Bite-Sized Breakfast

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My idea of the perfect breakfast is seven pounds of bacon covered in 3 cups of maple syrup, served alongside 12 gallons of coffee filled with sugary, cancer-laden creamer.  I try to be healthy, but let’s be honest, it does not come naturally.  Unlike my skinny and adorable mother, I don’t wake up feeling like I’d just love to consume vegetables whilst looking forward to my morning workout.  It’s just not a thing for me, as much as I wish she had shared some of her inherent healthy ways.  Instead, I need to come up with healthy and still delicious ideas for breakfast in the morning.  These breakfast bites are just such a thing.  Bite-size, easy to throw together, full of the protein and energy I need to make it through a morning workout, and still totally yum-worthy.  Enjoy :)

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites

from How Sweet Eats

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Ingredients:

1 C. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/4 C. Ground Flaxseed
1/4 C. Almonds, Chopped
2 T. Chia Seeds
1/8 t. Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
1/4 C. + 2 T. Peanut Butter
1/4 C. + 1T. Honey
1/4 t. Vanilla Extract
3 T. Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds or Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions:

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Get this party started with your peanut butter.  I used creamy, but you could also use chunky.  Go nuts!  HA!  Get it?  Nuts?  I crack myself up.

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Pop your PB in the microwave for about 30 seconds so it’s melty and stirs easily.

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Then add that honey to the mix…

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… and then the teensy bit of vanilla.

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In a separate bowl, get started with the ground flaxseed.  Hellooooooo health food.

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Just a hint o’ cinnamon.

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Choppety-chop-chop those almonds and get them in the bowl too!

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The chia seeds make this recipe magically delicious.

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Just a pinch of salt and you’re almost done…

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Add in those rolled out and then give that second bowl a good stir.

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Boom.  You saw that coming, right?

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Last but not least, the chocolate covered sunflower seeds.  Because what would breakfast be without chocolate?

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After a final stir, roll your mix into balls, pop those babies into a tupperware, and eat ’em up all week!

Mangia!

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4 Responses to Bite-Sized Breakfast

  1. Julie May 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM #

    Hi Elise! Thank you for another great recipe, and your timing couldn’t be better. Briana is not a big breakfast person to begin with and she just started a full time job. To further complicate the morning routine, she’s eating gluten free because of her IBD and other health issues. These look yummy, quick and they’re gluten free, yay! I’m totally going to make these for her. Thank you!

    • Elise Marie May 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

      Yay! So glad that you’re going to try these out! Let me know how they go, and I promise to post more gluten-free goodies soon :) XO, Elise

      • Julie May 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM #

        They were easy to make and delicious! I put some out when my friends came over for Bachelorette and they were a big hit, but there were only 6 left after that. I didn’t make enough, next time I will double the recipe. Lol

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