - a blog dedicated to gluten-free recipes.