Make-ahead Oatmeal Cups

Make-ahead Oatmeal Cups:

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Ok you guys, if you know me at all you know about my love for oats (and you definitely know about my love for eggs..but that’s for a different time).

Summer is coming to an end and fall is slowly creeping up on us, and for most people that means busier schedules- a lot more early mornings, rushing out of the house, and running around all day. It can be pretty crazy at times, which is why I want to share this recipe I’ve created for a quick, nutritious, and satisfying breakfast (that tastes amazing if I do say so myself).

The batch makes 12 servings. That’s 12 days of a grab-and-go breakfast. And the best part? You can freeze the oatmeal cups to have whenever you’d like! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Enjoy.

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Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats (or any oats you have on hand)

cinnamon (to taste)

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

honey (to taste. I’d suggest up to 1/4 cup)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup greek yogurt (use vanilla greek yogurt for added flavor)

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, cashew, soy, etc.) *Can use dairy milk if desired

You can make them just like this, or you can add a few of your favorite things.

Example:

  • Protein powder
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat over to 350*
  2. In a bowl whisk together oats, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl beat eggs. Slowly stir in honey, vanilla, greek yogurt, coconut oil, and non-dairy milk.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix until all oats are covered in the liquids.
  5. Divide the mixture into a 12-cup muffin pan sprayed with cooking spray. If you’re adding extra ingredients, fill each slot halfway full, add whatever ingredients you choose (be sure to press them in softly), then use the rest of the oat mixture to fill the the slots.
  6. Bake 27-30 min. or until the oatmeal cups are golden brown.
  7. Let cool 3-5 minutes.

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Note:

Once they cool, wrap in plastic and store in a plastic bag. When ready to eat, remove the plastic wrap and set on microwave safe plate. Microwave for 2-3 min. (more or less, if needed).

To avoid the oatmeal cups from drying out, sprinkle small amount of water on top of the oatmeal cups before heating.

To add even more flavor, you could drizzle with maple syrup, honey, agave, or even melted peanut butter.

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