Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bites

I’ve been craving some more oatmeal bites lately. For nearly a week straight, snack time would approach, and I would wish I had some of these gooey, chewy noms to bite into. That hasn’t always been the case! When I first made my Apricot Almond Butter Oatmeal Bites, it was because I wanted to experiment with a different type of recipe, not because I had a craving for them.

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bites by the Oatmeal Artist

But after trying out a few recipes, snacking on them until each little ball was gone, and getting into Pure Bars and even Lara Bars, I suddenly realized something the other day:  I like them now. 🙂

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bites by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan

I had dried blueberries leftover from my recent granola recipe, and I knew they’d be perfect for this recipe. After studying some blueberry pie recipes, I added a bit of cinnamon and lemon juice, and voila–blueberry pie. Fabulous flavor. Definitely my favorite “bite” yet!

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Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: makes about 10 1.5" balls

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup oats (old-fashioned or quick - I used BetterOats quick oats)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons water*
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup almond butter

How to make it:

  1. Add ingredients except almond butter to a food processor and process in short bursts several times.
  2. Add half the almond butter and repeat. (I had better luck when I didn’t add the almond butter all at once, but this may differ based on your specific food processor.)
  3. Add the rest of the almond butter and repeat, processing in short bursts until mixture is combined and begins forming a sticky ball of "dough."
  4. Roll the balls so they are somewhere between 1-2 inches in diameter. (If they are too sticky, put the dough in the fridge for a while before rolling.) If desired, you could roll these in something like coconut, sesame sides, crushed nuts, etc.
  5. Store in the fridge. According to the recipe I adapted this from, it should be good for 5-7 days.

Just an FYI:

*If you are using an almond butter that contains palm oil, is labeled as "no stir," or doesn't need to be refrigerated, you can probably increase the water to 3 tbsp.

Adapted from this recipe.

I halved this recipe because I felt like my Apricot Almond Butter Bites made way more than I wanted or could reasonably finish in a week. To double this version, double each ingredient except the water and maple syrup. Then, use about 4 tbsp water and 4 tbsp maple syrup.

Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bites by the #OatmealArtist #vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

One Response to Blueberry Pie Oatmeal Bites

  1. Haha, it’s funny how that works. I have always loved making and eating bites, but there are other things, especially new products where I bought, didn’t really like, but made myself use the rest of it so it didn’t go to waste and ended up loving it by the end and buying more lol.

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