Strawberries and Cream Granola Bites

RECIPE BY HEALTHY LITTLE VITTLES

These bliss balls are sweet and tasty. The cream coating makes it even more decadent. Great as a snack and as a topping for smoothie bowls, cupcakes and cakes!

INGREDIENTS
  • BLISS BALLS
    • 1 cup strawberries, diced
    • 2 cups granola
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
    • 2/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • CREAM COCONUT BUTTER SHELL
    • 1/2 cup coconut butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon pink pitaya powder, for coloring if desired (optional)
METHOD
  1. In a food processor or blender pulse the strawberries into very fine pieces. Add the granola along with the chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and pure vanilla extract and pulse to combine.
  2. Add the almond butter and maple syrup and pulse until well incorporated.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a medium bowl and fold in almond and coconut flour, adding more if needed until the mixture isn't too sticky.
  4. Using 1 tablespoon of batter, roll them into balls and chill for about 15 minutes before enjoying.
  5. To coat them in a vanilla coconut butter shell, simply melt the coconut butter in a bowl and add the vanilla and pink pitaya powder if using. Roll each ball in the melted coconut butter to coat well and then place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet then place them in the fridge to chill and harden. Keep them stored in the fridge.

 

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Gina Fontana, is the recipe developer, photographer, and certified health coach behind the popular blog Healthy Little Vittles, where she shares delicious plant-based, vegan, gluten-free recipes. In 2013, after a lifelong search for answers to her unexplained health ailments, Gina was diagnosed with thyroid disease. Switching to a gluten-free, plant-based diet transformed her life, prompting Gina to share her journey with others. Through her story, recipes and creative photography, Gina’s mission is to inspire people to pursue a healthier lifestyle. She is the published author of the books Moon Milk and The Beginner's Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Baking. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband, 5 year old son, 3 year old daughter, and two fur babies.

 


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