My daughter is addicted to these little protein balls!
Keyword chocolate chip, protein
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1 1/2cupsOld Fashioned rolled oats
1/2cupwhey protein powdercan be vanilla or other flavor
1tablespoonflax mealgrind flax seeds in a mini food processor
1/2cupalmond buttercan be creamy or chunky
1/3cupmini chocolate chips
2-4tablespoonsalmond milkor other milk product
vegetable sprayfor rolling the balls
In a medium bowl combine the oatmeal, whey protein, flax and chia and stir to combine.
Add the almond butter, almond extract and honey to a small bowl. Microwave in 10 second bursts to soften the almond butter and make it easier to stir. (mine was ready in 20 seconds). Stir to combine and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined - mixture should be crumbly.
Add the cranberries and chocolate chips and stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons almond milk and mix well with your hands, mixture will be sticky. If you can make a ball that holds together, start rolling. If it's still crumbly, add additional almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Wash your hands and spray them lightly with vegetable spray. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it between your palms to form a ball. Re-spray your hands every 3-4 scoops because the dough will start to stick to them.
Place balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm. Keep chilled until ready to eat.