Grain-Free Gingerbread Balls

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I love these gluten-free gingerbread balls, but one day I wanted to make them grain-free as well. This is the result.

Grain-Free Gingerbread Balls

Joan Donogh
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 36 balls


  • 2 cups walnut pieces
  • 1 cup Unsweetened flaked coconut or 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups pitted Medjool dates 350 g


  • Place walnuts and flaked coconut (if using) in food processor. Blend until finely ground.
  • Add coconut flour (if using) and spices and whirl to combine.
  • Add molasses and dates and blend until mixture sticks together to form a ball.
  • 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.
  • Place in the fridge until firm, then transfer to a covered container and store in the fridge.
  • These keep well and can also be frozen.


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