We have been so busy lately I feel like all we've eaten is protein and granola bars in the car. I honestly don't mind because snacking on these cookie dough protein bites beats spending money at restaurants. Or worse, whiny kids having emotional meltdowns because they are hungry. It's a win-win situation when I give the kids a healthy snack that they think it's a treat. If you're wondering what else we feed the kids, it's all organized in an awesome e-cookbook.
Our healthy food for babies and kids e-cookbook has kid tested and approved recipes for breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, and even dessert! It begins with homemade baby foods broken down into 3 stages for your babies first year of life, then transitions to delicious food for toddlers and kids. I should mention that these recipes are things we eat too! It's the best of both worlds because your whole family will love these recipes. How awesome is that?!
Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes | Yields: 16-20 protein balls
- 2 cups oat flour, gluten free if necessary
- 30 g vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 1/3 cup organic brown rice syrup
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy vanilla milk
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Mix oat flour, protein powder, and salt together in a bowl- set aside.
- Pour cashew butter into a large glass bowl and microwave for a 5- 10 seconds until just melted. Once the cashew butter is slightly melted (should be runny not thick anymore), stir in brown rice syrup and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour & protein mixture into the cashew & syrup mixture. It will look like a crumble. You may need to use your hands for mixing.
- Mix 1/4 cup of milk into the dough. Finally, add the dark chocolate chips.
- Scoop out one heaping tablespoon of the dough at a time and use your hands to roll the dough into balls. After you have rolled all the dough into balls, place in a storage container, seal with an airtight lid, and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
- After they have chilled in the fridge, they are ready to eat!
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.