I recently was able to buy one and I remembered how much I enjoyed them. So I decided that I would try to make them. The ingredients of these balls seemed easy enough, but I was a little worried about the proportions, but I thought I would just wing it and see what would happen.
I did notice to my surprise that the balls at the farmers market had xylitol a synthetic sugar substitute, so if course I omitted that. The original balls also had coconut oil, which might make them softer. I ended up omitting it. The balls also had pink Himalayan sea salt, which I didn't have so I used the sea salt I had on hand.
Cardamom Coconut Almond Butter Balls by Samantha
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (rolled oats)
1 cup almond butter, raw and unsalted
1/2 cup coconut flour ( I used organic)
3 tablespoons maple syrup (I might use a bit less next time)
3/4 teaspoon cardamom ( I used 8 pods and crushed them with a mortar and pestle)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt ( I would use a bit less next time)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a food processor, I pulsed the oatmeal until it was fairly fine powder. I added the almond butter and coconut flour and pulsed until combined. Then I added the rest of the ingredients and pulsed until combined, stopping to stir so that all the ingredients were mixed in completely. Dump into a bowl.
Pick up a small handful and form into balls. I made them into about a tablespoon size balls although I didn't measure precisely. I just picked up a clump and squeezed until the mixture held together. It is very crumbly. And you are done!
I was very pleased with the results. They were delicious! I would definitely make them again. I might reduce the maple syrup a little and the sea salt as well. Everyone loved them though as is. I think it is possible that after I ground the oatmeal I could just put all the ingredients in at once, but I was experimenting and making it up as I went along.