These little beauties were actually born out of a failed baking attempt from last week. I had some steamed sweet potato I needed to use up, so I thought I’d try a vegan version of these Flourless Chocolate Brownies from Nutritionist in the Kitch. I simply replaced the eggs with flax eggs and the batter taste delicious as I popped them in the oven. 20 minutes later they hadn’t baked at all, it was a big pan of mush. Baking. Fail. Those happen sometimes, especially when replacing key ingredients such as eggs.
While my failed brownies weren’t baking, I threw together some hemp protein, cocoa, peanut butter and maple syrup that I had planned to coerce into some sort of frosting. That didn’t work out so well either, but I managed to adjust the amounts and morph it into these truffles! These babies are rich, chocolatey and decadent, not words commonly used to describe something healthy.
However, if you look at the simple ingredients you’ll find a myriad of health-boosting qualities! They’re high in plant-based protein, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and numerous vitamins and minerals.Print
Hemp Protein Truffles – Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp organic hemp protein (I used North Coast Naturals)
- 1/4 cup raw cocoa
- 2 heaping tbsp, natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- hemp seeds for rolling (I used North Coast Naturals)
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Roll into 8 balls.
- Coat with hemp seeds.
- Set in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours.
- Store in the fridge in an air-tight container.
If you enjoyed these, you should also check out these Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles I posted back in March. They are so easy to make with just a few ingredients and they’re so melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
With Christmas approaching quickly, I thought I would share these 5 vegan truffles recipes from around the web. I think a few of these will have to make their way to my Christmas tray this year!
Chocolate Coconut Truffles from The Vedge
Double Chocolate Truffles from Keepin’ it Kind
Super Food Dark Chocolate Truffle from Elizabeth Rider
Chocolate Chili Coconut Milk Truffles from The Bojon Gourmet
Chocolate Pistachio Truffles from The Vegan Cookie Fairy
I don’t know about you guys but today is one of my favourite days of the year. We turn our clocks back and the extra hour is so wonderful. I slept in until 8am (yes, that’s a sleep in!) and it was only 7am with a whole, glorious, sunny Sunday ahead of me.
After this, we’re heading out for a stroll with the dogs and then I’m making a Thai-Inspired Roasted Butternut Squash Soup! I hope to share it soon on the blog if all goes according to plan. I scored a massive organic butternut squash on sale at Safeway this morning and I know it’s just dying to be made into soup. Mmmmmmm, soup.
Enjoy your day everyone!