Decadent red velvet cake balls! These healthy red velvet truffles make the perfect treat to make in less than 15 minutes. My healthy red velvet cake truffles are made with good for you ingredients like cashew butter, almond flour, dark chocolate chips, and beet root powder!
I don't know what is better, a slice of healthy red velvet cake.. or a dessert you can make in under 15 minutes without the oven and with minimal clean up! Healthy red velvet cake bites are totally no bake and make the best quick healthy dessert recipe.
My healthy red velvet truffles are no bake and so easy to make. I love making these healthy red velvet cake balls around Valentine's day for a fun romantic treat!
HEALTHY RED VELVET TRUFFLE INGREDIENTS
When I made my first healthy red velvet cake I was shocked to see that it was made with very little coco powder and a lot of red food dye! I don’t know about you but I do not find eating red food dye enjoyable. I wanted to make a naturally colored red velvet recipe without the dye.
So, I created a no bake healthy red velvet recipe that uses beet root powder instead of red food dye and the results were just as good if not better! My healthy no bake red velvet balls are made without cream cheese and without cake mix. Just a whole lot of healthy ingredients.
Here's the easy to find vegan red velvet truffles ingredients!
- cashew butter
- almond butter
- almond flour
- cacao powder
- beet root powder
- pure vanilla extract
- mini dark chocolate chips
- pure maple syrup
ARE RED VELVET CAKE BALLS HEALTHY?
Yes! My healthy red velvet truffle bites are made with all healthy for you ingredients.
What makes red velvet cake balls healthy?
- The almond flour is high in protein and fiber! Good for your friendly gut bacteria.
- Cacao powder is rich in micronutrients like iron!
- Beet root powder is a much healthier alternative to red food dye. And what is even better is that it has antioxidant qualities, shown by that brilliant red color!
- Almond and cashew butter are filled with healthy fats that are great for gut health and your skin health!
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY RED VELVET TRUFFLES AT HOME!
Step 1: MIX INGREDIENTS
In a small mixing bowl, add:
- ¼ cup cashew butter
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 2 tablespoon beet root powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix until ingredients start to come together.
Drizzle in ⅛ cup honey or maple syrup. Mix in very well.
Fold the chocolate chips into your red velvet cake ball dough.
Step 2: ROLL HEALTHY RED VELVET DOUGH INTO BALLS
Next, take a scoop of your dough out with a spoon. I like using a soup spoon because it scoops the perfect amount.
Roll your dough into a ball and that’s it!
These red velvet cake balls are so much easier than baking an entire cake!
RED VELVET CAKE BALLS STORAGE
You can cover them in a sealed glass container and store them in the fridge or room temperature for up to a week.
More delicious healthy bite sized recipes you might like:
- Birthday Cake Balls
- Key Lime Pie Balls
- Strawberry Cheesecake Balls
- Decadent Brownie Balls
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls
- Peanut Butter Balls (Dark Chocolate Dipped!)
- Reese's Balls
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles
- Snickers Bites
- Healthy Cake Pops!
Frequently asked questions about my healthy red velvet cake bites recipe.
IS RED VELVET CAKE GOOD FOR YOU?
As a registered dietitian, I don't recommend eating red velvet cake every day while trying to maintain a healthy weight, skin health, and gut health. Red velvet cake has a lot of sugar which can wreak havoc on your gut.
However, if you crave a slice of red velvet cake once in awhile, go ahead and indulge! One slice of cake is not going to ruin your gut and skin.
My no bake red velvet cake balls make the perfect healthy red velvet recipe you can enjoy as much as you want! Plus they're loaded with gut and skin healthy benefits.
WHAT IS THE HEALTHIEST CAKE TO EAT?
The healthiest cake you can eat is one that is made with minimal sugar, or natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. Try making this easy red velvet cake balls recipe when you are looking for a quick and healthy cake recipe!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING RED VELEVT CAKE?
My healthy red velvet cake balls with chocolate chips are loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats, plus iron vitamin A and calcium that your body needs to thrive!
HOW MANY CALORIES IN A PIECE OF RED VELVET CAKE?
1 slice of classic red velvet cake has about 750 calories. 1 of my healthy red velvet cake bites has around 96 calories.
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Decadent Red Velvet Truffles (Healthy!)
- Add cashew butter, almond butter, almond flour, cacao powder, beet root powder, and vanilla extract to a small mixing bowl. Mix until ingredients start to come together.Drizzle in ⅛ cup honey or maple syrup. Mix in very well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Roll into bite sized red velvet balls.Store at room temperature for up to a week.Enjoy!