Monday, July 8, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Date Oat Balls (DF, GF)

Today is the 1st day of my Daniel Fast.  I made these to have as a snack.  I took some into work and my co-workers thought they were good also !!!  

I used a melon baller to make the balls, so they turned out smaller than when I use my hands to shape the balls.

These are a variation of my Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Balls.

1 cup dates
1/4 cup Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3 cups Quaker Quick Oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup  Unsweetened Shredded Coconut  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar) - I used chunky 
1 banana, mashed
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
3 Tbsp water

Blend the dates in a blender or food processor until desired texture.  I actually leave some date pieces....this makes it chewier.

Mix everything together in a bowl. 

Form into balls and store in fridge.  Each day these balls tend to get more flavorful.  I like these better after they have been in the fridge overnight.

I've started using the  Farberware Cookie Scoop for forming the snack balls, instead of using my hands.  It is not as messy and the balls are a more uniform size.

My favorite food processor is the KitchenAid  7-Cup Food Processor

For blenders, I use both the  Vitamix Blender and Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

Estimated Nutritional Value per ball based on  50 balls:  Calories 62, Total Fat 2.9g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 2mg, Carbs 8g, Fiber 1.4g, Sugars 3.1g, Protein 1.8g

Part of the Daniel Fast is praising God.....SO......

Praise God for he is:
awesome, almighty, amazing, Abba, All-Powerful

Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.
Psalm 19:2 (GNT)


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