Raw Prune And Maca Truffles Recipe
Raw Prune And Maca Truffles Recipe – naturally sweetened with prunes and maple syrup, these truffles are packed with nutritious ingredients, simple to make and also lightened up.
I substituted one of the most common ingredients used in raw truffles – Medjool dates, with dried prunes. Rich in fiber and less sweet and sticky than dates, prunes make the texture of these truffles a little crumby. Using coconut oil and maple syrup helps the mixture stick together.
I also used a special ingredient – maca powder.
I’ve been adding it to smoothies and smoothie bowls for a few years now, but finally decided to add it to these Raw Prune And Maca Truffles.
I love the flavor of maca. It smells like butterscotch. I’ve also read that it is much easier digested if used in baked goods, but I haven’t tried that.
People also take it as a supplement for different conditions, like enhancing energy or balancing women’s hormones. Feel free to omit the maca powder in the recipe, if you don’t feel comfortable consuming it.
I love raw, vegan truffles, because they are so easy to make and taste great. You can use so many different ingredients and create different flavors.
No refined sugars and lots of protein and fiber. I’ve already shared a few raw truffle recipes, you might want to check out.
These are a little different, because I didn’t use dates to sweeten them.
Instead I used dried prunes. So these Raw Prune And Maca Truffles are a little less sweet than the other raw truffles, I’ve shared so far.
Also the “dough/mixture” is not as sticky, so if you think this is a problem for you, you might want to use dates.
To shape these you need to apply extra pressure, when rolling, to make then shape into balls. The amount of maple syrup used, also helps them stick together.
They need to be refrigerated for at least 15 minutes, before consuming.
You can just leave them plain, but you know me – I’m not a fan of plain things…
That’s why I rolled some of the into raw cocoa powder (a little bitter!), shredded coconut, crushed freeze dried strawberries and matched powder (extra caffeine!). Use your imagination 🙂
Hope you like them, have a great weekend!
- 1 cup prunes , pitted (you can soak them in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain, I did not soak them, because they were moist)
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp maca powder
- cocoa powder , shredded coconut, matcha powder and crushed freeze dried strawberries
- In a food processor, place prunes and pulse until 5-6 times. Remove from the food processor. Transfer to a bowl.
- Add walnuts and almonds to the food processor and pulse until meal is formed. Transfer to the bowl with prunes.
- Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and macarons powder. Stir to incorporate.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out equal amounts from the mixture and shape balls.
- Roll into matcha powder, cocoa powder, shredded coconut and crushed freeze dried strawberries, if you'd like, or leave plain.
- Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
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