Maple Pecan Energy Balls (Gluten-Free, Vegan) GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

Maple Pecan Energy Balls RECIPE -No-Bake- Gluten-Free & Vegan Healthy Snack

This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin’s. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan… woohoo! read more

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Maple Pecan Energy Balls RECIPE (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
This Maple Pecan Energy Balls recipe features a new product that is available from Justin's. I used the Maple Cashew Butter to create these addictive little snack balls. This is a simple and easy-to-do no-bake recipe and anyone could create this! This maple pecan energy balls recipe is also gluten-free, and vegan... woohoo! If you can't locate this maple flavored cashew butter you can still use the nut butter of your choice. You will still be getting the maple pecan flavor from the maple syrup and pecans, it is just that this particular maple-flavored cashew butter will give you a burst of added flavor.
Maple Pecan Energy Balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 0
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Maple Pecan Energy Balls
Instructions
  1. Gather ingredients and place all of them in the food-processor.
    Maple Pecan Energy Balls ingredients in food processor
  2. Process the ingredients on high until well-incorporated and combined. Place ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
    Maple Pecan Energy Balls before forming the balls
  3. Using clean hands, form appx. 1-inch balls with the maple pecan mixture. Place the energy balls in a pan or on a plate.
  4. Place the energy balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Keep the energy balls refrigerated to maintain maximum freshness.

What you will need:

  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowl



Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE

Paleo Cranberry Sauce With Apples & Pecans RECIPE (Slow-Cooker, No Refined Sugars)

This recipe is for a slow-cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce with diced Honeycrisp apples and pecans. This sauce is completely sweetened with pure maple syrup. No refined sugars in this fresh cranberry sauce!

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Cranberry Apple Sauce (Slow-Cooker, Paleo)
This recipe is for a slow-cooker Paleo Cranberry Sauce with diced Honeycrisp apples and pecans. This sauce is completely sweetened with pure maple syrup. No refined sugars in this fresh cranberry sauce! This paleo cranberry sauce will be enjoyed at your next Thanksgiving Day feast or your Christmas dinner.
Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Paleo Cranberry Apple Sauce With Pecans RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Start out by pouring one 2lb bag of fresh cranberries into a slow-cooker. Set it on low for 6 hours.
  2. Zest one whole orange and place zest into the slow-cooker.
  3. Chop the orange in half and squeeze all of the juice out and place it in the slow-cooker.
  4. Pour maple syrup into the slow-cooker.
  5. Add the pecan pieces to the slow-cooker.
  6. Add the spices to the slow-cooker (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and allspice).
  7. Give it all a good stir and incorporate all of the ingredients.
  8. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
    Paleo Cranberry Sauce in the slow-cooker
  9. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    Paleo Cranberry Sauce w/ Honeycrisp Apples & Pecans
Recipe Notes

If you would like to make this sauce a bit sweeter, simply add more maple syrup or some coconut sugar.


Hosting My First Thanksgiving by Give It A Whirl Girl

Hosting Thanksgiving At My Home – My First Time Wrap-Up!

Thanksgiving has came and went. Whew! This was my first year hosting the Thanksgiving Day holiday at my home. I gotta say that I was probably nervous about the whole situation for the month leading up to it. I know that a lot of work and prep goes into pulling off this festive day. Our feast that we had here was perfect and excellent from start to finish. I was satisfied with how every single element of it came out. No complaints whatsoever here! I hope all of my readers also had a great holiday and enjoyed their big plate of food! read more


Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake RECIPE (gluten-free, vegan)

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake RECIPE (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Saturdays are my favorite days of the week to get in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen and whip up a tasty treat for my family to enjoy. This weekend I created a vegan and gluten-free, no-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Is there anything in this world better than edible chocolate chip cookie dough? Hell no! This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is completely safe to indulge in and does not contain any eggs which are typically found in cookies. The filling is of this cheesecake mimics the real deal quite well and my little family of 3 absolutely loved this faux cheesecake recipe. read more


Gourmet Candy At Nordstrom - A Gift Guide for sweets and treats

Gourmet Candy Gift Guide – Shopping For Candy At Nordstrom

The gourmet Candy Shop at Nordstrom has a great variety of gourmet items and I’m going to break it down into my top 10 favorites today in this nifty gourmet candy gift guide. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop while browsing Nordstrom’s big variety of gourmet items! Many of these candies carry a hefty price tag but no candy is too rich form my blood. I have curated this list of my favorites that I found, and these would be a perfect splurge item for yourself or a gift someone who is sweet and deserving in your life. Christmas is coming up so you might possibly see something here that would make a memorable gift. These items would also be perfect for a birthday gift. read more


Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake RECIPE Gluten-Free and Vegan

Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Decadent. Dark. Vegan & Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake recipe coming up for you! Did I forget to mention healthy? This dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake is full to the brim with an assortment of nuts and a mix of some frozen and fresh raspberries. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, almost paleo, dairy-free, and does not contain any added refined sugars. Because fruit is also known as nature’s candy, the sweetness of this cheesecake is derived from the fruit and maple syrup rather than added sugars. read more


Thunderbird Bar - Snack Bar Review

Take Flight And Start Your Day With A Healthy & Nutritious Thunderbird Bar – REVIEW -Tried It Out Tuesday

I am so happy to be an Ambassador to this great company Thunderbird Bars. Now is the time for me to spread the word about these amazing bars to my readers. I want to let you in on a little secret... these bars are amazeballs! The best thing about them is that they are all natural and made with REAL FOOD ingredients: fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices. If you are vegan, following a paleo diet, and are looking for a no-added-sugar treat, Thunderbird Bars are for you! You have to trust me on this, these bars are an excellent snack and they are especially great while on-the-go and the hunger hits you. I have been eating these for the past month now and I feel the need to encourage you to give them a whirl!


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Almond Butter and Triple Berry (Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry) Chia Jam Overnight Oats: (RECIPE)

Ingredients for the oats:

1 cup of gluten-free oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats) 1 cup of dairy-free milk (I used Pacific Organics Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk) 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup Ingredients for the jam:

1 1/2 cups fresh berries (I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries) 2 tablespoons of chia seeds 1 tablespoon of raw honey splash of fresh lemon juice Ingredients for the almond butter:

1 1/2 cup raw almonds Tablespoon of  coconut oil  Tablespoon of raw honey A teaspoon of pure vanilla extract