Healthy Buckeyes
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Healthy Buckeyes (Gluten-Free + 7 Ingredients!)

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These healthy buckeyes are amazing and gluten-free! You would never know they are secretly healthy, high in protein and low in carbs and sugar. Made with just 7 simple ingredients like almond flour, natural peanut butter, and dark chocolate!

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How To Make Healthy Protein Buckeyes

These healthy buckeyes are loaded with protein naturally from peanut butter (code “shh20” for free shipping) and almond flour. However, if you want to take them up a notch in protein, feel free to add some unflavored whey protein powder (this is my favorite affordable and clean brand). Another option would be to add a few scoops of unflavored collagen peptides for added protein and health benefits! I LOVE unflavored collagen because it doesn’t add any nasty protein powder flavor to your delish recipes. I’ve used collagen in so many of my recipes like my Healthy Gluten-Free Cookie Cake, Protein Cookie Dough, and S’mores Collagen Cookies!

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Gluten-Free Healthy Buckeye Balls Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good gluten-free recipe right?! I’ve tested using both blanched almond flour and cashew flour for this healthy buckeye recipe, but I’m also thinking you can use homemade oat flour too! All these options keep our buckeyes clean and gluten-free! Here is my blog post on how to make homemade oat flour in just 3 steps!

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Low Sugar Buckeyes

You know the original unhealthy buckeye recipes where they call for LOADS of powdered sugar and butter?! Well, not this healthy buckeye recipe. We use pure maple syrup as our natural sweetener for these delicious peanut butter spheres. If you want to learn more about pure maple syrup and why it’s so much better for you than refined empty-calorie sugar, definitely check out my Busy Lady’s Guide To Easy Healthy Baking course! It will teach you all that and so much more about how to get baking healthy!

To make these buckeyes even lower in sugar, use chocolate chips sweetened with stevia! Good keto chocolate will make these buckeyes keto-friendly and sugar-free which is awesome. I have a full list of healthy chocolate brands in my Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

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Yield: 24-26 buckeyes

Healthy Buckeyes (Gluten-Free + 7 Ingredients!)

Healthy Buckeyes

These healthy buckeyes are amazing and gluten-free! You would never know they are secretly healthy, high in protein and low in carbs and sugar. Made with just 7 simple ingredients like almond flour, natural peanut butter, and dark chocolate!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Coating

Instructions

1. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. In a medium/large bowl, mix all wet ingredients until smooth (you can probably use a standing mixer to do this as well).

2. Fold in almond flour and mix until well combined (about 3 minutes).

3. Take about 1-2 Tbs of dough, roll into a sphere, and place on parchment-lined tray. Continue until all dough is gone (should make about 24-26 buckeyes). Place in freezer while you melt chocolate.

4. Melt chocolate and coconut oil using a double boiler or microwave. If microwaving, heat in 25-second intervals, stirring between to ensure it doesn’t burn.

5. Pull buckeyes from freezer and use a fork to dip each buckeye in melted chocolate ⅔ of the way and place back on tray after letting extra chocolate drip off (pushing buckeyes against the side of the bowl is the best way to do this!). You might have a little extra chocolate leftover which you could save for later or drizzle on top if you prefer! Optional: top with flaky sea salt.

6. Place buckeyes in the freezer 10 minutes or refrigerate 15-20 minutes until chocolate has hardened. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months (I eat them straight from the freezer!), or in the fridge for up to 8 days.

Notes

  1. Sugar-Free Chocolate: To make these buckeyes even lower in sugar, use chocolate chips sweetened with stevia! A good stevia sweetened chocolate will make these buckeyes keto friendly and sugar-free which is awesome. I have a full list of healthy chocolate brands in my Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.
  2. Almond Flour Substitution: I have not tested this, but I'm almost positive oat flour will work perfectly as a replacement for the nut flour! Let me know if you try this!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

26

Serving Size:

1 buckeye with enjoy life dark chocolate

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 8.6gCarbohydrates: 7.5gNet Carbohydrates: 5.7gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 4.6gProtein: 3.1g

This is the nutrition if you use ALL the melted chocolate. I had about 2-3 Tbs leftover, so the calories and nutrition will change depending on how much melted chocolate you use 🙂

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