My struggle seems to be snacks, trying to be grain free, dairy free, gluten free, egg free is proving a real challenge for me but I’m slowly coming up with some ideas. I have also been trying tofu and am absolutely loving it. So will have hopefully some tofu recipes soon once I get the hang of using it and mixing it with other ingredients both sweet and savoury.
These are delicious and packed full of protein and healthy fats which will help fill you up between meals if you feeling peckish why not try one of these to curb the hunger knowing you are getting so much more goodness than reaching for a processed protein bar! I think I am best to store these in the freezer, too hard to stop at just one!
Almond & Coconut Truffles
makes about 18 (depends on size of the balls though)
1 cup almond butter (you can easily subsitute this for your favourite nut butter too)
1 cup coconut flour
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon (or leave out the vanilla and use 2 tsp of cinnamon)
2 Tbsp Chia seeds (I have a mix of black and white seeds) or flaxmeal
1/4 tsp himilayan salt (or sea salt)
1-2 Tbsp water
Coating ideas, carob powder (love this!), coconut, cocoa, almond meal or melt some dark chocolate and dip the balls in the chocolate. Or just have plain. If you wanted something extra add in 1/2 cup choc chips or crushed nuts.
To make this sugar free you can omit the rice malt syrup and have 1/4 cup of coconut oil instead although using rice malt syrup isnt a refined sugar its a natural sweetner made from rice and small amounts are used in sugar free recipes.
In a food processor combine everything except the water. Mix to combine, add water 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed until you get your desired consistency to roll the ball, a little sticky is fine as it helps the coating (if using) to stick. Roll into balls and then roll into desired coating or leave plain. Place in the freezer to chill then leave in the fridge (or keep stored in the freezer and let defrost a little before eating).
I have coated these in carob powder, almond meal and also coconut