If there is one thing I struggle with, it is eating a balanced breakfast. My morning routine is filled with manic diaper changes, a quick shower, semi-conscious bottle feeding, and frantic gulping of coffee whenever I have a free hand. By the time I get around to eating something, I literally just grab the first thing available… which could be anything from a handful of goldfish crackers to a half-eaten slice of pizza. Honestly, by that point in the morning (or early afternoon), I just need some sustenance and I will take what I can get. I know, considering this is a meticulously put-together recipe website this might come as a surprise. But as a working mom, I stereotypically put all my energy into my baby and job, leaving myself on the back-burner on a low simmer. As my daughter gets older I find myself becoming more and more motivated to set a good example for healthy living. How can I expect her to eat all her banana oatmeal when I’m shoving my face with a glazed donut? So, to start off a new season of balanced, healthy breakfasts I have come up with a solution – Almond Maple Oat Bites. Whole grains, protein, and just a touch of sweet to kick-start my busy day. And the best part? They’re bite size and can be easily prepared for the week ahead. Perfect, right?! This last weekend I whipped up a batch of these babies and put together a little recipe tutorial for you. So, join me as I tell cinnamon buns to fuck off and get on the right track to a healthier morning:
- 1 1/4 cups of oats
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 4 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a mini muffin pan.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the oats, almond flour, sea salt, and baking powder. Whisk well.
- Add the maple syrup, almond milk, and eggs to the bowl. Combine thoroughly with a spatula.
- Spoon in 1 tablespoon of batter into each slot of the mini muffin pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
So easy and delicious! But one last note: if you have a pesky spouse or partner lurking around, I would suggest doubling the recipe… my husband attacked these like a banshee after an unseasonably rough winter and they were devoured within 2 days. Enjoy!