Tiss the season for lots of cinnamon...and pumpkin spices! Here is another easy recipe for a quick sweet treat similar to my Coconut Vanilla Bean Dough Bites Recipe and the Coconut Brownie Bites Recipe. I used a dehydrator, but it's not necessary. If you have been thinking of buying one though, I'd bite the bullet and do it, so worth it!!
Cinnamon has some amazing health benefits so why not incorporate it into your day! A few of those benefits include: regulates blood sugar, reduces LDL cholesterol levels, has natural anti-infectious compounds, reduces pain linked to arthritis, may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, serves as a natural food preservative, contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese, can be effective for menstrual pain and infertility. Wow, I might have to make more of these bites or another batch of my Apple Cinnamon Upside Down Cakes!
Cinnamon Maple Coconut Bites
- 1 1//2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Jay Robb’s Vanilla Egg White Protein), sub for almond flour if you prefer
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 3-4 tbsp maple syrup*
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp lucuma powder (optional)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- Pour the coconut into a food processor and blend until small pieces are produced
- Add all of the remaining ingredients and blend well.
- Using a small cookie scoop, place each bite onto dehydrator sheets
- Dehydrate at 125 for 2-4 hours depending on how soft you want them
- Oven option: Set temp to lowest possible setting or use dehydrator setting. Bake for 1-2 hours depending on heat setting
*I used Xylitol Maple Syrup as a reduced sugar option.
*For more information on Lucuma, read this post
I like to reheat mine each time I treat myself to one or two or maybe three!! Store in an airtight container.