I love snacking and have a serious sweet tooth so these are an afternoon life saver for me! I created them to use up the last of the coconut butter I made a couple of weeks ago. And they are delicious. They are sweetened with dates, I only use 4 in the whole recipe as too many kills my tummy. If you can’t tolerate them at all you could easily replace with maple or rice malt syrup. Just add by the tablespoon until the mixture sticks together…. I’d start with 2Tbs.
They are also loaded with protein from the amaranth and oats, as well as fibre (thanks to pretty much every ingredient in them!) and healthy fats from the almonds. You could add dried apricots to these too.
The recipe is super simple, check it out below…
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup puffed amaranth
1 Tbs psyllium husks
4 medjool dates
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup almond meal
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
unsweetened desiccated coconut (to roll balls in)
Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until it starts to clump together. Wet your hands a bit and roll into walnut sized balls, roll these in the desiccated coconut and place (covered or in a sealed container) in the fridge until firm.