On-The-Run Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Bites

I'm wayyyy better than a Munchkin!

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It’s  Monday…

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And you’re already running late.

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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 :)

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Skip the drive-thru and grab a few of these On-The-Run Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Bites on your way out the door instead.

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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!

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Dry Ingredients:

  • 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
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Wet Ingredients:
  • 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)

 

Directions:

(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!

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Healthfully yours,

Ashley Michelle


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