Here’s the thing. Every time I mention these Maca Balls, I’m bombarded with requests for a recipe. If you’re reading this, I probably gave you the link to get here! I love tinkering with easy, no-fuss recipes and this one definitely one of my favourites.
At this point, I’ve added and swapped so many ingredients into this treat that it looks nothing like the original. But the recipe I’ve outlined below is my approach to making delicious, High-Protein Maca Balls. Not only are they delicious, they’re fun to make! I always get the girls to help me make these with me..and more than a few of these treats go missing as we work.
Serves: Depends on your self-restraint..
Prep Time: Probably shorter if I stopped eating the ingredients…
Cook Time: No cooking needed!
Nutrition Per Serving
Seriously?..This is a cheat snack!
What You Need
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 3 tbsp maca
- 3 tbsp John Savidis Chocolate Concentrate Protein
- 1/2 cup almonds or peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
How you make this will come to your preferences. I like these Maca Balls to have some texture, but too much, so I blend the oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, almonds, and raisins/cranberries. You can use a food processor or Vitamix for this.
Then I put the mixture into a large bowl and add in the leftover ingredients. You’ll have to get messy and knead everything by hand. This kids love this part!
Once you have a more consistent mass, roll the mixture into several small balls and place on a baking tray or plate. If you want perfect portions, use a small ice cream scooper!
Place the tray into a freezer for 10 minutes, then move it into the fridge until you’re ready to eat them!
Did you enjoy making/eating this treat? What modifications did you make to it? Let me know in the comments section below!