These Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls are an upgrade from the Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls recipe on my website, which is a reader favorite here at The Healthy Family and Home.
In fact, it’s been almost 5 years to the day that the original recipe appeared on my website (5-9-13) if you can believe that!
Since Spring is here, I decided to make a “deluxe” upgraded version of that recipe for you and what pairs best with lemons? Cranberries! 🙂
So I added organic dried cranberries to the original recipe to give these classics a tangy and colorful twist.
If you haven’t already made the Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls recipe (do so right away!), it’s really simple to make. It’s the same exact recipe as this one, except without the added cranberries.
All you need to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor, process the mixture, stir in the cranberries by hand, then roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Add them to the refrigerator to firm for 15-30 and you’re ready to go!
Keep these in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator for a quick breakfast treat or an afternoon snack.
This healthy dessert is made with real, clean food ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, no-bake, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy ball and truffle recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls, Crunchy Raw Vegan Protein Balls, Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating ball and truffle recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*
- extremely alkaline to the body
- excellent blood purifier
- good for detoxification
- balances blood sugar levels
- contains powerful antibacterial properties
5 Fast Facts About Cranberries:*
- 1/2 cup contains 10% vitamin C
- 1 cup contains 18% DV of manganese
- 1 cup contains 18% DV of fiber
- provides anti-inflammatory benefits
- ORAC score of 9584 per 100 g
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and antibacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism and prevent fatigue
- can help to improve cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):*
- regulates cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with protein, calcium and fiber
- high in antioxidants
- can help reduce the risk of heart disease
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour:*
- highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58% dv
- 14% coconut oil
- 19% vegan protein
- helps promote blood sugar health
5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*
- contains 84 minerals
- unrefined, unprocessed, raw
- promotes stable pH balance in cells
- controls water levels in the body
- aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls
Yield 18 small balls
Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / No-Bake / Egg-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar
For the balls:
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup organic lemon juice
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
- 1/3 cup organic coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon organic lemon zest or 4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon organic pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 pinches Himalayan pink salt
For the add-in:
- 1/4 cup organic dried cranberries (chopped)
- Add all ingredients for the balls to a food processor and process until everything is well combined. The mixture should have a smooth and thick consistency, like raw cookie dough.
- Add the chopped dried cranberries to the mixture and stir-in by hand until they are evenly distributed.
- Test the mixture by taking out a spoonful to see if it's firm enough to roll into a ball shape. Depending on the type of sweetener you use, you may need to let them firm a little in the refrigerator before rolling into a ball. If they aren't firm enough to roll into a ball shape, put the mixture in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes, then remove and proceed to Step 4.
- Take a spoonful at a time and roll them into the palms of your hand to form a ball shape. If they start to stick to the palms of your hands, just rub a tiny amount of coconut oil on your palms and continue.
- Place the balls on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes to firm.
- Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
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