I will keep this short, so you can get to making these bites. Each week, or seems like every other day, I make batches of bites. You know the deal, they only take about 10 minutes to whip up, they are good for on the go, before/after working out for something real quick, ER situations, every time you walk by the fridge. Really just about anytime. Honestly, I make these bites so much, despite the amount of bars I have overflowing in my kitchen cabinets currently, because I know exactly whats in them and I seriously can't stand when bars are filled with so much sugar (my thoughts there) it basically resemble a candy bar.
Since I make them so often, I need to constantly change up the flavors and the ingredients, so I don't get so bored. This morning when I was on my "I am going to throw everything out in my apartment cleaning" streak, I realized that I had over 6 jars of cinnamon. Yikes! Granted, I am the type to just pour half a bottle of cinnamon on just about anything, but 6 is a little dramatic. Since I just finished the last of my maca cacao bites, I knew I had to use cinnamon in the next ones. So, here we are: cinnamon peanut butter protein bites.
Peanut buttery (duh!)
Filled with protein, anti inflammatory properties, have a fudge like texture, but a little crunch from the walnuts and the oats, and seriously addicting.
Takes 10 minutes total
1 cup gluten free oats
1 cup walnuts
1/3 heaping cup Philosophie cacao magic superfood plant based protein blend
1 & 1/2 heaping tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. ground flaxseed or ground chia seeds
1 tsp. maca powder
3 tbsp. collagen powder (*I use vital proteins)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter of choice)
1 tbsp. coconut butter (optional)
1 tbsp. vanilla
few dashes of sea salt
1. In your food processor, add the walnuts and the oats. Grind until it reaches somewhat of a flour consistency. A little walnut chunks are good- gives them a bit of a texture.
2. Add: cacao magic protein powder, cinnamon, sea salt, maca powder, flaxseed, collagen. Pulse until combined.
3. Add the peanut butter, coconut butter and the vanilla. Blend until well incorporated.
Two things: If the dough isn't sticking together, add more peanut butter. I ended up adding 1-2 more tbsp. Second, if you want a deeper chocolate and cinnamon taste, add more! I added a few more shakes of each.
4. Roll them into bites. Dust them with cinnamon and roll them into the cacao magic. Store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (yea right though) or the freezer for longer.
If you do not have the cacao magic protein blend you can use my code "balance15" for 15% off your order! Or you can sub it with cacao powder or your favorite protein blend.