Spiced Pecan Energy Balls
I’m not really in to sweets, as you might have gathered with the overwhelming majority of savoury recipes on here, but I do love an energy ball and I eat one pretty much every day. These pecan ones are my favourite type: rich with vanilla and spicy with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. They follow the classic formula- half nuts and half fruits- and the pecan adds a touch of luxury to the usual almond or cashew base. If you don’t like as much ginger as I do, feel free to reduce it; it’s pretty damn spicy.
Perfect for snacks, perfect for dessert, perfect for breakfast on the go. Plus, they will keep for several weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
Side note: these do work in a food processor (although they take a lot longer), but I’ve heard that it damages the blade in the long run so for the sake of your Magimix, you may wish not to. There’s your warning.
- 100g pecans
- 100g almonds
- 200g dates
- 2.5 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 50g flaked almonds
- Place all of the ingredients apart from the flaked almonds in a blender and process until fully combined and the mixture is sticky and malleable.
- Next, process the flaked almonds for a couple of seconds until they have broken up in to smaller pieces and place them on to a plate.
- Roll the mixture in to balls weighing about 30g each and roll them in the flaked almonds until the outside is covered.
- Place in the fridge to harden up for a couple of hours.