Coffee-Cardamom Date Balls
For a hit of sweet flavor, try these chewy little treats. Toasted oats add filling fiber, while the hint of espresso flavor will perk you up. Coating the balls in almond flour before rolling them helps reduce stickiness. Dates make a great staple, adding natural sweetness to smoothies and baked goods. The most common variety you’ll find are Medjool dates. Look for ones that are plump and shiny—they’ll last for weeks in the fridge.
Uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
8 oz, pitted
Espresso, instant powder
- In a small skillet, cook the oats over medium heat, stirring often, until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a food processor. Add the dates, espresso powder, and cardamom and pulse until the dates and oats are finely chopped and large clumps form.
- Scoop out 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll in the almond flour until lightly coated, then roll the mound into a ball. Repeat to get a total of 16 balls. Store the date balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Serving size: 1 date ball