Gluten-Free Cinnamon Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

gluten free balls
EA Stewart, MBA, RDN
Total Time: 8 min
Prep Time: 8 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 20

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

97 calories
8g fat
6g carbs
3g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving  
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g  
Includes 3g Added Sugars 6%
Protein 3g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 43mg 239%
Potassium 13mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Word of warning: These cinnamon lemon coconut bliss balls are ever so slightly addictive. But that’s alright because each one has just under 100 calories and only 3 grams of sugar, so you can indulge.

Want to know the key to keeping the sugar so low? The unusual but delicious pairing of cinnamon and lemon zest. If you love lemon and cinnamon and you’ve never tried this combo before, you’ll be hooked!

In addition to being low in sugar, they’re also a good source of heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats, which can lower your blood pressure, help control blood sugar levels, and reduce your risk of diabetes.

Plus, they're super easy to make. The hardest part is zesting the lemon, but you can still be noshing in under 10 minutes flat—perfect when you’re craving a little something sweet!.


  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond oil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or table salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut ​


  1. Combine almond flour, maple syrup, almond oil, lemon zest, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor bowl. Process until mixture is well combined and slightly sticky.

  2. Line a large plate or small baking sheet with plastic wrap and divide the dough into 20 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.

  3. Place shredded coconut on a small plate, roll each ball in the coconut, and then return to the plate or baking sheet. May serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Variations and Substitutions

You may substitute the almond oil for any neutral-tasting vegetable oil or liquid coconut oil. Feel free to add additional lemon zest and coconut if desired. Start with recommended amounts, then add more as needed.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • You can make a big batch of these and store them in a well-sealed container in the freezer. Enjoy them frozen, or thaw them out a little in the refrigerator before serving. 
  • These bliss balls are perfect for dessert or an afternoon treat with a cup of tea. 

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  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Facts About Polyunsaturated Fats. May 26, 2020.

By EA Stewart, MBA, RDN
EA Stewart, MBA, RD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, the owner of Spicy RD Nutrition, and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.