Coconut rolled dates bring me back to my childhood visiting my grandparents’ house. My grandfather has always loved to snack on dates and nuts. Just about every time we came to their house, they would have coconut rolled dates from the store as snacks and they were addictive!
Normally, I can only eat 1-2 dates before getting a sugar high. That is why I love eating dates in this form. This recipe helps to balance blood sugar with the addition of coconut flakes, nuts and optional coconut oil.
Since I am trying to have a shorter labor based on this Jordan University date study, I am trying to eat at least 6 dates a day to achieve this. Eating dates by themselves can be a little hard when you have to eat that many at a time. The recipe below makes eating dates more enjoyable and more palatable.
This recipe can be enjoyed whether you are pregnant or not, but I wanted to make sure I shared the benefits of consuming them prior to the onset of labor. This is my favorite way to consume dates. I have also created a homemade Larabar recipe.
I have written an article on the summary of the benefits of consuming dates during pregnancy. Be sure to check it out. Let me know if you have questions about it and what your experiences were during your pregnancies? If you haven’t tried consuming dates to shorten your labor times, are you considering it for future pregnancies? The results of the date study need to be shared with every pregnant woman!
- Place deseeded dates inside food processor and pulse until dates form a ball.
- Place coconut flakes in a separate bowl.
- Form equal sized balls from the date paste*.
- Roll each ball around in the coconut flakes until the ball is covered.
- Take either a pistachio, almond or another nut and place in the center of each ball.
- *If you are looking to eat at least 6 dates a day to shorten labor time, divide the date paste into 3 equal sections and form balls for each day. Eat one section of date balls per day.