Thursday, June 18, 2015

Healthy Ginger Cookie Dough Balls



Have you tried crystallized ginger?  I bought some the last time I was at Costco (in the snack/dried fruit section).  It has such a strong taste that I really only need one or two pieces at at time. And since I'm the main one eating it, I decided to try using it in a no-bake treat. 

These cookie-dough balls are like nothing I've had before. My entire family loves them. The ginger taste comes through well, but not overwhelmingly. It gives these a fresh-baked taste, even though they are no-bake! I've made two batches already--one I shared with a gluten-free friend for her birthday; the other I packaged cutely and gave to my son's teacher as part of her end-of-the-year gift. 

They can be whipped up--start to finish-- in just a few minutes.  You will need a food processor or good blender.


Healthy Ginger Cookie Dough Balls
Makes 18

Ingredients: 
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, chopped small (use your food processor if it is a strong one)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup nut butter, salted (I used cashew butter)

Directions:
1. Measure oatmeal into food processor or blender. Pulse until coarsely ground. Set aside
2. Beat ginger, coconut oil, honey, and nut butter until well mixed. Stir in (or use cookie dough paddle on stand mixer) oatmeal flour, 1/2 cup at a time. If the dough becomes too stiff to add more oatmeal flour before you add it all in, stir in a tablespoon more honey/ oil. 
3. Form balls or use a cookie scoop to make heaping spoonfuls of dough onto parchment or wax paper. Place in refrigerator to set. 




3 comments:

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  2. I've never heard of crystalized ginger but would love to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday party.

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  3. These sound like the perfect cookies...easy to make, healthy and taste delicious.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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