No-Bake Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Balls




Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    Optional Add-Ins
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 cup protein powder
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 106
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Sat. Fat (g): 0
  • Carb (g): 12
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 3
  • Gluten free, Vegan

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Directions

  • Rinse almonds and raisins in water.
  • Put almonds, raisins, and cinnamon in food processor and blend until well mixed.
  • Form into balls and store in refrigerator.



Cooking Tip

Instead of almonds, feel free to substitute another type of nut such as walnuts, cashews, or a mixture of different nuts. For a tart flavor, substitute dried cherries or cranberries for raisins. Instead of forming balls, the cookie “dough” can also be pressed into a small wax-paper lined pan and cut into squares. Pack one or two into a plastic baggie and store in the fridge/freezer for an on-the-go snack.



Performance Fact

Almonds are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as fiber. One serving of almonds (about 28 almonds) provides 3 grams of fiber and 37% of daily vitamin E needs. Vitamin E has numerous antioxidant properties, including scavenging free radicals caused by oxidative stress and protecting cell membranes.