An ideal snack for workouts, lunches, afternoon pick-me-ups, and breakfasts, these 4 ingredient peanut butter powder and coconut flour protein balls are also naturally vegan, grain-free, simple to prepare (no cooking required!) and delicious.
My willingness to bake flew out the window as the temperature approached 100 degrees today. Oy vey! I reworked my plans, making my blogging agenda no-bake or bust!
Since our family has a bit more travel ahead, I’ve created a portable, healthy and delicious snack option for packing and snacking: 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Protein Balls. The taste? Like a favorite truffle that’s had a spa makeover. Yum!
I know what you’re thinking: energy balls? Hardly new territory in the blogosphere. Then again, neither is ice cream, and that’s never stopped me from trying a new flavor or recipe. So I say keep the energy ball options coming!
Preparing a batch of these energizing treats simplicity itself; just mix, stir, shape. All manner of healthy & delicious ingredients can be tossed in the mix, and the results are so much tastier (and less expensive) than store-bought bars and balls.
Many energy and protein balls begin with oats. I love oats, but for a change of pace, these are grain-free. I was able to pack each ball with 2 grams of protein courtesy of peanut butter powder (e.g., PB2 or PBFit) and a can of white beans (which, I promise, you will not taste at all!).
If you wish to reduce the sugar in these balls, consider using a ketogenic-friendly granular sweetener in place of the coconut sugar.
Happy, healthy snacking and lunch-packing, everyone!
- 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
- ⅔ cup peanut butter protein powder (e.g., PB2 or PBFit)
- ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar (more or less, to taste)
- ¼ cup cold water
- ½ cup coconut flour (or more, as needed)
- In a food processor, process the drained beans, peanut butter powder, coconut sugar, and water until very smooth, stopping once or twice to scrape down sides of the bowl.
- Add the coconut flour to processor and pulse until the mixture resembles stiff cookie dough.
- Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to portion the dough and roll into balls. If desired, roll the balls in a little bit of coconut flour.