Puffed Quinoa Energy Balls

Puffed Quinoa Energy Balls are a perfect blend of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them an ideal snack for any time of the day. These no-bake treats are easy to make and perfect for a quick energy boost. Grainwell Puffed Quinoa provides a delightful crunch and a nutritious punch to these energy balls.

Ingredients

1 cup Grainwell Puffed Quinoa
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Instruction

1. Combine Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine Grainwell Puffed Quinoa, rolled oats, dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, chia seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to ensure even distribution.

2. Prepare Wet Ingredients:

  • In a separate bowl, mix almond butter (or peanut butter), honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.

3. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:

  • Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix everything together until all the dry ingredients are well coated.

4. Form Energy Balls:

  • Using your hands, form the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. If the mixture is too sticky, you can wet your hands slightly to make it easier to roll.

5. Chill and Set:

  • Place the energy balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the balls to firm up.

Serving Options:

  1. Quick Snack: These energy balls are perfect for a quick snack on the go. Pack a few in a small container or bag for a convenient and nutritious treat.
  2. Pre- or Post-Workout: Enjoy an energy ball before or after your workout for a boost of energy and nutrients.
  3. Healthy Dessert: Serve these energy balls as a healthy dessert option. They satisfy sweet cravings without the guilt.

Additional Tips:

  • Storage: Store the energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to three months.
  • Customization: Feel free to customize these energy balls with your favorite ingredients. Swap the cranberries for raisins, add coconut flakes, or include protein powder for an extra nutritional boost.
  • Texture: If you prefer a smoother texture, you can blend the oats in a food processor before mixing them with the other ingredients.

Enjoying Grainwell Puffed Quinoa

Grainwell Puffed Quinoa adds a delightful crunch and nutritional benefits to these energy balls. Its light texture pairs well with the chewiness of dried fruits and the smoothness of nut butter. This versatile ingredient can be enjoyed in various ways, such as mixed into yogurt, sprinkled over smoothie bowls, or added to baked goods. Embrace the versatility of Grainwell Puffed Quinoa and explore its endless possibilities in your kitchen!