Strawberry Almond Oatmeal Bites
These portable Strawberry Almond Oatmeal Bites make great on-the-go breakfasts or snacks, especially for your little ones! This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts.
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I can’t believe this is my first post of 2017! I decided I needed a bit of a breather in January, some time to regroup after a month of helping my littlest guy recover from a tonsillectomy and my biggest guy (my husband) recover from a shoulder/rotator cuff surgery. I’ll admit, it was nice to take a break from worrying about picking up my camera and just focus on cooking for my family. My head is always spinning with new recipe ideas, as well as trying to figure out what to make for dinner that I honestly enjoyed just making recipes from cookbooks, friends and my blog without thinking too much of it.
One of the things I’m trying to get better at is making healthier snacks available for my kids to take in the car on their way to basketball or volleyball practices. We are full on entrenched in sports right now and spend many afternoons and evenings trekking back and forth between gyms. It seems like my kids are ALWAYS hungry and I’ve been trying to be more mindful about what they are snacking on and making sure they are eating more than just pretzels or crackers (it’s hard!). One thing I know for sure, anytime I make snacks like these oatmeal bites, quinoa bites or egg muffins, they are the go-to snack and don’t last very long. Seeing my kids choose those first is motivation enough to get myself into the habit of making quality portable snacks more often.
It’s strawberry season here in Florida (thank goodness!) and we are eating them like crazy right now. Chopped fresh strawberries along with a little strawberry preserves were my choice for these oatmeal cups but changing them up with the seasons (try peaches or blueberries) is easy.
Of course I included Fisher Sliced Almonds for added protein and crunch.
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February is “heart health” month and I’m happy to share a recipe with you that is not only tasty but filled with ingredients that are good for the heart as well.
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Strawberry Almond Oatmeal Bites
Yield: 12 oatmeal bites
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
- 1/2 cup chopped strawberries (about 4-5 strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup almond milk (or any milk)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-muffin pan with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, combine oats with flaxseed meal, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Stir in almond butter, strawberry preserves, strawberries, vanilla and honey. Whisk egg with milk in a separate bowl, add to oat mixture and stir until completely combined.
- Using a tablespoon, fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full, dividing batter evenly among all 12 cups. Gently press down on the batter in each cup before baking.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Take out and let cool for 5 minutes. Carefully run a knife around each oatmeal bite before turning over to release. Serve immediately or serve at room temperature. Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
I used unsweetened shredded coconut for this recipe but feel free to use sweetened coconut.
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Yay ~ now I can get my oatmeal fix on busy mornings! I adore those almonds, I just eat them by the handful 🙂
These look fantastic. I would love to pop one in my mouth right now! 🙂
So happy strawberry season is almost here (in Oregon).
Love having options like this on hand for easy breakfasts and snacks!
This looks amazing, Aggie! Love how easy they are to make!
These are spring PERFECTION! LOVE how bright and cheery these are 🙂
Your family has had some major stuff this month – I’m so glad you were able to take some time away from work to take care of your peeps. What a fun recipe you have here – our girls would love these in their school lunch bags!
Oh, how am I jealous of your sunshine, warmth and strawberries. Winter blues here all the way. Hope everyone has recovered in your world.
I’m a newbie to flax seed meal. Why do you put it in the recipe? And if I don’t have any can I just leave it out or should I substitute with something else. Could I also leave out the coconut or sub in something else? I personally love coconut but the family is not crazy about it. These look delish!
Thank you! I would leave out the coconut if your fam doesn’t like it (I’m with you though 🙂 ). Flaxseed meal has a lot of nutrition benefits but isn’t necessary in the recipe. You can easily leave it out.
I love easy grab and go breakfasts like this! My kids would love these!
I don’t see the nutritional info for this recipe. Can you provide calories, protein etc?
Hi KB, I don’t calculate nutritional info for my recipes typically but if I were going to I would use My Fitness Pal calculator http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator – hope this helps!
oatmeal are the best ones for breakfast and those cookies are much healthier for breakfast it looks delicious! its very difficult to make a recipe which is healthy and delicious at the same time great work 🙂
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