This recipe for no-bake protein cookie dough balls is a dream come true. Easy, guilt-free and packed with protein, they're bound to become a constant in your meal prep. Made with a few common household ingredients and our yummy prebiotic protein powder, you can whip these up in minutes any time of the day or night.
Not sure what to have for dessert or while you're watching your favourite shows? Grab a few of these decadent delights and your cravings will be satisfied.
This recipe is made with oat flour
These mouthwatering, hearty treats are made using oat flour! If you're new to baking with oat flour, it's an incredible source of antioxidants and other nutrients. Plus, it boasts a hefty list of other benefits: (List is based on about 1/2 cup of oat flour or 100 grams) (1)
- 6.5 grams fiber
- 14.7 grams protein
- 4 milligrams iron
- 0.4 milligram copper
- 3.2 milligrams zinc
- 4 milligrams manganese
- 371 milligrams potassium
- 32 micrograms folate
- 55 milligrams calcium
- 0.7 milligram vitamin E
When baking with oat flour, it's not quite as absorbent as coconut flour, so you'll want to factor that in with your recipe creations. The suggestion is that you'll need about half the amount of oat flour as you would coconut flour. Luckily we've done the work for you with this easy recipe!
Gluten-free, Tree Nut-Free and Peanut-Free
Thanks to Salted Caramel Nutralean, these no-bake balls have an added boost of protein and fiber, making them the most-filling, healthiest treat around. This handy one-bowl recipe is the perfect treat for packing lunches with a sweet surprise. Make a double batch and bring them to your next (social distancing approved) gathering, just be prepared to be giving out the recipe to everyone - they're THAT impressive.
This recipe calls for a seed butter or (house-friendly) nut butter of choice. WOW Butter or sunflower butter are both great choices to keep your house nut-free and safe for everyone!
All of Nutracelle's products are proudly made in a peanut-free and tree nut-free facility.
You can also easily modify this recipe to fit your vegan lifestyle, too! Simply swap out the Salted Caramel Nutralean for your choice of NutraVegan flavor: Vanilla or Chocolate. *If you're making these with chocolate protein, I'd recommend adding a touch of cocoa as well!
No-Bake Protein Cookie Dough Balls
These babies didn't last long in our place, we gobbled them up faster than Thanksgiving leftovers. They're so delicious, and guilt-free, how could you not? The best part is, thanks to Nutralean's prebiotic protein powder, they're also filling -- so not only is the craving for something sweet satisfied... so is our hunger. Win-win.
I'd love to tell you the kids loved these as well, and I'm sure they would, but they didn't last long enough for them to try. Sorry, kiddos! Next batch is for you.
- 1 scoop Salted Caramel Nutralean (or flavor of choice! Vanilla would work great, too)
- 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup seed butter of choice
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or unsweetened chocolate chips of choice
- optional sea salt
- Combine ingredients until a dense dough is formed. It should be slightly greasy.
- Using a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, roll into small balls and freeze for 10 minutes while you create the coating. I recommend smaller balls as this mixture is hearty!
- Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips together. I recommend using a shallow dish and a fork to coat the balls.
- Drop chilled dough balls in your chocolate mixture and coat well. Place back on parchment sheet pan while you finish the batch.
- Place balls back in the freezer for 10 minutes and enjoy!
We have to give a shoutout: This amazing recipe was originally created and tested by @ems_nutfree_eats on Instagram using our vanilla protein! Check them out for more healthy, allergen-friendly recipes.
Recipe makes 28, nutritional information for 1. Also! Shout out to our blog about baking conversion tables. It helped a LOT to figure out that 3/4 cup of seed butter/WOW butter is equal to 6 oz. For more handy conversions, check it out here!
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