Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: None! Bliss!
2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
5 medjool dates, pitted and chopped finely
1/2 cup raisins or sultanas, soaked in hot water for 8 minutes to plump up
1/2 cup desiccated coconut plus another 1/2 cup to roll the balls in
3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2/3 cup uncooked quick cooking oats plus 1/3 cup to roll the balls in
3 teaspoons agave syrup or honey (although using honey makes it not vegan)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Step 1 – Firstly place 1/2 cup coconut and 1/3 cup rolled oats in two separate shallow bowls so that you can roll the balls straight in them as your fingers will be coated in mix. Have a tray ready to place them on when done.
Okay this looks bad I know…
Step 2 – Mash the bananas and add the dates, drained raisins or sultanas, 1/2 cup coconut, raw cacao powder, 2/3 cup oats, agave or honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix with hands and taste, if you like it sweeter add some more syrup or if it is fine, then roll into balls. First roll them in the rolled oats and then the coconut. You can also just roll these into the coconut at the end omitting the extra oats – I find it tastes better with just coconut but is perhaps more wholesome with the final roll in the oats.
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