I love the idea of anything “to-go.” I think they’re just so handy to have stored in the fridge when you’re rushing out the house like a mad woman. I especially LOVE these because they’re cute and customizable.
I have this thing with customizable foods. It’s weird. I love adding and mixing my own toppings!
I may be slightly biased here because oats are one of my favourite things ever (after sushi and frozen yogurt, obviously), but if you haven’t tried baked oatmeal you basically haven’t lived.
You’ll find many variations of baked oatmeal online with cups full of sugar or merely a banana to sweeten it. I was looking for something healthy, without tasting like cardboard and falling apart, and I’m so happy to have finally found it!
I followed this recipe but tweaked it just a little, so I’ve left my version below.
You can add any kind of toppings you’d like, but if you’d like some of my recommendations:
+ apple with extra cinnamon
+ dark chocolate chips
+ nuts (walnuts work great!)
+ goji berries
Feel free to mix these too! I loved the combination of bananas & dark chocolate chips.
Grab-and-Go Baked Oatmeal Cups
¼ cup melted coconut oil (you could also use canola oil)
1 cup packed brown sugar *
½ cup organic applesauce
1½ cups vanilla almond milk (alternatively any other milk)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (use GF if necessary)
2 tsp. baking powder
* If you’d like to cut down the sugar, substitute some for flax, coconut sugar, or date sugar. You may not even need 1 cup, depending on how sweet you like them.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper or paper/foil muffin liners.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the applesauce, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until well combined. Stir in the oats and baking powder.
3. Fill the muffin tin with ¼ cup of the oat mixture in each muffin cup. Add your favorite toppings. Push the toppings down into the oat mixture with a spoon.
4. Bake for 30 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes before eating. Store in an airtight container or freeze in a zip top storage bag.
My favourite combinations were the banana + dark chocolate chips, and apple + cinnamon. SO GOOD. If you guys give them a try, make sure to tag Sunday Chapter on Instagram or Twitter so I can see all your amazing creations (and toppings!)
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