Coconut Cake Batter Protein Bites
These beautiful little balls are not only a great little snack on the go, but they're also made with protein so they'll keep you satisfied until the next big meal! I love to make these in bulk ahead of time and just have them ready to go for a busy day of errands and little time to eat or as a snack to have at work. This recipe was created and shared with us by Ashley of Fit Mitten Kitchen and she has some amazing creations on her site and shared on IG- go follow her! Ashley recommends using a pea protein and our friends at No Udder Protein have a really great one so be sure to check them out!
Yield: about 12-14 balls/bites
1/2 cup Nikki’s Coconut Butter Vanilla Cake Batter, partly melted
2 TBS raw honey, or brown rice syrup
1/3 cup (~40 grams) pea protein, or vegan blend*
1 TBS coconut flour
2 TBS milk*
2 TBS unsweetened shredded coconut
2 TBS dark chocolate chips + 1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted
In a medium bowl, stir together warmed coconut butter and raw honey.
Add in protein powder and coconut flour and stir until just combined.
Add in milk, one tablespoon at a time, until batter forms into thick dough, almost cookie-dough like consistency. Scoop rounded 1/2 tablespoon of dough, and roll into balls.
Dip in melted chocolate and coconut if you wish, and enjoy!
Store protein bites in fridge up to two weeks, or wrapped tightly in freezer for longer keeping.
Notes: Feel free to use another vegan protein blend, but adjust liquid accordingly. Start with 1 TBS at a time, then stir in between adding more. You should be able to roll balls into dough without crumbling when the consistency is right.
— I do NOT recommend whey protein for this recipe.
Recipe and photos by Ashley at www.fitmittenkitchen.com and @fitmittenkitchen on instagram.