The other day I had a hankering for something quick and sweet. In fact, I wanted something sweet so bad that I decided to skip dinner altogether and get straight to dessert! I guess that’s probably why these maple cinnamon bites didn’t last me and hubby longer than a couple of hours, hehehe…
Not to mention, these little bites pack quite the punch of flavor. In fact, my taste buds kept calling for more long after they were devoured. I seriously thought about making another batch, and I probably would have, if it weren’t eleven at night.
These sweet maple cinnamon bites are super easy to make so you’ll be eating within five minutes from the time you start making them. I suggest that you have them as a snack or for dessert. Don’t go crazy like me and eat the whole darn batch in the time it takes you to watch a movie. You might end up feeling pretty bloated by the end of them J
The problem is that if you’re anything like me (someone who really likes sweets!), you might find it hard to stop eating these things once you pop the first one in your mouth. So you might want to put them away before indulging in one. On the other hand, these maple cinnamon bites really are healthy so it wouldn’t hurt anything to eat them as a meal!
I didn’t cook these but I bet they would be excellent after getting a little crunchy in the oven. If you try it, let me know what you think please. Like I said, my batch didn’t last long enough to do any experimenting, *giggles*. Either way, I hope you enjoy them.
4-Ingredient Maple Cinnamon Bites
- 1 pound medjool dates
- 2 cups whole oats
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or a dash of maple extract)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Put the oats in your blender and mix on high until they turn into flour.
Transfer the oats to a medium sized bowl then add the maple syrup and cinnamon.
Pit the dates and put them on a small sheet pan.
Place the dates in your oven for about 3 minutes or just until they become warm and super soft.
Transfer the dates to your bowl of oat flour and use your hands to thoroughly mix everything together into a big ball.
Pinch a small amount of the date ball off and roll it around in the palm of your hands until a small round “bite” is created.
Place it on a serving tray or in a sealable container for storage.
Continue this process until the entire date ball is used up.