Cinnamon Almond Date Bites- these heavenly snack-size, sweet, cinnamon-chocolatey bites are not only healthy but completely addicting.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous holiday season and are ready to start the year anew.
Have you heard of the “one word” concept? To sum it up, you choose 1 word that you will focus on all year long. It’s a word that represents your purpose- your vision for change. It’s hopefully something you can look back on at the end of 2017 and realize you lived up to that word.
If you had to choose just one word, what would it be? I’m still soul searching and I have it narrowed down to a couple words but I’m still waiting for the aha moment. I’ll keep you posted.
Speaking of the new year, I love this time because there is so much promise and possibility in the air. The gyms are packed, people are getting serious about losing holiday/winter weight and overall, making plans for a brighter future. But sadly, those plans usually die out before the end of January. My goal for myself and for you is to keep it going! So let’s get intentional about what kind of year we want to have and make it happen. And if it’s focused on getting healthier, I’m here to help.
To start, I created this easy, healthy sweet snack- Cinnamon Almond Date Bites. I just love these little guys. They are packed with cinnamon, chocolate and NO added sugar (only the sweetness of dates). It’s a healthy guilt-free snack when you’re running out the door, or a better choice when you are craving something sweet.
To make this recipe, first add the oats and the cocoa powder to a food processor. Blend until broken into smaller pieces. Then add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. The mixture will be crumbly.
Next, using your hands, form into balls (about 1-2 inches in diameter) and place on a plate or in an airtight container. They should be firm. If they are not sticking together, you may add a little more almond butter and blend again.
Finally, store these Cinnamon Almond Date Bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Not feeling the cinnamon? Try these No Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites instead.Print
Cinnamon Almond Date Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Chocolate Almond Date Bites- these heavenly snack-size, sweet, cinnamon-chocolatey bites are not only healthy but completely addicting.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 15
- Category: Vegan, Gluten Free
- 1/2 cup oats, gluten free if desired
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 cup packed, pitted dates (about 13-15 dates) *if not soft, soak in water for 15 minutes, then drain
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Add oats and cocoa to food processor. Blend until broken into smaller pieces.
- Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Form into balls and refrigerate. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.