A great client of ours (Danielle) brought this recipe from Cottercrunch.com to our attention last week and it was perfect timing! We had just run out of Daryls Protein Bars and needed something to tide us over. I tend to find that many protein ball recipes and even most Daryls bar flavours taste similar. But this recipe for Maple Vanilla Latte Protein Balls definitely provides a delicious and new flavour combo we haven’t had before. Just make sure you have some self control before you make these as it would be easy to eat the whole lot in one go!
See original recipe at https://www.cottercrunch.com/no-bake-maple-vanilla-latte-protein-bites/ and our JM adjusted recipe below:
Maple Vanilla Nut Latte Protein Balls (Gluten Free)
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (we used walnuts cus, well…maple walnut! But you could use another type for a different flavour)
1/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut flour (although you could use only one type of flour if you like)
1/2 cup natural nut butter (we used peanut butter but Danielle said Almond was even better!)
1 tbsp ground coffee (we used the Organic coffee from CostCo but any work)
1/3 cup Vanilla Protein of choice (we used Bluestar IsoSmooth Vanilla Dream, will need extra for coating)
1/4 cup maple syrup (you can also use honey)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (or you could use maple extract if you want it maple-ier
1) Chop nuts in food processor or on a cutting board if you’re like me and don’t want to wash a food processor after! Just make sure it’s finely chopped.
2) Transfer into a large bowl and add in all the remaining ingredients and mix well using your hands. Roll into 18 bite sized balls. Freeze to set then toss in extra protein powder or coffee or you could drizzle 80-90% dark chocolate over them for more crunch if you like (we didn’t do this but it would make them even better I’m sure!)
3) Store in the fridge or freezer if you want them colder.
*Depending on the type of flour and nut butter you use, you might need to adjust the amount. Add all in bowl, then if batter is too thin, add in more almond flour. If batter is too thick, add more honey or nut butter*
Macronutrient Breakdown (per ball):