Today I am sharing with you the first balls of the year! You know how I love my balls! And why is it so fun to say? I maybe a little immature. he he Anyway, I have been loving the combo of apples and peanut butter lately and I thought, why not make it into a raw cookie dough balls? Balls….
These little balls are full of peanut butter and apple flavor with just the right amount of cinnamon and super low in sugar. I only used a teaspoon of maple syrup to sweetened it up. When you pop a ball in your mouth they just melt. Oh baby, so yummy and my gosh so easy to make!!!
To make these delicious, healthy, gluten-free little balls, all I used was natural peanut butter and apple sauce. So easy!! For the oats, I used Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats and processed it in the food processor to make a flour like consistency. These only take just a few minutes to make. I love that it’s all natural and so darn good. makes for a perfect little snack.
Let me tell you these were not easy to photograph! I made these the other night and the pictures turned out horrible!! Then the next day I took pictures in the afternoon, hoping for good light and nope still looked like crap. Little Jenny suggested taking them outside since it was overcast and sure enough she was right. Finally they turned out., not perfect, but way better. You’ll have to forgive the frosty look to them, they were in the freezer. Oh, you can freeze these balls and let them sit out for a couple of minutes and they turn out all nice and soft.
- ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
- ¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup oat flour(I used Trader Joe's Gluten Free)
- Line a plate or baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add peanut butter, apple sauce, cinnamon and maple syrup. Mix until combined. Stir in oat flour, mix until combined.
- Take about a teaspoon size of the batter and roll into a ball (it will be slightly soft). Place on prepared baking sheet. They can be put close together. Do the same with remaining batter.
- Place the balls into the freezer and freezer until slightly harden, about an hour or so.
- Store the balls in a freezer safe bag or in the refrigerator.
- Note: To make oat flour, add one and half cups of oatmeal in a food processor (I used my mini processor). Pulse a few times until the consistency of a crumbly flour.
These little balls are really the perfect snack. I have been munching on them after work. I love how healthy and filling that they are. Oh and the best part, it’s so fast to whip together! Why not give them a try? Just be sure to store them in the freezer or refrigerator.
Well my Friends, I am sooooooo far behind on my blogging! I need to get cooking. I have been kind of lazy lately.
So have a fab day and stay tuned for tomorrow! It’s going to be a big day!! So check back!