Recipes: peanut butter

Pumpkin Protein Balls

By Gina Caputo

Pumpkin Protein Balls

These One Ball Wonders are a fan favorite! I initially posted this recipe in one of my weekly emails and have since received so many requests for the recipe, I had to add it to the website too. These seem to hit just right for nearly everybody! Their genesis was my desire to have a healthy mid-afternoon snack that was also well balanced in carbs/protein/fat. I've been known to have one for dessert. If you love pumpkin pie, these balls can give you some of that year-round holiday delight.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups oat flour
  • 2 scoops unflavored or vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt + Maldon salt for topping (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (I make my own out of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla)
  • 1/3 cup nut butter
  • 1/4-1/3 cup pumpkin puree (start with 1/4, add more if it seems too dry to stick together)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, honey or date syrup
  • 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, protein powder, sea salt and pumpkin pie spice
  2. Add nut butter, pumpkin puree, honey/syrup, oil and vanilla, stir to combine thoroughly
  3. Add mini chips and combine once more
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and use your hands or a small ice cream scoop to form the balls
  5. Sprinkle Maldon salt crystals on top (optional)
  6. Pop in the refrigerator for an hour before eating and can be stored in a container in the refrigerator too!
  7. You can also get creative and add chopped nuts or seeds too! Salted pepitas (then I omit the Maldon finishing salt) are a big win!

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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

By Gina Caputo

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
I'm not a pumpkin spice fanatic. I don't go to Starbucks for the pumpkin spice drinks and don't buy pumpkin spice candles and all that. But for this entire year I've been obsessed with making overnight protein oats trying to find the most delicious ways to eat this super-convenient breakfast. So once the PS mania started this year, I thought I should give some Pumpkin Spice Overnight Protein Oats a try and this one is a WINNER! 

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PB & CACAO PROTEIN BALLS

By Gina Caputo

PB & CACAO PROTEIN BALLS
Another One Ball Wonder! Sometimes a bar is all we have time to grab and go. But I rarely enjoy eating them and always wish something was different. So I started making my own! I love having total control over the ingredients and this one is reminiscent of a healthy Reese's with all the peanut and chocolate with a punch of protein to keep the macronutrients in check!

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Overnight Protein Oats with Blueberry Milk

By Gina Caputo

Overnight Protein Oats with Blueberry Milk
I held off for YEARS on making overnight oats. I didn't get it, oatmeal just doesn't take that much time or effort to cook and why would I ever want to eat oats cold anyway? I came across a recipe that included nut milk blended with frozen blueberries and since they are in my top 3 fave fruits, I finally bit and made my own version just to see if overnight oats are worth all the hype.

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Peanut Butter Miso Protein Balls

By Gina Caputo

Peanut Butter Miso Protein Balls
These One BALL Wonders are snack-sized bites that pack a super satisfying punch! If you love peanut butter like I love peanut butter, you're gonna LOVE these. Beware of housemates and partners that might eat them 6 at a time. I hide mine 😬

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