I know it's December but I love pumpkin recipes throughout the year. These are some quick protein balls that you can make a batch, toss in the freezer and grab one out when you want a quick snack, a healthy treat or an extra boost before or after you work out.
I love recipes that I can add vanilla plant protein to. While I use it every morning in my smoothie, the Life’s Abundance Plant Protein contains non-GMO coconut oil powder, which is a great source of beneficial fatty acids that are easily absorbed. In addition, this health-promoting oil adds to the delicious taste and smooth texture of our blend. I found that it is the best plant protein powder to use when incorporating into recipes. It doesn't have a gritty texture and since it blends well, it works great in any recipe I choose to make.
I also love using SunButter in recipes. Natural SunButter is a simple and delicious sunflower butter. Each serving contains 7g of plant-based protein and more vitamins & minerals than most nut butters. SunButter sunflower butter is free from the top 8 food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish. Whether you need to stay away from a certain food allergen or you're just looking for a change from boring old peanut butter, I think you'll find SunButter exactly what you are looking for.
This recipe is super easy and that's what I'm all about. I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen and I love no bake recipes. Just toss it in a bowl, stir, roll up and you're done! Bam!
Be sure to use Pumpkin puree in this recipe. Don't grab a can that is pumpkin pie filling. We use the organic quick cooking oats. These are chopped a little smaller than the old fashioned oats and for smaller recipes, like protein balls, they work better.
No Bake Pumpkin SunButter Protein Balls
- 2 c. quick cook Oatmeal (we use this brand)
- 1/2 c. SunButter sunflower butter (we use this brand)
- 1/2 c. pumpkin puree (we use this brand)
- 1/2 c. chia seeds (we use this brand)
- 1/2 c. hemp seeds (we use this brand)
- 1/4 c. honey (Choose local, raw, organic honey if possible. If not, this is a good brand)
- 1/3 c. vanilla plant protein powder (we use this brand)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Add all ingredients into large mixing bowl and stir until everything is mixed in.
2. Use a tablespoon and scoop out. Roll into balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Put in the freezer for 45 minutes and then you can transfer these to a ziploc bag or freezer safe bowl. They will not stick together once frozen.
The longest a batch has lasted is before they were gone is 3 weeks. I'm sure they could stay in the freezer for a few months but I doubt they'll last you as long too.
Check out our other recipes using Life's Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein Powder. Here's just a some of the reasons why we use it:
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
- Grain free
- No Added Sugar
- No Artificial Flavors
- No Artificial Preservatives
- No Artificial Colors
Enjoy your day!
Lisa and Rich Jelinek