Gluten-free Chocolate Oat Bites

In about 6 hours I’ll be landing in New York City! I’ve asked some blogger friends to help out the next three weeks while I’m visiting friends and family in the US. First we have another Erin! Erin blogs over at Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. She has a lot of other healthy snacks that I’m sure you’ll want to check out like these Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars, Homemade Cliff Bars, and Healthy Peanut Butter Cups. She posts a lot of savory goodies too so be sure to go and check her out! Now over to Erin.

Hi! I’m Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. I am excited to be helping Erin out today. She was gracious enough to make Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones for me while I was traveling a couple months ago, it was the least I could do to repay the favor. Not to mention Erin has quickly become a great friend. This blogging world can be tough to navigate sometimes, it is so nice to have a friend to turn to.

So as Texanerin Baking fans you are used to the healthier side of sweets. Erin said I didn’t have to make something healthy, but I wanted to try to fit in around here. So I made these chocolate oat bites. They are kind of a cross between a no bake cookie and a granola bar, rolled into one little bite. I love making my own granola bars; I have done a Biscoff Granola Bars, Almond Butter Granola Bars, Chewy Granola Bars, and a Chocolate Granola Bar. They are so easy, and so much better than the store bought kind.

Chocolate oat bites come together in just a few minutes, with no baking involved. So they are perfect now that we are in the hot months of summer. They can be left out or stored in the fridge. I enjoyed mine cold, straight out of the fridge. You can even mix up the flavors very easily too – mix in dried fruit, nuts, or a different flavored chip. We are taking a road trip this summer, and I know I will be packing these in the car for quick healthy snacks.

For another healthy snack that kids will love, try this Whole30 Homemade Larabars Recipe. They look amazing, don’t they?

Thanks for letting me take over today Erin!

Gluten-free Chocolate Oat Bites

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Gluten-free Chocolate Oat Bites
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  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (non-contaminated for GF)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips


  1. In a bowl mix together the mashed banana, coconut oil, honey and vanilla.
  2. Mix in cocoa powder until well combined.
  3. Add oats, mixing until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Fold in the peanut butter chips.
  5. Scoop golf ball sized balls of dough, place on a baking sheet.
  6. Place in fridge for 1 hour to harden.
  7. Store in an air tight container.

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  • Haley says
    July 2, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Where do you find coconut oil in the grocery store?

    • Erin replies to Haley
      July 2, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

      In some, it’s with the other cooking oils and in some it’s in the “health food” section.

  • josee says
    June 22, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    I don’t have coconut oil, can i substitute with something else? Thanks

    • Erin replies to josee
      June 22, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

      I’m guessing butter would work but that’s a whole lot of butter and that takes away from the healthy aspect of this recipe. ;)

      • Alex replies to Erin
        June 25, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

        You can use Tahini (sesame seed paste) with a little honey added to it or even almond milk. I’ve find that tahini works really well with cookies and it packs a nice protein punch.
        These look really good by the way :)

        • Erin replies to Alex
          July 1, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

          Thanks, Alex! That’s good to know. :)

  • Regina | SpecialtyCakeCreations says
    June 6, 2013 @ 12:08 am

    I hope you are having a wonderful time in the states, Erin! I’ll be trying to catch up with reading your posts from last months. Love the new look btw :D

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
    June 5, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    Have a great time being back in the US, Erin! These little oat bites are a perfect travel snack… I’m so looking forward to meeting you at the Ziplist dessert party tomorrow, too!

  • Chamisa says
    June 5, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    These look yummy!! I wish I liked bananas.

  • DessertForTwo
    June 5, 2013 @ 4:40 am

    Oooh! Yum! these look delicious and healthy! I want some! :)

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
    June 4, 2013 @ 3:46 am

    Erin, these look fantastic! What a great little treat! Love that you used banana!

  • Lora @cakeduchess says
    June 4, 2013 @ 2:41 am

    Have a fun trip to NYC! Super guest post from Erin…I’d take a few bites now;)

  • Jules
    June 4, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    Hi there, love the sound of these, but am totally unfamiliar with peanut butter chips. What the?? After googling, they appear to be a nutty substitute for chocolate chunks? Any other substitutes you could recommend for this PBC-ignorant Aussie?

    • Erin replies to Jules
      June 6, 2013 @ 2:03 am

      You could use chocolate chips instead of peanut butter chips or anything you want. They’re not integral to the recipe.

  • Becca from Cookie Jar Treats says
    June 3, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Ok, I kind of hate you for posting this recipe because it looks so good. An I kind o have a portion control problem when it comes to eating small things, so chances are if I make these they will be all mine, and gone by the end of the day :)

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says
    June 3, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    These look amazing Erin!! I love the chocolate. Anything with chocolate is good ;)

  • TiffanyAzure @ says
    June 3, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    Oh my, chocolate and oats…. YUMMY!! Just might have to make these today… Thanks Erin! :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    June 3, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    Hope you have a great trip! These bites look chocolatey good :).

  • Tracey says
    June 3, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    This is the perfect summer snack! I’ve always wanted to try something like this, but a lot of times there are nuts which I’m not big on. So glad these are nut free, they’ll be happening soon!

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
    June 3, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    These bites sound fantastic! I love that they’re so easy to make! Pinning this one and can’t wait to try it out!


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