07 Feb Vanilla Cinnamon Snack Bites (Vegan, Gluten-free)
Vanilla Cinnamon Snack Bites
- ½ cup crunchy unsweetened almond butter
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 8 drops stevia can adjust for desired sweetness
- 4 tsp maple syrup
- 2 TBSP ground flax seeds
- 4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- Mix all wet ingredients in a large bowl (almond butter, vanilla, stevia, maple syrup) until thoroughly blended. The mixture should become sticky.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the dry ingredients ( ground flax seeds, cinnamon, chia seeds).
- Add the dry bowl ingredients to the wet bowl and mix and mash with a fork. When that becomes too difficult, pick it up with your hands and start creating a ball of dough that feels a bit oily on the outside.
- Almond butter brands may vary, so if the texture seems to wet, you can add a little more flax seed.
- Take a ½ TBSP measuring spoon, and scoop out a chunk of the dough. Use your finger to push the dough into the spoon so that its packed and clear any excess off the top.
- Use one finger to gently push on one side so that it slides out of the spoon and you are left with a bite size piece that is round one one side and flat on the other.
Let’s be clear. Snacks should be:
- Brain Fuel
- Low in sugar
That’s why I loooove these little vegan snack bites. They are full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are super important for brain health. They are also full of protein and healthy fat so they’ll keep you satisfied much longer than a carbohydrate-rich snack and will help keep your blood sugar more balanced. On top of that, they are low in added sugar (1 gram per piece, from maple syrup), vegan, gluten-free, super yummy and only take 15 minutes to make. Score!
Whether you are looking for a healthy bite to satisfy that post-meal sweet craving, or just need something quick to hold you over until your next meal, these bites will do the trick! And if you’re a vegetarian, it’s an easy way to get your daily dose of Omega-3’s, sans-fish.
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