I don’t think this post requires much of an introduction. We all enjoy snacks, (seriously, if you don’t, who are you?!) and it would be pretty great if those snacks could actually be convenient and healthy. *side eyes every packaged snack ever*
Peanut butter lovers, I’ve got you covered. These balls are textured, refined sugar free, and packed with nuts, chia seeds and oats, which means that this snack is high in fibre, protein, and omega-3.
…and they taste delicious, without being overly sweet! Think: pre-workout snack. Post workout snack. Mid-afternoon snack. Tea-time snack. Anytime snack. Snacks for the week, snack. You get the gist!
In 3 simple steps, they can be yours, too 😉
List 1. What you’ll need to put into your food processor:
- 2 cups rolled oats (sub. gluten free if desired)
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup dates
- 1/3 cup raw almonds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp salt
List 2. And later:
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 5 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
We do this so that the natural ingredients can be more easily transformed into balls, without losing the amazing texture that each ingredient contributes.
Super simple! This mixture makes approximately 25 balls, depending on the size.
PS: the peanut butter and cinnamon combination? Ooooh. SO good!!!