This weekend was a relaxed weekend for me. I mostly just hung out with my boy, who is a whooping 50 pounds now! When did he get so big! But while I was home this weekend I started to do some holiday baking, or assembling! After making my mom some gingerbread for her birthday last week I really wanted to experiment with the flavors of gingerbread, so that is just what I did! I made some gingerbread power balls!
These little things are perfect to get in some protein and carbs, being made from oats, sunflower seed butter, almond flour and pecans! They take about 5 minutes to assemble and taste pretty close to gingerbread! They are very soft as well, not much crunch to these but still great for those texture lovers with raw oats and chopped pecans. Of course the time to assemble is about 5 minutes so there are no excuses not to!
Hope you guys enjoy them!
1/4 cup nut butter (I used TJ’s sunflower seed butter)
1/8 cup chopped peacans
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 t allspice
1/4 t ground cloves
1/2-1 t cinnamon
1/2-1 t ground ginger
2-3 T old- fashioned oats
splash of almond milk (I used coconut-almond milk)
Combine all the ingredients except the almond milk. Once they are combined use the almond milk as a binder to help hold the balls together. Form small balls and refrigerate!
The second recipe I tried out was Taylor Made It Paleo Peanut Blossoms. Check out the recipe by clicking on this link. I am a HUGE fan of those peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on top, but ever since my gluten problem I haven’t been able to indulge in them during the Christmas season. Taylor posted this recipe this weekend and I knew I had to try them out before Christmas! Obviously they do not taste exactly like those holiday favorites but I loved Taylor’s version! They have such a peanut buttery taste! They are gluten free, so for those paleo people they are perfect! I think they have the perfect amount of sweetness, and with that pinch of sea salt it gives them perfect balance!
Well that is how I treated myself this weekend, but what better way than with gingerbread and peanut butter! I am linking up for Treat Yourself Tuesday today! Check it out and see how everyone else treated themselves!