These toasted cinnamon bites are small and tasty, quick and easy to make and most of all fun looking. They are perfect both warm and cold and make for an ideal breakfast or a mid-day snack or even a chill out in front of the telly munchies.
Instead of butter, they are made with Clover which has nothing artificial added and is made with naturally low fat buttermilk, skimmed from the churn, which means it has 50% less saturated fat when compared to butter. It’s a perfect ingredient for creating healthy meals for your family.
- 50g Clover; room temperature
- 1.5tbsp Demerara sugar
- 1tbsp cinnamon
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Icing sugar for decoration (optional)
- 10 slices of bread
Preheat the oven to 180C fan assisted.
Measure all the ingredients being the Clover, Demerara sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract and place them in a medium size bowl.
Use a fork to soften the Clover and start incorporating all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Use a spoon for the final mixing and to assure that all the ingredients are well combined.
Prepare your bread by spreading the mixture over it in a thin even layer. Don’t worry about the edges so much as we are going to cut them off anyways. This time round we had white bread but it works well on wholemeal too.
Use any available cookie cutter and cut out your desired shapes. As my hearts were quite small I could easily get 3 of them from one slice of bread.
Once all the slices of bread have been cut place the bites onto a wire rack on a baking tray and pop them into the oven for 7 minutes. If you aren’t going to cut your bread into small and fun size bites and decided to toast the entire bread slices, bake them for about 10 minutes.
Once their time is up, remove from the oven and enjoy.
To assure they will keep fresh for longer, once cooled completely pop them into an airtight container to munch on later.
Have you ever made some toasted bites like this?
Do you swap butter out in recipes for the healthier option like Clover?
*Recipe commissioned by Clover