NO Bake Ginger Bread Man Cookie Dough Balls

By December 13, 2013Uncategorized

 

 I just LOVE ginger! The caramel notes of the pecans combines perfectly with the cinnamon and gingerbread spices to allow your taste buds to celebrate the holidays!!

I love making gingerbread men but sometimes I just want that taste but don’t have the time to make them.

Here is the solution! 

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 No Bake Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

 Makes 16- 18 balls

Ingredients:

1.5 cups of pecans

7 fresh Mejool dates (you can find this in the produce section at the grocery store)

2 Tablespoons of molasses
1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground ginger
pinch each of allspice, nutmeg and cloves
½ teaspoon of sea salt

½ cup of crushed pecans, almonds or walnuts (for rolling the balls)

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients (except the nuts for rolling) in a food processor and pulse.

Stop pulsing when the ingredients start to stick together when you

press it together.

You will see small bits of pecans in the mix.

Moisten hands and form into balls and then roll in the crushed nuts. 

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan

 

Hidden Benefit of Ginger

Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn’t, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain and/or swelling.

I have personally dealt with rheumatoid arthritis for over 8   years, and have found that adding ginger into my diet has really helped improve my inflammation. I also LOVE to make ginger tea when I feel my tummy is upset or I feel bloated.

I like to make ginger tea by taking 3 Tablespoons of fresh ginger in 2 cups of water and boil it for 5 minutes and then add a bit of honey. This also works wonders for a sore throat

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What are some of the ways that YOU like to use ginger? 

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Amount Per Serving
Calories

116.69

Calories From Fat (63%)

73.18

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8.74g

13%

Saturated Fat 0.75g

4%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 53.18mg

2%

Potassium 148.75mg

4%

Total Carbohydrates 10.55g

4%

Fiber 1.91g

8%

Sugar 7.92g

 

Protein 1.29g

3%

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