This is my new favorite protein bite recipe! I wanted to make something special and fun for the ladies at Barre3 and I knew cake batter would hit the spot. I also made our brownie protein bites and added a tablespoon of coffee grounds! Those are quickly becoming my second favorite recipe. But, let's get back to these cake batter bites! My four year old has become more picky about his meals lately, and I've noticed he's quick to eat carbs but eats little to no protein. I have found myself tossing him a handful of these cake batter bites and some carrot sticks with peanut butter protein dip on more than one occasion recently. Sometimes it's not about feeding your kids the most nutrient-dense foods possible, but rather getting something satiating in their little tummies! I'm perfectly OK with that... I'll reintroduce dehydrated seaweed and fermented foods to his plate another day. ;)
Total time: 10 minutes | Yields: 18- 20 protein bites
- 1/4 cup almond butter or cashew butter
- 1-3 TBSP unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp stevia extract or 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of your choice (i recommend coconut sugar or date sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla powder (could use 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract instead)
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup oat flour (gluten free if needed)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Sprinkles- optional
- Mix cashew butter with 1 tablespoon of non-dairy milk.
- Add sweetener, vanilla powder, protein powder, oat flour, and salt. Stir everything together. You may need to use your hands to combine all the ingredients. If the dough is too dry, add another tablespoon of milk. Add up to three tablespoons- just enough to get all the ingredients combined.
- Scoop out small spoonfuls of the dough and pack into bite size squares or balls. Roll in sprinkles- optional.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.