OATMEAL BITES.

May 20th, 2016

Let’s make some super easy sugarless (and vegan) cookies!

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If you are craving something sweet, but you only have a few minutes and don’t want to eat an unhealthy snack out of your cupboard, here is something that might interest you.

This morning I wanted to make cookies, but without having to use a ton of sugar. I googled some recipes and decided to make my own, tweaking the ones I found a bit, and give it a go!

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The two main ingredients you need (all others are optional) are bananas and oats. I used 2 cups of oats and 2 bananas – pretty simple ratio if you want to do more or less than I did (1 cup x 1 banana, 3 cups x 3 bananas and so on).

I included cinnamon (I think you know me by now, I love to put it anywhere I can), agave and just a bit of lemon juice.

I started by mashing the bananas and then I added the paste into a big bowl where I previously poured the oats.

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I mixed the two together, and then added the rest of the ingredients in no specific order or amount. This step is optional, and if you can actually add anything you prefer (chocolate chips, peanut butter…).

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I made the paste into 12 tiny balls and decide to sprinkle some sea salt on top. Again, totally optional, and you can make this any shape you like, I just find it easier to have them round and small.

When you are happy with how they look and the ingredients you have added, you are left with 3 options:

  • eat them as they are; in fact, these are immediately ready;
  • bake them, as I did; I put them on the oven for 5 minutes on 175*C so they would be nice and warm;
  • freeze them; I can’t assure the result as I haven’t tried them that way, but lots of people recommended it.

 

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And that’s it! It might seem more work than it actually is, but it took me just about 3 minutes to make them + 5 to bake, which is optional. They are super chewy and I personally like their natural sweetness, and having added a pinch of salt, the taste is even better.

Have you ever tried them before? I really like this recipe, because not only is quick, but also healthy and fun, since you can pretty much add anything you like to it.

Let me know if you make them, as always, and if you, I hope you will like them!

 

Marzia.

83 thoughts on “OATMEAL BITES.

  1. Nicole

    I tried out this recipe for breakfast today and i absolutely loved it. I’ll make more outmeal bites this again if i’m craving something sweet, haha!
    Thank you for sharing great recipes with us. (。♥‿♥。)

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  2. nurselifebykarin

    These look amazing! I will try them soon. I am on a diet but all the ingredients are allowed. I just saw your announcement for your clothing collection. It looks so cute! I am graduating soon, I hope there’s a dress in the collection that would be appropriate. 😀

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  3. Kitsukara

    I’m currently in Japan and can’t use my host mother’s kitchen but I want to try this so bad. As soon as I get back home, I’m doing these! They look so yummy! I’m also curious to see how they taste frozen too! I bet all 3 ways of making these are quite yummy

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  4. Eugénie

    Oh my god Marzia, I’m sorry this is not related to your post (these bites look awesomeee btw) but I really hope you will read this : the Korean brand Holika Holika released Gudetama products! I’ve seen a few blushes they look absolutely adorable 🙂 Haha just wanted to let you know I think you might be interested 😊 And if you purchase these could you maybe do a review please? That would be awesome!! Much love and keep up the great work I love this blog!

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  5. Lucia

    Love it! I make similar myself pretty often. I am so happy to see your recepies are turning healthier and healthier (even vegan friednly) lately. Keep it up girl, its awesome!

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  6. Julia

    Hope u remember about tomorrow Wayward Pines season 2 premier honey! Personally, I can’t wait to see new episodes!
    Have a good day!
    Julianna

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  7. kmedia8

    I made some a long time ago and they were a great snack. With the right ingredients, they could be super healthy and protein packed! Like chia seeds and peanut butter.

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  8. poisonaiveee

    Hello, marzia! I always visit your blog and I love it so much! Since I’m new here (I just made my acc a few minutes ago) , can you recommend me some good blogs for me to check out? Thank you! All the love from the PH 💘✨

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  9. Erica

    I just made them! I’m a teacher so it’s always nice to find a healthy, filling snack that I can throw into my lunchbox to keep me full and energized throughout the day. Mine came out pretty loose though. I’m not sure what I did wrong since a 1 to 1 ratio seems pretty simple lol. I’m letting them sit in the fridge overnight so hopefully tomorrow they’ll be more firm and ready to eat. Maybe my banana was too ripe? By the way… I used gluten free oats and I added coconut flakes, cinnamon, agave, sea salt, vanilla extract and a hint of cayenne. Then when I was done I put a couple cacao nibs on top 😀 I’m really excited to try them!

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  10. tommspace

    Hey Marzia, I hope you’re doing well. Can’t wait to hear how you’ve been and what you’ve been up to. I always look forward to it. Missing your positivity. Well done with your new clothing collection, your designs are absolutely stunning and you look amazing in all of them, my favourite is the mint coloured dress. I hope you have a lovely day Marzia. ❤

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  11. Kiara

    Hi Marzia my name is Kiara I speak spanish, I’m from a tiny country called Costa Rica. My brother and i love to see your videos and Felix videos as well. You´re such inspiritation to me , my personality is a lot like yours that´s why i enjoy to read your blog (also is a good way to practice my english). You have inspired me to try new things and dont give up , many times.. i have followed you since almost the beginning of your videos and i still loving all that you share with us.. Also i’m vegan and these oats cookies are one of my favorite treats since i do have a sweet tooth..Much love and keep up the great work I really do love your blog!

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  12. koklouxft

    Hi Marzia!
    I’m in love with that recipe :3 I decided to sprinkle some coconut on top and it’s delicious!
    Sankyu and have a good day<3 (I apologize for my bad English, I'm French^^)

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  13. Suzon

    One banana actually contain about 19g of sugar, so yup, you definitely don’t need to add anymore. They are delicious, but be careful not to eat too much fruits!

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  14. Monica Ford

    Just tried this recipe for the first time! i also added chocolate chips and peanut butter and baked for 5 minutes. absolutely delicious!!! will be making these all the time for now on! thank u so much!!! ❤ I think your absolutely amazing and your definitely someone i hope to be like one day ❤

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  15. Han

    Dear Marzia – Thank you for posting this recipe. I made something like these cookies years ago, though I also mixed in agave nectar. Though I like my cookies crunchier, it had a very nice flavor.

    I am vegan, and I was really sad to see that you were attacked by some awful vegan blogger on YouTube for eating butter and eggs. It made me so upset. My girlfriend is actually not vegan, and it’s never been an issue with us. She is active online as well, and sometimes some radical vegans attack her on Twitter after she posts she had tuna for lunch or something like that. I know that diet is a personal choice, and though I’m happy with my decision to go vegan, it’s not my place to impose it on others, especially in a hurtful “I am better than you” type of way.

    So please stay healthy, and continue to eat well even with your current struggles. Your videos make me feel very calm and happy, and they are so beautifully done. I hope you will find good health very soon, and that you will have many good days with Pewds, the pugs, and your friends.

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