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Cinnamon Roll Pinwheel Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This quick and easy cinnamon roll pinwheel bites recipe tastes like a warm, ooey-gooey cinnamon roll, but without all the work! Rather than waiting for pastry dough to bake, finish cooking this mini version of your favorite treat in under 30 minutes by using tortillas its place. Tortillas are a prime substitute for your typical dough because there is less work involved and they are super thin, which makes the spicy-sweet, ooey-gooey filling more accessible and enjoyable. Serve up these bites on toothpicks at your next get together alongside this delectable vanilla icing dip.

Cinnamon Roll Pinwheel Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Serves

8

Cook Time

25

Ingredients

For the Dip:

  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked in water overnight
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted

For the Pinwheels:

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, softened to room temperature
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas, or gluten-free tortillas (8-inch)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Toothpicks

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Drain the water from the cashews and add them into food processor.
  3. Add in the almond milk, agave, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary. This make take 4-5 minutes to get smooth. Once smooth, with the food processor running, stream in the melted coconut oil until well mixed. Transfer the dip to a bowl and refrigerate to thicken.
  4. Divide the soft coconut oil between each tortilla (about 1 teaspoon each) and spread out evenly.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Divide between the tortillas, sprinkling over the coconut oil to completely cover each tortilla.
  6. Roll each tortilla up tightly and slice each into 8 bites. Insert a toothpick into each bite to secure it.
    Place the bites on a pan, cut-side down, and bake until the filling is soft and melted, about 8-10 minutes.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Over-the-top dinners and desserts that are deceptively easy to make. Taylor is the blogger, recipe developer, photographer and general mess maker behind the blog Food Faith Fitness. Her blog aims to show that eating healthfully does not have to break the bank or equal bland and boring! It can be easy to make and totally delicious. Taylor believes in living a balanced, whole life so Food Faith Fitness also focuses on fitness/nutrition tips and working on keeping Christ at the center of daily life. However, Taylor also believes that moderation is key, so sometimes it’s ok to just go and eat a cookie! When she isn’t blogging or messing up her kitchen, Taylor leads a pretty simple life. Places that you could find her include: the gym, her Bible study or just snuggling up on the couch with husband and doggy, watching The Food Network (Chopped in particular!) Taylor also has not-so-secret obsessions with all things peanut butter, cookie dough (even better if they are together!) pink and leopard print. Keep up with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


 

 

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