Today’s post is quick, easy and simple, just like the recipe.
Almond butter (or peanut butter).
Fun little chia seeds.
Mix, taste, taste, taste, ball, eat!
Because I am slightly lazy and I had no time to snap photos with my real camera, iPhone 6 camera will have to do. 🙂
Included are my pretty nails… I LOVE this color!
Easy No-Bake Maple Tahini Protein Balls
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup protein powder of choice – I used VegaSport Vanilla Protein
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- dash of salt
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup almond butter or any nut butter of choice, smooth or creamy (or more tahini!)
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp maple extract (optional but delicious for maple flavor)
- 1/3 cup raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts, etc, whatever you’d like!
- 2-4 tbsp almond milk
In a small bowl, mix together oats, protein powder, cinnamon, chia seeds and salt.
In a separate, medium bowl, mix together tahini, nut butter, honey, vanilla and maple extracts and 2 tablespoons almond milk until smooth (as possible).
Combine the dry ingredients and chocolate chips/walnuts/etc. into the wet and mix until incorporated. Add more liquid, almond milk or water, as needed in 1 tablespoon amounts at a time as needed for consistency. You’ll want your mixture to be combined but not mushy- only use enough liquid so that you can easily press together and roll mixture into balls.
Form into 1 inch balls and set on a parchment lined cookie sheet or plate and set in the refrigerator to set and firm up, or eat as is. Store in refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for longer storage.