Baobab Truffles

These truffles are coated in baobab powder, the dried pulp from the fruit pods of an African tree that is rich in antioxidants. If you prefer not to use it, though, Ella says you can roll the truffles in raw cacao powder instead.

Photography by Clare Winfield, Copyright by Ella Woodward. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster

Also see Sweet Potato Pie Truffles.


Ella Woodward is all about embracing healthy living. Her first cookbook, Deliciously Ella: 100+ Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes (Scribner, 2015), is the bestselling debut cookbook ever in the UK and her app has been a bestseller for the last year. Ella’s blog gets over six million hits a month and she has nearly 500,000 Instagram followers. Her philosophy is all about showing that healthy living is fun and enjoyable; it’s not about deprivation or starvation.



  • 17 3/4 oz Medjool dates, pitted
  • 7 oz raw unsalted almonds
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 5 tbsp baobab powder


  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the baobab powder. Blend until mixture sticks together but nuts are still in chunks.
  2. Place the baobab powder in a bowl.
  3. Scoop 1 tbsp of truffle mix and roll it into a ball; then roll the ball in the baobab powder until coated and no longer sticky. Repeat to coat all the balls. Place in the fridge for a few hours to set, then serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 truffle
  • Calories 204
  • Carbohydrate Content 27 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 19 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g