The best peanut butter protein balls in a hurry recipe is simple to make. It only takes 5 minutes to make and it is also suitable for both adults and kids as a snack. These protein balls can be eaten as part of a meal, as a snack or by adding to your grazing bowl, added to kids lunch packs and even served at parties etc.
You may choose to replace the flour, I use toasted corn flour which is a very common flour in Ghana and parts of Africa. You can easily buy the flour in shops in London, but if you live elsewhere, then you it will be easier to search for Ghana tom brown online or on Amazon.
If it proves difficult to find toasted corn flour, feel free to make your own by baking corn flour spread out on tin foil in the oven. I personally find this extra work and so I would avoid baking my own flour. However, you can buy toasted rice flour, soya flour, almond flour or any other flour that is marketed as ‘toasted.
Peanut butter is a protein and an unsaturated butter but it is healthy and rich in vitamin E, even though it has half the vitamin E content compared to almond butter of the same amount. 1 tablespoon full of peanut butter is roughly 100 calories, so it is a good idea to keep an eye out on how much these you eat in a day if you are on a restricted calorie intake per day. They are great for pre workout when you want to eat something light and protein based.
As you are making these protein balls yourself, you know everything that goes in, it also doesn’t contain any unnecessary bulking agents and preservatives and the best thing is that it is a very healthy snack.
- 60 g Peanut Butter
- 44 g Toasted corn flour(you can experiment with other toasted flour)
- chilli sauce
- salt / honey
- Wash hands thoroughly as you will be kneading
- Mix together all the ingredients and knead with your hands till thoroughly mixed
- If the mixture is sticky and doesn’t fall apart, start rolling into balls
- (watch the video for rolling if you are unsure how to roll perfect balls
- serve when finished