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Are you a snacker? If the answer is yes than you are going to love this recipe that will make snacking an easy deal. On the other hand, if your answer is no, don't go away just yet. Once you see how easy and delicious this peanut butter balls are you might actually turn into one.
Personally, I wouldn't label myself as a snacker but I do have those days when I need a little picker-upper in the middle of the day. Or I just left the gym and I know I won't getting a proper meal soon. I just need something to get me through.
Whatever the case is, it is always nice to have something practical you can enjoy straight away. And that's the beauty of these peanut butter balls. It will only take you 10 minutes to make a whole batch. And you can be sure you're getting a vegan snack that's actually healthy.
After a few times I've found myself in that position I realised something, it is hard to find a quick small bite. I would try going to the store to buy something with not much luck. There were very few vegan options, if any.
Also, I've noticed that's when a lot of people give up on their journey. It's easy to derail when you are hungry, with little time and no options. Hopefully, these peanut butter balls help you get through as they've helped me in the past.
I really enjoyed coming up with this recipe for a few reasons. First of all, because I'm super into peanut butter. Not just because of the flavour but also because of all the childhood memories it brings up.
At home, peanut butter is somewhat a novelty. I remember growing up we would get it at Aldi during "American week". That was the only time of the year you'd be able to find peanut butter in my hometown. So, to say the least, peanut butter holds a special place in my heart.
I could just eat peanut butter with a spoon and be happy! But since that's not an actual recipe and I do have to share food with my son I had to do better than that. These peanut butter balls came to the rescue, it is like taking the side road to a blast of peanut butter flavour.
Other than peanut butter you will need almond flour, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and unflavoured sunwarrior protein powder. The almond flour will give consistency to the peanut butter balls. So, we need to give it a quick toss in a skillet until it is golden brown. This will help us get the perfect consistency once we mix all the ingredients.
You'll know you have the right consistency if it feels like play dough when the mixture is at room temperature. It will be really easy and fun to shape the peanut butter balls. Keep them in the fridge but don't hesitate on taking them with you wherever you go.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 295||From Fat 172|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||29.4%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11.4%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 17g||5.7%|
|Dietry Fiber 4g||14.8%|
|Vitamin A 4.69µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.12mg||6.2%|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|Vitamin D 4.59IU||1.1%|
|Vitamin D3 0.11µg|
|Vitamin E 5.72mg||19.1%|
|Vitamin K1 0.11µg||0.1%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.33mg||3.3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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