Ready in minutes, and you won’t even need a blender (unless you grind your own oats)! These Lemony Bliss Balls will be your new best friend, and the perfect sweet addition to your little ones lunchbox. With the fibre and protein from the oats, and the healthy fats from the coconut, you can rest assured that these sweet morsels won’t leave your child with an energy slump after enjoying them. The type of fibre found in oats – beta-glucan – has been shown to be beneficial for cardiovascular health, and to boost immune function.
Oats are also a wonderful medicinal food, bursting with B vitamins they are nourishing to both body and mind and are a great mood booster.
Lactose Free | Gluten free | Vegetarian | Nut Free | Vegan | Low FODMAP Options | Egg Free | Dairy Free | Wheat Free | Soy Free | Seafood Free
Family friendly | Freezable | Sweet Treat
Preparations time: 10mins
Makes: Around 25
2 ¼ cups gluten free quick oats (or grind your own rolled oats)
2/3 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for coating
2/3 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
- If you are grinding your own oats for this recipe, place in a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until the oats resemble breadcrumbs.
- Place all the ingredients, including the oats in a bowl and stir until well combined. If the mixture is too wet, add some more oats.
- Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and roll in coconut. The balls should hold together without losing their shape. If they do, add a little more oats and roll again.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, then enjoy.
Variations & Substitutions
Try swapping the lemon zest for another citrus fruit such as lime, orange or mandarin.
The desiccated coconut contains moderate levels of polyols, which may be an issue for people following a low FODMAP diet. With small serves (1-2 balls), this shouldn’t be a concern, but if the person is particularly sensitive, this recipe may not be suitable.