Three Snack Treats to Bake With Your Preschooler
Excerpted from the Baking with Rachel website, used by permission. Photo credit: Rachel Knecht
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites
This recipe comes together in a snap and is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or snacktime. Be sure to let these cool before eating because the chocolate is hot and can burn little fingers and tongues.
Makes 12 to 16 bites
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 2/3 cup old-fashioned or instant oats
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat oven to 350 ℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl use a fork to mash the banana until creamy. Add egg white, honey, oatmeal, salt and cinnamon; continue mixing with the fork until the dough is homogenous. Let it rest for five minutes.
Add in chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough. The dough may look dry, but that is okay. Using your hands, firmly press the mixture together to form 2-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until the balls are golden brown on the bottom and dry to the touch. Cool and enjoy. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
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