Tahini Sunflower balls

From Jenny’s great recipe. Makes 16 balls. These are great gluten-free snacks with a bit of protein to keep you going during the day. They have a great nutty flavour.

Mix the following together in a bowl

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds a bit broken up in the seed grinder
  • 1/2 cup fine dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup LSA – linseed, sunflower and almond meal
  • 1/2 cup sesame seed a bit broken up in the seed grinder

Separately in another bowl mix

  • 3/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (or agave syrup or maple syrup) or to taste. This amount is not too sweet but start with 1 tablespoon and decide how sweet you want it.
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt

pour the liquid mix into the dry mix and combine well. If the mixture is a little too dry, add a dash of water. Form the mixture into balls and roll into more fine coconut and place the fridge to set.

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3 Responses to Tahini Sunflower balls

  1. Pingback: Tahini sunflower sesame balls | Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan: Jenny's Recipe Collection

  2. Janis Cates says:

    I would love to make these but I don’t know what some of the ingredients are and where I would find them! Can substitutes be used?

  3. engineersam says:

    Which ingredients do you not know?

    LSA, is a ground meal of linseed, sunflower and almond. You could change these to simply almond meal (ground almond) which is easy to get in supermarkets. I get my LSA from the health food section of the supermarket. Or you can make it yourself using a grinder.

    Sunflower butter is just like peanut butter, only made with sunflower seeds. You can substitute with peanut butter, almond butter, cashew nut butter or macadamia nut butter. It is best to use unsweetened nut butters, but if yours are sweetened, then reduce the amount of honey.

    Tahini is sesame paste, and is generally in supermarkets, otherwise from a Middle Eastern store. While Tahini is like the nut butters above, the flavour is not as easy to replace, one way is to replace with a different nut butter then add some sesame oil.

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