This amazing vanilla protein powder gives wonderful flavor to these protein bites. Who knew healthy protein bites could truly taste like a snickerdoodle cookie! These might just became a favorite in your household!
2tablespoonsEpic Protein Powder Vanilla LucumaOr just use plain lucuma or your preferred vanilla protein powder
1cupoat flour112 g, 4 oz (Use certified gluten-free if necessary)
1/4teaspooncream of tartar
1/4cuppure maple syrup or agave
2tablespoonscreamy almond buttercashew butter works too
1/2teaspoonpure vanilla extract
I have only made these using Epic vanilla protein powderso I can't vouch for the results of any other. Epic has a very clean, gourmet vanilla flavor, so that is why I love it. I highly encourage you to try theirs! If you want to make these immediately and you don't have Epic, just make sure you use a high quality vanilla protein powder.
I make my own oat flour by adding 1 1/4 cups quick cooking gluten-free oats to a food processor. Process until finely ground for a couple of minutes. If you have any extra, use it in a smoothie. Make sure to only measure out 1 cup of oat flour.
Add the protein powder, oat flour, cinnamon and cream of tartar to a medium bowl and whisk well.
In a separate cup or small bowl, add the syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Stir and pour over the dry ingredients.
Stir the batter for a couple of minutes with a spoon continually pressing it with the back of the spoon. It will seem too dry, but keep pressing and it will all come together. You don't want the batter too wet or the balls won't hold properly.
Add the cinnamon sugar ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Using a tablespoon or melon ball scooper, form balls with your hands and roll them into the cinnamon sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container to stay perfectly soft or in the fridge to become firm. I like mine at room temperature. These are best eaten within the first 24 hours, which shouldn't be a problem! (They start to dry out after 24 hours)