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Gingerbread Energy Balls

These easy-to-make energy balls are loaded with superfoods! I always hate it when recipe sites write a novel to explain to you the diverse history of the date or the inspiration behind almonds. I won't do that here. All you need to know is that these energy balls are no-bake, yummy and will soon become a holiday favourite! Onto the recipe that hosts dates, walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds and more delicious superfoods!


Check out the video below! (from my old branding of course)




Ingredients :

  • 10 Medjool dates soaked in warm water

  • 1/2 cup almonds

  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1/4 cup flax seeds

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

  • 1 tablespoon Blackstrap molasses

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated or ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • Pinch of cloves

For coating:

  • 1/4 cup ground chia seeds


Instructions

  • Remove the pits from dates and soak them in warm water for several minutes. Drain but keep the water.

  • Combine all ingredients (except for coating ingredients) in a food processor and blend on high until it forms into a ball and is smooth throughout.

  • Check texture by pinching the dough between your fingers. It should be sticky and able to keep its shape. If the mixture is too dry, add more water in which you have soaked the dates.

  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll it between your palms to form your balls.

  • Roll them in the coating and shake off excess. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or plate and place in the refrigerator to harden.


Notes Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving. Keep the energy balls frozen for up to 3 months in the freezer.


Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal

Carbohydrates: 14g

Protein: 2g

Fat: 6g

Sodium: 1mg

Potassium: 199mg

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 11g

Vitamin A: 20IU

Calcium: 34mg

Iron: 0.7mg

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