These 3 ingredient easy rolls are so yummy!
A few weeks ago while shopping at our local supermarket, I noticed these date nut rolls displayed in cute little packages in the middle of the produce aisle. ‘Neat’ I said to myself and also made a mental note that I had to try making them. Of course I did not buy them 🙂
So last weekend I got the chance to try making them. I have been anemic (result of my medications) and so I was trying to eat more natural foods with high iron content. Dates are one such food – high in iron content(a 3.5 oz serving provides 8% of the daily values) and are also high in several important minerals including potassium, manganese, magnesium and copper. They also provide significant amounts of calcium, vitamin K and B vitamins, including vitamin B-6 and folate.
So these rolls that I made have just 3 ingredients and can be made in about 15 minutes. The only problem is that they will be gone as fast too! I made these and showed them to my son who was doing his homework at the kitchen table- he at first looked at them skeptically …mom’s healthy rolls …not sure. But I left the plate next to him and when I came back a few minutes later there were only 4 rolls left on the plate. He looked at me sheepishly – “mom, these are so good. I had like 5! ”
- Dates ¾ cup about 14-15
- ½ cup whole almonds
- ¼ cup warm water
- ¼ cup desiccated / shredded coconut
- extra shredded coconut for rolling
- Soak the dates in the warm water for about 5 minutes. In a food processor, powder the almonds and transfer them to a mixing bowl. Next add the dates along with the water to the food processor and grind until you get a smooth paste. Transfer this paste also to the mixing bowl. Add the coconut also to the bowl. Mix everything well using a spatula.
- Divide into 10 equal portions and shaped them into oblong shapes and roll in extra coconut.