Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bites- This apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe is special because it’s super easy to take it on the go. Give your family a portable whole grain healthy breakfast they will love!
Steel-cut oats, overnight oats, we’ve seen oatmeal work hard in the last few years. This delicious breakfast is perfect for kids or anyone running out the door in the morning.
I love big bowl of warm oatmeal from the stove top, but on busy weekdays I just don’t have the time for that. This is a great way to enjoy oats especially for kids who may have texture issues with oatmeal.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bites-Substitutions
I use old-fashioned oats for this recipe, but quick oats will also work. Don’t use instant oats, like the ones from the packet, because they are just too fine to do well in this recipe. You’ll want the old-fashioned that take about 5 minutes or the quick oats that take 1 minute. Do not use steel cut oats. I keep a container of each in my pantry.
I use applesauce in this recipe. A little but of grated fresh apple would work nicely here too. I also like to add chia seeds and flax seeds for extra nutrition. Hemp seeds would also be a great addition.
Cinnamon is used in this recipe, but I also like the idea of apple pie spice or adding a little nutmeg. You really do get that warm apple pie vibe when you serve these with a cup of coffee.
I have used pure maple syrup or honey interchangeably in the recipe with no issue. This is truly one of my favorite ways to enjoy oatmeal. It’s made with wholesome ingredients and it’s just as convenient as anything you can buy once you prep it.
These are a great vegan option. You can dip or spread them with nut butter or a dose of healthy fat. The list of ingredients here is super simple. This is a great recipe to make your own.
You can make a large batch of these and store them in an airtight container. They’ll keep for about a week in the fridge. You could freeze them up to 3 months and just take a few out at a time to thaw and enjoy.
I like to enjoy these warm, so I put them in the toaster oven for 2-4 minutes until heated through.
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This post was last updated on 7/27/22.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bites
- 1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Large Egg
- 3 tbsp. Honey or Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp. Chia Seeds
- 2 tbsp. Ground Flax Seed
- 1 and 3/4 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
Mix together the egg, applesauce honey (or maple syrup) and cinnamon.
- Add the Chia, flax, oats, and baking soda. Mix everything together. Using a 1 tbsp. scoop, scoop heaping table spoons of the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Form the heaps into little round bites resembling cookies (see photos). They will not spread. The shape they are is the shape they will be after baking.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Recipe makes 24 bites. A serving is 4 bites.