Apple & Oat Breakfast Bites

I think I’ve mentioned before the struggle I have with breakfast and finding something that’s both quick and healthy. Well these apple and oat bites were my latest attempt at solving that problem, and did a pretty good job! Aside from the apple, there’s practically no sugar in the recipe (and you could remove it completely without making a huge difference) because it’s based off one of the desserts from my sugar-free dessert book. It may be a little carb-heavy but it is mostly whole, low-processed grains, no wheat, and plenty of nut flour.

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The result is deliciously moist with a satisfying cakey texture and even a little bit of crunch on the top if you eat it straight away. As someone who finds it difficult to eat most types of food too early in the morning, I can say I had no trouble scarfing a couple of these down!

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You’ll need:

  • 2 apples
  • 4 oz rolled oats
  • 1 oz oat flour
  • 4 oz butter
  • 3 oz almond meal
  • 1 oz sliced almonds
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp almond extract

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Grease a dish (mine is about 6 1/2″ x 10″) and preheat your oven to 400F. Melt the butter and mix with everything except the apple and sliced almonds. Peel and slice the apples and lay them across the bottom of your dish. The larger the slices (length not thickness) of apple, the better the structural integrity of your finished bites. Cover the with oat mix and then sprinkle with the sliced almonds. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Slice up into squares and leave to cool completely before removing from the dish (unless you’re ok with it all falling apart, it tastes just as good if you eat it with a spoon!) Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge and it’ll last several days and tastes great cold too. Try topping it with some plain yoghurt for breakfast or some whipped cream for dessert!

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