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Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread Energy Balls

Chewy and sweet, these Gingerbread Energy Balls are perfect little powerballs loaded with NATURAL proteins. The perfect healthy snack to fuel your day.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, International
Keyword energy balls, Gingerbread, Protein Balls, Protein Bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 balls
Calories 114 kcal
Author Natalie

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 optional
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon 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

  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in warm water for several minutes. Drain but keep the water.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll between your palms to form your balls.
  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving. Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer. As a measure, I used a US cup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.