Ok, I got a lot of responses from Instagram yesterday about my protein cake balls. I have a confession to make…. those protein cake balls were a complete accident. It was actually a failed attempt to make chocolate protein donuts. I have seen so many people lately post donuts or protein donuts, I started to have a craving for them. So I searched for a simple, low cal, high protein recipe and decided to try it! Unfortunately, I did not have a donut pan so it said to just pipe the batter into circles onto a cookie sheet. Simple enough right? I did exactly that and when I went to pull the pan out of the over, it looked like I made a sheet cake. Not so much fun. I started laughing and could not help but be a little disappointed. I sampled it and became even more disappointed because it tasted really good! I even made some PB2 to top it with because, who doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter? I started scrapping the pan trying to figure out what I am going to with all this cake. Then it hit me…. cake balls! Praying for a miracle that it would actually work, I crumbled up the cake and put it into a bowl. Took the PB2 and poured it into the crumbled up cake and started forming balls. I didn’t melt any chocolate to dip it in but that is definitely a possibility the next time around! I was just so excited that I was able to do something with the failed attempt to make protein donuts.
The next test was to take some to the trainers I worked with to see if it was good enough to post. Long story short, trainers started taking them and hiding them from each other so they could save some for later. Luckily, I was able to snag one for my client to try. At first she just tried a small piece then wouldn’t take another bite because she thought it was a trick and I was giving her a real cake ball filled with sugar. After I told her what was in it she got excited and ate the entire thing.
With that being said, I am so excited that what I thought was a failed attempt turned into a success and I am able to share it with all of you!
1/2 cup protein powder (what ever flavor you want)
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup out flour ( I put old fashioned oats in a blender to make oat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup almond milk (or coconut milk)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
3/4 cup PB2
Turn oven to 325 degrees. Place all dry ingredients into mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix together until smooth.
Spay cookie sheet with oil and pour batter onto pan. Place in oven for 10 minutes. Let the cake cool before crumbling.
Pour PB2 into small bowl and slowly add water and mix until you get the consistency of peanut butter.
Place crumbs into mixing bowl, and pour PB2 over cake and mix well. (You can add more if needed) once mixed, take spoon full and form into balls.
Macros for each ball
Protein: 7.5g, Net Carbs: 5g, Fats: 5g