No Bake Gingerbread Protein Balls
These healthy no bake gingerbread protein balls are the perfect nutritious snack! Gluten free and dairy free, these winter flavored protein balls are packed with protein.
- ¼ cup of vanilla or plain protein powder
- 1 cup of dates remove any pits
- ¾ cups of rolled oats
- 2 ½ tsbp of black strap molasses
- 2 tbsp maple syrups
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- ½ tsp of ginger
- ½ tsp of allspice
- ¼ tsp of salt
Place dates (remove seeds) in hot water for 10 minutes.
Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until a chunky dough forms (see pics above for reference).
Roll into golf ball size balls and place on parchment paper on a plate or baking sheet. Place in the fridge for five to ten minutes.
Eat immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.
Protein Powder- I used Livbody Cake Batter protein powder, but you may use any type you like! Just note if you choose a flavor that is not vanilla or a neutral such as vanilla, it will affect the flavor.
Dates– These help keep the balls together!
Maple Syrup- A natural sweetener, feel free to use honey instead if you are not vegan.
Black Strap Molasses– In my opinion, you cannot have the ginger taste without it!
Oats- These give the balls their texture. I have not tried Quinoa flakes in this specific, but I have in other recipes I used oats in, so that may be a great alternative.
Cinnamon- If you do not have cinnamon, you may use allspice.
Allspice- If you do not have allspice, use cinnamon.
Ginger– Sorry, no sub for this! I used powdered ginger, as real ginger is a little too intense!
Salt– It helps balance out the sweetness, but you may omit! I used sea salt.
Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg