These wholesome spiced orange banana balls are delicious and chewy straight from the freezer and they're perfect size to pop into a lunchbox. The simple recipe is best made with a high-speed blender, so you get a wonderful fudge like texture.
gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free
10 dried bananas, chopped into quarters - approx. 1 cup once chopped
6 medium dates, stones removed - approx. 1/2 cup once chopped
1 cup desiccated coconut, plus 1/4 cup to garnish
2 tbsp good quality coconut oil
1 medium orange, rind removed and juiced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Soak prepared bananas and dates in boiling water for around 10 minutes, to soften. Drain.
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and pulse until dried fruit has pureed and everything is well combined.
Take heaped teaspoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Place onto a plate. Repeat.
Sprinkle the plate with remaining desiccated coconut and shake around until well coated.
Transfer balls into an airtight container and keep in the fridge, or freezer.
Makes approx. 20 balls.