Grab one or two of these flavor-packed oat bites while on the go and transport yourself to a cozy afternoon tea no matter where you are! Made with Earl Grey tea and they're gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free.
Recently I’ve found myself even more on the go with wedding planning hitting full force. Between meeting with florists, my wedding planner, and running what seems like 1,000 errands, I’ve found myself not finding the time to eat, and then quite hangry when intense hunger strikes! After a few of these incidents, I’ve started prepping for these busy days ahead of time, by packing healthy food that I can easily eat on the go.
WHY ON THE GO OAT BITES ARE A GREAT OPTION
While mason-jar salads, overnight oats, and sandwiches are great options for lunch, they're not great for eating on the go. For those days full of car rides, I’ve created these awesome little lemon muffin oat bites! They're extremely portable, and they’re not crumbly or messy!
These portable treats are made of oats to keep you feeling fuller longer. The combination of earl grey, lemon and oats make for an energizing and satisfying treat. Say no to hanger with these little bites!
And, not only are these a satiating snack, they’re also super delicious. The earthiness of the earl grey combined with the brightness of the lemon and sweetness of the maple syrup literally tastes like a bite of afternoon tea.
HOW TO MAKE EASY LEMON EARL-GREY OAT BITES
First - Steam the almond milk and the tea for a few minutes and then let it sit for ten minutes.
Second - Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and then mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Third - Strain the tea leaves from the milk and whisk into the wet ingredients and then stir the wet into the dry ingredients.
Fourth - Spoon the batter into the muffin tin and bake for approximately fifteen minutes.
These crunchy little oat bites with lemon and tea are a great on the go breakfast or snack. They're also perfect for afternoon tea. They're chewy and so satisfying. Make a double batch and freeze the extras so you can always have some on hand.
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LEMON TEA OAT BITES JUST RIGHT
Watch the almond milk carefully so it doesn't begin to boil. You only want to steam it. You also want to be sure to let it sit for the full ten minutes so you get the full flavor of the tea.
Make sure that you buy certified gluten-free oats if you need these to be gluten-free.
Check the expiration dates on your flour and baking powder.
Don't over mix the wet and dry ingredients.
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Lemon Earl-Grey Oat Bites
- 3/4 cup Unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup Earl-Grey tea leaves
- 1 1/2 cups Oat flour make sure it's certified gluten-free if necessary
- 1/2 cup All-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp ground sea salt
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 3 tbsp Aquafaba Juice from chickpeas
- Juice from one lemon
- 2 tbsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 350F (176C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
FOR THE TEA
- In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk and tea leaves on medium-low heat until it begins to steam, approximately 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let sit for ten minutes. Be sure to watch the milk carefully so it doesn't boil and let the tea sit for the full ten minutes to get the best flavor. Strain the tea leaves from the milk.
FOR THE DRY INGREDIENTS
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients until fully combines. Set aside.
FOR THE WET INGREDIENTS
- In a medium bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together until combined. Strain the tea leaves and add the milk to the mixture. Stir to combine.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry until combined. Don't over work the flour.
- Fill the muffin tins 3/4 of the way full. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean after inserted into the center. Cool on a wire rack.
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