Espresso Tahini Protein Energy Balls

15 Pieces
15 min

Get your caffeine kick with a protein boost with these Espresso Tahini Protein Energy Balls. A quick, easy and delicious no bake recipe that’s great for a pre-workout snack or even dessert!

I made these energy balls at 1am because I’m a huge coffee-tahini fan and was way excited for the recipe. Literally scraped every last bit of the (Whole Foods) Tahini I had left in my jar.

To my luck it was EXACTLY how much I needed, but since I needed my stock back, and the WF was 20 minutes away, I unintentionally had a “find-the-best-tahini” quest.

Made a trip to Sprouts - closest store - first thing next morning to get some. Came home and tried it. Such a disappointment.

Got a recommendation for the Trader Joe’s one after posting to my Insta story, and drove there at 8:30pm - 30 mins before closing - just to try some of that. Opened the jar in my car itself to test it out. What a heavenly creation!

So I went back to Sprouts on the way home, and actually returned that first jar!

Verdict: TJ’s >> WF >>>>>>> Sprouts! (This is just for the Tahini though, Peanut Butter is a whole other story)

Espresso Tahini Protein Energy Balls
Recipe details
  • 15  Pieces
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 4 tsp Instant Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Milk, or other
  • ⅔ cup Tahini, Runny, about 150g
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp of Rolled or Instant Oats, 80g
  • ¼ cup Vanilla Protein Powder, 22g, about ⅔ scoop, or more Oats
  • 2 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal, about 13g
  • 1½ Tbsp Maple Syrup, Stevia Sweetened preferred, or Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds, optional

Place oats in a small food processor until it gets a rough flour-like consistency.
In small bowl, stir together instant coffee and milk until coffee has dissolved; Set aside.
In a large bowl, add all ingredients: coffee-mix, tahini, oats, protein powder, flaxseed meal, and sesame seeds. Stir to combine well. If mixture is too dry, add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.
Scoop out a tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll into balls using the palm of your hands.
Store in the fridge or freeze in a sealed container until ready to eat!
  • Storage: Fridge: 2 weeks in an airtight container. Freezer: 3 months in a freezer-safe resealable zipper bag.
Haylee Jane Monteiro
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