Coconut-Cashew Breakfast Bites


Never skip breakfast again: keep these coconut and date breakfast bites in the fridge or freezer, and you'll always have a grab-and-go option for busy mornings.

Coconut-Cashew Breakfast Bites
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 3 whole pitted Medjool dates

  • ¼ cup boiling water

  • cup cashew butter or peanut butter

  • ¼ cup dried apricots, quartered

  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds or flaxmeal

  • 2 tablespoons roasted salted cashews

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dark chocolate (Optional)

  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Combine oats and coconut in a small shallow baking pan. Bake, stirring once, until the coconut is light brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

  3. Meanwhile, combine dates and boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  4. Transfer the dates to a food processor and process until chopped. Add the oat mixture, cashew (or peanut) butter, apricots, chia seeds (or flaxmeal), cashews, ginger, and salt. Pulse until the mixture clings together. Stir in chocolate, if using. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls to make 12 breakfast bites. (See Tips.) Serve with yogurt for dipping.


Tips: Refrigerate the bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
13g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 129mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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