You deserve a treat! If you are craving a hint of sweetness and don’t have time to bake, why not try our Cinnamon Spice Cookie Bites? Add chocolate chips or substitute the raisins with dried cranberries for a little variation. These treats are full of complex carbs, protein, fiber and healthy fats. They make a quick and easy, any-time-of-day snack!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Yield: Approximately 20, 1” bites
- 4 tablespoons Miyoko’s or other vegan butter
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal or rolled oats
- 6 tablespoons nut or seed butter: sunflower, almond, peanut
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Optional Add: 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal or ground chia seeds
Melt the butter, maple syrup or honey and vanilla. Add the raisins and mix. Let sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Add the raisin mixture and combine until uniformly mixed. Add more cinnamon, maple syrup or honey as desired.
Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Once chilled, roll into 1” balls and store in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to one week.