Done in only 15 minutes, these Pumpkin Puree Oatmeal Bites are made with only 6 ingredients and also happen to be both vegan and gluten-free. Just pull these out of the freezer when you want a quick on the go bite! Incredibly moist and healthy, what else could you want with your morning coffee?!
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Over and Oat
I absolutely LOVE oatmeal. It is healthy, easy, filling and SO versatile!
But what’s the deal with all the different types?!
I mean you’ve got quick oats, rolled oats, Irish oats, old-fashioned oats, instant oats, stone ground oats…sheesh!! Are they for real??
Well have no fear!
Turns out, they aren’t much different at all! The main difference is how they are cut or “processed”. The steel cut oats are thicker and just take longer to cook! The instant or quick oats are thinner/smaller in size so don’t take long at all which is the kind I used in this recipe.
So who would want to buy the longer cooking, steel cut oats?
Well besides being just a smidge healthier, they are great for a recipe like ‘overnight oats’ that need a stronger oat that can hold up to the heat.
So make sure the oats you buy are the quick oats or minute oats for this recipe!
So now that it’s officially Fall, HELLLOOOOOOO pumpkin!!!!!
Before the 22nd, (first day of Fall) I refused to put anything resembling Fall or Halloween up. That goes for in my classroom, in my house, or in my coffee!
And that was NOT easy!! I am a huge Halloween fan. For Derek’s 30th birthday, we threw a huge party for him. Did I mention his birthday is ON Halloween? Yes! I know, I picked right! 🙂
I went ALL out. I’m talking, floating candles from the ceiling and a dry ice “witches brew”.
So saying that I love this time of year is an understatement.
I also love the smell of wet leaves…is that weird?
Either way, Fall is officially hereee!! And I finally whipped out that pumpkin puree that has been sitting oh so patiently in my pantry.
I wanted my first pumpkin recipe on the blog to be a little different but just as amazing as the other bazillion pumpkin recipes out there.
If you are a muffin eater in the morning or like something sweet to pair with your coffee, these will become your new go-to!
And best of all, you wont feel like a muffin after eating a few because of how healthy they are.
With that said, there IS a little brown sugar in these babies because lets face it, pumpkin puree NEEDS sugar. You just can’t eat that stuff by its lonesome.
Breakfast On The Go!
So I will make a big batch of these and freeze them. They freeze very well.
I’ll just take a few out in the morning (from my large freezer bag) while I make my coffee and prepare lunch.
Then I grab them as I head out the door and they are usually defrosted by then! Easy and delicious!
If you want to make these larger, you can. You will just need to bake them for a little longer and at a lower temperature.
Here is what I did…
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These Pumpkin Puree Oatmeal Bites are made with only 6 ingredients and also happen to be both vegan and gluten-free. Just pull these out of the freezer when you want a quick on the go bite! Incredibly moist and healthy, what else could you want with your morning coffee?!
- 1/2 Can Pumpkin Puree (7.5 oz.)
- 3/4 Cup 1-Min Oats (or Quick Oats)
- 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tsp. Coconut Flour
Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender for about 10 seconds or until fully blended.
Using a mini ice cream scoop or small spoon, scoop batter into mini muffin tins all the way to the top!
Sprinkle with some oats and bake on top rack at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on wire racks and get your coffee ready! Or you can freeze them for tomorrow morning! 🙂
If you are hosting a brunch party, these are perfect! They don't need to be kept warm and go delicious with warm or iced coffee.
Make a double batch and freeze these in Tupperware or large freezer bags!