These tasty vegan gingerbread bites are easy to make in 10 minutes with just a handful of simple, wholesome ingredients.

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Features

  • dietary features: vegan, gluten-free and oil-free
  • quick and easy: you’ll need 10 minutes and 7 ingredients
  • healthier holidays: these make the perfect healthier addition Thanksgiving and Christmas

Ingredient Notes

  • walnuts – use plain, raw walnuts with no added oil or salt
  • dates – any variety works as long as they’re soft and moist
  • oats – quick or rolled oats are suitable
  • spices – you’ll need cinnamon and ginger
  • molasses – any kind works but I like blackstrap

Complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Add the walnuts and oats to a food processor and blend into a grainy consistency. A few larger pieces left behind are ok but they should be mostly broken down.

Blended, grainy flour in a food processor.

Step 2. Add the dates and blend into a crumbly dough.

Dates and almond flour in a food processor.
A crumbly, blended dough in a food processor container.

Step 3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick, sticky dough you can easily press together between your fingers.

Spices, molasses and salt added to a dough mixture in a food processor.
Overhead image of energy ball dough in a food processor container.

Use your hands to roll the dough into balls and enjoy for a sweet treat!

Large tray of raw energy balls.

Notes and Tips

  • Storing: Keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 10 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Okay at room temperature for a few days if kept cool and dry.
  • Dates: It’s important to use soft, moist dates. If your dates are overly dry, soak them pitted in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe.
  • Serving: Enjoy as is or crumble over ice cream, yogurt, smoothies bowls and oatmeal for a gingerbread cookie dough addition. Can also be blended into homemade ice cream to make a blizzard.
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A plate of gingerbread balls, one on top has a bite out of it.

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Bites

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Sweet little no-bake gingerbread bites that take just 10 minutes to make. Try them for a healthy holiday treat or sweet snack anytime. 


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Add the walnut pieces and oats to a food processor. Mix until broken down into a grainy flour consistency. If there are a few larger pieces of walnuts left behind that’s ok, but it should be mostly broken down,
  2. Add the dates and process into a crumbly dough.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick, sticky dough you can easily press together between your fingers.
  4. Use your hands to roll the dough into 16 balls.

Notes

Dates: It’s important to use soft, moist dates. If your dates are overly dry, soak them pitted in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe.

Storing: Keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 10 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Okay at room temperature for a few days if kept cool and dry.

Serving: Enjoy as is or crumble over ice cream, yogurt, smoothies bowls and oatmeal for a gingerbread cookie dough addition. Can also be blended into homemade ice cream to make a blizzard.

      Keywords: gingerbread bites, no-bake gingerbread balls