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Gingerbread Energy Bites

Gingerbread Energy Bites

 

gingerbread bite ingredientsI have been in the mood for these energy bites for a while so this weekend I decided to go for.  They really remind me of the gingerbread cookies I used to make and they are such a healthy options.  The only sweeteners are dates and black strap molasses which is loaded with minerals and vitamins and much better for you.  They are moist and chewy and deliciously spicy without being overly sweet.  They are very satisfying and since they are filled with almonds and molasses they have protein, minerals and B vitamins.  So thank you to Tasty Yummies for creating this awesome vegan, grain-free treat.

Grain-Free No-Bake Gingerbread Cookie Balls {Gluten-Free & Vegan}
makes 18-24, depending on the size

 

2 cups raw organic almonds, walnuts or pecans (I went 1 cup each of almonds and pecans)
6 Medjool dates, pitted
3 tablespoons unsulphered organic blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2-inch nub fresh ginger, peeled or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
dash ground cloves
dash ground nutmeg
pinch of sea salt

Put all the above ingredients in food processor and chop well.

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For rolling:
shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)

Roll into a ball in your hands.  This is a bit sticky and you can then roll them in coconut flakes.  I did some of them.  My dates were a bit drier than the last time I did this so the coconut did not stick as well.

I like them without too.  sticky hands I am a messy cook but its all good.  🙂  I am saving the little bit of coconut left for tomorrow morning’s oatmeal- wouldn’t want to waste it!

 

Nutrition Facts

Gingerbread Balls- Homemade – Almonds, Pecans, Dates, Blackstrap Molasses

Calories 166 Sodium 7 mg
Total Fat 9 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 3 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 18 g
Trans 0 g Protein 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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