Harvest Fruit and Oat Bites Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup – milk
1 1/2 cups – rolled oats, divided
2 tablespoons – almond nut butter
2/3 cup – dried apple rings, chopped (soft variety, not chips)
1/2 teaspoon – apple pie spice
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup – dried cranberries or dried tart cherries
2 tablespoons – chopped pecans or almonds
Pair each serving with: 8-ounce glass of milk

Looking for a simple seasonal snack idea? Try these Harvest Fruit and Oat Bites, which feature fall flavors like apple pie spice and nuts, served with a glass of milk. They’re easy to make ahead and serve up once the kids get home on the school or take with you on the go – the perfect way for busy families to fuel up. 

Makes 10 servings (2 bites per serving)

Directions

In the bowl of a food processor or high speed blender, combine 1/2 cup 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 a medium size bowl.

Stir in remaining oats, dried cranberries/cherries, and chopped nuts. Roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Chill for 1 hour or until firm. Keep bites covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Pair with remaining 8-ounce glass of milk for a nutritious snack.

Recipe and photo by Emily Caruso of Jelly Toast 

Nutrition

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 (35% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk, and include an 8-ounce glass of fat free milk.