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Pumpkin Spice Balls!

Another day, another pumpkin recipe!! Since it is full-fledged pumpkin season, I made #glutenfree pumpkin spice balls! I served these at my nutrition class last week as a sweet treat and they were a total hit! Let me know if you give them a try ?

Ingredients:

1 c. gluten-free oat flour
1 ¼ c. almond flour
3 T. organic real maple syrup
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen
½ t. cinnamon
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
¼ t. salt
½ t. vanilla
Coconut Sugar Coating:
¼ c. coconut sugar
¼ t. cinnamon
¼ t. pumpkin pie spice
Instructions:
1. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until well combined (you may have to use your hands)
2. In a small bowl combine coconut sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
3. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll into a ball.
4. Place the ball in the coconut sugar bowl and roll to completely coat it. Place on a large plate or glass Tupperware for storage.
5. Repeat the above two steps with the remaining pumpkin spice ball mixture.
6. For best texture, serve immediately. The coating tends to melt after a couple of hours. You can always re-coat the balls if needed so keep the extra sugar mixture handy.
*I will be making these multiple times throughout the fall season!!! For those of you health nuts out there, you know that sometimes it is hard to get people to switch over to healthy desserts during the holidays. Give these a try and try them out on friends and family ❤️

Raw Matcha Collagen Balls!

If you have been following me on social media for a while now, you most likely noticed that one of my favorite things to make are raw protein balls. These nutrient-dense collagen balls are great for on-the-go snacks, afternoon pick-me-ups, and AM yogurt-bowl additions! I prefer making them at home because I can control the sugar content and I usually add a little more protein than you would find at a juice bar or grocery store. I added Further Food collagen to this recipe (my discount code is nourishednutritionlw10)!

Matcha Collagen Protein Balls

Raw matcha protein balls

Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 T matcha green tea powder
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 3 scoops Further Food collagen peptides
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 T coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 T coconut butter (melted)
  • 1-2 T maple syrup (depends on how sweet you like it)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend on high until smooth. You may have to stop to scrape the sides of the processor a few times during the process. Add more milk if the texture is not correct!

  2. Roll into 1-inch balls and store in a sealed container in the fridge! 

Recipe Notes

  • You can easily make this recipes paleo by taking out the oat flour! Just add 1/2 cup of almond flour in its place 
  • Check out my post on how to make your own almond milk! You can then use the milk in this recipe, as well as the leftover almond pulp 🙂

Oh, and did I mention these also make great boat snacks?

 

 

 

 

 

 

And hiking snacks?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy 🙂

<3 Laura

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