Delicious, healthy and easy No-Bake Granola Bites – the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack!
Hi! Do you like my new blog design? I switched over to WordPress and wowza, is it different. It’s been a steep learning curve, trying to figure things out but I’m glad I made the move. I really like that you can navigate through the recipe tab to find what kind of recipe you’re looking for. It will take some getting used to, but I think it’s a good change!
Do you know what else is a good change? My two (and a half) year old finally picked up on the potty training stuff! Boom! Potty trained! Do you know what that means?! NO more diapers!! I am beyond excited, people. Having two small kids, eleven short months apart = three years of double duty on the diapers and now, both are potty trained. Woot woot!
And you know what else happened this week? My three year old started pre-school! He LOVES it. Miss Gina is a pretty fantastic teacher. I can’t believe how fast kids grow up. It’s so sad. We got him a big boy car seat that uses the shoulder belt, too. Big week of changes around here. I’ve also been trying to change up my diet a bit. Eat less carbs and more protein as well as eating more regularly throughout the day. I tend to not eat breakfast or eat a very minimal breakfast, workout, and then come home ravenous, and eat everything in sight.
Having something pre-made and ready to go helps me eat better. Like cut up vegetables in the fridge or a baggie of almonds in my purse or a tupperware of these granola bites in the fridge. When I’m over-hungry, that’s when the damage can happen. I’ve been known to eat an entire bag of goldfish right after a rigorous gym workout. Whoops! 😉
My husband begs me to make these. They’re one of his favorite snacks. They’re crunchy, chewy and soft sort of all at the same time. They’re sweet but not too sweet. It’s a fun recipe to mess around with, too. You can add whatever dried fruit you like, switch out different extracts for the almond extract, and use different kinds of butters. I love using almond butter in mine. If you’re like me and need snacks already prepped to help you eat better during the day, this is the snack for you. Make them at the beginning of the week to last you all week long. Try them out and let me know what you think!
No-Bake Granola Bites
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds toasted
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup craisins chopped
- 1/3 cup dried apples chopped
- 1/3 cup dried apricots chopped
- 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. coconut
- 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
- Place almonds in a small pan and toast over low-medium heat for a few minutes, until golden brown. Place in food processor and add in 1/4 cup oats. Process into fine crumbs.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir together until mixture begins to stick together. Using lightly oiled hands or a cookie scoop, take a small handful of dough and roll into a 1" ball. Roll lightly in oat/almond mixture.
- Place in an airtight container. Continue with the rest of the mixture, layering in-between parchment paper or plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated and grab a granola ball anytime you need a quick breakfast or snack. Goes great with a glass of milk! (These are my husband's favorite!)
Nice recipe, Jen. Thank you. Your new blog looks beautiful! Life moves on and your babies are growing up and things just start going so fast. I’m happy for you. Have a wonderful weekend.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Wow, busy week! Love the new blog design. 🙂
Kudos to a potty trained little person.! My sister just went through the same with her little guy and it’s a huge relief.
Wow, pre-school…huge step…for both of you. 🙂
Love healthy treats like these granola bites! They look delicious. 🙂
Congratulations on no diapers!! Yay!! I like the new format. It looks great. Thanks for the awesome recipe. I’m not much of a breakfast eater either, but I know I need to be.
Mallory @ Classy Clutter says
Looks amazing! Such a big week for the Nikolaus boys (& mama!!) We’re going to try these for sure! I can swap almond butter for peanut butter right?! Craig would love that! Thanks for linking up! xoxo
Adell Goff says
LOVE the new design! It looks amazing! So do these granola bites! I’m gonna have to try these soon! Pinned!
Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker says
These would be great to take with me to eat between classes (plus healthier than pop-tarts by a mile)! I love that they’re no-bake so I can make them super easily in my room :).
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
What a fun and healthy snack. These will be great to have for the week.
Great project !!
I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!
Look forward to seeing you there 🙂
Love your new design! Yay for potty training and preschool, that’s amazing! We are thinking of starting potty training on our 2.5 year old soon too but I have to admit I’ve been a little bit scared and have been putting it off. Hearing all these success stories is so motivating though 🙂 These granola bites sound awesome though and perfect to give me energy to get through the day.
Lauren O'Connor says
Love these granola bites. I’ve created various versions myself. Nice to ‘meet’ another healthy-living mama in So Cal. Will look forward to more of your posts!
Lauren O’Connor, Los Angeles-based RD / Nutritionist
(and mommy of twin 5-year-old girls) : )
How many granola balls does this make?
About a dozen, depending on how big you make them! I hope you give them a try, Joan! 🙂