First a BIG THANKS to everyone who shared your stories for What Do You Miss, not only telling me what foods you miss the most but WHY. It’s amazing how the simplest things can bring back the happiest and vivid memories.

While going through all the entries and reading all the food stories I got so hungry I had to get in the kitchen and make something!! I ended up creating this cookie that has something for everyone. And while it tastes AMAZING it is also packed with all sorts of good for you ingredients – it’s healthy and called a Yum Ball!!


Yum Balls

preheat oven to 350, bake for 18-22 minutes (depending on oven)


1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup arrowroot flour

1/2 cup quinoa flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbls vanilla

1 cup oats (certified gluten free)

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup chocolate chips (gluten, dairy, soy free)

1/4 cup grape seed oil

1/3 cup coconut sugar or date sugar, or maple syrup sugar

3 tbls almond milk

2 eggs


1. Mix almond, arrowroot, and quinoa flours, oats, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, and salt together and whisk out lumps.
2. Beat 2 eggs until frothing, then add oil and beat another minute.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet, adding the almond milk right before all the dry mixture is gone.
4. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips.
5. Scoop out small balls of mixture and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets (2) and place in oven.

Ever Onward,

Jennifer Esposito

~ Jennifer

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Chris Perdicaris

    Yum Balls, eh? I think the only cuisine that can get away with a title like that for a dish with a clean slate is Chinese food. Otherwise, hey! It looks like a great recipe! Almonds and oats are awesome in cookies!

    1. bill mccoy

      Instead of sugar as a sweetener, may I suggest Stevia powder? It’s an all natural herbal product from south america, that’s twenty times sweeter than sugar and has vitamins and antioxidants to help improve the functioning of your body. Its also gluten free.


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