Hola! It’s about time for another no bake, easy, gluten free and vegan ball right?! That’s exactly what i was thinking! You’re going to be so pleased by these small treats because they are packed full of flavour. Coffee and caramel, i’ll just let that sink in for a moment… Jeeze louis was i proud of myself for creating these absolutely delicious raw balls. Look, I’m not a coffee drinker (I haven’t even finished a cup of coffee before, ok ok, pick that jaw up off the floor), but i do love adding coffee into my baking because its just that good! What pairs perfectly with coffee you may ask? Caramel, durr!
I love creating different flavour bliss balls because you literally just need your food processor to make them in, how easy is that?! I had the opportunity to experiment with Teff Tribe’s teff flour and grain and both the products work perfectly in these yummy gluten free balls. Being gluten free i’m always on the hunt for new alternative gluten free flours and teff is one that i haven’t really used that much of, let alone in sweet treats. The tiny grain you see on the outside of these balls is actually the ivory teff grain, nutty in flavour with a slight bitter undertone, it offers a wonderful flavour to this recipe. I was pretty chuffed with myself at the way these turned out, especially the look of the grain on the outside. Funny or not, i was actually beginning to get a little nervous whilst rolling these balls in the grain because they just looked so good that i didn’t want to mess it up for my photographs, lol yes, I’m easily amused.
Now these beauties are:
Gluten free (obviously)
Under 30 minutes
Oh my god these taste amazing, i just had a flash back of consuming one. If you’re reading this and you’re obsessed with anything coffee, caramel and healthy, these are for you! Let me know how you go! What is your favourite flavour bliss ball?
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Drain soaked dates.
- In a high speed food processor, add dates and process until just broken up.
- Add in teff flour, coconut and coffee, process until well combined. Scraping down the edges if needed.
- Add almond butter and maple syrup and process until well combined and the mixture sticks together.
- Pick up approx. 1-3 Tbsp of mixture (half the size of a golf ball) and roll into balls.
- Pour teff grain into a small bowl.
- Roll each ball in the grain, coating well.
- Set in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Suitable alternatives to teff flour: oat flour & almond meal.
Suitable alternatives to teff grain for coating: sesame seeds & desiccated coconut.