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Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Breakfast Balls: brown rice, chia seeds, cashews, coconut, dried fruit

Breakfast Balls

Vegetarian|Vegan breakfast cookies are balanced with all six tastes Ayurvedically: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent.

Sweetness dominates this delicious and satisfying breakfast recipe, with the rice, dried fruit, cashews & coconut. Lime juice, cinnamon, ginger, salt, & chia seeds round things out.

Total Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 10 Servings of 3 - 4 cookies

Nutrition Data, 120g Serving: 481 cal, 266 cal from fat, 49g carb, 30g fat, 18g Sat. Fat, 17mg sodium, 9g fiber, 9g protein, 21g Sugar, low Cholesterol, Low sodium, good source Iron. Estimated glycemic load 19

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup ground cashews
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon - 2 tsp if you really like cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp or more ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg or allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup more coconut for rolling the balls
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Directions:

  1. Soak the chia seeds for 15 minutes in the 1/3 cup water + 2 Tbsp lemon juice - they'll form a gelatinous mass. Stir well to remove any lumps
  2. Grind the cashews in a blender, spice grinder, or food processor until finely ground
  3. If you can't grind the cashews, use 1/2 cup cashew butter + 1/2 cup finely chopped cashews
  4. Combine all ingredients in a food processor to form a loose ball
  5. If you don't have a food processor, chop and mix everything well by hand, mashing it all together with your hands, especially the rice, which should be a sticky mass
  6. Form into balls, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter
  7. Roll the balls in coconut as they are formed
  8. Place in a flat, shallow container, and store tightly covered in the fridge
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Recipe Tips:

Faster method of forming the cookies: form into a 1 1/2 inch roll, roll in coconut, chill, and cut into 1 inch slices

Another quick method of forming the cookies: Press the cookie dough into an 8x8 pan, sprinkle with coconut and press the coocnut into the dough. Chill and cut into bars

Recipe Comments:

"I made these, they are too good, I ate way too many of them!" - Jennifer H.

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