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Gaby's Bakery - Date Walnut Loaf & Chocolate Protein Balls

June 11, 2020

Gaby's Bakery - Date Walnut Loaf & Chocolate Protein Balls

This week, a focus on some healthier options that are easy to prepare and vanish very quickly in our house. I could never seem to make enough of these protein balls for the salon.

Date & Walnut Loaf

225gms self raising flour
225mls boiling water
160gms light brown sugar
120gms chopped pitted dates
55gms chopped walnuts
55gms unsalted butter (softened)
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp ground mixed spice
1 egg (beaten)

Preheat oven to 150⁰C

Place the dates, butter and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and pour over the boiling water. Mix gently and then leave to cool. Prepare a 2lb loaf tin by greasing and lining with parchment paper.

In a separate bowl, place the walnuts & sugar, and sift in the flour. Mix to combine and then add to the cooled date mixture along with the beaten egg. Mix well and then transfer to the prepared tin.

Bake for appx 65-75 mins. A skewer inserted should come out clean. Once ready take out the oven, and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate Protein Balls
Vegan if honey replaced with maple syrup

125gms natural peanut butter
115gms honey
110gms oats
40gms dark chocolate (chopped)
2 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp chocolate protein powder.

Mix all ingredients together.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 30mins.

Take out the fridge, roll into balls and the place back in fridge for a further hour, (they will keep best if refrigerated).


 Gaby Van Clarke

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