These Oatmeal Power Bites are named after my son and are very near and dear to my heart. They are a perfectly sweet bite of portable oatmeal and an absolute joy to eat for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. This recipe is Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill and features their Quick Cooking Oats.
Update: 3/26/18 Some people were having issues with the batter being to wet when they increased the maple syrup from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup. I changed the directions to say to add extra brown sugar instead of more maple syrup if you want a sweeter bite. I also added an extra teaspoon of baking powder to the original recipe to make them lighter. Enjoy!
As I mentioned, these BeeBo Bites are named after my son. I have twin boys and one of them is loud, curious/mischievous, and lives and breathes for attention – be it positive or negative. The other one however is mostly quiet, thoughtful, and naturally desires to be good and choose the right. His nickname is BeeBo.
I waited for him to get off the bus one day and watched as his strong, brave face melted into tears at the first sight of me. All he could choke out was “the kids were so mean to me today” as he cried into my shoulder. My big mommy heart ached more than I could stand.
Eventually he told me that a kid had teased him in class and then proceeded to gather more kids on the bus to tease him all the way home. Oh how the mama bear in me wanted to go break down some doors!
Strangely enough, this incident is where this recipe all started.
This recipe came to me in the early hours of the morning while everyone was still asleep. I had pulled out ingredients with the intent of making something involving oatmeal, but I was too busy thinking on how I could start BeeBo’s day off right.
As I racked my brain of how to make everything all better for him, ingredients and measurements instead seemed to pour into my mind.
What came out of my pressure cooker that morning was the cutest, fluffiest, most moist and portable oatmeal bite I’ve ever seen. I knew my kids would love them.
But I hadn’t solved the problem yet on how to bring a smile to my sad boy’s face and renew his confidence to go face the world. And that was when inspiration hit. I would call these Oatmeal Power Bites, BeeBo Bites. I would dedicate this recipe to him because he is strong and capable of meeting this new day with fearless power.
As the kids gathered around the table I told them of my new creation and I wish I had a picture of the smile that spread across my boy’s face when I told him this recipe was named after him. The fact that everyone loved them and kept making comments like, “Wow, BeeBo, you taste good (followed by lots of giggles)” “BeeBo bites are the best breakfast ever” “Can I take Beebo Bites to school for lunch” was just icing on the cake.
Despite the fact that these bites are simply the most amazing, delicious, and healthy form of portable oatmeal, they are also a round about method of making my boy get lots of positive attention that lifted his spirits in a way that just my words of comfort couldn’t.
I learned that day that being a mom is never black and white and my “techniques” may work one day and wreak havoc the next.
And sometimes, just sometimes a broken heart can be mended by simply naming a yummy little oatmeal bite after a boy in need of a self-esteem boost.
Parenting tip learned by heavenly inspiration, as most best ideas are.
Now go make somebody in your life a bit happier with a hug and a BeeBo Bite. Their day will be ever brighter!
And if you try these, let me know what you think. I’d love to tell my son that there are others out there loving his BeeBo Bites!
As I mentioned with the Denver Style “Sous Vide” Eggs, these make a great breakfast on the go or a make-ahead lunch. Pack them up in this amazing glass container (with a leak-proof seal around the exterior as well as down the middle – genius!). They are dishwasher and microwave friendly and, in my opinion, the best make-ahead meal container out there!
One final shout out to my favorite silicone trays. This brand was my favorite out of 4.
And finally a video to show you just how simple these babies are to throw together.
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e sure and leave a comment below answering the question of the day to enter to win Bob’s Red Mill’s giveaway for a Oats Goodie Bag and a $50 gift card to their website. I will be announcing the winner next Thursday! Question of the day: If you had a month of free time to learn a hobby, what would it be?
I think I would go with learning to swim. I’ve taken lessons in the past (as an adult even) and have never been able to get comfortable with the water. In fact, I’ve been asked by swimmers making laps in the pool next to me if I had asthma or if I was a smoker ????. Talk about humiliating!
Don’t forget to get your hands on this Ultimate Guide for Perfect Pressure Cooker Oats. You’ll refer to it time and time again, I promise! Also if you’re not convinced you want to eat oats, check out this post to get the low down on why Oats are so good for you and your family. (Chart below created by Brit Alexis Creative)
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Oatmeal Power Bites AKA BeeBo Bites
Affectionately called BeeBo Bites after my son who asks for food to make him strong, these Oatmeal Power Bites are full of whole grains, protein, and fiber and will absolutely help power you through your day.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 14
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (add an extra 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar if you want it sweeter)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh, thawed frozen, or freeze dried)
- In a large bowl combine eggs, yogurt, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Add quick oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and stir just until combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
- Generously spray the 2 silicone molds with non stick spray. Using an ice cream scoop (that measures about 1/4 cup), divide all of the batter into the molds.
- Stack one of the filled molds on top of a trivet. Place 4 narrow mason jar lids on top followed by the second silicone mold.
- Pour 1 cup water into the pressure cooker pot and place the trivet and filled silicone molds inside.
- Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
- Let the oatmeal bites cool if needed for handling. Using a butter knife or spoon, scrape around each oatmeal bite to release it, then turn them over on to a cooling rack or plate.
- Enjoy warm as is or with a side of syrup for dipping. Also perfect for on the go.
- Store extras in the refrigerator. Delicious chilled or warmed back up from the fridge. Freeze beautifully as well.
- I’ve substituted the flour with both oat flour and almond flour with great results! The almond flour is a bit different in texture but still really good.
- Old fashioned rolled oats can also be substituted for quick oats. It’s got more of a dense chew, but it’s yummy either way.
- Tip: Chocolate chips make a delicious alternative to the blueberries. In fact, my kids insist it’s the only way ????
Keywords: instant pot, pressure cooker, breakfast, oatmeal, healthy breakfast, protein