Just another truffle recipe?
…maybe…but this blog is where I post what I’ve been eating, making, etc., and since I’ve been eating a boatload of these lately, I had to post them!
My husband and I literally fight over these (and by ‘fight’, I mean I hide them, he sniffs them out, eats them, and then gets yelled at and beat by yours truly). 😀
So, with all of the truffle/snack-ball recipes out there, let’s have a gander at why you might want to try these:
- Only 5 ingredients (Claire Robinson says salt is a freebie, so no comment lip.)
- Sugar and sweetener-free
- Added cinnamon helps control insulin and blood sugar levels
- Oats add fiber and keep you full
- Walnuts add omega-3 for things like healthy skin and depression
- Only 82 calories per truffle
- 1 c. oats
- 1/2 c. walnuts pumpkin seeds also work if you are nut-free
- 3/4 t. cinnamon pie spice is also delicious
- 1/4 t. salt
- 12 dates I use Medjool dates, so they are fairly large
- 1 T. water
- Process the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt until the oats and walnuts are ground into the consistency of a meal.
- Remove the oat/walnut mix.
- Process dates until they are broken down and form a ball of paste in the processor.
- Add back the oat/walnut mix, along with the water.
- Process until well combined.
- Roll into approximately 12 balls.
- Eat immediately or refrigerate.
Nutrition facts are based on using walnuts and cinnamon. Weight Watchers points (new system):
I like to eat these for snacks or when I start craving something sweet. I’ve even made these at night a few times in order to avoid eating cookies right before going to bed.
There’s nothing incredibly spectacular about this recipe, but I love them so much and had to share them.
So often I’ve stood staring blankly into the fridge, hungry and searching for something to eat that I don’t possess, when it dawns on me that these babies are hidden in the veggie drawer. Teehee.
What do you like to snack on?