If you’re anything like me, you tend to stay in bed a few minutes too long in the morning after the alarm goes off!
I’m always running just a tad late, but I NEVER miss breakfast. I can’t! I feel horrible and light-headed if I do. So I’ve had to get creative and establish a breakfast routine so I can mindlessly make a well-rounded breakfast that helps me get through the morning happily without hanger!
At the same time, I also have to feed my kiddo. He actually gets a breakfast at daycare, but it’s just a slice of toast (that’s not breakfast to me). I like to fill him up with some protein, fat and fiber to meet his nutrient needs and fill him up for a day of play!
Energy bites are quick to make and versatile. There are so many ways to make them. It’s Peanut Butter Lover’s Month though, so we’re going with the classic PB & Chocolate Chip!
Peanut Butter Oat Breakfast Bites
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (natural preferred)
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips may use chopped nuts or dried fruit
- 2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Mix all ingredients.
- Form into 1-inch round bites.
- Keep refrigerated.
How Kids Can Help
Involving kids in cooking helps them develop a healthy relationship with food, helps them learn new skills, and they are more likely to eat the food made!
Kiddos can measure ingredients, pour, and mix. Older kids can shape the bites themselves as well. Basically, you momma don’t have to do much by supervise! WINNING!
Be sure to cut or crumble into small pieces for kids to prevent choking.
How to Eat Them
Add them to breakfast as a side, eat on-the-go, as a yogurt topping!
3-for-3 meal plan method: protein, fat & fiber foods at each meal for flavor, satisfaction, and variety
Meal example: pb breakfast bites + yogurt + banana
These bites contain fat (peanut butter, flaxseed), protein (peanut butter), and fiber (oats). Plus, flavor and fun from chocolate chips and maple syrup. Enjoy!