Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

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If you love ginger, ginger crunch and ginger nut, you'll LOVE these ginger balls ! They are sweetened with dates only, no refined sugars or carbs, no additives at all. Perfect with a cuppa ☺️ Gingerbread Cookie Dough 1 cup oats 1/2 cup almond meal (ground up raw almonds) 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder (or extract if you don't have powder, but add with dates if you use this) 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup fresh dates – medjool or normal. If you use dried dates soak them in boiling water for ten minutes first and drain well. Process all the above dry ingredients until it becomes a flour, (I use a nutribullet). Then add dates half at a time until a ball of dough forms. Roll into balls, or even roll flat and cut out wee gingerbread me (I didn't have a cutter😞) – roll some in almond meal if you feel like it. Store in the fridge xx #sugarfree #refinedcarbfree #refinedsugarfree #healthyrecipeideas #glutenfree #fitspo #ginger #gingerbreadballs

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I made these ah-mazing gingerbread cookie dough balls over the weekend, and oh my, they are DIVINE!

I thought I’d share the recipe with you all to enjoy too – they’re a great sweet treat without refined sugar. Check out Sugarfreekiwi’s Instagram, who is the creator of this recipe, for more amazing treats.

I didn’t have cloves, so I left these out and the spices were still enough to have a great taste, so if you don’t have cloves in your pantry, don’t worry, they’ll still turn out awesome.

I used vanilla extract instead of vanilla powder, and added the extract when I added the dates.

I didn’t realise it at the time, but my dates were actually dried. I added a cup and the mixture was still crumbly, so I soaked more dates in water, and then the mixture had a better consistency.

I think these could even be made into protein balls, by swapping out the vanilla powder for vanilla protein powder. They are pretty filling, and go great with a cup of tea, so you could make them as is and they’ll still be a hit.

Hope you enjoy them as much as Mr A & I did!

Erin x


5 thoughts on “Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

      • They are gorgeous, I think I’ll add them to my handmade Christmas gift list, I know quite a few folks who would be super impressed to receive a batch, and of course I’ll have to be the main quality control LOL


        • That is SUCH a great idea! I’m thinking of doing christmas hampers this year, and I didn’t even think of adding the balls to the list.

          I agree – definitely have to be the main quality tester, as we wouldn’t want to gift anything that wasn’t quite up to scratch hehe! :)


          • I did hampers last year, I bought a couple of great books for foodie inspiration, oh and the Chilli Vodka was a great hit, good luck with your hamper creations :-)


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