Sweet Hazelnut Balls

These hazelnut balls are sweetly delicious made with healthy ingredients making them full of nutrients.

Nutritious hazelnuts are uniquely delicious nuts often found in baking and chocolate giving an exotic sweet crunchiness.   This superfood has health benefits too from being helpful for the heart to lowering diabetes risk to even helping with weight loss.

Oats – are a low-calorie food that provides high levels of fiber and low levels of fat.  They help tp stabilizes blood sugar and reduces the risk of diabetes while removing bad cholesterol.

If you want gluten-free oats, here is a very good one Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Old Fashioned Oats which is good for cooked oatmeal porridge. For making a crumble, it is better to have one like this: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats

As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.  The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness

Delicious nutty sunflower seeds are a popular snack that is undervalued.  They may be small but sunflower seeds are a dense source of nutrients and full of extraordinary health benefits.

Brown rice syrup is made from cooked brown rice, which is fermented by adding enzymes to turn the starches in the rice into sugars. Brown rice syrup is absorbed easily into our system, leaving less for fat accumulation in contrast with regular sugar. It is a complex sugar thus takes longer to digest and does not create the sugar high that the simple sugars do.

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup rice syrup
1 cup hazelnut butter
1 tsp stevia, light liquid
3/4 cup oatmeal
½ cup toasted sunflower seeds
½ cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped finely
½ coconut fine flakes
½ cup toasted and finely chopped hazelnuts for rolling them in

Directions:

  1. Blend rice syrup and hazelnut butter.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients except for 1/2 cup hazelnuts.
  3. Form into 1 inch balls and roll in hazelnuts.

Try these delicious desserts:

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Apricot Balls

Pear Hazelnut Crumble – This is a very healthy dessert filled with healthy pears, coconut oil, oats and the hazelnuts which go so well with the pears making it extra yummy.

Raw Apricot Coconut Balls – These yummy raw apricot coconut balls are a fun and easy recipe to make. It’s always nice to have a few of these on hand.

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls – This is one of those recipes that originated in my hippy days in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.

  Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history.  Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.

 

Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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