Dr. Lani Nykilchuk
Naturopathic Family Physician
I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy snacks that are nutritious and tasty. This one fits the bill. It’s adapted from the Munchin with munchkin website, with a few alterations. The original uses pistachios and raspberries, which is a lovely combo. I’ve used blueberries with walnuts and sunflower seeds or strawberries and pecans.
They make a great breakfast or snack.
TASTY OATMEAL BITES
Adapted from: Munchin with munchkin
Makes 12 oatmeal bites
2 cups rolled oats (whole oats, not instant)
3 Tbsps honey or maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup milk (coconut, almond, rice or what suits you best)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
1 cup fresh or frozen berries
1/2 cup nuts or seeds, coarsely chopped
coconut oil- small amount for lining muffin tray
optional: top with shredded coconut and a drizzle of honey
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine all ingredients, adding berries last.
Use small amount of coconut oil to grease muffin tray. Add oatmeal mix to each tray, filling to the top.
Bake for 20 minutes, can broil for 2-3 minutes for a crustier top.
These can be eaten on their own or with a protein smoothie or yogurt and fruit for a complete breakfast.
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