Sometimes you just want something sweet. And sometimes you just want stuff like donuts, cookie dough or chocolate cream. Many of us have had the experience of trying to satisfy our cravings with a teaspoon of honey. It doesn’t work because it’s boring!
You end up opening the Nutella jar and being full of excitement while your spoon sinks into the chocolate mousse. After the taste explosion, you realize it was a too short experience and you are sad.
You don’t want to eat more Nutella, but you can’t help it! Why? Because, you can’t get enough!
So, I found a solution to get enough of it. Combine the chocolate cream with a dessert and fill it with protein. Protein balls stuffed with Nutella, that’s what I need!
One ball contains less than the big Nutella teaspoon but satisfies my taste very well. Be careful, a ball is quite calorie dense, but more nutritious than most desserts you can buy. And, you can get enough of it. Enjoy it with your tea or coffee. See it as a kind of cheat meal/snack or a quick pre-workout snack.
I’m not a fan of protein powders, they are mostly filled with bullshit and artificial sweeteners. If I use a protein powder, it has to be organic and high quality. I just started to use 100% organic grass fed whey protein powder for banking and I’m getting great results. I use the Primal State whey protein. Instead of protein powder you could also use coconut flour (half amount).
By the way, you should consider making your own Nutella from roasted hazelnuts, maple syrup, cocoa powder and vanilla.
As a nut butter in the dough I recommend peanut butter, but you can go for any nut butter you fancy. In the pics I used brown almond butter.
Nutella Stuffed Protein Balls
- 9 tbsp rolled oats
- 3 tbsp nut butter
- 3 tpsp neutral 100% whey protein
- 1 tsp honey (leave it out if you use flavoured protein powder)
- 4 tbsp water
- 4 tsp Nutella
- *optional sesame seeds
- Place small Nutella balls on a plate and put it in a freezer.
- Mix oats, whey protein, honey and nut butter in a bowl until it’s a sticky but crumply dough.
- Add a water spoon by spoon and mix until you can shape balls.
- Take ¼ of the dough and shape a plate on your palm. Place the cooled Nutella in the middle and cover it with the dough, rolling it into a ball.
- Roll the ball in sesame seeds.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 min.