I don’t know about you but I love ginger. Crystallized ginger, fresh ginger, ginger tea, dark chocolate covered ginger, ginger chews. If there’s ginger in the ingredient list, I want it. These grain-free gingerbread cookie balls have been helping me soothe my ginger needs this holiday season.
With a short ingredient list and almost zero prep time, these gingerbread balls are great if you’re looking for something to bring to a last minute holiday potluck. Yes, they’re healthy, but they taste so good that no one is going to notice. I didn’t do it here, but now that I think about it, these would be great rolled in cocoa powder or shredded coconut. Totally up to you if you want to take the next step with your gingerbread balls or not.
Another bonus with these, they’re a fantastic road trip snack. The ginger will soothe an upset stomach and the protein from the almonds will keep the stomach growls to a minimum while you’re waiting in the security line at the airport. No more awkward side eye from people as they try to figure out where that loud rumbling sound is coming from.
These gingerbread cookies balls probably took me 10 minutes total to make. You do need a food processor to make this recipe, so if you don’t have one, get on that ASAP. I use mine at least twice a week. Homemade oat flour, an assortment of balls, fresh hummus. Throw all the ingredients in the processor, blend it up, and two seconds later your food is perfectly pulsed. If you’re looking for an affordable one, this Cuisinart Food Processor is where it’s at.
Alright friends, it’s recipe time.
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger shredded
Add all of the ingredients to your food processor.
Blend until one big dough ball forms.
Roll the dough with your hands into ping pong sized balls. Don't bother trying to keep your hands clean during this process-it will get messy!
Place gingerbread balls in an air tight container. I chose to freeze mine so weren't as sticky but you can also keep them in the fridge for around 10 days.
What’s your favorite holiday cookie? Let me know and I’ll try to make it into ball form 🙂