Your Go-To Breakfast Solution for Hectic Mornings with Kids!
I know mornings at my house can get pretty hectic, leaving us with minimal time to whip up a nutritious breakfast that everyone will love. The perfect solution? My yummy baked blueberry almond oatmeal cups! These little cups of goodness are not only super tasty but also a total lifesaver on those crazy mornings.
And the best part? They're vegan and gluten-free, catering to everyone's needs.
Having a batch of these hearty oatmeal cups ready to roll in your fridge or freezer – is a true life-saver. Whether it's a rushed school day or a lazy weekend brunch, these pre-made oatmeal cups are here to make your life easier. They're wonderfully soft and satisfying, giving you a cozy and nutritious start to your day.
Life is all about finding clever shortcuts, especially when you're taking care of little ones. Here's why these oatmeal cups are a real game-changer:
Speedy Prep: Spending just 10 minutes whipping up the batter means you'll have breakfast sorted for the entire week.
Customizable Magic: You can personalize these oatmeal cups with your favourite fruits, nuts, or seeds, or even chocolate chips, making them a hit with your whole crew.
Freezer Friendly: Need to plan even farther ahead? These oatmeal cups are like your breakfast backup plan, chilling in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy.
Kid-Approved: Kids are all about fun finger food, and these oatmeal cups totally fit the bill. The yummy flavours and easy grab-and-go style make them a winner for both kids and grown-ups. Better yet - get the kids involved in the easy recipe and they'll love them even more!
With a total prep time of just 45 minutes (including a quick 35-minute bake), these oatmeal cups easily fit into your busy routine. The ingredients are simple yet oh-so-wholesome – with old fashioned rolled oats, cinnamon, almond milk, maple syrup, and ground flaxseed. This awesome combo gives you the energy, fibre and essential nutrients you need to kick-start your family's day.
Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Cups Recipe
PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 35 minutes TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes SERVINGS:12
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, see subs below
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup applesauce
2 tablespoons almond butter
¼ cup blueberries, divided
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, divided
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup muffin tin with silicone or unbleached paper cupcake liners. Spray liners with non-stick avocado oil spray.
In a large bowl, mix the cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add the oats and mix again.
In another bowl, whisk together maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla and ground flaxseed. Let sit for about 5 minutes for the flaxseed to soften before adding remaining wet ingredients.
Add almond butter, applesauce, almonds and 1/8 cup of blueberries into the bowl with the ground flaxseed and almond milk.
Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
Scoop mixture evenly into muffin tin with liners and top each cup with remaining blueberries and almonds, pressing them onto the top gently.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until the center of the cups has set and a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow cups to cool before transferring to a storage container and placing them in the fridge or freezer.
For storage: Store baked oatmeal cups in a sealed, air-tight container in the fridge (up to 7 days) or freezer (up to 3 months). Freeze them in an airt-ight freezer bag or container.
*Adapted from Brittany Mullins' Baked Oatmeal Cups Recipe
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