Recipe: Gluten-Free No-Bake Gingerbread Balls

Snack and Appetizer Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Healthy holiday snacking just got easy with this no-bake, gluten-free gingerbread ball recipe filled with sweet and spicy holiday flavors. These protein packed balls are filled with fresh ingredients that curb your sweet cravings and give you energy to finish that holiday decorating! These balls are nutrient dense and naturally sweetened with raisins so you really only need 1 as a sweet treat or healthy snack.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 serving(s)


  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oatmeal
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder ( I use Bi Pro protein powder)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry ginger or 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove spice
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients into mixer or Cuisinart. Mix together for 2-3 minutes stopping a few times and using a spatula to move ingredients from side of mixer into bowl. The mix becomes moist as the oils from the nuts are released and makes a sticky mixture that will hold a ball form.
  2. Take 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon and make balls, roll into coconut if you like and chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving. The gingerbread balls are best slightly chilled.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 ball

Calories: 95

Protein: 5 gram(s)

Fat: 6 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 8 gram(s)

Fiber: 2 gram(s)

Sugar: 5 gram(s)

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Super yummy option for a sweet treat without the guilt - thank you for posting a recipe that actually tastes fab and looks like the photos posted ;)

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