Vegan Cacao and Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These energy balls are so gooey and delicious, I am currently obsessed with them! If you’re looking for an easy on-the-go snack to power you through the day, these are a great option!

They take just ten minutes to make and only need six simple ingredients.

Ingredients

100g pitted dates, about 6 large dates

45g roasted peanuts, about 1/3 cup

40g smooth peanut butter, about 2 heaped tablespoons

8g porridge oats, about 1 1/2 tablespoons

7g cacao powder, about 2 teaspoons

Method

Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until they form a smooth paste.

Next add in the oats, peanut butter, salt and raspberries and pulse again until they are well combined. Finally add in your roasted peanuts and pulse until they reach the consistency you desire – I like to have them a little chunky for a nice crunch.

Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue doing this until the mixture has finished.

Place the rolled balls into the fridge for around 1 hour before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Rachel x

 

Please note: This recipe and image was taken from http://www.deliciouslyella.com, no copyright infringement intended just a huge fan of these energy balls. 

My favourite vegan pancake recipe.

Since it’s Shrove Tuesday I thought I would share my favourite quick and easy recipe for making light and fluffy vegan pancakes.

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Ingredients

  • 5oz / 150g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 300ml water
  • 1 tbsp oil

Method

  1. Sieve all dry ingredients together into a bowl and mix.
  2. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, in which you add the water and oil. Mix thoroughly until all blended – folding the mixture will create more lightness.
  3. Heat up a lightly oiled frying pan before dropping the mixture, in small balls, onto the pan. Cook until lightly browned on underside then flip the pancake over and repeat on the other side.

 

Rachel x

 

 

 

Recipe taken from BBC Good food, no copyright infringement intended.