Who says you can't have cookies for breakfast? Not this Mama provided they are made with healthy, clean ingredients like those in these Cookie Dough Balls.
I often make my Easy Peasy Energy Balls for breakfast, but sometimes I just want to make an energy ball that is simple, yet complex in flavor while also feeling like a decadent treat. For layers of rich flavors, I recommend the flour blend in parenthesis. For a larger crowd, double the recipe.
5 Ingredient Choc Chip Cookie Dough Balls
(Yields 16 balls)
-1 1/2 cups almond flour
(or 3/4 c flour, 1/2 c meal, 1/4 c flax meal)
-2 Medjool dates, pitted
-1/4 tsp. sea salt
-1/4 cup coconut oil*
-Chico chips or nibs
1/2 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/2-1 Tbsp. gelatin or protein powder
1-2 Tbsp. sunflower, chia or hemp seeds
Place flour(s), dates & salt in food processor. Pulse to combine & chop dates. Add oil. Process until a dough begins to form. Add half chocolate chips or nibs. Process until dough is a ball*. Gather dough ball. Divide in half & then into 16 balls & roll (or use a spoon to form balls of desired size). Add remaining chocolate chips / nibs to balls as desired. Enjoy.
*Note: you may need to adjust oil amount by adding 1 tsp. at a time or you may wish instead to add water.