Well I have some avocado thats in need to be used up, I had some for dinner last night and again tonight but I can only have avocado sparingly. But didnt want it to go to waste, I didnt have enough to make a pie like you will see in another blog post but wanted something lunch box friendly for the kids at school (we have a no nuts policy like most schools have). I have seen protein balls made with sweet potato before (keen to try that one) so I thought why not try making chocolate balls using avocado! But lets call them truffles….it sounds fancier!!! This is clean eating too but for those who dont need to worry about the nut factor I would use almonds or cashews or you could use any nut really in place of the pumpkin seeds if you wanted. You can omit the oats too and add extra nuts or cococnut flour. Or replace with pumpkin seeds with rolled oats. So many varieties to help you. For those gym junkies I would replace the rolled oats with protein powder and maybe have 1 Tbsp of rice malt syrup. I am really happy with how these turned out. Something different and I wont be telling the kids they have avocado in them, although they have had it before hidden in the mousse pie and they loved it.
Chocolate Avocado Truffles
makes 12 (See above paragraph for recipe varieties)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup rolled oats (or use extra pumpkin seeds)
2 Tbsp pure cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3 Tbsp rice malt syrup or honey or maple syrup
1/2 ripe avocado
2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut plus extra for rolling
1-2 Tbsp coconut flour
pinch sea salt
You might need to play around with this a tiny bit as it depends on the size of your avocado.
Firstly in a food processor add the pupkin seeds, oats, cocoa, shredded coconut, cinnamon and salt. Process until it becomes like a flour/meal consistency. Then add the syrup and avocado and blend to combine. If its not a rollable dough (you want to be be a sticky wet dough but still rollable). Add the coconut flour if you need to get it to a dough like consistency. If its not still then add more oats or coconut flour. If its too thick and dry then add a bit of water. Roll into balls and roll in extra coconut. Store in the fridge for a couple of days (due to the avocado) So to make them last longer freeze them and take out when needed. What I am doing is freezing them and putting them straight from the freezer in their lunch boxes so they are defrosted and fresh for recess.