These protein-packed Coffee Bliss Balls give you the best of both worlds – coffee and chocolate! Throughout the summer months, my fiance’s coffee roastery put up a new menu including iced chococcino and I’m hooked. It made no sense to not capture this delightful combination of flavours in my food so I squished them all into one ball- a protein ball, well a coffee protein ball AKA chococcino in protein ball-form!
I think it’s pretty important to use a good quality cup of coffee so I used Hannover Kaffee Manufaktur (my BF’s so this one was pretty obvs!) and Stumptown just for some variation.
Just make sure you don’t get too carried away with them after 5pm, I didn’t catch an ounce of sleep that night after stuffing my face with a fair few.
Questions about Coffee Bliss Balls
How to make Coffee Bliss Balls? To make Coffee Bliss Balls, you will need to mix together almond flour, oat flour, chocolate protein powder, coconut sugar, coconut oil, nut butter and strong coffee. Mix until a dough forms then shape into balls. Top with chocolate coated coffee beans for a caffeine boost and to look extra pretty!
What are bliss balls? Bliss balls are basically protein balls, just another name. They come in a variety of flavours as well as nutritional content which varies from recipe to recipe. Not all are rich in protein.
How to store protein balls Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Coffee Bliss Ball Substitutions
To make this recipe grain-free, the oat flour can be replaced by almond flour or coconut flour. This will also increase the protein and fat content.
Coconut sugar can be subbed for brown sugar or 3 pitted dates.
Oil such as rapeseed or olive oil can be substituted for coconut.
Protein powder is not compulsory since there is also protein from the almond flour and nut butter. Almond flour can also replace the oat flour if you would like to increase protein content without protein powder though bear in mind this will also increase the fat content.
These Coffee Bliss Balls are…
- Coffee flavoured
- Made with almond flour
- Made with 8 ingredients
Coffee Bliss Balls Recipe
Makes 20 balls
Ingredients for bliss balls:
- 80g chocolate protein powder
- 80g cocoa powder
- 80g almond flour
- 80g oat flour
- 125ml strong coffee
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl using a fork then eventually your hands.
- Shape into balls and refrigerate.
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Big Thanks to…
Well Plated by Erin for their inspiration in helping me to create this recipe. You can find their version here.