I definitely brushed my shoulders off a little after whipping up this recipe because danggggggg this may be my favorite bite recipe I’ve ever made! The macros are AWESOME with the extra boost of collagen and they literally taste like a cinnamon roll… there’s even icing… must. stop. drooling.
I am a cinnamon fiend… I love it so stinkin’ much. It’s warm, it’s spicy, it’s cozy. Ugh it’s so wonderful. There is even some limited research out there showing that cinnamon may help with blood sugar regulation and is slightly metabolism boosting. I did some internet digging to better understand the research and quite honestly, the research studies are small and variable in showing a positive correlation between cinnamon intake and blood sugar regulation, but nonetheless, it certainly doesn’t hurt! So I’m saying there’s a chance ;P
Beyond the nitty gritty science of cinnamon’s benefits, these lil guys are packed with clean, paleo-friendly ingredients, so whether you’re dairy-free, gluten-free or none of the above, these bites both taste good and are friendly to your health! Cinnamon rolls most definitely have a place and time in life, but if you’re craving that warm and sweet cinnamon roll taste on the regular, swap these guys in for a snack or quick on-the-go breakfast!
- COLLAGEN BITE INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup salted roasted cashews
- 1 cup pitted dates (~8)
- 1/4 cup collagen peptides
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- ICING INGREDIENTS
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (solid at room temp)
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Grind cashews into a nut flour in the food processor.
Add all additional “Collagen Bite Ingredients” and blend until a doughy ball forms.
Roll into golf-ball sized balls and it’s icing time!
Mix the “Icing Ingredients” in a small dish and scoop into a small resealable, plastic bag.
Push the icing into the corner of the bag, snip a tiny corner of the bag and pipe icing onto balls.
Store in the refrigerator!
117 cals ~ 5g fat ~ 14g carb ~ 4g protein
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