The orange and cinnamon bite is our winter treat.
When it’s pouring outside we all need a sweet and balanced indulgence right next to our hot cup of tea or coffee.
I like to make this insane bite especially on wintery rainy days.
It indulges everyone,
It excites everyone,
It’s filled with balance,
It’s an exciting treat,
It will contain plenty of flavors that we choose for it,
It’ll be in any shape we choose,
And it’s just one of a kind.
The combination of orange and cinnamon has captivated my heart on one of the wonderful trips of Noi and I.
When I first encountered the combination I was surprised by it, but after my first bite I realized how unique and cool it is.
Since then I have combined the two on many occasions in my life.
Mainly in sweets, but not only 🙂
My orange and cinnamon bite is so tasty that you get addicted to it immediately.
It’s crispy and amazing,
It gives in to the heat of the glass of tea and it’s fun to dip in any drink you like.
It warms the body from the inside and out,
It’s the most insane bite, how insane? The most insane 🙂
It’s a quick recipe, light and super indulging,
It takes a little mixing, rolling out and baking.
Three short actions that’ll provide us an amazing bite.
Snuggle, give in to the experience, enjoy and most importantly smile between each bite 🙂
Sweet and happy bite days to us all 🙂
Orange & Cinnamon Bite
Ingredients: suitable for a standard oven pan 40*45cm (15.7” * 17.7”) filled with cookies
- ½ cup almond butter (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra From Me”)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra From Me”)
- Orange zest out of a whole orange
- ½ – 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1¼ cup oat flour (For alternatives, have a look at “A little extra From Me”)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) on turbo mode.
- In a bowl put liquid ingredients, almond butter, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and orange zest and mix well.
- To the bowl add oat flour and baking powder and mix well until forming a sticky mixture. I recommend working with a spoon at first and once crumbs of dough are formed begin using your hands until a ball of dough is formed. If the mixture is too sticky and moist add 2-3 tablespoons of flour and mix until the dough is comfortable to work with.
- Roll out the ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper until it’s ½ cm thick (0.2”). Try rolling out the dough equally to the same thickness so the cookies won’t burn, and remove the top parchment paper.
- Use a pizza knife or a big knife to cut the rolled out dough into small squares of happiness.
- Take the dough together with the bottom parchment paper and place it on the baking pan. Bake in the oven for between 5-7 minutes, after 5 minutes check the cookies, they’re supposed to look dry and a little tan, if they don’t look like that give them another minute or two.
- Take the cookies out of the oven, they will get stiff only once they cool off. Once they get cooler, separate them with your hands.
Cool and serve 🙂
A little extra from me:
- Can be kept in a sealed box on the counter for between 4-5 days.
- The cookies can be cut into any shape you like, I recommend squares 🙂
- There are many more options for seasoning such as: using only cinnamon or a tablespoon of cocoa, switching the orange zest with lemon zest, cardamom, vanilla extract or ginger powder/zangabil.
- Oat flour can be substituted for 1½ cups of almond flour (And by doing so you’ll be making this recipe kosher for passover)
- Click here to see how to grind oat flour at home.
- Almond flour can be substituted for peanut butter / cashew butter. The taste of the cookies will be affected by the butter you choose. Using almond butter will provide the best outcome.
- Maple syrup can be substituted for agave syrup.
How to grind oatmeal at home 🙂