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Banana Balls
The original recipe, from the Everyday Vegan by Dreena Burton.
Yield: 10-12 banana balls
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Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup apple, minced
  • 1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or other natural nut butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup oats, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons stabilized ground flaxseed (Mega Omega® or Simply Omega-3™)
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder and/or unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
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Directions:
  1. In a bowl, toss apple with 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and in another bowl, combine banana with the other 1 teaspoon lemon juice and mix well.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine dates, banana, and almond butter and puree until mixture starts to liquefy.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine puree with remaining ingredients (except the optional carob powder/shredded coconut), mixing well.
  4. Take spoonfuls of mixture and form into golf-sized balls, rolling them gently between your palms. Roll each ball in carob powder or shredded coconut. Refrigerate them until chilled, or enjoy right away.