I love breakfast. But I also love to sleep. The relationship is a work in progress. I sleep as long as I can in the morning and get up in time to hurry to get ready and run out the door. This leaves little room for breakfast. Coffee, yes. Breakfast, no. Coffee is the most important part of the morning anyway.
I am always trying to find a quick breakfast or breakfast on the go. Smoothies are good, but do take a little time and grabbing a banana and eating it in the car just doesn't do it for me. The baked oatmeal cups are the perfect solution and you can make them in batches, keep in a container and have breakfast all week long. Everything I used in these cups I already had in my pantry and fridge. So easy. I made breakfast for a week without even having to go to the grocery store. I like that. It's like eating oatmeal with a little crispyness to them. A twist on a classic. I added coconut, blueberries and chopped almonds to mine. I had to leave a few with just almonds because my husband does not like two of my favorite things: coconut and blueberries. This is a struggle between us.
Coconut + Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups >> Serves 2 for a week
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- toppings: coconut, blueberries, chopped almonds (any topppings you like will be great)
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use muffin/cupcake liners and fill a muffin/cupcake tin. I would recommend liners over spraying each with oil or pam. The liners will keep them together.
In a bowl, whisk the coconut oil, eggs and brown sugar until everyhting is combined and dissolved. Add the almond milk, apple sauce, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Combine. Stir in the oats and baking powder.
Fill the muffin tin almost to the top with the oat mixture. Top each one with your toppings and press into the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes and let them cool for about 10 minutes. Store these in an airtight container so you can enjoy them all week long! You can also make multiple batches and put them in the freezer. You could make breafast for the whole month! Something to think about....