Gluten-Free Almond Truffles

by Amie on May 20, 2011

An avocado in a truffle?

You betcha.

They’re bite sized.

Fun ‘ta pop on into your mouth.

Ready in a jiffy.

Don’t require any baking.

And, o ya. They taste really, really good.

Not to mention, they’re healthy.

And good for you.

Healthy fats, a nice dose of protein and a bit of natural sweetness from orange zest, coconut flakes, cocoa powder and brown rice syrup.

After all, it is Friday… and the June sunshine is right around the corner, hopefully.

So why not treat yourself?

Indulge in one of these lil’ babies.

The best part? Green Tea.

Well, it’s a lil’ caffeine boost for ya and tastes pretty darn good, too.

What do ya think?

Gluten-Free Almond Truffles

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. brown rice syrup
  • 3 dates
  • 2 dried apricots
  • 1 Tbsp. green tea, brewed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the food processor; pulse until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a piece of wax paper, wrap and store in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Remove from fridge; mold into golf-ball sized balls and serve.
  4. Store remainder in a sealed container in the fridge.
  5. Enjoy!

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and

I’m exited to announce two of my featured articles this week:

Well + Good NYC Snap Pea Soup

The Gluten Free Challenge “How I Learned To Love Dining Out Gluten-Freely”

Have you heard about the 1 in 133 event down in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago?

This event was incredible; we presented and built the World’s Tallest Gluten-Free Cake to Congress to help the cause of Gluten-Free labeling packaging.  Here’s a sneak peak at the cake recipe developed by Jules of Jules Gluten-Free, who is an amazingly talented gluten-free baker: http://blog.julesglutenfree.com/2010/11/whitebirthday-cake/

More info on How and Why we built this tasty Gluten-Free Cake: http://blog.julesglutenfree.com/2011/05/how-we-built-the-worlds-tallest-gluten-free-cake-and-why/.  You can order the cake flour from Jules at: http://www.julesglutenfree.com/
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Jules May 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Amie – it was so fun having you join us at 1in133; what great things we have accomplished together!
Already the FDA is moving to meet its long-overdue mandate to establish a federal “gluten-free” standard for food labeling, and we have allies in Congress who will now be watching, and are “strongly urging” the FDA to doso as soon as possible. We have the attention of those who need to be addressing this GF labeling vacuum, and we will push until it happens. See what great things can be achieved when our GF community works together … and we build a really giant GF cake that can’t be ignored! ; )
~jules
1in133.org
blog.JulesGlutenFree.com

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Amie May 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Thanks Jules; such a pleasure seeing you in DC for the 1 in 133 event, as well! Keep up the amazing gluten-free work. xo

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Cooking Gallery May 22, 2011 at 2:10 am

I love your healthy recipes and this one sounds really good! I would never have thought making truffles from these ingredients…!

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Amie May 22, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Thanks so much; hope you enjoy this recipe! Have a great night.

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glutenfreeforgood May 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

Hi Amie! Nice to “meet” you. After looking around your gorgeous blog, I think we have a lot in common. Wish I had been in DC with you all. I tried to pull it off and make the journey, but I had too many things going on here (Golden, CO). Hopefully I’ll meet up with you and Jules one of these days. That cake looked amazing.

And so do your truffles. I make a version of those little power balls as well. I love raw treats like that and your addition of avocado sounds divine!

Peace, love and clean food!
Melissa

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Amie May 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Thank you so much; so great to hear from you! I truly hope to meet you soon, as well Melissa. Have a great night and thank you for your comment!

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Megan@eatmybeets May 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Wow those look sooo good! I really seriously need to get a food processor. Now.

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Amie May 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Thanks so much, Megan; so happy to hear you enjoyed them! Have a wonderful evening…

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Nami @ Just One Cookbook May 23, 2011 at 2:49 am

Hi Amie! It’s very nice to meet you. Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my blog. I’m here now and I’m really happy that I found your blog. Your picture is beautiful and you have very organized space here! I have to spend more time to check out.

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Amie May 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

Thank you, Nami; I’m so glad you enjoyed my blog and I am thrilled to have found yours this weekend, as well! Keep up the great recipes…I love ‘em!

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