Before you read any further – please read this warning!! These protein brownie balls are highly addictive and may cause side effects such as despair when your supply runs and out anger when someone eats one from your stash in the fridge.
All jokes aside I think that these are my new favourite snack. I always like to have some kind of healthier sweet snack on hand during the week to have between lunch and dinner and these hit the spot this week. Unlike usual protein balls which are generally made with loads of dried fruit e.g. dates and raisins etc these have no fruit in at all as they are an oat based ball. This means that they aren’t as sweet and so are perfect for anyone trying to reduce the amount of sugar that they consume.
- 1 Cup of Oats
- 2 scoops of SFN Chocolate Protein
- 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp Almond Butter (sub for nut butter of choice, tahini or 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil if nut free)
- 1 tbsp Ground Almonds
- Start by blending the oats in a food processor until they resemble flour.
- Next add the remaining ingredients into the blender and whizz it all together until a dough forms.
- You want it to be fairly dry so that it sticks together but isn’t a wet dough. Add more ground almonds if its too wet and a splash more milk if its too dry.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into small balls (you should make about 10).
- Leave to chill for about 1 hour before digging in!
- Store in the fridge in an air tight container for about 1 week.