Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Are you tired of the same old protein bars and shakes? Do you long for a healthier snack that’s as scrumptious as it is nutritious? Look no further, because we have a game-changing recipe that’s about to become your new go-to snack! Introducing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls – the perfect combination of wholesome ingredients and mouth-watering flavors that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

These protein-packed gems are not only incredibly easy to make, but they also provide a blend of protein, healthy fats, and fiber, ensuring that you stay energized and satiated throughout the day.

Made with simple, wholesome ingredients like oats, raisins, cashew butter and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, these delightful little bites mimic the taste and texture of your favorite oatmeal raisin cookies.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating these Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls, as well as share some customization tips to suit your personal preferences and dietary needs. So, grab your apron and let’s get rolling on this deliciously satisfying and healthy snack adventure!

How to Make Edible Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Who doesn’t love cookie dough? In this simple recipe for edible oatmeal raisin cookie dough, we make it healthy and easier to grab-and-go!

Start by tossing some rolled oats into your food processor and give it a few pulses until the pieces are nice and small. Next, combine those oats with some cashew butter, Nutrisystem Vanilla Shake Mix, a dash of cinnamon, and a splash of unsweetened almond milk. Mix everything together until it becomes a dough-like consistency.

Now it’s raisin time! Stir some raisins into your cookie dough, then roll the mixture into eight balls of equal size. Finally, pop them in the fridge for at least an hour. Voila! You have a tasty and nutritious snack that’s perfect for any time of day.

This recipe makes eight servings. Each cookie dough ball contains 166 calories. If you’re on Nutrisystem, you can log each serving as one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb in your NuMi app journal.

Different Ways to Customize Your Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls

Oatmeal raisin cookie dough protein balls are a delicious and healthy snack option that can be easily customized to suit your preferences. Here are some creative ideas to help you personalize this recipe and make it your own:

  • Add nuts and seeds – Boost the nutritional profile and texture of your protein balls by adding nuts and seeds. Some great options include chopped almonds, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds or chia seeds.
  • Experiment with spices – Enhance the flavor of your oatmeal raisin protein balls by incorporating various spices. You can try adding nutmeg, allspice or even a pinch of cardamom for an exotic twist.
  • Use different sweeteners – If you want to make your cookie dough balls a little sweeter, you can add honey, maple syrup or an alternative like stevia. Adjust the amount according to your desired sweetness level.
  • Incorporate dried fruits – Swap out the raisins with other dried fruits like dried cranberries, cherries, apricots or blueberries. You can also mix and match different dried fruits for a burst of flavor and texture.
  • Add some crunch – For added texture, consider including ingredients like cacao nibs, crushed pretzels or even rice crispy cereal. These additions will give your protein balls a delightful crunch.
  • Vary the oats – You can use different types of oats in your protein balls, such as quick oats or steel-cut oats. Just keep in mind that the texture may differ slightly depending on the type of oats you choose.
  • Incorporate superfoods – Boost the nutritional value of your protein balls by adding superfood ingredients like spirulina, maca powder or goji berries. These additions will not only enhance the flavor but also provide additional health benefits.
  • Add a coating – For a fun and tasty twist, try coating your protein balls in melted dark chocolate, crushed nuts, or unsweetened shredded coconut.
  • Try a different nut butter – instead of cashew butter, you can use your favorite nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter or walnut butter.

With these customization ideas, you can create endless variations of oatmeal raisin cookie dough protein balls that cater to your taste buds and dietary preferences. Enjoy experimenting with these delicious and nutritious treats!

Pro Tip: Use the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more add-in ideas and serving sizes! >

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Servings: 8 (1 serving = 1 cookie dough ball)

Calories per Serving: 166

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 PowerFuel

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup cashew butter
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2-4 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. raisins

Directions:

  1. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse a few times to break up them up into smaller pieces.
  2. Combine oats, cashew butter, Nutrisystem Shake Mix, cinnamon and almond milk. Stir in the raisins.
  3. Roll into 8 equal-sized balls. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
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