Gingerbread Energy Balls
These gingerbread energy balls are perfectly sweet with a hint of gingery spice. Plus they’re super easy to whip up - only 10 ingredients and about 10 minutes!
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 3/4 cup medjool dates pitted
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 ground cloves
- 1/8 ground nutmeg
Process: Add almonds, cashews, dates, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt and cloves into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S-shaped blade. Process until nuts are chopped and a soft “dough” forms, you may need to scrape the sides of the processor a couple times between pulses. The dough may form into a big ball.
Form balls: Once mixture is combined, use your hands or a cookie scoop to scoop the dough and form into balls. You'll want to use about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each ball. Enjoy right away or store for later.
To store: Place balls into a sealed storage container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Hard/dry dates: If your dates are hard and dry, you can soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just drain them well before using.
- Crumbly dough: If your dough seems too crumbly to stick together after processing even when squeezing it together with your hands, you can try adding a couple more dates or adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture starts to hold together well enough to form into balls. See note above.
Serving: 1ball | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g