Paleo Nut and Fruit Cookie Ball Recipe (grain free, sugar free, dairy free)

Paleo fruit and nut cookie balls grain free sugar free

Cody makes the most delicious Paleo chocolate chip cookies, but honestly they’re a little too sweet for me. We’re going on a year now of doing Paleo, and I find that I am becoming very sensitive to sweetness. About one chocolate chip cookie is all I can take (which is probably a good thing anyways). I developed this recipe from Cody’s original chocolate chip recipe one afternoon when Sophie insisted we make cookies but we were out of chocolate chips. I improvised with raisins and the fruit and nut cookie ball recipe was born! I love that they are less sweet than the chocolate chips ones, but still have the grainy taste associated with cookies (and that I sometimes crave).¬† These cookies are grain free, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free.

Ingredients:

1 cup Almond flour

1/2 cup Coconut flour

1/2 flaxseed meal ( or replace with more almond flour)

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of salt

2 1/2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup of maple syrup

1 egg

1/4 cup of chopped walnuts

1/4 cup of dried fruit (we like golden raisins)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.

2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Combine all wet ingredients in a small  bowl, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

4. Add in nuts and dried fruit until evenly mixed.

5. Using your hands roll the dough into small balls and place them unto the greased baking sheet. You should yield around 16 small balls.

6. Bake for about 10 mins, then let cool for 5 mins. Enjoy!

I love this recipe because you can easily substitute the nuts and fruit for different ingredients to get a whole new cookie. I’m thinking coconut, dried apricots, and pecans sound good too!

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