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Berry Granola Bites

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If you love granola, you’ve got to give these berry granola bites a shot. Packed with protein and deliciousness, these granola cups are super easy to make, and are a great healthy snack or dessert to treat yourself to.

They’re gluten free, nut free and a delicious and nutritious treat that even the kids eat!

What I Love About the Recipe

My favorite part about this is the fact that I can put a big batch of these together over the weekend, and store them for later.

It is one of those simple recipes that you can recreate at home and avoid the packaged varieties you’d find in grocery stores.

Plus, the flavors and textures of this healthy snack are just bang on- the whole family is sure to fall in love!

Berry Granola Bites Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients For the Berry Granola Bites Recipe

Berry Granola Bites Ingredients

You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients to make these granola bites.

  • Rolled oats: Form the base of the granola bites, adding texture and heartiness.
  • Banana: Acts as a natural binder to hold the oat mixture together.
  • Yogurt: Serves as the creamy filling, adding a tangy contrast to the sweet ingredients.
  • Honey: Sweetens the granola bites with its natural sugars.
  • Berries: Infuse the bites with a burst of fruity flavor and vibrant color.

How to Make the Berry Granola Bites

Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make these berry granola cups.

Step 1: Mash Banana and Add Oats

In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana. Add the oats, and honey to the mashed banana and mix until well combined.

Step 2: Create a Cup Using a Muffin Pan

Add the mixture to a muffin pan and divide over 6 cups. Push the mixture to the edges and bottom, so that you are creating a cup.

Step 3: Freeze the Pan

Freeze the muffin tray for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Bake and Cool Down

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the cups for 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven and let cool off for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Add Yogurt and Berries

Add the yogurt and berries to each cup and serve immediately.

Tips & Tricks to Make the Berry Granola Bites

Think you’re ready to give these energy bites a try? Here are some more tips and tricks to keep in mind.

  • If you don’t have old fashioned oats, you could also choose to use quick oats for this recipe.
  • Another great idea is to add some Rice Krispies or just any crispy rice cereal into the mix.
  • If the oat mixture isn’t malleable enough, you can soften it by adding some melted coconut oil into it.
  • Another great idea is to use any nut butter or seed butter of your choice into the mixture for these homemade granola bites. Peanut butter, sunflower seed butter and almond butter are some good choices.
  • Using a nut butter can be a great idea if you don’t have bananas at hand, but still want to put these granola cups together.

What Other Fillings Can I Add?

You can experiment a lot with the fillings for these granola cups.

You can add some dried fruit as a topping along with the berries, especially if you like that crunch factor.

Dried cherries can also be a super yummy topping for these granola bites.

If you’re not a fan of chopped nuts, you can never go wrong with chocolate chips. I would recommend using mini chocolate chips for this recipe.

Dark chocolate chips in particular, are a great option to add to these energy bites- not just as a topping but also into the mixture for the cups. You can then enjoy these as chocolate chip granola bites.

For some extra chocolate flavor, you can also add a dash of cocoa powder into the mix.

You can also bump up the nutritional value of these cups by adding some chia seeds or sunflower seeds into the mixture.

What Other Variations Can I Try?

While these granola cups are the perfect snack or breakfast option on their own, you can actually tweak them around a bit to bring in some variation too, if you want to.

You can use the granola mixture to make granola bites to make granola bars. Just make sure you use a parchment paper lined baking sheet to do that.

Another great idea is to portion some of the mixture using a cookie scoop and then roll into balls before you bake them. These can be delicious energy balls that you can enjoy on the go as a healthy snack.

Can I Prep the Granola Cups in Advance?

You sure can! Since these granola cups are baked, you can allow them to cool down completely before you transfer them to an airtight container.

You can then leave these in a cool, dark place on the counter and they should last for 2-3 days, if not more.

If you want them to last longer, you can refrigerate them too- they should last up to two weeks.

More Healthy Snack Recipes

If you enjoyed this great recipe and are inspired to try some more easy recipes in your kitchen, here are a few good ones to get you inspired.

Granola Bites

Berry Granola Bites

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These tasy and simple granola berry bites are delicious easy to makeand packed with goodness

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup yogurt of your choice
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • Strawberries, for serving
  • Blueberries, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana. Add the oats, and honey to the mashed banana and mix until well combined.
  2. Add the mixture to a muffin pan and divide over 6 cups. Push the mixture to the edges and bottom, so that you are creating a cup.
  3. Freeze the muffin tray for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the cups for 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven and let cool off for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the yogurt and berries to each cup and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g

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