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