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Learn how to make low-fat Peanut Flour Energy Balls!
The recipe is super easy to make, and each piece has over 5 grams of protein and about 100 calories.
You will need 7 ingredients in total – 4 for the peanut flour energy balls, and 3 more for the chocolate cover.
You can even use coconut flakes, or cocoa powder, instead of the chocolate layer, or mix it up as I will do. Now, let’s begin!
Ingredients for the low-fat Peanut Flour Energy Balls:
Dates – You need to soak 150g of dates in hot water for about 10-15 minutes. Drain them well, and then they will be ready to go!
Peanut flour – To get a peanut flavor, we will use peanut flour instead of peanut butter. Peanut flour is usually de-oiled, so it is low in calories and very high in protein. I was getting mine from this German brand, in compostable paper packaging.
Plant milk – You will need 200ml for this recipe – half for the peanut balls and a half for the chocolate coating (if you plan to do it!).
Coconut flour – The peanut balls will be quite sticky, so we will add about 2 spoons of coconut flour.
Carob powder (Or cocoa) – You can use cocoa or carob powder for the chocolate coating – whatever you prefer.
Chocolate – You will need just a bit (~20gr) of chocolate that needs to be melted with the cocoa/carob and the plant milk.
- 150g dates (I used "mabroom")
- 100ml plant milk
- 100g peanut flour
- 2 tbsp (12-14g) coconut flour
- 20g chocolate
- 100ml plant milk
- 10-15g carob (or cocoa) powder
- First, soak 150g of hot water dates for about 10-15 minutes. Dry them, and then blend them together with 100 milliliters of plant milk. You should get a thick caramel-like mix.
- Then, pour it in a bowl, and add 100g of peanut flour. Start mixing, and feel free to use your hands, as it will be much easier.
- The dough will be quite sticky, so add two spoons of coconut flour, and continue mixing.
- Once everything is well combined, begin to take a bit of the mixture, and start forming balls. Continue until you use all of the dough. You should end up with about 10 pieces.
Put them in the freezer for a bit, and start making the chocolate sauce.
- You will need 100 ml of plant milk and half a spoon of carob or cocoa powder. Then, add 20 gr of dark chocolate. After it melts, add a teaspoon of the cocoa powder (or carob) and mix.
Once it cools down, you will have a perfect consistency.
- Take out the peanut balls from the freezer, and start decorating them. You can use coconut, cacao powder, or as in my case, chocolate.
- Once you’re done, place them in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Take them out 10-15 minutes before you want to eat them, as at first, they will be quite frozen.
You can store them in the freezer for weeks - in that way, you will always have something healthy and sweet!
I lied about the calories in the video. 😀 I miscalculated the first time. Each ball is about 103 calories if you have 10 of them.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 2,4gSaturated Fat: 0,9gSodium: 3,6mgCarbohydrates: 13,1gFiber: 2,9gSugar: 9,7gProtein: 6,2g
Would you try these Peanut Flour Energy Balls?
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