Sunday, January 11, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Bites

Every morning when I ask the littlest country kid what he wants for breakfast, he always exclaims with glee, "Cookie!!!!" Seriously!?!? Cookies are not for breakfast...... or are they? I have come up with a simple to make "cookie" for breakfast that packs nutrition with a hint of naughtiness, Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Bites. These things are so super yummy! They have more of a muffin like consistence, but if I say "cookie" then my littlest is happy. And having happy kids is what I am all about. So I'll call it anything you want little guy...... anything you want! As long as you eat it.

So what goes into these yummy bites? Things I just happened to have around the kitchen. I was cleaning up one morning and came across two very "mature" bananas. Not wanting to waste them and not in the mood to whip up banana bread, I decided to experiment with making a "cookie" that would satisfy my responsibility as a parent and meet the needs of my cookie loving kid.

Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of "quick" oats
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter

In a bowl, mash the bananas, throw in the oats, drop in the peanut butter and mix it all together. When it is all combined, added in your chocolate chips.


The dough is tacky to the touch, but be brave, get in there and form it into balls. I got about 15 balls out of mine that are perfect pop in your mouth size for adults and about two bites for a child. After placing the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, I popped them in the over at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


So were they a hit? Let's just say I now have a special stash of bananas ripening so that I can full fill the demand created by their creation! So I would have to go with, yes! These Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Bites were indeed a hit!

30 comments:

  1. Ah, yum! I make cookies similar to this but with a couple of extra ingredients... yours look a little quicker and easier. I will have to give them a try! :)

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    1. They are simple, easy, and the boys love em.

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    1. Oh they are LOL Mom eats cookies for breakfast too now!

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  3. Visiting from Tasty Tuesday. Yum, those are the kinda things I'd love to eat for breakfast. I would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Have a great day!

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  4. Wow! These sound delicious! Thank you for sharing! :)

    I found your blog via: (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop

    Em :)

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    1. Giggling as the (mis)Adventures blog hop is my hop! So glad you came by the hop and enjoyed our little recipe :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this great recipe at Good morning mondays. Blessings

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  6. Oh yes, I love to make these, too. I sometimes make one bowl for myself in the microwave, using a half batch.

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    1. How do you bake in a microwave? I've never done something like that.

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  7. These are awesome Mindi! My kids love bananas and these are perfect for them :) Thanks for sharing at Inspire me Mondays..hope you can join us again this week!!

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    1. I'm glad you liked em... they are a big hit with my littles.

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  8. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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  9. These Oatmeal Chocolate Banana Bites sound delicious. I love the combination. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  10. These look wonderful! I love the flavor of chocolate and bananas. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week.

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  11. Can't wait to try these! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. Thanks for the pin. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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  12. These look so good! Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow. :)

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  13. Oh yum, I love a simple treat like this! Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday - I hope you'll come back again this week!

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  14. I like how you can get kiddo to eat just by calling it a cookie. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. Haa haa Yeah, I have a way of sneaking things by them sometimes!

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  15. Oh wow these sound yummy and so easy to do! No kids but need to do some all for me, me, me ;)

    Pinned because I need to do these ;)

    Over from nifty thrifty things.

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