One Bowl Blueberry Breakfast Bread

Leftover blueberries………what to do….what to do?? How about a quick bread? A special treat for breakfast with your favorite cup of Joe. One Bowl Blueberry Breakfast Bread.

One Bowl Blueberry Breakfast Bread

Writing a food blog you see like a million recipes in all your social media news feeds, just the nature of the beast! Admittedly, I am numb to soooo many recipes. But every once in a while one pops out at you…..Blueberry Oatmeal Quick Bread from Foodie Crush was that kind of recipe. Continue reading “One Bowl Blueberry Breakfast Bread”

No Bake Tropical Bites

Too hot to bake??? You bet, so don’t! No Bake Tropical Bites are a tasty trip to the Islands without the heat.

No Bake Tropical Bites

Little pop in your mouth snack that are filled with almonds, coconut, and pineapple. And the best part is you don’t have to turn on the oven.

These little bites are good for you too. Almond butter, oatmeal, and flaxseed, make them a clean eating snack as well.

No Bake Tropical Bites

Over the summer our school has a summer crew that does all the work that can’t be done during the school year. For a little extra cash I worked this summer on the paint crew. So, for those who know we well, know I LOVE TO PAINT!!!!!

No Bake Tropical Bites

Perhaps I’m slightly obsessed with painting. So, the paint crew seemed like the right choice and it was……I truly enjoyed it.

No Bake Tropical Bites

But, I had to pack a lunch everyday and I really tried to pack items that did not need refrigeration. No Bake Tropical Bites were perfect. Just popped them into a ziplock bag, and off I went. Now, I usually ate them for breakfast, they have oatmeal and that’s breakfast.

No Bake Tropical Bites

They also would make a great snack, or a sweet treat after a big meal. You know, when you have eaten a really great meal, and are stuffed, but just want something a little sweet, No Bake Tropical Bites are just the ticket.

No Bake Tropical Bites

A small sweet tropical treat. Enjoy some today!

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No Bake Tropical Bites

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 20

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded or flakes
  • 3/4 old fashioned oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/8 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried pineapple, diced
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Extra almonds and dried pineapple for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together coconut, oats, flax, almonds, and dried pineapple, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl place almond butter,maple syrup, and almond extract. Mix well.
  3. Stir the wet ingredient into the dry and stir until throughly mixed.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop portion mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You may roll them into balls if you like. I prefer to leave the bottom flat.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Amount depends on the size of your scoop.

 

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

Spring Break is approaching it’s final days, then it’s back to school for the last of the 2015-2016 school year. I will need something to get my motor running……… Cranberry Almond Energy Bites.

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

I am always running later than I want too! I start getting ready for school early enough, but somewhere between the shower and the door……..I think I enter a time warp, or fall into a black hole…….anyway, I am always running out the door.

But, I believe in the power of breakfast. After a good nights sleep you need to refuel your tank. But, for the running late me, it needs to be a grab and go, eat in the car kinda thing. Cranberry Almond Energy Bites are certainly that kind of breakfast.

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

Loaded with oatmeal, almonds, and almond butter, you will have all the protein you need to start your day. Chia seeds and flax add an additional health boost and cranberries and coconut add a bit of sweetness.

Since I have been on Spring Break, and doing Spring Break things…..no alarm, a few extra hours of sleep…..it will be hard to get back into the groove.

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

I have a plan, or I should say I made a plan. I made the Cranberry Almond Energy Bites this week, and I am already for that first day back to school. I can grab a couple of the bites and a cup of joe and head on out the door! Hopefully on time……..but, lets not get hysterical!

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

If you need that make ahead grab and go breakfast, try these bites. A big shout out to The Creative Bite for the recipe I found on Pinterest.

For now, I plan on enjoying my last few days of Spring Break!!!

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Cranberry Almond Energy Bites


Ingredients

  • 1 c. oatmeal
  • ⅓ c. sliced almonds
  • ⅓ c. sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • ½ c. almond butter
  • ¼ c. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ⅓ c. dried cranberries, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Bake oatmeal, almonds and coconut for 8-10 minutes at 350°, stirring after 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool. (My coconut was already toasted so I did not add it to the oatmeal and almonds)
  2. In a medium bowl microwave the almond butter for 20-30 seconds until runny, add the baked mix along with flaxseed, honey, chia seeds and cranberries to the bowl.
  3. Form into 1.5″ balls and refrigerate. I used a small ice cream scoop to make sure they were uniform. Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to one week or freezer for 3 months.

Notes

To make shaping the balls easier I sprayed my hands with coconut spray.
I also rolled them in extra coconut and almonds for a pretty look!