12/05/2012

 

I hope you enjoy my new power balls recipe! They are so delicious, I had to come back with a more healthier version! Enjoy!

The ingredients are almost the same, however what changed is the amounts and also I got rid off the coconut oil, and brought in a tiny bit of the Maple Syrup. I will explain as we go, so lets move on.

In my first recipe I worked with only 1 cup of baby carrots. This time make it two cups. Trust me it's going to be so much better.

First thing you want to do is to put the carrots into a steamer. Once they're soft, you want to preheat the oven for 375F

You will need 1 and 1/2 cups of rolled oats, which you have to put into a blender to make a flour out of them. I have an amazing blender from Vitamix (that thing is awesome) so it was super easy. Keep the oat flour in the blender and go measure your Almond Meal

You will need 3 cups of Almond meal and add it to the Oat Flour into the blender. You want to mix those ingredients together but switch the blender off just before it starts to make Almond butter. You don't want that. I left it just long enough to get a little bit of moisture out of the Almond Meal. The next step is to transfer it into a bowl and add cooled down mashed carrots.

Add 3 teaspoons of baking powder and mix it all in.

It's time to sweeten it up a little. Grab your honey.

Add 4 tablespoons into the mixture and mix it up very well.

Pour a little bit of the Maple syrup on a plate and start rolling your balls in it. This picture does not look as appetizing, however it will make your balls nice and sweet and it will be easy to roll them in the crushed pecans.

Don't worry about adding a little bit of the Maple Syrup. I took this picture just to show you that I started with brand new bottle and I didn't really used that much and I rolled in all of my 25 balls.

As soon as you cover them in the Maple Syrup and they are all sticky you want to roll them some more in the crushed Pecans. I wasn't paying attention how much pecans I used for this part, so just make sure to have enough. At least 2 cups. You don't want to put your balls naked into the oven.

Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper and stack your balls on top of the paper. I baked them for about 11 minutes on 375 F by mistake, because I thought that I had it on 325 F so I turned the oven down and had them baking for additional 5 minutes. They turned out just perfect. Cracked on the top and really nice and moist on the inside.

As you can see this recipe is made out of healthy ingredients, however you got to be careful, because they are very filling and super tasty, so it is very easy to have more then you should. I have calculated the amount of calories and it turns out that if you make 25 balls out of the mixture like I did, then 1 ball is going to be about 140 calories.

One more thing, let them cool down before you take a bite out of them.

Enjoy your balls!

Best,

Z