Quinoa almond date truffles

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Here is my easiest, 5-ingredients, no-bake quinoa almond date truffles recipe that is perfect for dessert, breakfast or snack. These delicious truffles also make a perfect homemade holiday gift for your neighbors, friends and family.

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These energy balls are super healthy with all wholesome ingredients, well almost all except some dark chocolate, which is my house is considered ‘healthy’. So what makes these so good for you? Well.. here are just a “few” benefits of each of the ingredients: 

  1. Quinoa – Gluten-free, high in protein and antioxidants and has all the essential amino acids.
  2. Almonds – Helps prevent heart diseases, supports healthy brain function, helps control blood sugar, helps fight cancer and inflammation.
  3. Dates – Promotes heart, brain and digestive health and are anti-Inflammatory.
  4. Peanut butter – Packed with antioxidants, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
  5. Dark Chocolate – Provides energy, fat, minerals and antioxidants to help maintain overall health.

Convinced yet to make these… like right NOW? With all the nutrition thats packed in them, quinoa-almond-date truffles are possibly the easiest thing to make and enjoy and share may be?

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Once you have the quinoa cooked, just add rest of the ingredients in the food processor along with hot quinoa. Turn on the food processor until all the ingredients have blend together well.

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Then roll them into small balls, which actually is a fun process as they do not really stick to your hands with all the natural oils released from the peanut butter and almonds. I would call rolling into balls a childs play and perfect to get your kids involved in making them. I use a tablespoon to scoop out approximately same amount every time to make even-sized truffles. Roll the truffles individually in a dish with almond flakes.

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Keep refrigerated. I have not had them last for more than a few days but they will stay  good refrigerated for week or two.

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Quinoa almond date truffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Snack
Servings: 12
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 16 pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter or any nut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly 2-3 time. Add 1/3 cup of water and quinoa to a pot and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat and cook quinoa covered for 10 mins.
  2. In a blender or food processor add whole almonds, dates, peanut butter, chocolate chips and cooked quinoa. Blend together for 2-3 minutes or until all the ingredients are well-blended.
  3. Scoop out the mixture one table spoon at a time and roll into round truffles. Then roll them in finely chopped almonds. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to be served.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa almond date truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Potassium 219mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g 8%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

26 thoughts on “Quinoa almond date truffles

  1. You’ve certainly convinced me to make them. I was looking for just such a recipe – I not only have all the ingredients handy, I even have some of those pretty little cups to put them in.

      1. It took me longer to get around to making them than I intended, but made up for it by doubling the recipe. They are indeed easy, and a special snack. I made a large batch so that I can share them and am now glad I did!

        1. Thank you Hilda! So glad you made these yummy treats, and so nice of you to make extra and share them.

    1. Thank you! It is simple but like you said all the ingredients go well together perfectly in these healthy and delicious truffles.

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