The Bits and Bobs:
1 cup quick cook oats
3/4 cup protein powder (vanilla, chocolate, or peanut butter work best)
3/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup chocolate chips (mini works best)
dessicated coconut (optional for rolling balls in)
Dump peanut butter and apple sauce into a big bowl and give a quick stir to incorporate. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well incorporated. If batter is too sticky or wet, add a little more protein powder and/or a little more almond meal until you reach desired consistency. It should be firm yet pliable, and only slightly sticky.
Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes to make easy to work with.
Scoop out a tablespoon or so of batter and roll into a ball shape. Roll in coconut if using. Can also roll in crushed nuts or more chocolate chips. This is just to cut back on some of the stickiness. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Will keep for a week or so.
Nutritional Information (will change depending on protein powder used and anything additional you may add):
Per ball (20 servings):
- Total Calories: 116
- Fat 7.3g
- Carbs: 6.9g
- Protein: 6.7g
- Sugar: 1.4g
- Fiber: 1.7g