I created these Maple Cinnamon Pecan Balls at the same time as these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. My aim was to create a healthy sweet treat that tasted like a treat and not just another healthy bliss ball, and both recipes totally fit that bill!
I considered posting the recipes together, but they’re both so good in their own right it seemed only fitting to give them their own posts, so here we are.
These Maple Cinnamon Pecan Balls have a rich, almost gingerbread-like flavour thanks to the cinnamon and pure maple syrup. The pecans add a slightly savoury element, and coconut and cashews add some creaminess and bring it all together nicely.
These little treat balls can be whipped up in under 20 minutes minutes, all you need is a food processor and some measuring cups.
Once you’ve blended everything together, simply roll the raw dough into balls and chill until firm. You can skip the chilling step if you really can’t wait, but the dough for these fragrant little balls is pretty soft so chilling is a good idea.
These maple pecan bliss balls are completely raw, dairy, gluten, grain and refined sugar free. They’re also plant based/vegan and full of nutritious whole food ingredients with a generous dose of fibre and protein to balance out the (unrefined) sugars present.
You can eat these beautiful balls as a snack, before or after a workout, for dessert, with a cup of chai, or as a topping on your favourite breakfast bowl!
When you make these Cinnamon Maple Pecan Balls let me know!
Maple cinnamon Pecan Balls
Makes: approximately 20
Prep time: 20 minute Chill time: 20 minutes
1 cup pecans
1 1/2 cups cashews
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Place the pecans and cashews into a food processor and pulse until you have crumbs.
Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture is evenly combined and comes together – it should look like a ball of cookie dough.
Roll spoonfuls of mixture into bite size small balls then place in the fridge to chill and firm up for 20 minutes.
Store these maple cinnamon pecan balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.