Cinnamon bun energy balls

Updated: Dec 23, 2020


Yield - 15 balls

Ingredients

Balls

  • 1 cup dates

  • 1 cup pecans

  • 1/3 cup almond butter

  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tsp of cinnamon

Optional Glaze

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add dates to your food processor (if they are super hard, just soak them in warm water for 10 min first), pulse until broken down and starting to turn into a paste. Add pecans and pulse until completely broken down. Then add all the rest of the ingredients (almond butter, tahini, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon) and pulse until well mixed.

  2. Roll into balls and refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for up to a month.

  3. If you are going to make the glaze, put the balls on a parchment lined tray and into the freezer. Then make the glaze.

  4. Whisk together all ingredients (coconut oil, tahini, maple syrup and cinnamon) until combined. Cover and let set in refrigerator for about an hour. Then remove both balls and glaze.Dip balls into glaze and roll a bit so glaze covers about half of the ball. Then store as above..

Notes

- you can use whatever nuts and nut butter you want, just know it will change the flavour a bit.

- you can sub 1/2 cup almond flour for the coconut flour in the recipe.

These energy balls are not only a delicious snack, but they provide you with B Vitamins necessary for energy production (hello new moms, who doesn't need a little help when you are sleep deprived). Plus they are jam packed with healthy fats and minerals (like zinc, magnesium, copper, and phosphorous) that help your body in a variety of ways. Plus you'll get a kick of protein too! This snack will help you feel full and keep your blood sugar steady. It's a great snack to have on hand when you're trying to curb sweet cravings, breastfeeding or just running around all day.


Enjoy!

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