Pumpkin Chocolate Breakfast Bites (Vegan and Gluten-Free) | Quick Kid-Friendly Healthy Breakfasts






Whether you're a kid or not, starting with a healthy breakfast can sometimes be a challenging thing. 

You know the days that you wake up so hungry and you just want to take a piece of toast or cookie to guzzle down your coffee or tea? 

Without a little planning, you'll eat that high-sugar food, get lots of energy and crash before its even 10am!

So, if you can start one healthy habit this week, I would say make yourself a good breakfast. That means a breakfast with whole grain, protein, and healthy fat to keep you full. 

This recipe is a solution. It's kid-friendly, too. It's made with oats, pumpkin, unrefined sugar, and peanut butter (but you can use any nut-free butter). 

I love that these will freeze well and you can eat them for breakfast with some fruit and/or yogurt. Or, you could have them as a protein-packed snack with tea later in the day. 

I added chocolate chips to mine, but you can keep it lower sugar by dusting over some cococa powder on top instead. 

Why I love this recipe: 

  • Great way to use extra canned pumpkin from a creamy pumpkin pasta I made
  • Prevents me from snacking on other unhealthy, sugary treats
  • Pumpkin is a great low-calorie food that's filling


Get the original recipe and other canned pumpkin recipes here: https://www.momables.com/what-to-make-with-canned-pumpkin/


Pumpkin Chocolate Breakfast Bites

Adapted recipe from MOMables


Ingredients (Makes about 15 bites):

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, or nut free (I used almond butter and tahini)
  • ¼ cup honey (maple syrup or agave can work)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Mix ingredients all together except chocolate chips. Stir in chocolate chips at the end, if using. Scoop out onto parchment lined baking sheet. 

Bake at 350 F for 13 to 15 minutes or golden brown underneath. 






More Favorite Pumpkin Recipes: 



To your wholesome & healthy life, 


Joanna



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