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Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

These strawberry truffles are simple to make and fairly good for you too. They’re additionally vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free so much more individuals can take pleasure in them.

Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

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I’ve by no means been a lot of a Valentine’s day individual, I’ve to confess – true I’ve loved the odd good romantic breakfast or dinner previously and it has been pretty however I nonetheless discover the entire concept a bit odd. Why cannot you simply be who you might be and present your appreciation of others year-round moderately than want a day to immediate you? Would not it as a lot depress those that do not get a card (and ship some who do right into a whirr of ‘who despatched it?’) as a lot as please those that do?

This yr, although, I’ve turned spherical my cynicism somewhat to see it as somewhat spark of brightness in an in any other case barren wintertime. In spite of everything, for a lot of December was all about indulging in heavy meals and January is detoxing and usually ravenous your self of a lot that is attention-grabbing (not a route I am going down however I do know others do). The climate in lots of locations is fairly dreary and darkish so by mid-February, we might all do with one thing to make life a bit brighter and sweeter. Having the meals of affection and all issues purple or pink because the inventive spark by some means would not appear such a foul factor, with that in thoughts.

I’ve extra on Valentine’s inspiration coming quickly (and it is fairly thrilling, so do come again to see!) however within the meantime I could not assist however share these scrumptious and wholesome strawberry truffles with you. They’re little bites of tastiness on a dreary day, nice as a Valentine’s day reward and ideal to get the children concerned in making.

Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

Strawberries, like raspberries which I used final yr in breakfast and cookies, are to me an ideal fruit to construct into your Valentine’s day treats with their pure purple/pink coloration and scrumptious style. There’s additionally one thing about their perfume that simply goes so effectively with Valentine’s day (I am starting to sound like I am entering into the thought).

Anyway, nothing screams Valentine’s day like chocolate, so combining the 2 appeared a pure match. I nonetheless all the time wish to hold issues comparatively wholesome – it offers a terrific excuse to have a bit extra for a begin! – and these strawberry truffles are positively one I am actually happy with how they labored out being scrumptious, simple and fairly wholesome too. They’re additionally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar free (in the event you use the topping prompt moderately than chocolate) so work for many totally different diets too.

Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

As I discussed above, these strawberry truffles are very easy to make. All you do is puree the strawberries then add within the coconut flour, maple syrup, peanut or different nut butter and vanilla. Combine all of it up so it’s effectively mixed then roll the combination into little balls.

These are finest chilled earlier than you coat them in both melted semi-sweet chocolate or the cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup combination described under. I additionally use this for my more healthy Easter nests, that are price a strive, too. I by no means thought I might say this, however I really suppose I’d desire the coconut oil combination because the maple syrup taste is scrumptious. They’re additionally simpler to coat on this, I feel, however do whichever you favor/as fits.

Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

The strawberry truffles have a slight trace of coconut to them however in a manner that works effectively with the graceful texture and fruitiness as effectively. I feel they most likely style higher the day after you make them because the coconut flour takes on the moisture extra and mellows moderately than possibly being somewhat grainier proper after you make them. However both manner, they’re tasty and the distinction of the crunchy chocolate exterior and delicate centre is good as effectively.

These wholesome strawberry truffles are really easy and attractive it might be a disgrace to solely make them for Valentine’s day, however being so good for you, why not make them extra typically?

Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

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Wholesome strawberry truffles (vegan, GF)

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Wholesome strawberry truffles

Straightforward to make, wholesome and with a beautiful delicate strawberry taste.

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook dinner Time5 minutes

Complete Time15 minutes

Course: Snack

Delicacies: American

Servings: 12 small

Energy: 102kcal

Creator: Caroline’s Cooking

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Components

  • ½ cup strawberries 75g
  • ¼ cup coconut flour 22g
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter clean, or different nut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

For the coating

  • 3 oz darkish chocolate 85g, approx, or extra to make it somewhat simpler to coat them, or
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder 100% cacao
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

  • Hull and roughly chop the strawberries then puree in a small blender.

  • Add the coconut flour, maple syrup, peanut or different nut butter and vanilla and blend till effectively mixed.

  • Take small spoonfuls of the combination and roll into balls. Chill for round 30min, so far as attainable (they’re going to simply be somewhat simpler to work with).

  • Soften the chocolate OR soften the coconut oil (I have a tendency to do that within the microwave) and add the cocoa powder and maple syrup and stir till clean. Dip the balls of filling into the chocolate or coconut oil/cocoa combination one after the other and take away with a fork in order that they drip somewhat. Place on a cookie sheet or parchment paper to dry. If utilizing the coconut oil/cocoa combination you my must dip them a second time to get a ok layer as soon as the primary layer has dried. You’ll be able to rigorously trim any extra coating/chocolate off with a pointy knife as soon as they’ve dried to clean the floor.

  • Retailer within the fridge till you want them – they’re most likely higher after a day and can hold a minimum of 3 days or extra.

Diet

Energy: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fats: 7g | Saturated Fats: 5g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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