These Ginger Sweet Potato Balls are simple to make, warming and a great way to use up leftover sweet potato! They're a healthy snack with hidden veg.
Sweet Potato Balls with fresh ginger taste so warmly, vibrantly delicious.
They're super quick and easy to make, and they're a great way to use up leftover sweet potato.
They're blitzed into tasty balls with nut butter and ginger to create these healthy snacks.
Rolled in coconut, linseeds or cocoa, these vegan little energy bites are as moreish as truffles.
I nearly couldn't take pictures of this recipe, because my two-year-old daughter went BANANAS for these.
Her tiny little hand just wouldn't stop grabbing at the balls of yum.
Sweet potatoes are so versatile that I often bake an extra one for use in other meals. I roasted mine for this recipe, but you could also steam or boil it (though then you won't get to nibble at the leftover crispy skins!). You just need them to be cooked enough to mash. Then, all you have to do is blitz it all together, roll into balls and store in the fridge. A few balls make a lovely snack or energizing breakfast.
protein balls recipes
If you love these Ginger Sweet Potato Balls, then you'll also love these other protein balls!
Beetroot Chocolate Bliss Balls
Sweet Potato Balls with Ginger
For the protein balls:
- 1 ½ cups (125g) oats
- 1 cup (200g) cooked sweet potato, mashed (about 1 large potato)
- ½ cup (125g) nut butter
- Large pinch of fresh ginger grated
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon skimmed milk powder or vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Coconut, milled linseeds, cocoa, sesame seeds, chopped nuts etc… whatever you have or prefer for rolling
- Blitz all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until combined. If your blender isn’t high-speed, pulse the oats first to make them a bit finer, then add the remaining ingredients, or combine by hand.
- Roll into teaspoon-sized balls, then roll in the coconut, cocoa etc… and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
This recipe sounds fab. Wondering if there is a different replacement you'd recommend for the protein/milk powder or could it be left out?
Hi Stephanie, you can just leave it out and the balls will be just fine. 🙂
Couscous & Consciousness
Totally love this idea and can't wait to give it a try. I'm really keen on the idea of using sweet potato as opposed to dates which you often find in this kind of thing. Not that I have anything against dates, but they can be quite pricey here, and I also sometimes find them a bit too sweet. Pinning this to try very soon.
I hope you like them! Yes, dates can be expensive - and quite sweet - so I like using other things in place 🙂
I rather like the idea of these little goodie balls. I might make a few for my daughter's lunchbox. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Urvashi. They're so easy and my kids love them.
Jac -Tinned Tomatoes (@tinnedtoms)
What a great idea and fab review Kate 🙂
Thanks Jac. They're lovely little balls of autumn.
Really enjoying our Froothie too. So far we've mostly made several soups and two custards (which we use to make ice cream). Both very easy, very quick and very good. I have lots and lots more ideas I want to try but loving so far.
I'm glad you like it as well. It's so amazing and quick!
I am enjoying reading so many uses for the Froothie. I love mine, it really is brill. I must try these protein balls you have made, what a perfect delicious nutritious snack idea!
It really is a versatile machine, isn't it?! And these balls are so quick and easy.
What a creative and delicious-sounding healthy snack! Love this idea and not a little jealous that I didn't think of it first! Your review of the fab Froothie is spot on as are your healthy Froothie-inspired recipes. Nut milks have been a huge hit with us, and it is great that you can make whatever kind you like. Our favourite is actually a seed milk - sesame.
Sesame seed milk sounds amazing! I haven't tried that yet, but I've got a few bags of other seeds to try.
Lovely idea of your protein balls as Nazima says a great portable snack!
OOh and I'm loving the sound of the Froothie blender - adds to Christmas list 🙂
Thanks Jan. They are perfect for an afternoon snack on the go!
lovely idea for a portable sweet snack/dessert. As with all your recipes - creative and sounds delicious. I love the froothie blender too. Been making oat milks mainly but must try nut milks. I also like the single jug for wet and dry and made some quinoa flour recently which was so easy!
I saw your beautiful recipe for quinoa flour in the crumble, Nazima. It looked great and I can't wait to try it!