I don’t even want to begin this post without referencing Deliciously Ella. I’ve just bought her cookbook, and already made the Squash Risotto, which was delicious. As many people will know by now, since in a few year’s she’s become one of the biggest new foodies on the scene, she eats only plant-based food, making her diet vegan and dairy free. She also avoids any processed food and gluten, for personal health reasons.
One of the reasons I bought her book is that we love eating vegetarian food, but since Mr Roast Chicken can’t eat cheese – or really any rich, creamy cheese-like sauces – we usually opt for non-dairy vegan food when we’re going veggie, and I need some more inspiration for different yummy ideas.
It’s a great book – and I can’t wait to try the other recipes – her chillies and curries look pretty delicious.
I loved the sound of her Classic Almond and Cacao Energy Balls, but I don’t really like raw cacao, and love peanut butter – so I made a couple of swaps to make these Peanut Butter Energy Balls. The recipe is very much based on Deliciously Ella though – so I wanted to make sure she’s properly referenced.
Hope you enjoy – next up for me will be trying these with cashews 🙂
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
200g roasted almonds
400g medjool dates
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
desiccated coconut, to roll the balls in
1. After you’ve roasted the almonds (just put them in a tray at 180 degrees for 10 minutes), blend them with the oats in the food processor.
2. Add all of the other ingredients to the food processor and whizz up.
3. Shape into about 25 balls, rolling each one in the desiccated coconut.
4. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before devouring 🙂