Yep, another terrific pumpkin recipe. These oatmeal bites are the perfect grab and go breakfast for the Fall. Not only do these breakfast treats taste great, but they are easily transportable and come in under 150 calories each. Hello morning pick me up! Don’t be fooled, these may look like muffins, but they are dense and more oatmeal like. They can be warmed up or eaten room temperature, although I find it hard to resist ooey gooey chocolate chips, so I prefer to warm them up first!
1 cup quick oats
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 can pumpkin
1 egg yolk (I halved the original recipe, if you double one egg will suffice)
1/4 cup almond milk
2 tbsp honey
semi sweet chocolate chips for sprinkling on top
Preheat oven to 350 and spray nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix. In another medium bowl, mash banana completely with a fork until smooth. Whisk in the egg. Add the pumpkin, milk, and honey. Whisk until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
Spoon the mixture evenly into the cups, filling about 3/4 way and top each muffin with a few chocolate chips.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.