If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen these breakfast bites on my stories. I try to make a recipe at least a couple of times IRL before I share it on my blog. I like to test and learn with different quantities, finding the perfect ratios before I give you all the deets. I’m so glad that’s the case, because these bright and creamy breakfast bites just kept getting better and better with ever adjustment to the recipe, and now I am ready to share what I think is the perfect quick morning treat.
I make these for both Lucas and myself, and I don’t think there’s anything I would do differently if Lucas wasn’t eating them. They are just sweet enough for my taste buds, but if you want them sweeter you can certainly add honey, agave or even a touch of maple syrup. Obviously no honey or agave for babe.
Let’s get into it shall we? Here’s what you’re going to need…
I use coconut flour because I like the flavour best, but you could also substitute for almond flour. Regular all purpose flour would just be weird. Don’t do that.
You could also sub for any frozen fruit. I’m planning making blueberry next and calling them blue balls 😉
A neighbour of mine tried these when she saw the recipe on my stories and suggested adding a touch of lemon. I tried that today and I am SO glad I did. The lemon really adds a brightness that I now realize was totally missing!
I like to start with the rolled oats in the food processor and pulse them to get them a bit finer before I start adding everything else. Once that’s done its literally just putting all other ingredients into the food processor with the oats and processing it on high for about 30 to 40 seconds or until most of the raisins are broken up.
Then I form palm sized balls and set aside on a plate. On a separate plate, I dump out some coconut flakes (the finer the grind the better. kinda wish my coconut was finer but this is what I had on hand) and roll the balls in the coconut.
Place these in the fridge for 5 hours to allow balls to set and harden a bit. Overnight is even better. They should keep in the fridge for 3 – 4 days but if you’re anything like me they won’t last that long.
I love having these in the fridge for those hectic mornings when all I have time for is two of these, a banana and a coffee, and Lucas absolutely loves breaking these apart and smushing them into his face. They have essentially replaced energy bites for me. Once I realized how much sugar was in the energy bites I was making those were out the door. These are much healthier while also being delicious, pretty to look at and fun to eat for baby. And the best part? They are perfect for every member of the family, from the oldest to the youngest.
I hope you love them as much as we do! If you make them send me pics 🙂
Happy eating. xo
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 2 cups defrosted and crushed frozen raspberries
- 3/4 cup rasins
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened desiccated Coconut (FOR ROLLING)
- Place oats in food processor and pulse until fine
- Place all other ingreditents in food processor and mix on high for 30 – 40 seconds until raisins are mostly broken up
- Roll mixture into palm sized balls
- Roll palm sized balls in unsweetened desiccated coconut
- Chill in fridge for a minimum of 5 hours before eating