Nutrition-oriented people know that the best way to handle sudden cravings without making regretful choices is to always have a healthy dessert on hand. Luckily, these peanut butter protein balls with sacha inchi do the trick.
Sacha inchi, along with peanuts, makes these balls rich in plant-based protein, especially helpful for energy and proper muscle growth. A mixture of gingerbread-like spices also offers a multitude of health benefits. Cinnamon and ginger, for example, enhance digestive function, while nutmeg and allspice help reduce inflammation. The addition of apple sauce offers dietary fiber and turns these peanut butter balls into a moist and tender delight.
- Place all of the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips and coconut oil, in a bowl. Mix until it achieves uniform consistency. Adjust the sweetness and spiciness according to your preference. (5 minutes)
- Form the dough into bite-sized balls (add a little more coconut flour if the dough is too soft and does not hold form). Place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for an hour. (1 hour)
- Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double-boiler. Take the balls out of the fridge and dip each of them one by one until coated. Place them back on the parchment paper and put back in the refrigerator for half an hour to set. (30 minutes)
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container. Enjoy!