Vegan Cinnamon Balls are the perfect treat for something sweet. This no bake dessert is made with simple ingredients easily found in your kitchen. The balls are made with a combination cinnamon, dates and vanilla.
Cinnamon is a healthy and delicious spice to add to your diet. It can help with inflammation because it is anti-inflammatory, and can help with insulin resistance and lower blood sugar.
Old fashioned oats make a great binder for the balls but are also a great source of nutrition in this little dessert. Oats are fiber rich and help you feel fuller faster. Also adding oats to your diet can help with weight loss and lowering cholesterol.
Cinnamon Ball Ingredients
- oats (old fashioned oats)
- maple syrup
- salt (optional)
How to make Vegan Cinnamon Balls (pretty simple and no bake)
Get the dates ready! You want to used softened dates. To soften the dates, add to bowl and submerge in water for about 10 minutes. Strain the dates and discard the water. Remember to remove the pits!
Get out the food processor! Add the pitted dates to the food processor. Pulse the dates for about 20-30 seconds until the dates form a small ball and are chopped.
Next, you want to add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and pulse for about 1 minute. The ingredients will start to form a dough ball.
Remove the ingredients from the processor and start to create smaller cinnamon balls.
Take about 1-2 tablespoons of the dough and roll between your hand and start to form a little one inch ball. Add the cinnamon balls to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Ready to Eat! Store in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days. You can also keep them in the freezer to last longer.
Want to make Cookies?
Simple, take a fork, flatten the ball, and you have a cookie. Add them to the baking sheet and freeze for about 15 minutes. Ready to serve!
- food processor
- 2 cup oats
- 1 cup soft pitted dates (8-10 dates)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt optional (gived extra flavor)
- Add the pitted dates to a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds and the dates are broken up and will start to form a small ball.
- Add in the oats, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt to the food processor. Pulse the ingredients for about 60 seconds. The ingredients will form into a ball.
- Take the batter and create 1 inch balls. Take about 1-2 tablespoon of the batter, using your hands roll into balls.
- Place the balls on baking sheet lined with parchment. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Ready to eat. Keep refrigerated.
- The cinammon balls are good in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days. You can also freeze them to last longer.