Oats and Almond Breakfast Bites Recipe
Oats and Almond Breakfast Bites are raw and super simple to make, take less than 5 minutes, and use healthy ingredients. They make a perfect snack on the go and a few are ideal for breakfast. They’re full of healthy, complex, whole-food carbs for lots of energy and also protein so they stick with you.
Are Oats Raw?
So most oats come uncooked but are they raw? Some of them are but most are not. Regular rolled or instant oats used to make oatmeal have been steamed and then further processed to make an oat product that is easier to cook and that will get softer and creamier.
Oat groats, on the other hand, are nearly entirely unprocessed and are the oat grains pretty much as they come off the plant. This makes me curious about another question …
Are Oats a Seed or a Grain?
Oats are a grain. Grains are the edible fruit of a grass. Even though oats can be sprouted (if they’re whole oat groats), they’re not seeds … Seeds are embryonic plants that are covered in a seed coat.
Are Raw Oats Good for You?
Yes. As a grain with a hard coat they can be hard to digest but they’re full of soluble fiber, protein, and healthy, complex carbs. In this recipe, we pulse the raw oat groats in the food processor until they’re slightly chopped. This helps with making them more easily edible and digestible.
This recipe is so easy. Just chop the oats a bit in a food processor. Then add them and the rest of the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl.
Give it all a good stir until it’s well and evenly incorporated.
Then form into bite-sized balls. Just scoop out about a rounded tablespoon of the mixture and roll between your hands to form a ball.
They stick together really well and even better once chilled in the fridge. You don’t have to, but I like them better chilled myself. Make these in the evening and let chill in the fridge overnight and they’re a perfect, healthy summer breakfast or snack.
- 1 cup raw oat groats, slightly ground in a food processor
- 1/4 cup raw almond butter
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- pinch salt
- Place the oat groats in a food processor and pulse everal times until they are chopped but not pulverized. This makes them easier to eat and to digest.
- Mix all ingredients together, stirring until evenly and well incorporated.
- Form into 1 inch balls. Using a small scoop can make it easier to get a uniform size.
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Organic Oat Groats, 5 Pounds — 100% Whole Grain, Non-GMO Seeds, Kosher, Raw, Non-Irradiated, Vegan, Bulk, Low Glycemic, Rich in Protein, Fiber, Copper and Manganese
Trader Joe's Crunchy Almond Butter Raw No Salt 16 Oz (2 Pack)
Butternut Mountain Farm Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, Grade A, Amber Color, Rich Taste, All Natural, Easy Pour Jug, 32 Fl Oz, 1 Qt
5 Pounds Of Dates Pitted (80oz) No Added Sugar, Non GMO, Kosher Certified,Healthy Snack for Kids & Adults
Anna and Sarah Walnut California Light Halves & Pieces 3 Lbs - 48 Oz, in Resealable Bag
Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt - 5 lbs. Extra-Fine Grain
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 bites Serving Size: 1 bite
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95
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