Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bites

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Happy Wednesday! I think I found my new favorite low FODMAP treat, Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Bites! I wish I could take the credit but this DELICIOUS recipe is courtesy of @cottercrunch 

It’s tough to find a protein/energy bite recipe that doesn’t use dates but still has they same texture. This recipe has it! You can find the original recipe from Cotter Crunch here,

I made a few substitutions to keep it low FODMAP/Gluten-free, so if you need to follow those restrictions be sure to 1) use Gluten-free oats, 2) use maple syrup instead of honey and 3) keep it to 1-2 bites per serving. The recipe calls for almond flour, which in amounts 1/2 cup or greater is high FODMAP (because of the fructans). If you’re sensitive to almond flour, you can use all oat flour instead.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of gluten free rolled oats or gluten free cereal of choice

  • 1/4 cup (or 4 scoops) collagen protein (I like Vital Proteins) but if you want to keep it Vegan I’d recommend hemp or rice protein powder

  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or more oat flour if avoiding)

  • 1 heaping tablespoon ground Cinnamon (extra for coating)

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (natural)

  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp nutmeg

  • sprinkle of ground ginger

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Grind up your oats in a food processor or Vitamix and transfer into a mixing bowl.

  2. Add your almond meal, protein powder, cinnamon, and nut butter. Stir ingredients all together.

  3. Add in your maple syrup and vanilla then mix again well with hands.

  4. You might need to add more honey or nut butter if the batter gets to dry. (I was fine)

  5. Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and place on a cookie tray or plastic ware with parchment paper underneath. (I used my beloved cookie scoooper!)

  6. Let them freeze for 20-30 minutes then transfer into plastic baggie or container.

  7. Dust with additional cinnamon if desired.

  8. Keep in fridge or freezer for up to 6 weeks.

These protein bites are perfect for a pre/post workout snack (limit to 1) or a breakfast substitute (limit to 2). Let me know if you try them/what substitutions you try. Enjoy!

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