Friday, February 21, 2014

Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Let’s face it….. There are just some morning when you just don’t have it in you to make a killer breakfast. You know the one with pancakes, eggs, bacon, the whole nine yards. But cereal from a box?!?! Yeah, it’s a little lack luster….. What about oatmeal? You don’t feel like making it or maybe your children refuse to eat it? Fear not!!! I have make ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Bites that will save the day!!!

It looks like a cookie, tastes like a cookie, but it is a bowl of oatmeal in disguise!!! It tastes great and so much better for you then cold cereal from a box or that cold piece of pizza you were eyeballing. Oh don’t lie to me or yourself, when you’re tired you will consume some odd things for breakfast all in the name of putting something in your belly. I know, because I have done it too! Why do it when you can grab a glass a milk and a handful of these and start your morning out right?

Ingredients
  • 3 Cups of quick oats
  • 1 Cup of flour
  • ½ Cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons of real maple syrup

Combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in your softened butter and syrup and mix it all together. Get your hands in there and mush it all up. Once it is all well combined, make little balls of dough in the palm of your hand. Now flatten the ball and put it on a GREASED cookie sheet. I like to keep my bites, well bite size. That makes them easy to pop in your mouth and go. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes on the pan before moving them. Store in an air tight container and you are ready for breakfast!!


*Warning* Hide from your children and/or spouse. Oatmeal Breakfast Bites do tend to disappear at an alarming rate during none breakfast hours too!!!

55 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal but this still looks great!

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    1. They are yummy.... just try em, you might like em!

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  2. I have a lot of oatmeal laying around I might have to try this

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    1. That's why I made these.... tons of oatmeal laying around! LOL I also made no bakes too trying to use it up.

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  3. Do I have to have them for breakfast? Can I just make them now and eat them like popcorn while I watch the olympics? ;)

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    1. No they are not just for breakfast... like I said, they disappear all day long. LOL

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  4. These looks tasty and simple! Love recipes with oats in our house.

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    1. They are a great way to sneak in "good food" for breakfast!

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  5. Wow, these look so yummy!! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Wake up Wednesday Linky Party to say Hi!! :)

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  6. Wow - I love this recipe!! Pinning to make later this week! Thank you!

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  7. Thanks for sharing on wilddrafting wednesday. I LOVE oatmeal, no matter what it's in. What I like about your recipe is that it has less sugar than a lot of oatmeal cookies. Love the touch of maple, too.

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    1. I enjoy being able to make our own maple syrup so we have it for things like this. So glad you liked it!

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  8. Who doesn't love a breakfast cookie. Pinning to my breakfast board. Would love for you to linkup tomorrow for the Let's Get Real Blog Hop at 5PM EST. mypinterventures.com

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  9. These look amazing! I use to be a big fan of oatmeal but for some reason I 'm allergic to oats now .
    I miss eating cookies like this.

    Have a great day! Kim ~ This Ole Mom

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  10. I've been looking for an Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie recipe. This will do quite nicely. Can hardly way to make them.

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  11. I don't really like oatmeal, but this recipe sure looks great! I may just have to try it!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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    1. LOL So many people have a thing against poor old oatmeal!

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  12. Do you think these could be made with old fashioned oats? They look yummy!!
    My 2 year old city girl loves your chicken in your header :)

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    1. Well tell her that the chicken's name is Grumpy Goldie. She is our alpha hen and despite acting grumpy and keeping everyone in line, she is a very sweet girl. As for using old fashion outs, I honestly don't know. Sorry :( Never tried it that way before.

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  13. I made these with Old Fashioned Oats, honey (half of the sugar called for in the recipe), masa harina (replace the wheat flour - I am allergic), and ginger & nutmeg (cinnamon gives me heartburn), and added 1 tsp. vanilla...they were yummy!!! I will be making them again.

    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com

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    1. Wow, just a few changes. LOL *wink* Good to know that you can use old fashion oats!!!

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  14. I don't like traditional oatmeal, but I love it baked. I'll definitely need to try these! Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!

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  15. Hi Mindie! I absolutely love oatmeal and definitely want to give these a try! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend. Have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I hope your week is a wonderful on too!

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  16. I am writing this down right now and am going to make them in the morning. Tomorrow is Mardi Gras (or Carnivale for those of us of Italian descent) and we are going to make lots of yummy treats. :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-4.html

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  17. Sounds like an awesome idea! I hate making breakfast in the morning because I'm never quite hungry when I get up, and the last time I ate cereal and milk I puked. These look like something I could grab and take with me, to eat on the way to work when I actually do get hungry!

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    1. I know, right... you're stumbling around half awake... who has time fo making breakfast!

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  18. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing with us on The HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  19. I am looking forward to trying these. I'm always looking for food ideas for the grandkids.

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  20. What a great grab and go breakfast. Pinned and shared. Thank you for partying at #overthemoon.

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    1. And not just for breakfast! They grab and go all day long... way too fast, and then I am making more, again. LOL

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  21. Ooo, these look yummy. I pretty much love anything with the word 'oatmeal' in the title!

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    1. They disappear FAST around here LOL So I think they are good. Hope you enjoy!

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  22. These look and sound so good and healthy. I co-host a blog party on Monday's called Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up at Julie's Lifestyle. Thanks so much.
    Julie xo

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    1. They are so yummy you forget their not bad for you LOL

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  23. This is my type of breakfast! :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  24. These have all of the needed requirements: quick, easy and delicious! They're on my list breakfast list now!

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  25. I've always loved oatmeal cookies, and these look like they'd be a winner with my family. Glad to have found this recipe--and you--on the Simply Natural Saturdays roundup.

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    1. So glad you found me too! I enjoy meeting new folks :)

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  26. Oatmeal cookies looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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  27. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  28. Sounds yummy! I need more quick breakfast options. Mornings are just too crazy.

    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop.

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    1. Even though we homeschool, are morning are nuts too. There are always chores to be done and critters to be fed.

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