Maya Munchkins couldn’t be a better name for this trick of a treat. Maya in Sanskrit translates to mean Illusion, and these munchkins which look as if they are a delicious baked treat are actually completely raw and vegan. Not only does this treat the mind into thinking dessert, which in turn makes us think sinful, but these awesome bites are packed with a ton of benefits. The base of these treats is Garbanzo Bean Flour which packs each bite with protein, Iron and fiber. And in case there wasn’t enough protein I decided to add in my Chocolate Protein Powder to slyfully add in my favorite flavor for anything and everything which is… Chocolate. To bind this snack together I’ve opted to use Cashew Butter which is lower in calories than peanut better but still packed with protein, healthy fats and minerals that assist in bone health. Of course these kind of calories can add up but helping yourself to 1-3 of these bliss balls a day is a great natural alternative to a sweet treat that packs a whole lot of protein in its’ punch.
What You’ll Need:
1 Cup Garbanzo Flour
5 Tbsp Wholesome Syrup
4 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
4 Tbsp Chocolate Protein Powder
8 oz Cashew Butter
All the Cinnamon
Let’s get this Party Started:
First Take the Cashew Butter, Syrup and Vanilla and place into your Ninja, Nutri Bullet, Food Processor, you get the idea. Pulse until creamy and well mixed. Next add the Garbanzo Flour, Protein Powder and Cinnamon into the mix and pulse until you have a even and smooth dough.
Using a teaspoon, scoop dough out of blender one scoop at a time. Roll the dough from the teaspoon in your hand and form into a ball, lay each ball onto a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil. Continue to scoop, roll and lay each ball down until out of dough.
This recipe should yield you roughly 24 Maya Munchkins. Place the tray of Maya Munchkins into the fridge so that they may firm up and gain a better, solid consistency. Let the munchkins stay in Fridge for at least 30 minutes. After the time has passed you can enjoy your treat as is or fill a shallow bowl with cinnamon and roll each bowl into the cinnamon for a even sweeter bite.