High Protein Snack Hearts: Cranberry Chocolate Chip
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Protein Hearts
We love the convenience of high protein snack balls. That is why we are so grateful for influencer and blogger Kristen Lamonche @cilantroandseafoam, who made these beautiful Cranberry Chocolate Chip Protein Hearts. They are perfect for you and your Valentines any day of the year.
We used to think of protein snacks as on-the-go only for eating outside the house, you know, pre-Covid 19. But after working and studying from home for nearly a year now, we completely embrace their ease and convenience for at-home snacking.
When you or your kids want a mid-day boost, how wonderful is it to say, “we have plenty of those delicious xxx in the kitchen, help yourself.”
Finally, make a double or triple recipe of these and freeze them for later. By splitting the batter into batches, you can try all three versions suggested with the recipe. That way, you’ll have a nice variety of deliciously filling, high protein snacks from which to choose.
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Hearts: How this High Protein Snack is Better
This recipe is full of healthy, immune-boosting nutrients like prebiotic fiber, zinc, and protein. Not to mention, like all our recipes it is gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and full of clean plant protein and healthy fats. It hits the spot without spiking blood sugar levels, leaving us feeling both satisfied and balanced.
Know that this recipe is forgiving if you keep your dry to wet ingredients ratio the same. So, feel empowered to substitute if you don’t have all these ingredients on hand.
Special Diet Features
These delicious high protein snacks are low glycemic, so great if you are watching your blood sugar. They are also gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and free from sesame, cane/refined sugar, pea and pea protein, and yeast.
Cranberry Chocolate Chip High Protein Low Carb Snack Hearts
Makes 6 Healthy High Protein Snack Hearts
+ Sunflower Seed Butter, 100g (see “Substitutions and Moisture” note on how to substitute for Sunflower Butter)
+ Almond Flour, 40g or for no-nut version, substitute with 40g Cassava Flour
+ ZEGO Gluten-Free Double Protein Oats, 20g (@zegofoods)
+ ZEGO Cranberry Mix-Ins Seed + Fruit Blend, 20g (@zegofoods)
+ Dairy Free Mini Chocolate Chips, 45g
+ Chia Seeds, 8g
+ Maple Syrup, 16g
+ Healthy pinch of your favorite Salt
Flavor Variation: Warming Spices
+ 2.5g (1t) Cinnamon
+ 1g (1/4t) Cardamon optional)
+ a few shavings of fresh Nutmeg
+ a few shavings of Cayenne if you want to spice it up!
Flavor Variation: Bright and Tart
+ Zest from one Lemon
+ replace the 15g of the chocolate chips that goes into the batter with chopped cranberries
- Combine flours, Double Protein Oats, Mix-Ins, chia seeds, and salt.
- Add sunflower seed butter, maple syrup, and 15g chocolate chips (save the rest of the chips for drizzle), and then mix until they form a consistent batter.
- Roll the batter into 6 balls and gently shape them into hearts.
- Melt 30g of chocolate chips.
- Drizzle chocolate on protein hearts.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Substitutions and Moisture:
Add Moisture: If you find your batter is too dry, add more sunflower butter one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Substituting for Sunflower Butter: If you use a thicker butter like almond, you may need more. Again, add one tablespoon at a time.
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