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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Gluten Free Energy Balls

Real Food Market posted an awesome recipe on their blog this week. They are called Energy Balls - and are super easy to make. You can also be very liberal with ingredients, and make substitutions based on your dietary needs.

I've posted the recipe below. I used gluten free corn flakes (nature's path) instead of oatmeal. It added an excellent crunch factor! I also used some agave syrup in addition to the honey to make the ingredients more moist. Apricots were my dried fruit of choice and I added some seeds!

  • 1 cup pure oatmeal - or substiute - I used Nature's Path corn flakes
  • 2/3 cup grated coconut - I used organic unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter - I used all natural just peanuts
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed - I used milled flaxseed - a little smoother
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit or chocolate chips - I went with apricots
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together. Let chill in refrigerator for about an hour. Roll into balls, as big or as small as you’d like. If the mixture is too dry to stick together, add a little more honey. Store for up to 1 week in a container in the fridge. So simple!
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can substitute for some of the ingredients, depending on what you like, or what you happen to have in your cupboard. Use your favourite nut butter such as almond or cashew butter. Use chopped nuts, chocolate chips, raisins or dried betters instead of the dried fruit. If you’re missing one of the dry ingredients (coconut or flax), add in extra oatmeal or use hemp seeds, or your favourite cereal, crushed. The possibilities are endless! Have fun trying out this recipe and finding your perfect no-bake energy ball!

If you've made them with other substitutions, post a comment on what you used!

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