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Gluten Free Recipe : Almond Butter Balls

First things first, I have to give credit where it’s due. I got this idea from my friend Heather Pierce, creator of The Go Feed Yourself Method (killer guide for people who hate cooking but want to eat healthy AND people who like cooking and just don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen). They make these at a juice bar in her hometown of Fairfield, CT-this recipe is my version.

In my last post I taught you how to make your own nut milk and today, it’s Almond Butter Balls- one of the easiest gluten free recipes ever.

All these nut posts reminded me of this guy…

Anyway!Here are the ingredients and instructions.

Almond Butter Balls

Ingredients

1 c raw, unsalted almond butter (smooth or chunky up to you)
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp raw honey (or agave)
1/2 bar 70% cacao or higher dark chocolate
1/2 cup coconut flakes (I accidentally grabbed sweetened, normally I go for unsweetened to keep the sugar content low)

Instructions

Finely chop your dark chocolate like so..

In a bowl, combine almond butter, oats, honey, and dark chocolate. Mix well. (Get a little arm workout in while you’re at it!)

Put bowl with mixture in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so it can harden up a bit. It’ll be much easier to roll into balls afterwards. Don’t skip this step unless you want to end up with ingredients all over your hands and no balls. (hehe)

Approach the last step like an Italian grandma with a seasoned bowl of meat and a plate of breadcrumbs…only you’ve got a bowl of almond buttery-goodness and a plate of coconut flakes.

Use a teaspoon to scoop, roll into a ball, roll in coconut flakes, pat together for good measure.

Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Gluten Free Recipe : Almond Butter Balls