June 21 2017
Author Matt Fitzgerald shares an oatmeal breakfast recipe from his book The Endurance Athlete that's popular with Scottish elite athletes
Don’t waste any leftovers from your holiday baking! These Cranberry Pumpkin Bites combine some of our favorite fall flavors to fuel your workouts and are made from ingredients you probably have on hand as you prepare for the season’s festivities. Don’t wait – your taste buds will thank you!
1 cup rolled oats, divided
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup light agave nectar (can substitute honey)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
dash of salt
Place 1/2 cup of oats, 1 cup of pecans and 1/2 cup of cranberries in food processor. Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. Add all remaining ingredients (not including 1/2 cup of oats) into the mixture and pulse processor until combined. Add 1/2 cup of oats to bowl and mix together. Using a teaspoonful at a time, roll mixture in the palm of your hands to create round bites. Repeat until all of the ingredients are used. Chill for 2 hours before placing in airtight container to store in refrigerator.
Recipe yields approximately 24 bites.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bite = 1 serving): 59 calories, 3.6 g fat, 6.3 g carbohydrates, 1.0 g protein, 12 mg sodium, 1.2 g fiber.