Cinnamon might be one of the most medicinal spices hiding in your medicine cabinet. Cinnamon is one of the most well-researched herbs when it comes to blood sugar management and overall metabolic health. Cinnamon can be used in both savory and sweet dishes making it a really versatile herb as well!

These cinnamon-coco rolls are the perfect sweet treat! They are dairy/gluten-free and feature lots of cinnamon for flavor and blood sugar-balancing effects. For additional blood sugar-balancing benefits, you can take a dose of GlucoBitters before indulging in this sweet treat to prevent a spike. This recipe is brought to us by Ale Lubeski, certified health coach and creator behind @eatswithale.


  • 2 cups of nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 ½ cups dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • shredded coconut
  • cinnamon


  • In a food processor, add two cups of nuts (recommended 1 cup of almonds, ½ cup of walnuts, ½ cup of cashews) and process until pea size
  • When nut mixture is processed, add in 1 ½ cup of pitted medjool dates, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and optional sea salt. Process on high until sand size
  • Take out half of the mixture and press onto parchment paper in a square shape. Aim for square to be approximately 1/4 inch thick
  • Top with a thin layer of shredded coconut (or any desired toppings, just make sure they’re thin and rollable)
  • In the remaining food processed mixture, add a generous amount of cinnamon and pulse until well combined and smooth
  • Take the cinnamon mixture out  and press evenly on top of the shredded coconut
  • Start at one end and tightly roll up the dough until its tight 
  • Place the roll into freezer for 1-2 hours (the longer the better) 
  • Slice and eat whenever you need an energy boost

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