I’ve always loved tahini but only just recently began using it in sweet recipes. What in the world was I waiting for?! It’s so good! I think I might be a tiny bit addicted to the tahini + sweet combo now, so apologies in advance if I get carried away with tahini treats on the blog!
Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini is rich in minerals like phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and iron. It’s also great source of calcium, high in vitamin E and B vitamins. It’s highly versatile and can be used in all sorts of recipes. I mainly use it in salad dressings, dips and sauces...until now that is. Hello Tahini Cups with Coffee Cream, I’ll be seeing you real soon.
Tahini is also a great option if you can’t eat nuts. It’s similar to nut butter so it can replace peanut or almond butter in most recipes. Thanks to it’s high iron and calcium content it also makes a wonderful addition to a plant-based diet.
The reason these tahini protein balls came about is I’m currently blender-less so I couldn’t include nuts or dates. I know it’s time to get a Vitamix or Blendtec, as soon as I can wrap my mind around the price tag. I know it’s worth it but it’s still a good chunk of money!
However, I use a blender in my kitchen at least once a day so I’ll have to get something soon. I’m getting by on my immersion blender and a small single-serving blender at the moment but they aren’t going to cut it much longer. So, these Sweet Spiced Tahini Protein Balls? No blending required.
Mix, roll, coat, eat. Yep, you’re only a few minutes away from all the sweet spiced deliciousness! Give ’em a try!Print
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Roll into balls.
- Roll each ball in sesame seeds to coat. (Optional)
- Store in the fridge.
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