Gluten-Free Gingerbread Balls

I love molasses cookies! However, I am trying to cut down on grains of any type – which means cutting down on the molasses cookies. Fortunately, I have developed these tasty little beauties! They are inspired by various different energy ball/bite recipes I have tried before. The addition of molasses and spices turns them into gingerbread balls.

Gluten-Free No-Bake Gingerbread Balls
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36 balls
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (or regular if you don't have to be gluten-free)
  • 2 cups walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  1. Combine rolled oats and walnuts in food processor. Blend until finely ground.
  2. Add spices and whirl to combine.
  3. Add molasses and half of the dates and whirl until they are blended in.
  4. Add remaining dates and blend until mixture sticks together to form a ball.
  5. Form dough into small balls - I use my small cookie scoop to portion out the dough - and place on platter or baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  6. Place in the fridge until firm, then transfer to a covered container and store in the fridge.
  7. These keep well (if they have the chance!)


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