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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Raw Cinnamon-Sunflower Truffles (now with almonds)

A coupled days ago, I made the Cinnamon-Sunflower Truffles posted by The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen with a couple small changes and brought them to a party at a friend's house with excellent results. All credit goes to them. For their blog and their exact recipe, click here. And go check out the rest of their recipes - I've tried several of them and they are all supremely superb.

Raw Cinnamon-Sunflower Truffles
[Note: You'll need a food processor to make these.]

2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw unsalted, sliced almonds
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
~1 cup pitted medjool dates (I used a few more than called for)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup (Can also use dark agave syrup)
~ 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut powder (The recipe calls for shredded coconut, but I was unable to find any shredded that was unsweetened, so I used the powdered kind. The texture, I thought, was better than it would have been with shredded, but it's up to your taste.)

Place the sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and sea salt into a food processor fitted with the "s" blade. Process until seeds are very finely ground (~2-3 min). 

Then add the pitted dates and olive oil. Process again until combined and sticky. The recipe said only to add the agave maple syrup if need be - but the dates I had were not squishy enough to moisten the mix. The best way to gaugue whether you need the extra sweetener is to check to see if you can form a ball by rolling a spoonful of the mixture in your hands. If it falls apart then add more sweetener and process again.

Scoop out the sunflower mixture by the large spoonful and roll into balls. Then roll in coconut powder. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days. We ate them on the second day and they were delicious. 
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  1. Stupid lack of food processor!! ::grumbles::

    These sound delicious, my dear.

  2. You can borrow mine, if you ever get a hankering for some self-processing. :)

  3. This is a great blog! Delicious (healthy) recipes and good reading. Love the bears too. Keep up the good work and have a peace yourself.