|10 min||30 min||12|
|2 cup||Medjool date|
|1/4 cup||Water (warm water)|
|3/4 cup||Oats, dry|
|1/2 cup||Coconut flakes (toasted)|
|1/4 cup||Sesame seeds|
|1/4 cup hulled||Sunflower seeds|
|1/4 cup whole||Almonds, raw (chopped)|
|1 tbsp||Almonds, raw (chopped)|
|1/2 cup||Coconut flakes (extra for coating)|
1. Place dates and warm water in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Scoop the creamed dates into a bowl and fold in oats, coconut flakes (with the exception of the extra for coating), sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds until mixed. If the mixture is soggy then slowly add more oats; alternatively, if the mixture is too dry slowly add warm water.
3. Shape balls between 3 to 4 centimeters in diameter, roll them in coconut flakes and place on a tray parchment paper lined tray.
4. Cover the tray and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. Enjoy right away or store. (see notes for storage)
You can use a variety of nuts and seeds. You can also roll the balls in sesame seeds, flaxseeds, cacao powder or hemp hearts.
Use walnuts, pecans or cashews instead.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or freezer for up to a month. If storing in the freezer, ensure to separate the balls with parchment paper so they don't stick to each other. Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes and allow balls to soften before eating.
Although high in natural sugars, dates are also incredibly nutritious. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.