Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

And so the search for the ultimate grab and go breakfast food continues. I made these Sunday night and then every morning this week I popped 1-2 in the toaster oven to have for breakfast along with my protein shake. I drink the same protein shake for breakfast every day. I know, I am the most boring person in the world. But it tastes like mint-chocolate milk! It’s delicious! And that Vega Sport Protein has less than 1 gram of sugar in it and 26 grams of protein. And people wonder where vegans get protein from!

I really debated whether or not I should put chocolate chips in these, given I am quite anti-sugar (but also love chocolate). But in the end I decided a half cup of chocolate chips divided throughout 20 breakfast bites wasn’t going to be the end of the world so in went chocolate chips. And that was a great decision.

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Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas then add the applesauce, peanut butter and vanilla and stir to combine. Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated.
Using 2 spoons, use the “scoop & scrape” method to scoop out a heaping spoonful of dough and then use the other spoon to scrape the dough from the spoon onto the pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.

Makes 20 bites.

Over the weekend we took Lilly for a short hike behind our house. By the way, I will be posting pictures of the new house soon! Anyway, I was surprised with how far she was able to walk and how much energy she had considering she rarely gets out of her bed.
Afterward she was extremely tired though. See?

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This picture was taken several days later and as you can see, she is still extremely tired.

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We’ve decided we don’t know what kind of animal Lilly is but we are certain she’s not a dog. There’s no way that thing is a dog!

Have a great weekend!

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