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Monday, March 17, 2014

Cinnamon Puff Balls

I started out today to make some cinnamon minute muffins. Somewhere along the way. my ideas jumped plan over to my cake pop maker. After all, it is spring break for me and I have a little more time to play in the kitchen. I still have a huge to do list for this week, but I took some time to make these sweet little breakfast treats. Hubby liked them and took a bunch to work. They are pretty tasty.

Cinnamon Puff Balls

3 tbsp golden flax meal
2 tbsp almond flour
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2 tbsp mild flavored oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup Swerve or any sweetener equal to 1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp water

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp granulated sucralose or any granulated sweetener
1 tsp cinnamon

In a small bowl, mix flax meal, almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Stir in the oil, vanilla and sweetener. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Remove half the batter to a separate bowl and stir in 1 tbsp cinnamon and the water.

Cake pops: Pre-heat the cake pop appliance. Fill the wells, alternating between vanilla batter and cinnamon batter. Bake for 4-5 minutes and remove to cool. Repeat with all the batter

Mini Muffins: Coat the muffin tin or cups with oil. Do not use papers.  Fill muffin cups 3/4 full alternating vanilla and cinnamon batters. Mix with a toothpick if you like. Bake at 350 until set in the center, approximately 15 minutes. Release the muffins from the pans.

Coating: Melt the butter in a ramekin. In a shallow bowl, combine the granulated sweetener and 1 tsp cinnamon. Dip each ball or mini muffin in butter and then roll in the cinnamon mixture.

Makes 16 puffs or 12 mini muffins
Serves 4 at      205 calories    2.5 carbs     7 g protein    18 g fat

Given that this is based on a Minute Muffin recipe, these might work well in the microwave oven if you have mini muffin silicone cups. Didn't try it, but it might work. You may need to add a bit more granulated sweetener when rolling. Happy Spring!

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Lin said...

Can't wait to try these! They make me think of donut holes! MMMmmm...

Anonymous said...

What is the serving size for the 2.5g of carbs?

Anonymous said...

Makes 16 puffs and serves four. So 4 puffs are 2.5g of carbs. These do look yummy!

Unknown said...

Looks like will be a delicious recipe to enjoy with family. Lots of thank for sharing the blog and recipe too.
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Krista said...

Where did the 3 tbsp of water go? Can't seem to find them in the ingredients list.

Krista said...

Of course I mean I can't find them in the recipe! :$

Amelie said...

It is so delicious.

Unknown said...

Really awesome recipe to enjoy and I can't wait to try this to cooking at early weekend.

Gretchen said...

I too was wondering what you do with the water. Wash your fingers? I'd assume you add it to wet ingredients, but who knows. I gather she's not monitoring Comments.

They *are* delicious.

Pennie S said...

Lisa - I can't wait to try these! Reading your recipe inspired me to go buy a cake pop maker, and now I'm hooked!

Anonymous said...

Remove half the batter to a separate bowl and stir in 1 tbsp cinnamon and the water.

Rosalyn said... new fav easy

Unknown said...

We make and eat these a lot. In fact we started making these in mini bundt pans and when dipped in the coating it is like eating a cake donut. We LOVE these!!! We have added using coconut mango balsamic vinegar and blood orange oil to give them an even different flavor. Absolutely one of our favorites.

Lisa Marshall said...

What in interesting flavor combo! Kudos to you!