Saturday, 9 November 2013

Berry Yoghurt & Coconut Balls

These yoghurty balls of goodness are a yummy surprise. Based on yoghurt, crushed All Bran, dried cranberries and coconut, these are light and a great snack (but their sweet and creamy taste will fool you!). The best part is you can vary these using different flavoured yoghurts and dried fruit. Chia seeds are currently enjoying their time in the spot light, no longer confined to health nuts like me! But they can still be expensive, so this recipe works just as well by coating the balls in plain coconut.

I used Yoplait Forme Greek yoghurt...
no fat and no added sugar, but still thick and creamy!

2 x 150g tubs Yoplait Forme Greek berry flavoured yoghurt (or other low fat berry flavoured yoghurt)
¾ C All Bran (crushed) OR ½ C oatbran
½ C desiccated coconut
½ C almond meal
2 Tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract

To coat:
3 Tbsp desiccated coconut
2 Tbsp chia seeds

1.     Place All Bran in a large snap lock bag, seal and crush with a rolling pin until fine.

Avoid the mess and crush the cereal in a snap lock bag

2.     Combine All Bran with coconut, almond meal, yoghurt, cranberries and vanilla. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins.

3.     Combine remaining coconut with chia seeds. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and drop into 
         chia seed and coconut mix.

4.     Refrigerate for at least 30 mins before serving.

Note: Makes ~45 balls. Keep refrigerated.


  1. These look great Megan, I wonder what other flavours you could do! I'm thinking maybe a choc cocoa one?

    1. Definitely other fruit flavours, such as peach or mango with the equivalent dried fruit. I like the idea of chocolate ones though I'm not sure the flavour would work with Greek yoghurt, may have to change to a different type- but I will have to investigate that! Thanks Georgie!