Apple, Peanut Butter & Maple Oatmeal

Hi friends! I shared a quick photo on Instagram the today and thought I would make sure the recipe had a home here as well! This oatmeal bowl has been a staple for me for a while but when the light hit is just right the other day, I realized I better share it with you all! Comes together in 10 minutes, enjoy!

Apple, Peanut Butter, & Maple Oatmeal

Quick easy oatmeal that will leave full & satisfied 

Course Breakfast
Keyword oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 335 kcal
Author Jessi Holden

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Old fashion oats
  • 1 tbsp Flax meal
  • 1 small apple, diced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (I used a spicy habanero flavored syrup)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (if desired)

Instructions

  1. Chop your apple and start sauteeing it over medium-high heat (spray pan first) and let it saute for 5-8 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle cinnamon on the apples if desired

  3. While your apples cook, put your oatmeal and flax meal in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of water (plus one more splash if you like it a little runnier)

  4. Heat in the microwave for one minute (nothing flashy here)

  5. Add your peanut butter to the oats so it starts to melt

  6. Add your apples to the bowl

  7. Drizzle your maple syrup across the top, take a photo, mix and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Did you make this recipe? Make sure to tag me on Instagram @The_Beer_Dietitian! 

Low-Sugar Oreo Peanut Butter Energy Bites

It’s almost Valentine’s and Galentine’s day which if you’re not sure what to do for either day, check out my Galentine’s post here and my 35 things to do without food post. But let’s face it, we may want to celebrate with a little chocolate! If you’re looking for a simple energy bite that takes minutes to make but reminds you of Oreos dipped in peanut butter (I can’t be the only one who did that right!?) then look no further.

Energy bites are fun because you can make a huge variety of them, freeze them, and eat them on-the-go. If I made this recipe again (which I will) I would add a couple more things like flax meal and chia seeds to add more fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

So if you’re like me and plan to celebrate Valentine’s / Galentine’s all month long – try these little nuggets of deliciousness and get that warm fuzzy feeling with each bite!

Low-Sugar Oreo Peanut Butter Energy Bites

The main ingredients are oats and chick peas, they have carbohydrates but not a lot of added sugar per energy bite. Great for an on-the-go snack for busy moms with one arm to eat or driving to work and ran out of time for breakfast.

Course Snack
Keyword chickpeas, energy bite, oreos, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 90 kcal
Author Jessi Holden

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cups oats (quick, rolled, or steel cut)
  • 1 15 oz can low-sodium or no salt chick peas drain and rinsed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1.5 servings Oreo pudding mix (I weighed this at 45g)
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Pulse/puree for about 1 minute

  3. Remove blade and begin forming into small energy balls. Smaller bites will yield about 20 servings and medium bites will yield about 15.

  4. Place spread out on a cookie sheet and refridgerate for about 10-20 minutes (or enjoy as is) and then place them in a container to keep in the fridge or freezer.

Did you make the recipe? Show me on Instagram and tag me @The_Beer_Dietitian!