Easy Orange Cake Balls {Keto, Vegan, Paleo}

Loaded with sweet orange flavor but zero sugar, you can have your cake and eat it too. You won’t believe these low-carb cake balls are healthy!  Keto, Vegan & Paleo.Easy Orange Cake Balls {Keto, Vegan, Paleo} - PrettyPies.com

CAKE made HEALTHY. It’s real, and it’s SO easy to make!

Less than 10 minutes start to finish. No cooking, baking, soaking, chilling or prepping involved. Literally just mix the ingredients and scoop into balls.

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Sweet Six

These cake balls have just SIX ingredients: almonds, coconut flour, oranges, stevia, vanilla and salt.

Seriously SIMPLE. Real-food ingredients. Simply mixed. Magically transformed into a delectable treat your tastebuds will love (and your body will, too!)

Seriously wholesome. Completely healthy enough for breakfast! Really. Full of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and ZERO added sugar (no sugar crash!) So EAT CAKE FOR BREAKFAST. Yess!! =D

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Healthy Holidays

Sometimes I get a little carried away around the holidays. I could polish off a batch of Christmas cookies like nobody’s business back in the day, haha.

Now I’m trying to be healthier, and sometimes I just need a break from *all* added sugars (even unrefined ones like maple syrup). I still wanna have my cake and eat it too, don’t you? 

If you look around, there’s sugar EVERYWHERE around the holidays.

But you don’t have to give in to the carb craziness if you’re watching what you eat.

The solution is HOMEMADE. Stay away from the sugar laden, highly processed stuff and make your own using REAL food. It’s so much healthier! 🙂

Want more healthy bites, balls, and truffle recipes? Here are some of my FAVES:

Low-Carb Lemon Bites

Keto Caramels

Healthy Reese’s Freezer Fudge

5-Minute Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes

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Ready to have your CAKE? You’re just minutes away from some sugar-free deliciousness.

>> TIP: use a microplane to make zesting your oranges SUPER QUICK and easy.. like 15 seconds for an entire orange. Seriously one of my FAVORITE kitchen gadgets ever.

 



If you make these, I’d love to see your pics and hear what you think! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram with #prettypies 

Easy Orange Cake Balls {Keto, Vegan, Paleo}

No-bake cake balls bursting with orange cake flavor, but made healthy! Breakfast or dessert? You decide 🙂
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 15 balls

Ingredients

  • Heaping 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour + more for rolling
  • Zest of 2 navel oranges
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 35 drops Sweetleaf vanilla creme stevia to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of pink salt

Instructions

  • Stir together all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Adjust if needed -- If too dry, add a splash of orange juice or a drizzle of avocado oil. If too wet, add a sprinkle of coconut flour. Sweeten to taste.
  • Make balls with a small cookie scoop. Use the palms of your hands to squeeze them smooth and into shape.
  • Lightly roll each ball in a small bowl of coconut flour (about 1-2 Tbs). Optional - freeze or chill for 10 minutes to firm up, if desired. ENJOY 🙂

Notes

To make homemade almond butter, blend 1 1/2 cups dry roasted almonds in a food processor for about 5 minutes until liquefied.
Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or frozen for 4-6 weeks. (They're great frozen, too!)

11 comments

    • Gladys says:

      I’m with Cassedy, what’s the macros break down here? How do we know how many carbs are in them especially with the orange juice addition?

      • Emily says:

        Roughly 2 net carbs each, based on 15 servings. According to MyFitnessPal.

        It depends on how big you make them. At 15 balls, each one is 92 cal, 7g fat, 4 carb, 2 fiber, 3 protein
        Hope that helps!

  1. Alan R. Wilson says:

    Can the Coconut flour be substituted for almond flour or another type I’m allergic to coconuts?

    • Emily says:

      Absolutely! Finely ground almond flour works. You will need more though. I would just add a Tbs at a time until it’s the consistency you like

    • Emily says:

      You can sub another nut or seed butter such as cashew butter or sunbutter, but I don’t recommend coconut oil. The texture wouldn’t be good (too oily)

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