Christmas Fruit n’ Nut Truffles (dairy-free, gluten-free, no refined sugar)

The festive season has an incredible reputation for encouraging less-than-healthy eating. Yet, with a little extra care and consideration we can still enjoy super-healthy celebrations, whilst knowing that every morsel that we eat and share with family and friends can be filled with health affirming goodness.

I’ve enjoyed eating healthful foods for years and would choose wholesome plant-based delights any day of the year.

Learning to create very satiating recipes  has shown me that eating this way is so alive, so vibrant and can play an important role in keeping us healthy and fit. Now, I couldn’t imagine any other way.

Xmas fruit n' nut truffles - super healthy, vegan and gluten-free #vegan #glutenfree #christmas

In the spirit of healthy festive indulgence, I am sharing my latest, delicious sweet treat. Using dried fruit and mixed warming spices, it has an nurturing, seasonal flavour.

They’ re remarkably easy to make; don’t require baking; are gluten-free; dairy-free; and also free from refined sugar. Avoiding all these things opens up a whole new world of delicious possibilities.

I use dried fruit and orange to sweeten, along with nutritious nuts, seeds and coconut to add substance, flavour and a fudge-like depth. The warming mixed spices dance and entwine to create a soft, wholesome bite of seasonal bliss.

Xmas fruit n' nut truffles - super healthy, vegan and gluten-free #vegan #glutenfree #christmas

 

It’s a wonderful thing to keep us healthy and nourished during the festive, whilst allowing us to indulge a bit with some nice sweet treats.

They also make wonderful little gifts for friends and family!

Here are those delicious ingredients… and scroll down below to watch my short video demo below for a step-by-step guide on how to make them.

Xmas truffles ingredients

What better gift to give yourself and others this Christmas season! This recipe is my gift to you.

Xmas fruit n' nut truffles - super healthy, vegan and gluten-free #vegan #glutenfree #christmas

 

From my heart to yours
Trinity

Christmas Fruit n' Nut Truffles (dairy-free, gluten-free, no refined sugar)
 
Delicious raw fruit n' nut truffles for Christmas and the festive season. Vegan and naturally gluten-free, sweetened with dried fruit. Super healthy sweet treat.
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Recipe type: sweet treat, dessert
Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free
Serves: 10 balls
Ingredients
  • 100g raisins (2/3 cup)
  • Juice of half an orange
  • Teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • Teaspoon 'mixed spice' (i.e. cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger)
  • 100g mixed walnuts/cashew/pecans
  • Heaped teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • Tablespoon coconut oil
  • Desiccated coconut for rolling
Instructions
  1. ***see my video above for a helpful visual guide on how to make these***
  2. Mix the raisins, orange juice, finely grated orange rind and mix spice in a glass jug and leave to marinade overnight (or for at least 3 hours).
  3. When ready, give the mix a stir again.
  4. Add mix to food processor (if you don't have food processor use a hand blender instead).
  5. Add in the nuts to food processor.
  6. Blend until everything starts sticking together. You need a rustic blend rather than a puree.
  7. Mix in the ground flaxseed and coconut oil with a spoon.
  8. Pop some desiccated coconut onto a plate.
  9. Take dollops of the mixture. Drop into the coconut and then roll into balls.
  10. They work well if you put them in to the fridge for a while before serve them - however, if you can't wait, serve them right away.
 

For more delicious gluten-free, 100% plant-based, free-from-refined-sugar desserts check out my page here:
Trinity’s Delicious Desserts

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Christmas fruit n'nut truffles - naturally #vegan #glutenfree #norefinedsugar

 

19 Comments

  1. Elizabeth December 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the lovely recipes. I am gluten free and my family, as they become older, are also becoming gluten intolerant, plus one who has Crones Disease. The grandchildren are all interested in vegetarian life styles. Your web site is a blessing

    • Trinity December 9, 2014 at 8:14 am - Reply

      I am so pleased to hear that there is plenty here to help support your lifestyle. Stay tuned, there is much more to come 😉
      Thank you for you kind words.

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  7. Baby June December 18, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Those look great! Like fruit cake, almost, but healthy! 🙂

    • Trinity December 18, 2014 at 8:01 am - Reply

      Thanks for the kind words Baby June. Healthy indeed as always 🙂

      • Leanna December 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

        Feeling so great-full to you, Trinity, for this recipe! This is my first Christmas holiday as a vegan so it was super to find this sweet treat! I am making these and also your raw carrot cake. Looking forward to more compassionate cooking adventure with you!

        • Trinity December 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm - Reply

          Wow, that’s awesome Leanna. It’s fantastic to hear that this is your first Christmas as a vegan. Keep up the excellent work 🙂
          I look forward to sharing more on this compassionate cooking adventure. Please do feel free to check in if there is anything I can help with.

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