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Food Friday: 4-Ingredient Energy Balls

Happy Friday!! Today I’m starting off one of the many ideas I’ve been thinking about for Practically Pastries and that’s Food Friday! Every Friday I’ll share a recipe I’ve made at some point throughout the week and hopefully it will inspire you to try them out for yourself. This will also keep me accountable for actually trying a new healthy recipe every week. So, lets get started!!

With classes starting in only a few days, I wanted to try out a couple of healthy snack ideas that are easy and quick. So, when I’m in between classes or in a hurry I can just grab a few that will fill me up and I can be on my way!

4-Ingredient Energy Balls

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Time:      15 Min. Prep       30 Min. Set      Total: 45 Min.

Makes: 16 Balls           Lasts: A week

Ingredients:

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I just put in two 1/2 tsp on vanilla since I couldn’t find my 1 tsp measuring cup (just so no one was confused by the picture!)
  • 1 Cup of Quakers Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 Cup of Honey
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla

Instructions:

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  1. Mix or blend all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls.
  3. Set in fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Eat and Enjoy!

(Just an option if you want to make a high protein ball, simply add 1/2 cup of any kind of protein powder you prefer!)

Nutritional Facts (Estimations):

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  • 90 calories per ball
  • 4g of Fat per ball
  • 11g of Carbohydrates per ball
  • 2.5g of Protein per ball

My Take!

These were super easy to throw together and the fact that they will last me all week is exactly what I need! The honey adds a sweet taste and the texture of them is a little different because of the oats, but this is no doubt a good, healthy treat to grab on the go! I took a little spin on it and decided to split the batch in half and add semi-sweet chocolate chips to one half and cinnamon to the other half! I added 1/4 cup of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, but next time I think I will use mini chocolate chips and little less then this time. With the regular chips they are sometimes over powering since the balls are smaller. I didn’t measure out how much cinnamon I used, but I definitely will next time and I will probably add a little more then I did this time. I guess that means I made 5-ingredient energy balls, but the original recipe swears they are just a good without my extra add-in! This is definitely a recipe I will use again!

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Original Source: Mom 4 Real

Thanks for reading and come back every Friday for more yummy food! Xx

 

 

 

 

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