Fig and Almond Energy Balls
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Serves: 14
  • Fig Balls
  • 4 fresh figs (about 200g)
  • 1 cup dried black mission figs
  • ½ cup dried turkish figs
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon pure orange juice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • Ball Coating:
  • 1½ tablespoon almond flour
  • 1½ tablespoon oat bran
  • 1½ tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  1. Add the fresh figs, dried figs, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and almonds to a food processor and blend on low for 15 seconds, scrape the sides with a spatula and process for 10 seconds, then scrape the sides, another 10 seconds, and repeat until the batter is sticky and well combined (you may need to scrape the sides about 4 times).
  2. Using a spatula, remove the batter and transfer to a bowl and place in the freezer to set while making the ball coating.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add the ball coating ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Remove the ball batter from the freezer and using clean, slightly wet hands, take just smaller than golf-ball sized portions of the batter and roll into a ball shape using your palms.
  5. Then, roll each ball in the ball coating to coat lightly. Place the finished ball on a large plate.
  6. Repeat the process to make 14 balls total.
  7. Place the balls in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
This recipe has been shared from the Energy Balls cookbook (Chronicle Books 2017) with permission from the publishers. Please do not copy or reproduce this recipe without prior permission from Christal Sczebel of Nutrition in the Kitch.
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