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Banana, Pear & Cinnamon Oat Bites for Kids – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Egg Free

Banana, Pear & Cinnamon Oat Bites for Kids - A quick and easy healthy snack for kids, that is allergy friendly. These bites are gluten free, dairy free, egg free , sugar & honey free and vegan.

Banana, Pear and Cinnamon Oat Bites for Kids. Say goodbye to processed snacks! These oat bites are the perfect healthy snack and kids love them. They can be whipped up very quickly which makes them perfect when you are out of snacks for hungry tummies. They contain no wheat, dairy, eggs or sugar so are allergy and intolerance friendly.

These oat bites are naturally sweetened with fruit and cinnamon, which means no refined sugar or honey. The banana in them makes them nice and soft so they can be easy to eat for little ones that don’t have a full set of teeth yet.

I have used wholegrain oats in this recipe but if your your child is still weaning then the wholegrain oats may be a bit too chewy so you can easily replace these with quick oats.

After the events of last couple of weeks with an earthquake in New Zealand and an astounding election result in the US, things including me have felt a little shaken up and writing about food has seemed rather trivial. Last week I just didn’t have the heart to write an upbeat blog post………so I didn’t.  My heart goes out to the people of New Zealand who’s lives have been changed forever by this recent earthquake.

When mother nature strikes it is always a reminder how fast life can change, to be grateful for what we have and to tell our loved ones that we love them. When feeling unnerved I always turn to making food as it helps me stay centered and I find it relaxing. In the past couple of weeks while making food I have been reflecting on how lucky I am to have an abundance of clean fresh food to make and to be able to feed my family nutritious meals – not everyone is so lucky unfortunately. On that note, make the most of every moment folks!

Banana, Pear & Cinnamon Oat Bites for Kids - A quick and easy healthy snack for kids, that is allergy friendly. These bites are gluten free, dairy free, egg free , sugar & honey free and vegan.

Love Food Nourish Nutrition Info at a glance:

  • The wholegrain oats in these oat bites will help give your little ones sustained energy and a good dose of   healthy fibre. Oats are very nutritious, they are a good source of various nutrients such as manganese, molybendum, phosphoropus, magnesium, copper, vitamin B1, biotin, chromium and zinc.
  • I have used ground flaxseed in these oat bites, flaxseed is one of the richest sources of plant based omega 3 essential fatty acids called alpha linolenic acid (ALA).
  • Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin B6, they are also a good source of vitamin C, manganese, biotin and copper.
  • Pears are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, copper, vitamin K and fibre.

I was inspired to make these by My Fussy Eater.  Here you will find lots of great ideas for kids recipes and as the name suggests for fussy eaters 🙂

Serves 14 Oat Bites

Banana, Pear & Cinnamon Oat Bites for Kids

Healthy oat bites naturally sweetened with fruit for kids

5 minPrep Time

14 minCook Time

19 minTotal Time

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5 based on 3 review(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized banana (1/2 cup mashed)
  • 1 cup gluten free wholegrain rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup grated pear
  • 1/4 cup organic apple juice
  • 1 Tbspn ground flaxseed
  • 1 tspn cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Mash banana in a large bowl with a fork.
  3. Add oats, grated pear, apple juice, ground flaxseed and cinnamon. Mix everything together until well combined.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment or baking paper.
  5. Get a spoonful of the mixture and gently form into a ball so is shaped like a cookie.
  6. Place the cookie balls onto the tray spaced evenly. Press down gently on each ball with the bottom of a glass to gently flatten.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. These can also be frozen and thawed when needed.
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12 Comments

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    Katherine|Wanderspice
    May 31, 2017 at 10:50 am It is such a struggle not to opt for the processed stuff sometimes, especially when crunched for time. But these bites look super easy to make and there aren't any ingredients my kids will fuss about. How long to do they last refrigerated?
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      Hope Pearce
      May 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm Hi Katherine, yes these are very easy and very quick to make. They will last 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge or they can be frozen. If freezing wrap them individually in parchment paper and pop in a freezer bag :)
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    Deanna
    May 31, 2017 at 11:23 am Oh this sounds like heaven!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm Thank you Deanna! :)
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    Luci's Morsels
    May 31, 2017 at 12:15 pm These look so delicious and I love how simple they are to make. Thank you for sharing these! I cannot wait to try this recipe! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm Thank you so much Luci! :)
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    Christine
    May 31, 2017 at 12:45 pm I don't have kids but I'd love to eat these myself! Love all the flavors in here.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm Thank you Christine, yes I'm quite partial to them myself :)
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    Mindy Fewless
    May 31, 2017 at 12:53 pm My son would devour these!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm Hi Mindy, yes my son loves them too, they don't last long around here :)
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    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    July 14, 2017 at 3:12 am I love how easy they are!! And full of goodness :) I love coming back here for some healthy recipes! Thank you for sharing :)
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      Hope Pearce
      July 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm Thanks for stopping by Deepika and for your lovely comments. Yes these are so easy - they only take a few minutes to make, which is great! :)

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