Breakie Bliss Ball

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Not all of my creations work out but this one is a winner!! Perfect to have for a small breakfast on the go or to get something into you with a 5am wake up….actually these bliss balls will make a great snack option full stop! Master 2.5 years had demolished these when he came home from daycare (that’s the true seal of approval there!).

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Ingredients:

¼ cup of dates (about 14 dates)

1 cup of rolled oats

½ cup of desiccated coconut

¼ cup of cranberries

2 tbs of coconut oil

1 tsp of vanilla essence

Extra coconut for rolling

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Directions:

1. Place dates into a bowl of boiling water and allow to soak for 5mins

2. Place all other ingredients into the food processor. Drain the dates and add them.

3. Pulse  a couple of times and then blitz together. Make into balls and then roll in extra coconut

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xxx The New Mum’s Nutritionist

 

16 Responses

  1. Mariana
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    Hi Julie
    That looks great – are they good for a mum looking to lose weight? How many balls would you recommend for an adult for breakfast? Also, can you freeze then?
    Thanks a lot!!

    • Julie Bhosale
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      Hi Mariana, these would be good for mornings which are really rushed, and/or involve an early wake up and you can’t face a good breakfast that early. Like with everything you would want to balance this out with a more sustainable breakfast when you can but these do contain oats, coconut and coconut oil all great nutrients to start your days with! I would recommend 2-3 🙂

  2. Michelle
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    Any alternative to coconut oil? Honey? ‘Fraid we just have boring old olive oil in our house.

    • Julie Bhosale
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      Hehe – do try some coconut oil when you next get to the supermarket – you will find it a very versatile product and I use it in a lot of my baking/creations! Honey should work-it will help to combine everything, obviously this will raise the sugar level in these a bit. Let me know if it works out 🙂

  3. Allison
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    Hi there just checking the measurement for the dates as 14 dates looks like more than 1/4 cup? Thanks very much!

    • Julie Bhosale
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      Depends on the size of your dates – approx is ok, your normal small sized dates will be about 12-14 and should be about 1/4 of a cup – does that help?

  4. Jen
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    These are DIVINE!! thank you 🙂

    • Julie Bhosale
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      Yay!! Your so welcome xx

  5. Jess
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    Hi,
    What would your suggestion be as a cranberry alternative?

    • Julie Bhosale
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      The cranberries give a really nice taste but you could easily mix with different dried fruit such as apricots 🙂

  6. Leonie
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    These are very popular in our household everyone loves these, my nearly 3 year old prefers these ones over the standard bliss balls. I’ve had to make a double quantity otherwise they disappear too quickly.

  7. Karina Anders
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    How long do these last in the fridge? Thanks.

    • Julie Bhosale
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      They are fine for 5-7 days…I just tend to find they get gobbled up pretty fast 🙂

  8. Nicole
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    Thanks or the recipe – so easy and delicious! 3 year old loved them.

  9. Alie
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    These are so good!! They didn’t last very long both my boys loved them. I didn’t have cranberries so used sultanas but I will have to try those next time 🙂

    • Julie Bhosale
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      That’s awesome!