And you’re already running late.
I bet you’re wishing you didn’t hit that snooze button THREE TIMES in a row right about now.
On a day like today, I’d guess you’ve hardly had enough time to shower, never mind make a healthy breakfast. But that’s okay…I’ve SO got you covered
Skip the drive-thru and grab a few of these On-The-Run Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Bites on your way out the door instead.
This easy recipe can be whipped up the night before and will stay fresh in an airtight container all week-long. Plus, it’s QUICK to make and HEALTHY to eat!
- 1 cup whole grain oats
- 1/4 cup all-purpose whole-wheat flour (or spelt flour/another whole- wheat flour will work)
- 2 teaspoons Truvia (or a little under 1/4 cup of sugar, or 4 packets of stevia)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I LOVE cinnamon, so I often will add more than 2 tsp. Sometimes I add a sprinkle of nutmeg in as well– it’s totally up to you depending upon how spiced you want your cookie bites. I’d suggest lots of batter testing until it’s juuuust right )
- Heaping 1/3 cup raisins
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pure maple extract (or vanilla extract will do)
- 1 heaping tablespoon of all-natural unsalted peanut butter (if you use salted peanut butter, reduce/omit salt above)
(Recipe makes about 14 cookie bites– you could probably make a couple more but I ate some (okay A LOT) of the batter!)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix all the dry ingredients (minus the raisins) in a bowl.
- Mash the ripe banana in another bowl until there are almost no lumps left.
- Add the applesauce and the other wet ingredients (minus the peanut butter) to the mashed banana.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until well-combined.
- Mix in the peanut butter and raisins.
- Lightly spray a pan with natural non-stick cooking spray.
- Drop small spoonfuls of the oatmeal mixture onto the cookie sheet, shaping them into little balls.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the bottoms start to lightly brown (they should look a little underdone, but will firm up once sitting for a bit).
- OPTIONAL: add a little drizzle of creamy chocolate glaze for an extra touch of sweetness– or, omit the cocoa and you’ll have a sweet vanilla glaze instead!
Now, next time you’re on-the-run (or running late!), just grab a handful of these oatmeal breakfast bites when you’re in need of a little energy boost on the way out the door!