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Sunflower Seed Granola Balls

Sometimes the most “ordinary” things make the biggest difference…
Learning to be thankful for the little, everyday things:

Tomato basil soup while reading my Compassion letter at my favorite coffee shopcompassion letter and soup– Little hands at play
playdoh– Carnations and tea
carnations and cappuccinoteacup* ~ * ~ *

Sunflower seeds and dates may seem to be common, too, but they make for a great energy snack!
sunflower seed granola balls

These snack balls are based on a recipe from the cookbook Super Healthy Cookies by Hallie from Daily Bites blog. I didn’t add dried fruit, and I increased the spices.

Sunflower Seed Granola Balls

1 3/4 c. (8 oz.) raw sunflower seeds (I used salted seed kernels, and omitted later salt)
1 T. ground cinnamon
3/4 t. t. ground ginger
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/4 t. ground cardamom
1/2 t. salt (if using raw seeds)
3/4 c. (4.25 oz.) pitted Medjool dates
1 T. unsweetened applesauce
1 T. agave nectar

Place the sunflower seeds in a large skillet set over medium heat. Toast, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant, 4-5 minutes.

Transfer the hot sunflower seeds to a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the spices and salt, and process for 30 seconds. Add the dates and process for 20 seconds. Add the applesauce and agave nectar. Process until the dough holds together when pinched between your fingers.

Roll the dough into 1-1 1/2″ balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

(Shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays)

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