Almond Date Balls

claire

imageWow! These little snacks did not last long at all. They’re absolutely delicious and a piece of cake to make. The cinnamon gives it a great flavor. You could experiment with cacao powder too. The coconut flakes are optional but I think it adds a little something extra. Cinnamon is helpful for blocking inflammation and bacterial growth. It also helps regulate your blood sugar. Cinnamon can also be helpful for people with Type-2 diabetes because cinnamon stimulates insulin receptors, which increases the cells’ ability to use glucose.


Makes: 12 balls

Hands on time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

7-8 dates

1 TBS water

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp almond extract

⅛ tsp salt

1 TBS coconut flakes


Directions:

  1. Blend almonds in a food processor with an S-blade until nuts are finely chopped.
  2. Set half the almonds aside.
  3. Add dates and process until the mixture is a fine meal.
  4. Add cinnamon, water, almond extract and salt in food processor and blend.
  5. Mix the remaining almonds and date mixture by hand in a small bowl.
  6. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and store in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

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