Harvest Fruit and Oat Energy Bites: An Easy Solution for After-School Snacking
The early morning chaos and activity-packed evenings of the back-to-school season can make finding time to connect challenging. Throughout the day, there can be small windows of time that your family can make the most of – even if only for a few moments that matter.
As busy moms, we know how hard it can be to find time to slow down with your kids. After-school snack time can be your secret weapon. Take this opportunity to catch your breath, connect with your kids and sneak in the nutrients your kids need, like milk. You’ll be racing out the door to soccer or starting homework assignments soon enough!
Pairing these Harvest Fruit and Oat Energy Bite with an 8-ounce glass of real milk provides protein and essential nutrients your kids need to power through the rest of their day.
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2 bites per serving
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oates divided
- 2 tablespoons almond nut butter
- 2/3 cup dired apple rings chopped (soft variety)
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup dired cranberries or dried tart cherries
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans or almonds
- 1 glass Milk per serving
- Using food processor or high-speed blender, combine milk, 1 cup rolled oats, nut butter, dried apple rings, apple pie spice, and salt. Pulse until mixture becomes fairly smooth and holds together when rolled.
- Transfer mixture to medium-size bowl.
- Stir in remaining oats, dried cranberries, and chopped nuts.
- Roll mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Chill 1 hour, or until firm. Keep bites covered and refrigerated up to 3 days.
- Pair each serving with 8-ounce glass milk.
Nutritional information per serving: 190 calories; 3.5 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 12 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 150 mg sodium; 334 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat-free milk and include 8-ounce glass fat-free milk.
Recipe & photo courtesy of Emily Caruso of Jelly Toast on behalf of Milk. Love What's Real.