These Gingerbread Balls and a quick and easy snack which taste like a gingerbread latte! Naturally paleo and vegan, these keto gingerbread protein balls are packed with protein and completely sugar-free!
Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Balls
“Oh, it’s my seasonal drink bandit! Which one have you come for today?”
Sorry, Barista Nick.
Here I was thinking my temporary hang out in Columbus would result in me being known as the ‘Aussie’ and not the goose who orders seasonal Starbucks beverages before their scheduled release dates.
Barista Nick is actually one of my favorite people I’ve met in Columbus. He’s taught me which Starbucks drinks have the most caffeine, he’s told me which pastries to buy on which days and he informed me that ‘whip’ did not involve anything over PG13.
Anyway, like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha and the salted caramel mocha, I obviously had to sample the Gingerbread latte (again) for recipe development purposes….and to get a healthy seasonal sugar fix. Barista Nick recommended half the syrup (2 pumps instead of 4?) and knowing the caffeine fiend I am, added an extra shot of espresso.
If it wasn’t for the upcoming seasonal recipe I have to share (you guys, it’s probably my favorite one yet!), I’d say the gingerbread takes the seasonal crown. Anyway, it’s also the inspiration for today’s no bake bite recipe- Healthy No Bake Gingerbread Energy Balls!
Raw Gingerbread Balls
These healthy No Bake Gingerbread Energy Bites are doughy, soft and chewy and taste like dessert but are actually healthy for you! They take less than ten minutes to whip up and are the perfect snack to have between meals, pre or post workout or a healthy after dinner sweet treat!
This quick and easy recipe has all the flavors of a gingerbread latte minus the usual sugar bomb associated with it. These are also suitable for those following a paleo, vegan, gluten free and dairy free lifestyle.
Bonus? They are also completely keto, sugar-free and packed with protein!
Texture wise, these no bake gingerbread balls are chewy, soft and almost fudge-like. They are loaded with ginger and sweetened with both monk fruit granulated sweetener, and a sticky sweetener of choice.
In terms of the sticky sweetener, I used monk fruit sweetened maple syrup, which is keto-friendly and 100% sugar-free.
For a refined sugar free option (and one to enhance the gingerbread flavor), feel free to use molasses– This is suitable for those following a paleo and vegan diet.
These protein balls also make the perfect snack, as they are low carb and protein-rich. They are the perfect filling and satisfying snack between meals or a quick post-workout snack.
- In a large mixing bowl, add your almond butter, liquid sweetener of choice and mix well.
- In a small separate mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix very well.
- Combine your dry and wet ingredients and mix very well. If your batter is too thin, add extra coconut flour. If your batter is too thick, add extra liquid (syrup or milk) until a thick dough remains.
- Using your hands, form into small balls. If desired, roll each ball in extra granulated sweetener of choice. Place balls on a lined plate or tray and refrigerate until firm.
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