5 Minute Oat Bites – Quickest & Healthiest Vegan Dessert

5 Minute Oat Bites – Quickest & Healthiest Vegan Dessert

Savvy Maria

A teacher living in Cyprus trying to spread the vegan message and make the world a better place for human and non-human animals. Nutrition enthusiast, vegan foodie, panda obsessed & crazy dog lover

Quick ‘n Easy

Ever since I went vegan, my love for cooking has grown tremendously. Turning vegan has literally changed the way I think about food. I am always eager to use new plant based ingredients and experiment in the kitchen!  Having said that, desserts are not my strong suit! I am yet to succeed at making a big, elaborate cake! Bare with me, I’m trying my best! ♥

In the meantime, a girl’s gotta have dessert! So this oat bites recipe is for all you guys who are still struggling with complicated dessert recipes! It’s probably the quickest and healthiest dessert you can think of! With only 5 minutes prep time and so few ingredients, I promise these oat bites will become your last-minute-go-to dessert!

5 Minute Oat Bites – Quickest & Healthiest Vegan Dessert

Oats are probably the most useful ingredient in vegan recipes. You can use oats for practically everything. From shakes to cake crusts. They are such a versatile ingredient and a must-have in your vegan pantry.

Oats are naturally gluten free but most commercial oats are processed in facilities where they also process wheat, barley, and rye and thus there is a high risk of contamination. For the average person, oats of any kind should not not cause any problems but for gluten-intolerant people, I suggest you choose the ones that are clearly marked as gluten free.

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Let’s take a look at the nutritional value and benefits of oats:

Nutritional information per 50 g serving:

  • 190 calories
  • 32g carbohydrates
  • 5g of dietary fiber
  • 1g sugar
  • 5.3g fat (only 0.5g saturated)
  • 7g protein

Benefits:

  • Oats contain beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol and boosts immune system
  • Avenanthramide is an antioxidant substance present in oats which slows down the oxidation of LDL cholesterol
  • Phyto-chemicals in oats as well as in other vegetables and grains have an anti-cancerous effect
  • High amounts of dietary fiber found in oats are great for digestion and regulation of bowel movement
  • Oats are a great source of complex carbohydrates which provide lots of energy and fuel the body longer and more efficiently.

You can’t go wrong with oats! Try to add them to your daily diet. These 5 minute oat bites are the perfect way to do it! Delicious and nutritious! Enough with the prologue, let’s just get to the chase!

Ingredients (10 oat bites):

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for a couple of minutes
  • Wet your hands and mold mixture into small balls (bites)
  • Refrigerate for half an hour! Perfection! You can also bake them to get a crispier effect but that is absolutely optional. Personally, I prefer the no-bake version!
  • Garnish with some dairy free chocolate syrup!

As simple as that! No culinary skills needed! These 5 minute oat bites are the perfect quick-fix vegan dessert!

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I hope you enjoy them! Feel free to leave your questions and comments in the designated section below and post your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #veggiesavvy .

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