Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bites
I'm usually a savory egg girl when it comes to breakfast, but on rare occasions, I wake up wanting something sweet, and that usually involves chocolate. My mornings are usually my most hectic, as I frequently wake up and get straight to the kitchen, making both breakfast and lunch all at once. This means sometimes I need to take my breakfast with me to eat on-the-go.
Oatmeal is a great option for breakfast, as it's filled with fiber and other heart-healthy nutrients that help keep us in shape as well as help us stay full throughout the day. Carrying a bowl of oatmeal to work isn't really ideal, which is why I came up with these breakfast bites, so you can enjoy your oatmeal wherever you are!
These babies are free of dairy, refined flour, and processed sugar, and they only take 10-15 minutes to bake. As a fair warning, I didn't make them super sweet, as I wanted them to be more like a biscuit or a scone that I could enjoy with my tea. Feel free to make them sweeter by adding more maple syrup if that's what you prefer.
Ingredients (makes 7 small bites)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 3 squares 70% dark chocolate or more, chopped (or you can use chocolate chips)
- 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil.
2. Mix all your ingredients together. Your mix should be pretty dry, but if it won't stay together, add another tablespoon of coconut oil.
3. Use your hands to form small balls using the batter. They should be slightly dry but able to stay together without crumbling. Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.