Pecan Cinnamon Roll Dough Bites

  • Yield: 12-14 servings
  • Total Time: 20 minutes (plus chill time)


Blogger Liz Moody makes nutritious snacking easy with this delicious recipe – Pecan Cinnamon Roll Dough Bites!


Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Dough Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine grain sea salt


  1. Add filling ingredients – pecan pieces, cinnamon, coconut sugar and salt – to a food processor and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles sand. Transfer the mixture to a bowl
  2. Add the 2 cups of pecan pieces from the dough to processor and process for 3-5 minutes, or until the consistency resembles nut butter
  3. Add remaining dough ingredients to the processor and process for 1-2 minutes, until well combined
  4. Roll dough gently into ping pong-sized balls. Then, press and roll into 3 inch sized balls
  5. Press the 3 inch dough into the filling so that one side is coated, then gently coil with that side facing in.
  6. Place bites on parchment-lined pan, pressing any parts that broke back into a ball shape.
  7. Place in freezer to cool. Bites can remain in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Optional: gently toast your pecan pieces at 325 F for 10 min or so, or until fragrant (this takes a bit more time but makes the rolls taste fresh from the oven).Optional: Top these bites with frosting! Mix together one personal sized container of vanilla yogurt with powdered sugar until it’s your desired sweetness. Drizzle on top.

nutrition facts

Based on 12 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories190
  • Total Fat17g
  • Saturated Fat1.5g
  • Sodium50mg
  • Carbohydrate11g
  • Dietary Fiber3g
  • Protein3g

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