Easy, delicious bites which tastes exactly like a soft-batch snickerdoodle cookie, but much healthier for you and only take 5 minutes to whip up! Soft and doughy, this no-bake bite recipe is naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and come with a paleo and high protein option- A delicious snack or treat anytime!
It’s something that’s been discussed on here several times before. However, I’m bringing it up again.
Over the last several weeks, I’ve noticed not only my own recipes, but several recipes of my fellow blogging friends being showcased as their own. I think a fine line can be drawn if proper credit is given or actual adaptations are made, however, every recipe I’ve seen show nothing of the sort.
It doesn’t just start with the blatant copying of said recipes- The written language (tone, content) and even the photo styling is similar; Almost TOO similar.
Apple Greek Yogurt Pancakes- Exact same recipe, same photography set up but ingredients doubled
Paleo Protein Bars- Same ingredients, same styling, same writing style, DIFFERENT NAME
Blender Muffins- Same concept, same ingredients, added chocolate chips as an optional extra.
When it comes to recipe sharing or food blogging, nothing really is original these days. The internet is flooded with millions of versions of banana bread, chocolate chip cookies or camel pies (maybe a few hundred for that). However, this isn’t referencing that. The above three examples are blatant rip-offs in which OTHER bloggers have actually brought up and reached out to me/other bloggers about.
There are two important points here-
- Readers aren’t stupid- They can put two and two together. Often, these bloggers who copy other bloggers are within the same broader communities. They can see when one recipe has been republished by someone else, often within a very short timeframe between them.
- Copying other bloggers in terms of recipes and content is NOT a surefire way to success- You may think copying X or Y bloggers recipe, styling and writing voice will see you achieve the same success but actually, it will only hinder you.
Phew, time to get off my (watered down) soapbox. In fact, I think it’s time for a snack- A snack of my favorite kind- No Bake bites. This time, I went a different route and got my cinnamon on with some Snickerdoodle action.
These Healthy No-Bake Snickerdoodle bites taste exactly like snickerdoodle cookie batter and I’m not even joking. Why? You’ll see in the recipe I post tomorrow. These soft and doughy bites are a healthy snack to have on hand or a quick treat to whip up when your sweet tooth starts chucking a tantrum, which is exactly what mine does…AT THE WORST TIMES. These snickerdoodle bites are a savior though- They literally take 5 minutes to whip up and you can jive to Britney Spears ‘Gimme More’ twice (10 minutes total) while they firm up and then voila- A sweet snack ready to…..dance with you?
Like all my no-bake recipes, these are vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free and there is also a high protein and paleo friendly option.
Make these healthy No-Bake Snickerdoodle bites and let’s embrace our originality and if we are inspired by others- Let’s credit them appropriately and not steal their voice.
Unless it’s Ed Sheeran. I wouldn’t mind copycat-ing his voice.
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour (Paleo version- Sub 1/2 cup coconut flour)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (Can sub for almond flour or more oat flour)*
- 1 Scoop vegan or paleo friendly protein powder of choice (optional)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice (I tried these with brown sugar, coconut palm sugar and a stevia blend)
- 1/4 cup almond butter (can sub for cashew butter or another mild nut butter)**
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (can sub for brown rice syrup or honey if not paleo or strictly vegan)
- 1 T + dairy free milk of choice***
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 T granulated sweetener of choice (I tried these with brown sugar, coconut palm sugar and a stevia blend)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sweetener, cinnamon, protein powder if using it and mix very well.
- In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with you maple syrup until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix very well. If batter is crumbly, add dairy free milk one tablespoon at a time until a thick, formable batter is present. Using your hands, form into small balls and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sweetener and mix well. Gently roll each ball in it and refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm.
- * If subbing almond or oat, please adjust liquids accordingly
- ** I wouldn't recommend peanut butter- the flavor is too overpowering
- *** Depending on the flour combination you use and if you incorporate protein powder, you may not need it at all or you may need considerably more.
- These are freezer friendly and don't need refrigeration, however, it is highly recommended.
Bloggers/Readers, do you notice similarities within a short time frame?
What are your thoughts on blatant copycat recipe rip-offs?
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