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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Recipe: Peanut butter protein cups

Protein is essential for building and repairing cells, which ensures that our bodies are performing at their best.

Diana Cosovan, a Nutrition Coach graduate and owner of Jump Fit Training, shares this nutrient-dense and tasty recipe (for which we’ll be forever grateful).

Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 30g prunes
  • 30g dates (soak in water for 5 minutes)
  • 20g almond meal (or LSA mix)
  • 15-20g raw honey (adjust according to your preferences)
  • 1 tsp vanilla or cinnamon
  • 25g salted caramel or vanilla protein powder
  • 50g peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 15g chia seeds
  • 60g rolled oats
  • Approx. 50-60ml of water (adjust according to the smoothness of the nut butter)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C (fan-forced)
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor (for a few seconds)
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and add water gradually (you may need more or less water to achieve a moist consistency)
  4. Spoon the mixture into a muffin tray (lined with paper muffin cups)
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes (or until a skewer comes out clean)
  6. Let the tray stand for 5 minutes
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool

Oh, what’s next? Nothing, we’re done! Grab a peanut butter cup and enjoy.

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