This recipe makes for a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and contain nutrients that have been shown to promote heart health and maybe even prevent wrinkles. Basically, blueberries are a nutritionally dense superfood, so don't hesitate to incorporate more of them into your diet.
If you're looking for a fun way to use some of your fresh blueberries, we've got just the recipe for you: these baked blueberry coconut oatmeal bites.
Made with heart-healthy oats and almond butter, these bites are sweetened with brown rice syrup and get a kick of coconut from both shredded coconut and a touch of coconut oil. These bites are dairy-free and gluten-free, and you can enjoy them as a breakfast on the go, as a snack, or even as a healthy dessert.
Baked Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal Bites
1/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup brown rice syrup (maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey can also be used)
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon dairy-free milk, such as almond or cashew
2 cups dry oats
1/3 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
2/3 cup ripe blueberries
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the almond butter, brown rice syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, and nut milk. Stir often until mix is smooth and well combined.
- Meanwhile, place 1 1/2 cups of the oats in a large bowl. Add in the shredded coconut, hemp hearts, blueberries, salt, and cinnamon.
- Once the wet ingredients are melted, pour the mixture into the oat bowl. Use an immersion blender* to mix the ingredients together. The goal is to combine everything while also mashing up some of the blueberries and oats.
- Use a wooden spoon to mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of oats. Combine evenly into the mixture.
- Use a cookie scooper or spoon to form 18 bites on the cooking sheet.
- Bake until lightly browned, around 14 minutes. Allow to slightly cool before enjoying. Store in a sealed bag or plastic container.
*If you don't own an immersion blender, you can use a food processor or a high-speed blender. Just make sure to not process the mixture too much. You want some fruit chunks in there!
Nutrition stats per bite: 110 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g protein