Cinnamon Balls

These bad boys have always been a once yearly kind’ve treat in my family for as long as I can remember.  If you’ve never had them before they’re kind’ve hard to describe, I’d say they have the texture of a firm but very moist cake with a strong taste of cinnamon that isn’t at all overwhelming.  On the rare occassion these have ever been on the table they’re always gone in a flash.  That is until the other day, when I saw a tweet that inspired me to have a crack at making a low carb version and consequently, they have now become an everyday treat for me 😀

They’re extremely easy to make, very few ingredients, a minuscule proportion of carbs, a decent serving of fat (for their size) and they taste amazing!  They’re also portable (I’ve been taking a couple to work should I need something to snack on mid-afternoon) which is always a bonus, I mean, I love my fat bombs but take them out of the fridge for a few hours and they tend to resemble fat sludge more often then not 😛

With that being said, give them a go & let me know what you think!  I feel you’ll not be disappointed 🙂  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Balls
Estimated macros per serving: 63.5kcal, 5.6g fat, 0.8g carbs and 2.2g protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
8 balls
Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites (or 1 large egg if you're not fussed about them shaped like balls)
  • 2 tbsp (40g) Ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp (20g) Dessicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp (10g) Coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/3 tsp Stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 160C/320F.
  2. Whip the egg whites until you end up with stiff peaks. Although in all honesty I don't have an electric whisk nor do I have the patience for this so I only whip them until they've thickened up a bit. (The stiffer the peaks though the easier they are to mold into balls later.)
  3. Stir in the coconut oil.
  4. Add the ground almonds, dessicated coconut & stevia. Whisk until they're all well combined.
  5. Add the cinnamon and again mix until well combined.
  6. Line a baking tray with some greaseproof/baking paper. (Foil could work too just make sure you oil or grease it first)
  7. Wet your hands with some water (this will stop the mixture from sticking to you), take a small handful of the mixture, gently roll into a ball shape and carefully place it on the baking tray. Repeat this process (including the wetting of the hands each time) until you've used all the mixture.
  8. Place the balls in the oven. After about 7 minutes I'd suggest gently pressing them with your finger every minute until they're slightly firm, at which point they're done.
  9. Take them out of the oven, set the aside to cool for 10 minutes or so. And you're done! Enjoy!

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