Orange Cardamom Bites Recipe

Shashi Charles | Savory Spin

Orange Cardamom Bites are a healthy sweet dessert alternative. Full of punch and flavor, your sweet tooth will be satisfied!

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It's no secret that I adore dessert. So, that first week of my sugar cleanse was torture! I went cold-turkey as in NO dessert whatsoever and I experienced sugar withdrawal. No lie. So, I decided to come up with a few sugar-free "treats" to trick my mind and taste buds.

And the first ones that came out of my kitchen that not only tricked my mind and taste buds, but my daughter's as well, were these no-bake orange cardamom bites.

Cardamom is an extremely popular spice in Sri Lankan cooking, with its pods being used in a variety of savory curries and fragrant rice pilafs and biryanis.

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When I was younger and I happened on one of those pods in one of my mom's savory curries or rice dishes, I would be lying if I said I wasn't totally appalled as those pods were not appealing to my young taste buds. Now, however, I adore cardamom (almost as much as I adore desserts) whether it's in a savory or sweet dish.

And, I was surprised to learn that cardamom isn't just known for its pretty smell. In fact, cardamom, one of the most expensive spices here, is a powerful anti-inflammatory, an antispasmodic, an anti-coagulant, a blood pressure regular, a breath refresher and immunity booster! It also comes with a fair share of fiber and vitamin C! All in such a small pod!

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Combined with orange zest in these gluten freedairy free bites, cardamom packs a mighty flavor punch, distracting from the fact that these treats are free of any refined sugar! If you happen to be watching your sugar intake or just want a fuss free, healthier, no bake bite to enjoy during the 2 pm afternoon slump or even a quick breakfast, then mix yourself up a batch of these and enjoy!

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Orange Cardamom Bites Recipe

  6 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 4 teaspoons Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Zero Calorie Sweetener


  1. Place the almond butter, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla, sweetener, cardamom and coconut oil in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest and mix.
  3. Form into balls, top with orange zest and enjoy!


Cooking Method:
No Bake
Gluten Free
Gluten Free Desserts
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Author: Shashi Charles
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 37
Calories 73

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 20mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shashi Charles

About Shashi

Shashi comes up with all sorts of happy, healthy treats on her blog, Savory Spin. She's our resident gluten free desserts fanatic, and things are gettin' yummy.

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