grain-free date & nut bites

Grain-Free Date & Nut Bites

How often do you crave a cookie? I bet you’re craving one right now.

I love cookies as much as anyone, but I don’t always have time (or patience!) to make a batch from scratch and wait while they bake. They also have a lot of added sugar and never taste quite as good with sugar & flour substitutes. So, I’ve come up with a super quick, healthy solution. No-bake, grain-free, guilt-free bites! That’s a mouthful. Literally.

As always, feel free to adapt the recipe according to what you have on hand, the only staple in this one is the dates.

Grain-Free Date & Nut Bites

Makes approx. 15 small bites

Ingredients

-6 dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for approx. 5 minutes

-1/2 cup walnuts, soaked in hot water for approx. 5 minutes (can also use pecans, cashews, peanuts, or almonds)

-1 tsp cinnamon

-1 tsp ginger

-1/4 tsp nutmeg

-1/2 tsp salt

-2 tbsp ground flax seeds (can also used oat flour, almond flour, or coconut flour)

-2 tbsp hemp seeds (can also use chia seeds)

-2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

-approx. 2 tbsp shredded coconut for rolling (can also use a cinnamon sugar mixture, cacao nibs, or melted chocolate)

Instructions

In a blender or food processor, blend the dates and walnuts until smooth (there will probably be chunks but that’s okay).

Scrape into a mixing bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients.

Use a spoon to form into small, bite-sized balls and roll in shredded coconut or other coating.

Store in the freezer or refrigerator and eat as a snack or dessert!



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