Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Oatmeal Snack Bites

Oatmeal Snack Bites: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

My girls have never had to have a school snack at the same time. Once they were both in school all day they have both never needed a snack during the same school year. This year I was hoping that neither one would need a snack for school and that would be one less things for me to worry about during this crazy school year. But that did not happen.

Oh well, at least my oldest daughter who needs a school snack this year loved helping to make this snack and loved being able to pick out the chips that were used in it. She choose butterscotch, and already has the next flavor of baking chips picked out because she wants me to make these again.

Oatmeal Snack Bites

Ingredients:

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup baking chips, your choice of flavor

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a slipmat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas. Add in the peanut butter, butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the oats, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Add in the beaten egg and stir until well combined. Add in the baking chips and stir to combine.
  6. Scoop out 1/4 cup of the mixture and form into a large flat cookie shape. Place on the prepared cookie sheet. Continue until all of the mixture has been formed into cookie shapes.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until they are done and the bottoms are lightly browned. Let them cool completely on the cookie sheet.
Enjoy!!!

Notes:
If the mixture is too wet to form into a cookie shape, add in a few more oats, being carefully not to add too many or the mixture will not hold its shape.

Instead of the baking chips, you could add diced fresh fruit or dried fruit.

Nutrition Facts
Serves: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
Total Fat
14.3g
Saturated Fat
7.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.1g
Monounsaturated Fat
3.1g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
18g
Sodium
71.6g
Potassium
251.6g
Total Carbohydrates
40.3g
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
Sugars
24g
Protein
5.3g
Vitamin A 1.6% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4% Iron 6.4%
*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from A Night Owl Blog.

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