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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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  • http://msprungirl.blogspot.com Ali

    I absolutely love EB, and the recipe mentioned I’ve been making once a week since January! Love her recipes

  • Marie Colmer

    Do you know the nutritional info on these?  ie cals, fat, etc?

  • Celeste

    I am making these now. Followed directions exactly and they seem very liquids. Is that how they ate supposed to be??

  • CBP

    Hey these are pretty yummy. I made them with gluten free oats, 3 eggs and rice milk.  It made 18 small muffins.

  • Geiertaxi6

    Very mushy on bottom, very liquidy. Any chance the flour was left out on accident?

  • Melissabmayfield

    Add more oats, and cook for about 25 mins.  That sound cure them being liquidy 

  • Saradelpino

    What would the calorie intake be on just 1 mufin?

  • sntruss

    Mine made 21 muffins and I followed the recipe exactly. The batter was a little soupy but they were still good and my guy roommates love them!

    I typed the recipe into myfitness pal and the nutrional info is as follows:

    1 muffin = 132 cal, 3.6 grams of fat (1.7 saturated), 10.8 grams of sugar 22.6 g carbs

  • Pudd_88

    What an egg free version?

  • Jjhowar19

    You can always use 1 tbsp of flax instead of an egg!

  • Kelly Ford

    have you ever tried ener-g egg replacer?  I didn’t try it with this recipe yet but I have had good results in the past.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1038592510 Lisa Ann

    Loved this recipe but substituted the skim milk for vanilla almond milk and it was great……I have trouble with dairy so answered that problem.  

  • Kasey Johnson

    I just made these, and substituted pumpkin for banana as that’s what I had on hand. They turned out great and I can’t wait to eat them for breakfasts this week. Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  • Slushers09

    do you know if the 1 minute oats will work?

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  • Ucfgirlie2023

    the first batch I made was the same. got to leave them in a little longer and let them sit for a while and then they will harden :)

  • Melissaxja

    I made these and they were sooo good. Used truvia instead of sugar and used half the amount

  • Melissaxja

    Wasn’t soupy at all- just cook until u stick a toothpick and it comes out clean- I used whole wheat oats

  • http://www.togobrands.com/ Healthy To Go!

    Looks tasty!

  • Efm16

    This recipe is really great!! Looked gorgeous and tasted great. Will be making these again…and each one is 4 weight watchers points.

  • Tmtangen

    You can add a little protein powder and that will thicken it up a bit, I used to make muffins like this without any sugar and just substituted protein powder for a healthy boost.

  • Nancy Johnson

    Mine are in the oven right now! Christina Orso from Charleston, SC has an awesome blog about the balance between having a fit and healthy lifestyle…while also making time for cookies! i.e.: it’s all about balance :) She has won Best Local Interest Blog two years in a row and is currently a contender for a three-peat! Check her out at http://www.hungrymeetshealthy.com

  • Kristineven

    Sooo good!! Made a batch this morning only substituting dark chocolate chunks and they are very flavorful and moist!! Thank you!

  • Mollybfarley

    Do they need to be frozen?

  • Mariahburt

    220 calories for 1 of 12 servings. If you sub out the chocolate chips for raisins, it drops to 197

  • Ashleighmichelle

    Just made these and loved them.
    I let the batter sit for about 10
    Minutes before I baked them
    That way the liquid had a chance
    To soak into the oatmeal

  • Rturpen03

    I am making these tonight…substituting greek yogurt for the eggs and didn’t have skim milk so I used water. Also I do not own a muffin pan so I used 9 x 13 cake pan, 20 minutes to go!

  • Tavares Lauren

    does anyone know how many weight watcher points these are?!?

  • Shieldk

    I made them today and all my guys in the house love them!! Great for quick out the door mornings! Thanks!!

  • Bethburdge

    love the recipe

  • Courtney Birst

    Favorite fit blogger for you to highlight: http://www.courtneyruns.com !!

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  • http://twitter.com/createsjg Sandra Garcia

    I would be inclined to experiment with a little ground flax seed and healthier sweetener. Let the recipe sit for 15 miinutes or so to allow oats to soak up moisture and you may find they aren’t as wet

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  • Moasalgueiro

    This recipe is a success in my house, my toddler and hubby love those muffins. 

  • Krissy31

    Just made these. They are awesome! I needed a healthy snack, besides fruit And veggies. Thank you for sharing!!!

  • KristenA22

    Soo yummy! Way better then the last recipe i tried for similar muffins :)

  • Kellie

    Made these tonight and my husband and daughter love them!

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  • eaw

    I made this recipe last night. The batter was very wet, so I took another poster’s advice and let it sit so the oats could absorb some of the liquid. I also ended up baking them an extra 5 minutes, but they came out perfect, and taste great the next morning. I had to use three bananas to get to 3/4 cup.

  • Mmahon

    I made bigger muffins, 12. I added protein powder, ground flax seed, walnuts, sub’d light vanilla soy milk and agave for sugar. Put in to fitness pal, 246.2 cal 3 sat fat 31.3 carbs/11.4 sugars protein 11
    I took everyones advice…letting set before and after, cooked longer since bigger. Texture was great and really tasty! Next time I think I’ll sub raisins for chocolate even though I love chocolate.

  • Milesde2000

    can you use quick oats?

  • Milesde2000

    Could I use Quick oats?

  • Milesde2000

    I added an extra 3/4 cup of oats to the original 3 suggested. It seemed to help with the liquid issue of the batter. Our Sun. School class devoured them! Used less choc. chips also,but still too much

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  • Sheenes88

    Just made these and the turned out great! Will be making these again!

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  • Grossbomb8

    I added a little more oats to thicken the mixture. I also substituted agave nectar in place of brown sugar and used 1c skim milk instead of 1 1/4c. Turned out great!

  • Amlack32

    Made mine with some banana rum butter I had canned last year, I left out the sugar and threw in some peanut butter! Yum!

  • julieanne

    Made these…declicious!!