Creamy Eggnog Dough Balls (Raw, Gluten Free, Plant-Based)

Creamy Eggnog Dough Balls (Raw, Gluten Free, Plant-Based)

These soft and doughy balls are the perfect healthy treat for the holiday season!

According to some of my taste testers, these delicious bites taste like eggnog flavoured timbits! So, you’re in luck because timbits have never been this healthy – and packed with quality ingredients that will leave your body feeling good and satisfied. 

These no-bake balls are real easy to whip up in one bowl or you can use a food processor to make things even easier. Freeze the dough for roughly 15-minutes and then roll into bite-size balls. Enjoy these creamy balls as a snack or treat.

Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, raw & plant-based.

Pair these eggnog dough balls with my Eggnog Latte. It’s a match made in eggnog heaven!

Creamy Eggnog Dough Balls

INGREDIENTS: (makes 20ish balls)
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tbsp coconut palm sugar
3/4 tsp ceylon cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch sea salt
1/4 cup raw coconut oil, melted & cooled
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup eggnog (I used So Delicious Coconut Holiday Nog)
1 tbsp coconut palm sugar (for coating)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

2. Pour melted coconut oil (melted & cooled) and maple syrup into the dry mixture and mix well.

3. Add the eggnog until a thick batter is formed. If the batter is too runny, add a teaspoon more coconut flour at a time until batter thickens.

4. Place batter in freezer for roughly 15-minutes to firm up. This will make the batter less sticky so you can form balls easily.

5. Scoop a teaspoon of dough and form into a small ball. You can roll the balls in the extra coconut palm sugar to coat then place in large shallow tupperware, dish or tray.

6. Store balls in the fridge for up to 2-weeks.

RECIPE NOTE: Steps 1-3 can be done using a food processor if you have one. 

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Lemon Amaretti (Gluten & Grain Free, Plant-Based)

Lemon Amaretti (Gluten & Grain Free, Plant-Based)

DID YOU KNOW? Food-grade lemon essential oil can be used in a variety of recipes (from sweet treats to savory dishes) to replace lemon zest or lemon extract.

Lemon essential oil is a highly concentrated derivative of lemons that comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is the most nutrient-dense portion of the lemon in terms of fat soluble phytonutrients.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with lemon essential oil in my smoothies and baked goods – and OMG, I’m hooked!

Lemon essential oil not only packs a flavourful punch, but it makes my food taste like I’m some kind of pro chef . The best part is – no more chipping my shellac nails on the evil zester!

Tips for incorporating lemon essential oil into recipes:

  1. Zest of 1 lemon = 8-14 drops lemon essential oil
  2. 1 tsp of lemon zest = 1-3 drops lemon essential oil
  3. 1 tsp of lemon extract = 3-4 drops lemon essential oil
  4. Add lemon essential oil into recipes as you would lemon zest or lemon extract.
  5. The flavour of lemon essential oil will dissipate during cooking/baking, so add a couple extra drops of oil to recipes that require cooking.

Give these chewy gluten free & paleo friendly lemon almond cookies with lemon essential oil a try.

Lemon Amaretti

INGREDIENTS: (25-30 small cookies)
1.5 cups almond flour
4 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted & cooled)
3 tbsp honey
10 drops lemon essential oil (food grade) OR zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
25-30 whole raw almonds (for top of cookie)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or mix by hand in a bowl) until a batter forms and holds together. If batter is too moist, add more coconut flour. If batter is too crumbly, add more coconut oil.

2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop batter with a small spoon, place on baking sheet and form into preferred shape. Top each cookie with a raw almond. Leave 1-2 inches of space between cookies.

3. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Let cool on baking sheet. Once cooled, store cookies in airtight container.

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