Unfortunately, I am addicted to Quest Bars.
Meaning, I eat them almost the minute I buy them. So, I almost never actually have any on hand to make these delicious Cinnamon Bun Quest Bar Cookies!
Then what do I do if I’m craving cinnamon rolls… in the form of cookies? Well, I simply create another recipe, minus the Quest Bars, for just that!
These cookie bites are even more adorable than those made with a Quest Bar, yet only take a few extra minutes to create! All you really do is mix the ingredients until they form a soft dough, flatten the dough with a rolling pin, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and finally roll it up and slice into mini cinnamon buns!
Who doesn’t love bite-size cinnamon buns you can make with your kids or bring to a party to impress your family and friends? Especially when they’re gluten free, dairy free, and only 25 calories each!
A 25 calorie cookie? I’m sure you don’t see that everyday!
These cookies go great with a cup of your favorite coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up, or even with a small bowl of ice cream for a nice evening treat. In fact, I haven’t tried it myself, but I bet they would even be great topping a bowl of Greek Yogurt for an equally as decadent, but much healthier, dessert! 🙂
So while they’re no Quest Bar Cookies, these cookies are just as healthy, just as adorable, and just as delicious!
Cinnamon Roll Cookie Bites
- 1 1/2 c gluten free baking mix (or 1 1/2 c gluten free flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and pinch of salt)
- 3 tbs honey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c nut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp sugar
- 1 tbs coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F. Add honey, egg, nut butter, vanilla, and almond extract to a bowl and stir until combined. Add baking mix and stir until the mixture resembles a soft dough. Flour a smooth surface and seperate the dough into four balls. Roll each ball out with a rolling pin, until it’s about 4 inches by 8 inches. Add cinnamon and sugar to a bowl and mix together. Melt coconut oil and brush over each rectangle of dough, then top with cinnamon sugar. Roll up, width-wise (starting from 1 8inch end and rolling over until it reaches the other 8inch side). Pinch the end to seal it. Slice into 1/2 inch slices then arrange on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and ice with icing of choice. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 5 dozen cookies)