Oats, Almond and Chocolate Breakfast Bites

When kids go off to college cooking is the last thing on their mind. But campus food options are such that they have to cook in order to eat healthy. My daughter is no exception. When she started spring semester she was looking for easy breakfast options. I made these Oats Chia Peanut Butter bites and she loved them. But peanut butter is not her favorite so I kept thinking of alternate flavors.

A week before her last visit I happened to pass by the nut grinder at Whole Foods. I had always wanted to try the fresh peanut and almond butter but had never done it. I figured using almond butter to bind the oats would work just as well as peanut butter. When my daughter came home for a visit we stopped at Whole Foods and bought a tub of fresh ground organic almond butter. My daughter suggested I add mini chocolate morsels for flavor so we got some of those and some maple syrup. And this recipe was born. These oats almonds and chocolate breakfast bites are great as breakfast on the go. They would work well as a snack too.

I made a double batch so it would last her a while.

You will need (about 30)
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup maple syrup
~ 1/2 cup almond butter
a good handful mini chocolate chips

Add the oats and coconut flakes to a flat bottom pan and dry roast on medium heat until heated through. Grind coarsely in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl and add the maple syrup and chocolate chips. Add 1/4 cup almond butter and combine the ingredients together. Add almond butter as needed to bind the mixture. You should not need more than 1/2 a cup.

Moisten your hand. Pick up about 1 1/2 tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Keep aside on a plate. Continue until all the mixture is used up. I like to refrigerate the bites. They last a few weeks.



  1. I must say a fantastic recipe has been discovered ! Sounds so rustic , I am
    Sure your daughter must have loved these bites .

  2. This is surely a wonderful snack to bite on!..good one Varada, I enjoyed your dishes this week.

  3. Such a healthy and amazing dish. Good one

  4. Those bites are sinful and amazing. I am sure my little one will love it.

  5. Perfect evening bites .. Sure both kids and elders can enjoy this yummy treat...

  6. This bite sized snacks are always welcome in my home.. love this superhealthy snack recipe.

  7. These tiny bites are full of flavour and nutrition. Even I prefer such recipes for my daughter nowadays. Adding choco chips will surely add a nice crunch to these.

  8. Very easy and inviting bites. They look very healthy and delicious too, perfect for my kids.

  9. Breakfast bites is such a great idea... I always think breakfast bars, but these are great and easy to make too.

  10. I also keep ready such handy sacks for my kids.. my teenage daughter is always in rush to go to school in morning.. this kind of snacks come so handy.. Love these healthy bites,..

  11. I also love these kind of easy snack or breakfast bites for kids. These balls looks so cute and easy to make too


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