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Strawberry Chia Oat Bites

These Strawberry Chia Oat Bites are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!

These Strawberry Chia Oat Bites are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!

I recently discovered the wonder of podcasts, and have been listening to a few about food while I run lately (oh the irony). In one I listened to today, it talked about ways to make desserts healthier, without necessarily jumping to Splenda (and without necessarily making them as terrible as my cookie tragedies). So after some preliminary research (Pinterest) I took to my laboratory (kitchen) to try my hand at some healthy cookie bites. As with most cookies, I divided my ingredients by “wet” and “dry”.

These Strawberry Chia Oat Bites are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!

Wet: I used 3 squished bananas as a base, mixing in a half cup of unsweetened applesauce, a teaspoon of vanilla and a tablespoon of honey. I then threw in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and let the chia seeds soak up some of that moisture while I got to work on the dry mix.

Dry: Oats make up the bulk of the dry mix (1 3/4 cups) . I used quick oats, but I would imagine it’d taste mighty fine with any make of oats. Mix the oats up with a teaspoon of cinnamon, half a teaspoon of dry ground ginger, and half a cup of slivered almonds.

Then I mixed up the wet and dry, diced up 8 strawberries, and mixed it all together.

These Strawberry Chia Oat Bites are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!These Strawberry Chia Oat Bites are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!

Drop spoonfuls onto a greased or paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes and until golden brown.

Strawberry Chia Oat Bites

These Strawberry Chia Oat Bites are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!

Course Baked Goods, Desserts, Snacks
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July
Time 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 bites
Calories 90 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp dry ground ginger
  • 8 strawberries diced

Instructions

  1. Mash the bananas into a paste, then mix in the applesauce, vanilla, honey, and chia seeds
  2. Mix together the oats, almonds, cinnamon, and ginger
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, then gently incorporate in the strawberries
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased or lined cookie sheet
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown, about 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Chia Oat Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Protein 2.5g 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hello! I’ve included this recipe in my list of oat-tactic recipes to check out in my Saturday round-up. Don’t worry: it’s simply a link that takes my readers to your fantastic blog. 🙂 Check it out! http://bit.ly/1O7e59y

    Have a great weekend!

    Lauren / The Oatmeal Artist

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Lauren, thanks so much! Means a lot coming from a true Oatmeal Artist 🙂

  2. Jane says:

    This looks so delicious… I love making things with oats so I can’t wait to try this recipe!! 🙂 Plus it has strawberries… so there’s really no reason not to make them 😉

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Jane!! 🙂 They’re pretty versatile too. You could sub in blueberries or chocolate chips for the strawberries (though it sounds like you’re set on the strawberries)!

  3. Karen says:

    Do you know what the fiber gram count is per serving? I need to know the net carbs per serving.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Karen! Of the 15 g of carbs, 3.4 g are fiber (per 1 oat bite). This is 14% of your Daily Value of fiber in just a bite!If you’re trying to reduce sugar, you could try replacing the honey with a stevia sweetener or a reduced-calorie maple syrup.

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