Looking for a gluten-free delicious bite packed with layered flavor and balanced nutrition? These heart-healthy Oatmeal Almond Bites are DASH-friendly and make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, snack, dessert, you name it. I love these bites! Steal cut oats and almond butter marry with your favorite mix-ins to make this a satisfying chewy bite perfect with coffee or tea. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Almond Bites
Ingredients: (Makes 32 bites)
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup Cassava flour
16oz almond butter (creamy, no salt added)
1 cup almond milk (vanilla - unsweetened)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup of raisins (or any dried fruit)
Preparing this recipe:
Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine almond butter and brown sugar until smooth. To the almond butter mixture add almond milk, vanilla extract and slowly stir in the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until smooth. Stir in raisins and walnuts evenly.
On a baking sheet, hand roll or spoon into 32 small balls and place onto baking sheets. Cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a fork to gently press down to flatten each ball into a thick cookie. Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
Store at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional facts (Recipe yields 32 bites):
Each bite: Cal: 135, Fat 8g, Sat Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 63mg, Carbs 13g, Sugars 3g, Fiber 3g, Protein 4g