OHIO! Egal, ob Sie ein Fan der Ohio State University Buckeye sind oder nicht, wenn Sie Erdnussbutter und Schokolade mögen, werden Sie dieses Dessert lieben.
Diese veganen Rosskastanien sind meiner Meinung nach die beste Version des klassischen Leckerbissens meiner Heimatstadt. Mit hinzugefügtem Erdnussmehl, das reich an pflanzlichem Protein ist, dauert die Herstellung dieser gesunden Rosskastanien weniger als 20 Minuten und erfordert nur 5 Zutaten!
Lustige Tatsache: Ohios Staatsbaum ist eine Rosskastanie und Rosskastanien (der eigentliche nussartige Samen am Baum) können nicht bearbeitet werden, sie sind sogar giftig. Um den Ohio State Tree zu feiern und die Rosskastanie tatsächlich zu genießen, wurde sie in einen Leckerbissen verwandelt.
I have some of the most cherished memories of making Buckeyes, not only during the holiday season but year-round with my mother. It was so much fun rolling the peanut butter into balls and then carefully dipping them in chocolate to make them look like a buckeye, all the while she would tell me stories behind why we make these versus eating the real thing we find in the backyard. Reflecting back on my tenure at The Ohio State University, wearing t-shirts, necklaces, and keychains with the buckeye, it was a rite of passage to honor this nut-like seed.
Protein-Enhanced Vegan Buckeyes
Traditionally, buckeyes are made from a fairly simple set of ingredients. The filling involves peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and milk chocolate for coating. To make it more „Nutrition Stripped,“ I wanted to enhance the protein a bit to balance out the macronutrients, adding a satiety factor with the protein and the added benefit of stabilizing blood sugar a bit more than we would if we just added protein without much protein being present. And all this without sacrificing taste!
Additionally, I use maple syrup instead of powdered sugar and a small amount goes a long way, so you can adjust it to your individual taste. The real kicker in my recipe is using peanut flour, which is essentially a process of removing the fat from the protein in the peanut butter. What’s left is something resembling a protein powder but rich in peanut flavor while maintaining the protein.
If you don’t have peanut flour, which I’ve found at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, you can order organic peanut flour online or simply use your favorite plant-based vanilla protein powder. Enjoy these vegan buckeyes!
It is estimated that up to 8% of children and 2% of adults are affected by peanut allergies. While it typically is a lifelong condition, 15-22% of children outgrow their allergy before reaching their teens (1).
The severity of symptoms can vary, but in some cases can lead to life-threatening complications like anaphylaxis. While peanuts are not tree nuts, about 30% of those allergic to peanuts may also be allergic to tree nuts (2).
If you have a peanut allergy, you can use cashew butter or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter. In place of peanut flour, you can also use your favorite plant-based vanilla protein powder. You may need to adjust the texture by adding some water, depending on how much moisture the protein powder absorbs. Start slowly and incrementally increase the amount of water by one teaspoon at a time.
Learn more about food allergies here.