I've always had the worst habit of skipping breakfast. I never wake up starving, but especially at 4 a.m. when my alarm is blaring through my bedroom. I know, I know, I should always eat breakfast, but I'm never craving anything. So, I took to trusty 'ol Pinterest to find some quick and easy, but not overly filling, ways to fuel my body.

I'm a granola bar eater. I've always turned to them for a quick snack on-the-go, before the gym, or between meals. So, I knew something similar would make for a good and light breakfast. I came across an amazing recipe on Pinterest that I plan on making on a pretty regular basis now - oatmeal energy bites. Bonus: they're vegetarian and gluten free.

Here's what you need to make them:

Breakfast Foods:

  • 1 cup Rolled oats

Condiments:

  • 1/2 cup Almond butter (I used peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup Honey, raw

Baking and Spices:

  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips (I used raisins in my second batch, too)

Throw it all in a bowl, mix it up, roll into bite-sized balls, and you're done. I refrigerated mine for about an hour, but you don't have to. You should keep them in a baggie in the fridge until you eat them, though.

If you're into nuts or seeds, you can throw some in there as well. I stuck with no nuts, but I did make this recipe twice. For the first batch, I used chocolate chips, and for the second I used raisins. You could really throw in any kind of dried fruit/nuts if you're feelin' funky. I wasn't disappointed with the way either turned out. I ate mine for breakfast every day for about a week or two. They stayed good in the fridge and kept me energized throughout the morning. I hope you enjoy these super easy oatmeal bites!