These allergy-friendly beauties are the perfect snack when you are on the go. They are gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free and sunflower butter could be subbed to make them nut-free.

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High-Protein Chocolate Chip Date Balls [Vegan, Allergy-Friendly]

Calories

108

Serves

12-15

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup of buckwheat crispies (or crisped grain of choice)
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of protein powder plus 1 tablespoon of water (optional)
  • Handful of vegan, dark chocolate chips
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Preparation

  1. Start by placing your oats in your food processor and breaking them down into a crumbly flour. Then add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and process until the mixture sticks together. Then add your chocolate chips and pulse a few times. The mixture should be dough-like.
  2. Scoop the mixture with a spoon and form a ball with your hands and place on a parchment lined plate. Place in the freezer to firm up. They can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week, otherwise, freeze them.

Notes

*Buckwheat crispies can be made by soaking buckwheat groats for 4 hours, rinsing and draining and dehydrating for 4 hours (or baking in the oven for 15 minutes at 350).

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 108 | Carbs: 15g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 4g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.