Oat Cocoa Power Balls

Whip up a batch of these protein-packed power balls for a quick and easy snack whenever you need. Use this recipe as a formula and make it your own by swapping the ingredients for your own favorite varieties.

Recipe by Chad Sarno

Cooking time:  10minutes


Calories: 158.1kcal


  • 2 cups rolled oats (if looking for gluten free, be sure they are labeled as such)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup cashews or pecans, raw
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds, hearts
  • 2 tablespoons maca or other superfood you wish to add (green powders, spirulina, protein powder etc)
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Cocoa powder for rolling

How To Prepare

  1. Using a food processor, add the oats and cashews and blend until a coarse meal.
  2. Add the maca, hemp seeds, cinnamon and salt and pulse a few times to mix.
  3. Add the maple syrup, almond butter and pulse. Start adding the dates slowly.
  4. Depending on how dry the dates are you may need to add a few less or few more.
  5. The mixture should be dry enough to form into balls but not too sticky. If your mixture is too dry, add a bit more date, maple or almond butter, if it’s too wet add a bit more oatmeal.
  6. Roll into balls and roll in cocoa powder.

Oat Cocoa Power Balls

  • Mix in plant-based chocolate chips by hand for a decadent version.
  • To increase the protein in the recipe, add your favorite plant-based protein powder in the dry ingredients. Depending on how much you add you may need to add a bit more of the wet ingredients.


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Oat Cocoa Power Balls