Feeding hungry minds…

August 16th, 2013

Hungry minds need to eat breakfast. For school kids, breakfast really is an important way to start the day. Why?  Research shows kids who eat breakfast are more likely to be focused and ready-to-learn than those who skip breakfast. With the back-to-school spirit, in the Food First kitchen tonight we’re whipping up No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites. Delicious!


Join me tomorrow on CTV Edmonton Morning Live for more on why breakfast is important plus tips on making breakfast count and most importantly kid-friendly recipes!

Feature Recipe:

No-Bake Breakfast Bites

Yield: 24 bites


1 ½ cups                   quick oats

1 cup                        oat flour

½ tsp.                       baking soda

½ tsp.                       salt

½ cup                       coconut sugar

1 tsp.                        pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

2/3 cup                     canned pumpkin or cooked sweet potato

4 tbsp.                      2% evaporated milk

2 tbsp.                      coconut oil

1 tsp.                        vanilla extract


Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl and combine all wet ingredients in another. Combine dry and wet ingredients mixing well with your hands or a paddle attachment. Break into 1 Tbsp. size pieces and roll into balls. Chill or freeze for easy grab-and-go energy.


Use Only Oats® Quick Oats and Oat Flour to make this recipe gluten free. Substitute cooked sweet potato for canned pumpkin it’s equally delicious!