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Zesty Dessert Balls

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Recipe Information

# of Servings: 15 medium-sized balls
Recipe Created By: Nour Bahgat


1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup gluten-free whole oats
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup ground coconut (optional)


Set aside a tablespoon of the coconut to coat the balls at the end.

Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times to break the large pieces.

Process again for 1 to 2 minutes and scrape down the sides. The mix will come together into a ball.

Form the dough into balls. Roll in the ground coconut and serve!


These zesty dessert balls are a wonderful end for a delicious meal and they come together in a very short period of time.
They are high in heart‐healthy fiber from the oats, naturally sweetened by the dates and have a refreshing taste! Not forgetting to mention that they are a wonderful treat that suits all food allergies! Enjoy!

These balls can stay nice and fresh in an air-tight container for up to 5 days. Afterwards refrigeration is recommended to guarantee freshness!


You can use pure cocoa powder to coat the balls instead of the coconut. They are equally delicious and enjoyable while still suiting most allergy needs!
Coconut: Although classified by the FDA as a tree nut, coconut is not a common allergen and is not related to tree nuts. If you have a tree nut allergy, consult your physician to find out if you need to avoid coconut.
Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.