Looking for the perfect quick snack to carry in your bag on a busy day? Look no more! These energy balls made with oat flour, cashew butter, carob chips, maple syrup, chia seeds & hemp seeds got you. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this recipe!
One of my favorite things about energy balls and granola bars is that I can add in whatever I have at home. Some of my favorite add-ins are chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed, chocolate chips and carob chips! Oat flour and a nut butter is always the base. Also, I like to add in some collagen to bump up the protein!
Anyways, a short update on my dietetic internship apps. I’m ALMOST THERE. I feel like a snail trying to run towards the finish line. But once I get to the finish line, I’m just going to be waiting anxiously for match day in April! Aka the day if I find out if I get matched to an internship or not. I have a backup plan if I don’t but my ultimate goal is eventually get into an internship… which is really the hardest part! Today I was just thinking of the day I would be able to finally call myself an RD. I CAN’T WAIT. This hard work will pay off. the hard work will pay off. It will pay off. I need to repeat that to myself over and over again.
Recipe Yields: 20 energy balls
Total Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup oat flour (I grounded up oats in my blender)
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 4 scoops vital proteins peptides* optional
- 2 tbsp carob chips
- In a medium bowl, combine oat flour, cashew butter and maple syrup together.
- Add in chia seeds, hemp seeds and collagen (if using).
- Fold in carob chips.
- Roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
- Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving!
Nutrition Facts: 1 energy ball (WITHOUT collagen)
Calories: 80 calories
Nutrition Facts: 1 energy ball (WITH collagen)
Calories: 84 calories