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Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Power Bites


Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Power Bites

Introduction: Welcome to a delightful and guilt-free treat that's perfect for those seeking a protein-packed, low-sugar, and low-sodium snack. These Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Power Bites are not your ordinary cookies; they're a nutritious and delicious alternative that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing your body with the fuel it needs. Created from the inspiration of a classic cookie and the desire to make use of that forgotten protein powder, this recipe has been perfected to deliver great taste without compromising on health. Let's dive into the kitchen and whip up a batch of these wholesome goodies!


Serving Size: This recipe makes approximately 24 Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Power Bites. A typical serving size could be considered as 2 bites.


Macro Nutritional Information (per serving of 2 bites): Please note that these nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on specific brands and measurements.

  • Calories: Around 180 Cal

  • Protein: Approximately 8g

  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 12g

  • Dietary Fiber: About 2g

  • Sugars: Around 2g

  • Fat: Approximately 12g

  • Saturated Fat: Roughly 3g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: Around 5g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: Approximately 3g

  • Cholesterol: Roughly 40mg

  • Sodium: About 90mg (may vary based on ingredients)

  • Potassium: Approximately 170mg

  • Calcium: Roughly 30mg

  • Iron: About 1mg

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is an estimate and can vary based on factors such as ingredient brands, substitutions, and portion sizes. It's always a good practice to calculate the nutritional information using specific ingredients and measurements if you require precise data.


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Protein All-Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 cup Unflavored Protein Powder (chocolate* or peanut butter flavor may be substituted)

  • 1/2 cup Monk Fruit Stevia Sugar Alternative

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

  • 4 Large Eggs

  • 1 cup Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter

  • 1/2 cup Mashed Ripe Banana (for added sweetness and moisture)

  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce (as a butter substitute)

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the natural peanut butter, mashed banana, unsweetened applesauce, and monk fruit stevia sugar alternative. Mix until well combined and slightly fluffy.

  3. Lightly beat the eggs and add them to the peanut butter mixture. Mix thoroughly to create a smooth and well-incorporated batter.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the protein all-purpose flour, unflavored protein powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until a cohesive dough forms.

  5. Incorporate the vanilla extract into the dough for an extra layer of flavor.

  6. Cover the dough and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour. Chilling the dough helps enhance the flavors and makes it easier to handle.

  7. Once the dough has chilled, use a spoon or cookie scoop to portion out small rounds of dough. Roll each portion into a ball and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each for spreading.

  8. Gently press down on each dough ball with a fork to create a crisscross pattern and flatten the cookies slightly.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges.

  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Conclusion: Voila! You've just created a batch of Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Power Bites that are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a great source of protein and energy. With the natural sweetness from bananas and applesauce, you've managed to keep the sugar content low while still delivering a delightful snack. These bites are perfect for on-the-go, as a post-workout snack, or even as a guilt-free dessert option. So, go ahead and indulge in these wholesome goodies that prove healthy eating can be both delicious and satisfying!





*I used chocolate protein powder in my recipe to use it in an alternative way.

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