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?
- 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!!!
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!!!