January 16, 2013
The perfect bite-sized treat for when you have something to celebrate, and they taste like birthday cake, with sprinkles and all!
This kid is always happy. He’s got a very curious and often stubborn personality; but part of me thinks that he is trying to keep up with the other two siblings and has developed his own “I can do it” mentality. He climbs the stairs, tries to get on dad’s ladder (he’s figured out how to climb up the ladder), thinks our entreatment center’s bookshelves are meant to be climbed and loves to play on his sister’s bunk bed ladder. Can you see a pattern here?
My favorite moment of the day is when he walks over to my side of the bed with dad and wakes me up each morning. His smile is contagious – and I’m not a morning person.
He’s been loved and adored by his siblings form the moment he came home from the hospital. The little doubt I had about jealousy was quickly gone from my mind within the first week weeks. Baby G actually causes arguments between the other two because they fight to see who gets to do what; with the exception of changing his diaper – that is still mom’s job.
I’ve been playing with this recipe ever since I made the oatmeal raisin cookie dough bites. Healthy bite sized treats are the perfect after dinner treat or lunch box snack. The sprinkles make them a lot more fun… what would life be without sprinkles?
After making dozens of balls, I settled for cashew butter. The nutty taste isn’t as strong as peanut butter and it lets the vanilla and butter extract come through. I promise, I made lots of inedible “bites” to get here. My wish is for you to enjoy them, share the recipe and eat them often.
Happy Birthday Baby G!
Birthday Cake Bites
- In a large bowl, mix together cashew butter, maple syrup (or honey), vanilla extract, butter extract (optional) and water until creamy and well combined. -I used a fork-
- In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, oat flour, salt and sprinkles.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine. At some point, the fork won’t do anymore – so begin to knead the thick dough with your hands.
- Scoop out tablespoon sized portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create these bite sized treats.
- If “dough” is too wet, sprinkle 1 additional Tablespoon of coconut flour. Not all cashew butters have the same consistency so you might have to adjust.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.
All nut butters are don’t have equal consistency. If they dough is too wet, add a little more oat flour, a few teaspoons at a time.
These birthday cake bites are so good… they will be gone before you know it. This was the last lonely half-a-bite left on the platter.