Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites at The Happy Housewife
My kids love to help in the kitchen. I love finding recipes that they can help with and that they’ll love to eat. These almond oatmeal breakfast bites make a great quick breakfast or afternoon snack.

Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites




Yield 20 servings


  • 1/2 cup Jif® Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped whole peanuts or almonds
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. MIX almond butter, honey and vanilla in large bowl.
  2. Stir in oats, wheat germ, almonds, chocolate chips and cinnamon until evenly moistened.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  4. Chill 10 minutes and serve

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bite

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

These breakfast bites are so easy to make and my kids made them almost totally by themselves.

Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites at The Happy Housewife

My girls found all the ingredients needed for the recipe.


Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites at The Happy Housewife

They helped measure and pour.

Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites at The Happy Housewife

They mixed up the ingredients.

One thing I’ve realized over the past several years is that the more my kids help in the kitchen the more they want to eat what we make. Here are a few things kids can do in the kitchen to help.

  • Measure ingredients.
  • Pour ingredients.
  • Mix batter.
  • Spoon out dough.
  • Lick the bowl!

You can find more ways to mix up mealtime when you visit the Jif website,  Facebook, or Pinterest.

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  1. I try to vary the treats I make. I don’t stick to the same thing and keep it fun.

  2. I love Jif so thank you for offering this. We like to serve breakfast for dinner sometimes. I love oatmeal with peanut butter. Crunchy peanut butter is good in oatmeal too sometimes.

  3. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Mixing up our meal time at our house involves cutting food and arranging it in fun shapes served on our good dishes.

  4. My family likes to mix up mealtime by having a at home picnic! We like to put a blanket on the floor and eat in the living room by the fireplace! We love JIF too! Our very favorite!

  5. Sheila Laurence says:

    I am eating peanut butter baked oatmeal as I type this. 🙂 We sometimes have movie night, where I make party type food for dinner and we eat watching a movie. TV is OFF at dinner, so this is a rare thing for us.

  6. We mix up mealtime by actually making dinner instead of going out to eat!! LOL does that count??

  7. We have crock pot oatmeal almost every morning with peanut butter, raisins and cane syrup. Delicious, ready when the early bird has to leave, and still perfect when the rest of us want breakfast.

  8. I have 5 boys so that’s one for every weekday…I try to have at least one boy help for a whole day in the kitchen each week. It doesn’t always happen the way I plan, but they usually help a lot anyway.

  9. Dona Hightower Perkins says:

    Sometimes we mix it up by dragging out the card table and setting it up on the porch and dining al fresco! The kids LOVE it and the change of scenery helps to shake everyone out of their crabbiness/tiredness, even me. 😉

  10. We let our girls help stir, measure, set the table, anything really that is safe for them to do and time allows. My girls love to be near me when I cook.

  11. Stefanie Gladden says:

    we love to find easy recipes online that we can all help to make, it’s more fun and quicker that way!

  12. My kids and I love to make different recipes and bake them in muffin tins. They help with portion control. We always make extra to keep in the fridge for a quick snack.

  13. We love to mix-up meal time by making breakfast foods for dinner at least once per week! The kids love it!

  14. We try to invent new ways to eat old classics. Like if we would eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich, try making that into peanut butter and banana pancakes and add a few extra toppings, like honey. My son is allergic to peanuts, but can have tree nuts. We haven’t tried the almond butter, but would love too!

  15. We mix it up at mealtime in so many ways! We do a meal-swap with my neighbor once a week. We take turns making a double batch of something and then walking it down the street to deliver to our friends. Nice to have a break from cooking one night a week. We do picnic dinners with sandwiches, pasta salad, and fruit that we eat outside on a blanket in the grass. We also do homemade pizza night with crazy and fun combinations – like taco or cheeseburger pizza, bbq chicken pizza, and yummy dessert flavors like apple pie or PB&J pizza

  16. Jessie C. says:

    Easy baking recipes are perfect for mixing up mealtime. We love cooking with kids and they love helping in preparing ingredients.

  17. we love trying new recipes or variations of favorites

  18. These Almond Oatmeal Breakfast Bites look great and look so easy. I enjoy finding quick and easy recipes that my kids can help make.

  19. we do breakfast for dinner at least once a week.

  20. We try two new recipes every month to try to mix it up & some make it in to the regular rotation and some are disasters!

  21. Lately, mixing up mealtime is taking something we love to eat and making a healthier version of it. It’s amazing how creative you can get!

  22. I just went through a bunch of old cookbooks and things I’d cut out to see what I haven’t made in a while, made a list of those things, and have been adding them to family favorites throughout the week. My kids, however, are not amused! BTW, we make the recipe you have listed with regular peanut butter, some wheat germ and add coconut rather than other nuts. We call them protein balls and they are a huge hit.

  23. We mix up meal time by having the grandkids play restaurant. They have fun choosing the selections, printing menus, helping to make and serve the food. Now to get help with the clean up and it will really be mixed up.

  24. Susan Christy says:

    I make 3 or 4 new recipes a week, so we are always mixing it up by eating something new and different.

  25. I mix up mealtime by doing breakfast for dinner on Fridays. Ever since I was little, we ate eggs and cinnamon toast, or a fried egg sandwich on Fridays.

  26. We mix up mealtime by finding awesome recipes on pinterest and eating fresh local produce (when we can) to add some great healthy variety to my families diet!

  27. I keep six months worth of frozen meat in the freezer that thaws out in 10 minutes – sometimes we eat dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner….

  28. I like to try new recipes in order to mix it up and keep my family happy!

  29. We have breakfast for supper about once every couple of weeks, and once in a while, we really mix it up and have ice cream for supper!

  30. Lisa Brown says:

    I like to mix up meal time by cooking outside, if we can, or eating breakfast foods at dinner, makes a fun change.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  31. I’ll cook up an entire box of whole wheat pasta and make 2 or 3 different pasta salads with to have in the fridge for the next few days.

  32. Try new ethnic recipes to expand our palates!

  33. we like to mix it up and let the kids help cook dinner sometimes, they always have so much fun helping cook!

  34. Sometimes I add in shakes or exotic fruits.

  35. I wish that I had a tip for mixing up mealtime but I am horrible at it. Homeschooling is actually helping me mix up mealtime a little bit. Our reading comp guides sometimes suggest recipes or other food-related activities that go along with the chapters in the books we are reading. This has helped me with new meal ideas and the kids really enjoy helping with these meals.

  36. crock pots! with just about every recipe for it, mix it all up and let it cook for 6-8 hours. easiest thing ever.

  37. We mix it up by having breakfast for dinner or appetizers as our main course. I like the flexibility and fun of changing things up : )

  38. I don’t really mix things up, but I love trying new recipes to keep things fresh and un-boring.

  39. I like to try a new recipe once a week.

  40. I let the kids pick the veggies they want for dinner

  41. I like to sneak veggies in the meal.

  42. debbie jackson says:

    My tip for mixing it up is to have a culture night and try dishes from other countries and cultures.
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  43. debbie jackson says:

    My tip for mixing it up is to have a culture night and try dishes from other countries and cultures.
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  44. I like to mix up mealtime by serving breakfast for dinner!

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