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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published March 31st 2020
Get creative in the kitchen this weekend
If you have a food processor, then making your own protein balls is one of the most rewarding things you can make in the kitchen. Every recipe involves 1/2 to 1 cup of dates (and usually the same in oats) as a base and then the world is your oyster. You can follow a recipe, or make up your own with what you have in the pantry. You really can't go wrong!

Two of the recipes below include nuts, however, you can easily replace them with sunflower seeds, or omit them altogether for nut allergies or for the school lunch box. I always recommend tasting the mixture in the food processor before you start rolling them into balls, so you can add a little more honey or water if it feels too crumbly. These recipes have no instructions because it is simply "put in the food processor and blitz, before rolling them into balls". I told you it was rewarding!

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Carrot Cake Balls - leave them like this, or roll them in desiccated coconut


1/ Carrot Cake Balls

3 medium carrots
1 cup oats
1 cup unsalted cashews
1/2 cup dates
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
Desiccated coconut to roll them in

* Note: Slice the carrots before putting them in the food processor and blitz them on their own first, before adding other ingredients.

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Slice and blitz the carrots before adding the remaining ingredients


2/ Peanut Butter & Honey Energy Balls

1 cup dates
1 cup oats
1/4 cup smooth and runny peanut butter
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence



3/ Chocolate Protein Balls

1 cup dates
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unsalted cashews
1/4 cup oats
2 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Extra desiccated coconut to roll them in

All of these recipes are great as a base and you can then add more ingredients you have or hand, or swap some out and make them even better! They are easy, cheap and quick to make. Why don't you get creative in the kitchen this weekend?


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Why? A tasty, special treat full of energy and flavour!
When: All year around
Where: Bake at home!
Cost: Budget friendly recipes
Your Comment
All 3 sound good and easy. I'll have a go at each of them.
by May Cross (score: 3|6743) 103 days ago
Hi Sue, I deleted the recipe for peanut biscuits, I thought they looked easy and it would give my granddaughter a nice time to try and make them. If not to much trouble could you send the recipe to me. Thanks In advance David
by johns (score: 2|105) 63 days ago
Did some home baking today.
Crisp Coconut Biscuits with zested lemon rind.
Recipe makes 48.
by Gloria (score: 2|389) 103 days ago
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