Friday, December 28, 2018

Banana Collagen Snack Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

These snack balls do not contain wheat, dairy or egg.

Happy Friday!  I can't believe how quickly the week is flying by.  We've been busy playing at home and doing just a few errands here and there.  My two kiddos are home bodies like their Mama and now that they have a new stash of toys from Santa, they have no reason or desire to go out.  I can't blame them.

I've been meaning to use the rainbow sprinkles we buy for ice cream in my baking for a while.  This recipe came together in my head as I was making dinner and then I had to try it after I had the kitchen clean (why do I always do this?).  My Little Guy came over right away when he saw I was baking.  He seems intrigued by the whole process since they do some light cooking at his school.  By light cooking, I mean smoothies and baking from a box.

Here are the details for these fun snack balls:


3 bananas (mashed)
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill coconut flour (+2tbsp)
1 tbsp rainbow sprinkles (gluten-free)
2 tbsp ground flax seed +6 tbsp water
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder


Preheat the oven to 350F and spray the bottom of a donut hole tray with oil.  Mix 2 tbsp of ground flax seed with water and allow to sit for about 10 minutes until it has a gel-like consistency.  Peel and mash the bananas.  Incorporate the rest of the wet ingredients.  Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and let sit for about 10 min.  Scoop out 1.5 tbsp/protein ball.  Bake the balls at 350F for 22 minutes.  Allow to cool or a rack.  Enjoy!

How cute do these look?  Sprinkles make everything fun, don't they?  My Little Guy got all excited about these.  Here are the nutrition facts:


I like how they are low in sugar but have a good amount of protein in them.  These donut holes are the perfect size for little hands.  If you can get them excited about them, it's worth making a batch.  Right now, we are in a tough stretch with my Little Guy at meal time.  He's turned very picky with his food so I take any opportunity I can to get some good nutrition in him.

Thank you for reading this post!  

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