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Easy Gingerbread Balls

These Easy Gingerbread Balls are a holiday classic around our household! A simple, healthy recipe that’s going to satisfy your sweets cravings this holiday season!

easy gingerbread balls recipe

The holiday season can bring on a lot of stress and chaos! From crazy family coming into town, to hosting all the holiday parties, to last minute gift wrapping, to having an abundance of high calorie food and dessert surrounding us - this time of year can be a lot! But with this easy gingerbread balls recipe, I can help you at least take care of one of those problems! 😉 In any case, we’re making these healthy gingerbread balls that taste just like gingerbread cookie dough. Warm spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg make these feel just like Christmas!

Easy Gingerbread Balls


  • 1 ¼ C pitted dates, packed

  • ¾ C dry rolled oats

  • ¼ C almond flour

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (non-flavored protein will work too, here's where I get mine!)

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • ½ tsp. ground ginger

  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves

  1. Place almond flour, oats, protein powder, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a food processor; pulse until mixture is the consistency of flour.

  2. Add half of dates; pulse until well blended.

  3. Shape dough into bite-sized balls and place in airtight container.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

  5. Serve immediately, or store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Serving size: 1 ball; Total servings: ~12 balls

Macros per serving: 65 cals | 1.5g fat | 9g carbs | 3.5g protein

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