Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Coconut Energy Balls Recipe with real coconut shreds and coconut oil
From AuthenticSelfWellness.com. Republished with permission.
Got a craving for coconut? Mad about macadamia nuts? Give this easy and delicious recipe a try! It’s loaded with nourishing ingredients to help put a lift in your spirits and a skip in your step. Best of all? You can keep these little snack balls in the refrigerator to take with you on-the-go. Enjoy!
Energizing Macadamia Coconut Balls (makes about 12 snack balls)
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup macadamia nuts (I used Royal Hawaiian Sea Salt Macadamias)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- A pinch of nutmeg
In a food processor, process 1 cup of the coconut and all of the macadamia nuts. It’s okay if the mixture is a bit chunky. Add the coconut oil and process for about three seconds. In a medium-sized bowl, peel and mash the banana. Add the vanilla extract, maple syrup, and nutmeg. Transfer the mixture in the food processor to the bowl and mix well. Using your hands, roll the mixture into one or two inch balls. Scoop up the remaining shredded coconut and pat onto each ball, coating it thoroughly. Keep the balls in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.