cinnamon + fig bites
An easy, yet delicious treat! I don't know about you, but I have always had a sweet tooth, & don't feel quite satisfied after a meal without a little treat (we're working on it). That said, what I put into my body is important, & I do believe we can have a dessert after a meal without our blood sugar taking a massive hit.
So...I bring to you a comforting combo of cinnamon & fig to satisfy that craving. This is a great recipe any time of year (although perfect for the upcoming fall) made without gluten, refined sugars, & free of dairy! They're high in fiber thanks to the oats, & packed with healthy fats that are particularly beneficial for our hormones.
Feel free to use this recipe as an outline - in fact, I encourage you to put your own spin on it! Switch up the seeds, choose your favorite nut butter, pick an alternative natural sweetener, & play around with the warming spices. It's a forgiving recipe that you truly can't go wrong with. If you give it a shot, send me a picture & let me know what you think!
I N G R E D I E N T S
3/4c dried figs
1/2c seed of choice (I used pumpkin)
1/2c almond butter
2 tbsp raw honey *see note
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp ginger
dash of sea salt
dash of DF milk (I used coconut)
cacao nibs (or chocolate chips if you want it sweeter)
*NOTE: feel free to use another sweetener or opt out of the honey if you don't like too much sweetness - I personally have a big sweet tooth!
S T E P S
Blend figs in a food processor until finely ground up
Add the oats & seeds then continue to blend
Add in the remaining ingredients (except cacao nibs & DF milk) then blend again
After a minute or two, remove the batch from the food processor & place it into a bowl (you may need to mix it a bit by hand to ensure everything is well blended)
Mix in the cacao nibs & add your liquid if you feel the consistency is a bit thick, otherwise, feel free to leave it out
Roll the mixture into small circular balls
Place in fridge for at least 15 minutes before eating. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.