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 energy balls have been helping me soothe my ginger needs this holiday season. They’re spicy, sweet, and perfect for a busy day! Ready in 10 minutes and great to bring to holiday parties!
A note–this is an update of a recipe I shared last December! I’ve updated the photos and instructions as I’ve learned quite a bit over the last 10 months.
With a short ingredient list and almost zero prep time, these gingerbread energy 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 option would be to sprinkle ginger on the balls–that’s what I did this time around and it helps to make them less messy and just prettier, if you ask me.
Another bonus with these gingerbread energy balls: 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. Or does that only happen to me?
These gingerbread energy balls 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. With Black Friday quickly approaching, you’re sure to find a great deal on a food processor! I got mine for less than $50 one year.
Ready to try the Grain-Free Gingerbread Energy Balls?! As always make sure to tag me when you make them @getwellwithem. I love when you all make my recipes! And be sure to let me know what your favorite holiday cookie is so I can turn it into energy balls like these!
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These grain-free gingerbread energy balls are spicy, sweet, and perfect for a busy day! Ready in 10 minutes and great to bring to holiday parties!
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 tablespoons molasses
- 1 tbsp ginger
Add almond and dates to your food processor and blend until a crumble forms.
Add molasses and continue to blend until dough starts to stick together. You may have to pause periodically to scoop dough off the sides of your food processor.
One tablespoon at a time, roll the rough into 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 and store in the fridge until you're ready to eat! You can also keep these in the freezer if you'd like to prep a big batch and save some for later.
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