This is the base recipe, simply mix these ingredients together and roll into balls or put into a silicone ice cube tray, as i did, and chill for 30 minutes.
You can change up this recipe in so many ways, here are some ideas….
Substitute some, or all, of the ground almond for….
- Toasted and ground hazelnut
- Porridge oats
- Quinoa flakes (not to be confused with the round quinoa seed)
- Any other ground nut
Always make up the mass of ground almond you have taken out with the substitution/s…..so if you remove 1/2 a cup of ground almond and you want to replace it with ground hazelnut, use 1/2 a cup of ground hazelnut.
Substitute some of the cacao for…
- Ground spices – cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg
- Superfood powders – moringa, baobab, lucuma, maca, beetroot powder
- Desiccated coconut
- Freeze dried raspberry pieces
- Cacao nibs
You can dust the balls in ground cacao or ground nuts or desiccated coconut.
As you can see, this is a recipe that you can change to your tastes or just to try something different. Many recipes are like this…..there is a base formula which you can freestyle on. Look out for this in new recipes you find and try out your creativity…this is a great way to break free from recipes and to speed up your cooking.