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Spiced Cranberry Energy Balls

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $4.01 One serving costs about $4.01

$4.01 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,healthy,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan
spoonacular Score:87%

Spoonacular Score: 87%

 

Spiced Cranberry Energy Balls takes about about 45 minutes from beginning to end. This recipe serves 2. One portion of this dish contains roughly 39g of protein, 109g of fat, and a total of 1500 calories. For $4.01 per serving, this recipe covers 44% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is brought to you by Foodista. If you have nut butter, cinnamon, milled flaxseed, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. Overall, this recipe earns a tremendous spoonacular score of 86%. Similar recipes include Pumpkin and Cranberry Spiced Energy Balls {Gluten Free, Grain Free}, Almond Energy Balls with Cranberry, Maple and Vanilla, and Cranberry Almond Energy Balls (and Baby Bites).

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup raw nuts
raw nuts
1 cup
1 cup rolled oats
rolled oats
0.67 cups
0.67 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps milled flaxseed
milled flaxseed
1 tsp
1 tsp cinnamon
cinnamon
1 pinch
1 pinch salt
salt
0.67 cups
0.67 cups nut butter
nut butter
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps agave
agave
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
0.33 cups
0.33 cups dried cranberries
dried cranberries
1 cup raw nuts
1 cup
raw nuts
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup
rolled oats
0.67 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
0.67 cups
unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbsps milled flaxseed
2 Tbsps
milled flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1 pinch
salt
0.67 cups nut butter
0.67 cups
nut butter
3 Tbsps agave
3 Tbsps
agave
0.5 tsps vanilla extract
0.5 tsps
vanilla extract
0.33 cups dried cranberries
0.33 cups
dried cranberries

Equipment

food processor
food processor
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
blender
blender
food processor
food processor
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
blender
blender


Instructions

Grind the nuts and oats in a food processor or blender until there are no chunks larger than a pencil eraser. Dump into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the coconut, flaxseed, cinnamon and pinch of salt. In a small bowl combine the nut butter, sweetener, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir for a few seconds. Add the cranberries. Finish mixing with your hands until everything is throughly combined. You should be able to press the entire mixture into one clump. If the mixture is too dry, add water 1 T at a time until you reach the desired consistency. You should be able to form balls easily, but the mixture shouldn't be mushy. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. VARIATIONS: Gingersnap: Omit cranberries. Stir in 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp cloves, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg into the dry mixture. Use molasses as your sweetener (I used 2 T molasses, 1 T maple syrup), and add 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger when you would have added the cranberries. Double Chocolate: Omit cinnamon and cranberries. Stir in 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa into the dry mixture. I used a combination of brown sugar and maple syrup as my sweetener and added 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips when you would have added the cranberries. You may need to add 2-3 T water to reach the correct consistency, but mix it well before adding the water. Other add-ins/substitutions: Citrus zest, other types of dried fruit, pretty much anything you'd add when making granola. If you don't like coconut, add more nuts or oats instead.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.01
Ingredient
1 cup raw nuts
1 cup rolled oats
⅔ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons milled flaxseed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
⅔ cups nut butter
3 tablespoons agave
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
⅓ cups dried cranberries
Price
$1.75
$0.32
$0.66
$0.10
$0.08
$3.93
$0.45
$0.15
$0.58
$8.01

Tips

Health Tips

  • Important note for those with gluten intolerance: oats are naturally gluten free, but cross contamination with wheat?in the factory or in the field?is a real possibility. To be on the safe side, look for oats and oat flours that say they are gluten free on the box!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1500 Calories
38g Protein
109g Total Fat
112g Carbs
82% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1500
75%

Fat
109g
168%

  Saturated Fat
26g
168%

Carbohydrates
112g
37%

  Sugar
41g
46%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
51mg
2%

Alcohol
0.34g
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
38g
77%

Manganese
5mg
295%

Vitamin E
20mg
138%

Magnesium
507mg
127%

Fiber
27g
111%

Copper
2mg
111%

Phosphorus
1014mg
101%

Vitamin B2
1mg
61%

Zinc
7mg
53%

Iron
8mg
50%

Potassium
1440mg
41%

Calcium
399mg
40%

Vitamin B3
7mg
35%

Vitamin B1
0.5mg
33%

Selenium
21µg
31%

Folate
102µg
26%

Vitamin B6
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin B5
1mg
20%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

Vitamin C
0.87mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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