Great Tastes of Manitoba

Pinto Bean and Chia Seed Power Balls

| Servings: 20 power balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (187.5 g) sunflower seeds, hulled
  • 3/4 cup (187.5 g) blanched almonds, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 g) rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp (15 g) chia seeds
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pinto bean puree
  • 1 cup (250 g) pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp (5 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 g) ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) liquid honey

Directions

  1. In a blender pulse sunflower seeds, almonds, rolled oats and chia seeds until coarsely chopped and blended.
  2. Remove contents to a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add pitted dates, dried cranberries, cinnamon and ginger to blender and pulse until almost pureed, but still a few chunks left.
  4. Remove contents and add to bowl of previously pulsed ingredients.
  5. Add bean puree and honey to bowl.
  6. Mix well and knead using clean hands.
  7. Get a bowl of cold water.
  8. Dip your hands in water and pull off piece of batter and roll into a ball (a bit smaller than size of golf ball).
  9. Lay on cookie sheet.
  10. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until needed.

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