Desserts & Sweet Treats/ Low Budget/ Snacks

Cinnamon-Almond Balls

Who already started to bake Christmas cookies? The first cookie jars at home are filled with chocolate-walnut brownies, nougat croissants and Christmas Stollen. These are the classics alongside shortbread, gingerbread and Spekulatius. But why not try some lesser known alternatives? On Pinterest, I discovered a recipe for cinnamon balls and was so enthusiastic about the simple preparation and few ingredients that I directly baked my own cinnamon-almond balls. Those of you who like energy balls and cinnamon will love these delicious and healthy cinnamon-almond balls! The preparation takes max. 10 minutes plus 10 minutes baking time in the oven. It is especially nice to sprinkle the baked cinnamon-almond balls with icing sugar. If you don’t like icing sugar, you can also roll the balls in grated coconut.

Warm Cinnamon-Almond Balls are the best!

Warm Cinnamon-Almond Balls are the best!

What are your favorite Christmas cookies?

I am always looking forward to nougat croissants. Unlike vanilla croissants, nougat croissants are coated with chocolate on one side. So delicious! The cinnamon-almond balls are also a great alternative because they are not so sweet and are very nutritious. Which Christmas biscuits do you not want to miss? Just write me a comment under this post.

Cinnamon lovers, these Christmas biscuits are for you!

Cinnamon lovers, these Christmas biscuits are for you!

Cinnamon-Almond Balls

Print Recipe
Serves: 17 - 20 Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g Almonds
  • 100g Dates
  • 2 Tbs Almond Butter
  • 1 Tbs Cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbs Icing Sugar

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven at 180° degrees.

2

Grind the almonds finely in a food processor.

3

Heat the dates with some water and let them simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the mixture is sticky, similar to applesauce. Make sure that the water covers the dates at first. If necessary, add more water so nothing burns.

4

Mix all ingredients including the date mass in a food processor.

5

Form balls with your hands. Then arrange them on a baking tray with baking paper.

6

Bake the balls for about 10 minutes until they are lightly brown.

7

Sprinkle the balls with icing sugar or roll them in grated coconut.

 

Let the Christmas baking begin :-)

Let the Christmas baking begin 🙂

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