Have you heard of Spirulina powder? I started using it last week actually, in a smoothie bowl. I loved it.
This morning I decided to make oatmeal bites using Spirulina powder. They came out great and they were so easy to make. The recipe is very similar to the oatmeal bites I have made in the past, only it’s even easier and with less ingredients.
This article by the Welness Mama on Spirulina is a nice easy read. Read it here Spirulina Benefits if you are interested in it. Based on this article and many others I read on Spirulina, I decided to try it mostly because of all the running I’ve been doing lately; especially long runs. I found an organic option at HomeGoods.
I need to be better and eat before heading out for a long run. A couple of these bites should do the trick.
Try them yourself using my recipe below!
Spirulina+Coconut Oatmeal Bites
- 1 banana (mashed)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp Spirulina powder
- 2 cups rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free)
- 1 /4 cup coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin tin (12 muffin tin) with cooking spray.
- Mash the banana in a large bowl. Add the milk, egg, syrup, vanilla and spirulina powder. Whisk well until combined and smooth.
- Add the oats, coconut flakes and baking powder and mix well.
- Spoon the oatmeal mixture into the muffin tin. About two spoonfuls per muffin.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove and let cool.
Sprinkle with additional coconut flakes (optional) for serving.
Recipe written and tested by Hannah Hiller of Detroitisforfoodies.com