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Fit Blogger We Love: Emily Bites

Written on June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm , by

Emily loves creating fast, healthy recipes—and we love her for that!

We’re all busy. So when it’s time to whip up a healthy dinner that won’t have us slaving away for hours, where’s a girl to turn? We love hopping over to Emily Bites for a dose of inspiration, where we’re guaranteed a simple recipe that’s going to tickle our taste buds. Heck, even Anderson Cooper loves her stuff! We chatted with the chef in the kitchen to find out more about how she keeps her fit life balanced and which snack she always loves to whip up. Oh, we managed to nab a yummy recipe from her too. You can thank us later.

My favorite way to work out: Definitely Zumba. I love to dance and Zumba is so much fun. If I wasn’t sweating so hard, I’d almost forget I was working out! I always wear my heart rate monitor when I go and at the end of class I get a kick out of seeing how many calories I’ve burned doing an activity I love.

On my fit life list: To run a half-marathon someday, preferably the Disney Princess Half because it looks like a blast (and I really want a race bib that says “Princess Emily” on it). I used to run a few years back, but I got out of it. I’m currently walking and running in intervals, trying to work my way back up to straight running.

My fave fit snack: I love hummus with veggies, particularly the homemade Buffalo Wing Hummus I have on my blog. I almost never buy pre-made hummus now that I know how easy it is to make at home.

Most embarrassing song I’ll admit I work out to: This is hard because I listen to a lot of embarrassing ’90s music. Maybe “I Wanna Be Bad” by Willa Ford?

Olympic sport I’d love to try: I used to figure skate when I was growing up, so if it’s the winter Olympics, I’d definitely go with skating. As for the summer Olympics, I’ve always wanted to play tennis. I have a racquet and I’ve fooled around with it a little bit, but I would love to be great at it.

Keep reading for a delicious snack straight from Emily’s kitchen!

Whip up these light bites for a healthy snack!

With summer in full swing, the last thing you want to do is slave away in the hot kitchen when you could be poolside with friends! For a healthy treat everyone will enjoy, whip these up and indulge all week long.

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Singles

Serves 18

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly mist 18 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites, egg, mashed banana, milk and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until blended together. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon the oatmeal mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake uncovered for 18 to 22 minutes or until oatmeal is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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  • Cora

    Found your recipe yesterday evening on Pinterest and made them this morning.  They came out perfect and are deeelicious!!  Will definitely make these on a regular basis and my husband loved them!

  • Chrissy Cavey

    do you happen to know what the fiber and protein is? Trying to figure out how many WW points they are…

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  • Mel

    You should highlight Tarlynn Mcnitt from undressed skeleton! 

  • Claire

    Lol, I just wanted to share that “I Wanna be Bad” by Willa Ford is on my workout playlist, too! These look delicious, and I’ll definitely be trying them.

  • Tastee6t

    Too bad there is no nutritional information

  • Pretzerbeth

    I don’t like bananas, is there another fruit you’d recommend? I was thinking a Berry, but not sure they’d work.

  • Kkess216

    Great recipe! Thank you for posting. My 4 year old twins loved this! I will definitely make over and over again….my only change is to bake for a little longer….my oven is historically slow :O)

  • Whit769

    can these be stored? how?

  • Bobendicott

    what are the nutritional values and W.W.s points

  • Bryjac09

    These were so good. I used dark chocolate instead of semisweet and tasted even better .. Thanks for the receipe .

  • Anon

    I made these last night and they were awesome!!!! I used mini muffin tins and I think it was a good idea because of how soft these are. I put it in a 350 oven then lowered it to 325 and baked for 35-40 mins. I also added raisins and cinnamon. I think next time I’ll put even more cinnamon.

  • cindy_dy0121

    Thanks, I have recently been searching for info about this topic for a while and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now.


  • Mrsrpena

    Just took these out of the oven and they look just like the picture and taste sooo ummm delicious :)

  • Jill

    I made these today. The first batch just came out of the oven so i haven’t had a chance to actually try and eat one yet. However, I do believe there is too much liquid in this recipe. The muffins were super soupy. But, like i said, I haven’t had a chance to eat one so it may taste just fine. I was excited to make these, but again I wish it weren’t so soupy.

  • Jill

    Update: I just tried one. I’m not a big fan. They don’t taste very flavorful. The only reason I have any flavor in my mouth is because of the dark chocolate chips that I added instead of the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

  • Jen

    I just baked these this morning. They came together quickly, and my one year old and three year old liked them a lot….I found them to be just so-so. They were a little bland. I added cinnamon and extra vanilla, but still not a whole lot in the flavor department. I did not have trouble with them being soupy or mushy, just have to watch them and bake til a toothpick comes out clean. I ran a knife around the edge of each cup in my muffin tin to loosen the oatmeal bites, then let them cool a good 10 minutes before removing them from the tin. If I were to make these again, I’d probably add an extra 1/4 cup of sugar, and more cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. Maybe even a little coconut.

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  • Katie Swartley

    I just baked these – they are amazing and husband-approved! It made 21 for me as well and I also followed the advice of someone below to let the batter sit about 10 minutes before baking which helped to soak up some of the liquid. I’m definitely making these again :0)

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  • Jen

    Hi! I put these in the WW recipe builder and found they’re 3PP each. I also swapped out the egg/egg whites for unsweetened applesauce, the skim milk with unsweetened almond milk, and decreased the chocolate chips to 1/2 cup. They were still 3PP each. :)

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  • Shannon

    Could you use oat bran instead of oatmeal?

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  • Alliecat

    I love this recipe, as do my 7,5, and 1 year old! It made a lot, so I froze then and pulled them out for breakfast on busy school mornings! I also made a variety pack…chocolate chips, cinnamon raisin, and pecan, yummy!