Maca Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Balls

I’m always on the lookout for anything that I can make ahead of time and grab and go come breakfast time. These little maca oatmeal cranberry balls make me so happy because they’re incredibly simple to make and they have so many uses! They’re a perfect 3pm snack. They’re great for a quick breakfast or gentle on the stomach for a post-workout refuel. And you can mash these little bad boys up and they make the perfect mix in for a bowl of yogurt and fruit. Really, the possibilities are endless.

That being said, they have an added little kick from the inclusion of the maca root powder*. Maca is a Peruvian “superfood” meaning that it’s chock full of B-vitamins, niacin, and minerals. Because it is also an adaptogen, it has the potential to reduce stress and anxiety within the body!

Maca Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Balls

Prep time: 10 minutes / Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Combine all dry ingredients to large mixing bowl. Stir together thoroughly.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients together, except water. Microwave ingredients for 30 seconds to allow ingredients to become easier to blend.

  4. Mix in almond butter mixture to dry ingredients. If needed, add 1 tablespoon of water if mixture is too dry.

  5. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

*As with all supplements, maca root is well tolerated by most people within reasonable dosages (like this recipe!). Those with hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids should avoid maca, as the extract may act like estrogen in the body. Also speak to a doctor before adding anything new to your diet.



Maca Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Balls
Maca Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Balls
Maca Cranberry Oatmeal Protein Balls

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