Medjool date buckwheat brownie collagen crunch balls

Collagen coconut balls

This recipe is from Choosing Chia - if you don't follow these guys already, their page is full of delicious recipes that are easy and health conscious. We have added our own collagen twist to the recipe, so you can get all the benefits of collagen combined with this taste sensation.

Buckwheat brownie collagen crunch balls
A fudgy brownie ball rolled in crunchy cinnamon toasted buckwheat, with all the benefits of our pure marine collagen powder.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup packed (200g or about 12) medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup (30g) cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 cup (30g) coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Simply Collagen PURE
  • 1/3 cup (60g) coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Toasted Buckwheat Coating

  • 1/3 cup (60g) raw buckwheat groats
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a non-stick pan, stir together the buckwheat, coconut oil, cacao powder, cinnamon, and salt until evenly coated.
  2. Toast on medium low heat stirring constantly for 6-8 minutes until it is starting to brown and looks dry. You will also start to smell the toasty scent when it’s done too.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a dish to cool.
  4. In a food processor, process the dates until broken down into a sticky paste with no large chunks remaining.
  5. Add the cacao powder, coconut flour, coconut cream, salt, and vanilla. 
  6. Process to form a sticky dough.
  7. Scoop out one tablespoon at a time, roll into a ball, and roll to coat in the toasted buckwheat.
  8. Refrigerate for a couple of hours until firm (and they just taste better cold in my opinion).
  9. Enjoy straight from the fridge. Keep the leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.

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