Oaty Bites! with Chocolate!

Oaty Bites! with Chocolate!

Bites there were… several of them! πŸ˜› I really can’t believe these disappeared so quickly, but I guess it’s just like eating a perfect bowl of porridge yes? Well it has almost all the same ingredients that my breakfast oats would have (okay, maybe not the chocolate), so that makes it similar …nutrition-wise at least! πŸ™‚

There’s oats, there’s milk, banana of course because where would breakfast be without banana! Then there’s a smidge of nut butter (almond to be precise), a dash of tahini (because that sesame taste is just delicious) and a couple of dates for a little extra sweetness…errrr, that’s it! With the chocolate of course! πŸ˜€ You could add a few nuts or seeds if you wish or a pinch of spice, but these were made to be quick, easy and simple with ingredients on hand πŸ™‚

How about you have a munch on these while planning what to have for dinner? Oh, or sit down and put your feet up with a cup of tea and an oaty bite or two three! πŸ˜›

Sharing these with Deborah at the Plant Based Potluck PartyΒ this week. Ooo and my festive feast is a feature over there this week! πŸ™‚ Thanks Deborah! πŸ™‚

Oaty Bites with Chocolate (vegan & Free-From)

  • Servings: 7-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gather

  • 2 (approx. 25g) destoned dates
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 1 (100g) banana
  • 1 teaspoon nut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon tahini
  • 100g porridge oats (Gluten Free if required)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips of choice

Prepare

  1. In a small mixing bowl, soften the dates with the milk and mash together with the back of a fork.
  2. Add theΒ banana and continue to mash with the back of a fork adding in the nut butter and tahini. Combine until smooth.
  3. Stir in the oats and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle over the chocolate chips (or chunks!) and fold through.
  5. Spoon into petit four cases or tip into a lined shallow baking tin. You can leave the mixture loose or press it down with a spoon (I’ve done both and the result is yummy either way)!
  6. Bake at Gas Mark 5 (375f / 190c) for 10-15 minutes. They will be just turning golden brown when ready. Allow to cool before munching!
  7. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Eat as they are!
  • Enjoy with a cuppa.
  • Mix it up and add some sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
  • Add a spoonful of raisins or chopped apricots.
  • Great snack for after school… or in a lunchbox.
  • Easy travelling munchies!
  • Mix in 1/4 teaspoon of spice with the oats – try ginger, cinnamon or mixed spice.
  • Store covered at room temperature for up to five days.

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Chocolatey oaty bites… yumyum!

2 Comments

  • Loretta 7th December 2016 at 13:01

    Love these one-bite treats – I usually make a batch of them with the various fruit and nuts and don’t feel so guilty eating more than one. Yours look delicious.

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 7th December 2016 at 16:46

      Thank you Loretta πŸ™‚ I think apricot, almond and chocolate would be good don’t you think?

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