I don’t know about you, but it seems like I always need food for my four kids. Breakfast – they’re hungry. Lunch – gotta pack them something nourishing. After school, you know the drill. 8:30 at night – what?? Why are my kids always hungry?! I love healthy real food snacks that I can make ahead of time and have on hand to pull out when those two little words are heard. Which is why I love these baked oatmeal cups. I think you’re gonna love them, too!

Baked Oatmeal Cups – a healthy, real food snack

  • They can be prepared in one bowl in under 10 minutes.
  • You can get creative in your add-in’s – I used diced apples once, and blueberries another time. You can also try raisins, diced strawberries or even seeds or chocolate chips (or even a blend!).
  • Baked oatmeal cups are a real food snack. Beware, processed and packaged junk! We are ready for you!
  • They offer filling and fibrous oats, which will hopefully stave off any hunger. For a short while, we can hope!
  • If you stock a real food kitchen, the ingredients are items that you’ll likely already have on hand.

A healthy snack that you can prepare ahead of time and also freeze

Make these on the weekend and serve them with fruit for a quick, yet nourishing breakfast. Toss one into your kids’ lunchboxes, or use them as a healthy after-school snack. The options are endless.

How to remove these baked oatmeal cups

I’m a sucker for hand-held snacks. I mean, why dirty additional dishes if you don’t need to? I’m all about ways to minimize the mess. On that note, a tip about removing these baked oatmeal cups after cooking: Be sure to spray your muffin tins generously to assist in removal and let them completely cool before attempting to take them out. Use a butter knife to go around the edges to loosen them before removing.

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Baked oatmeal cups: a tasty gluten free snack that's portable and nutritious.
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Portable and tasty baked oatmeal cups. A healthy snack that's easy to prepare and great to take on the go for a healthy breakfast or school lunch option.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffin
Servings: 10 -12
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup blueberries diced apples or other fruit of choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, milk and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Add cinnamon, oats and baking powder. Gently fold in blueberries.
  3. Spray muffin tins. Using the 1/3 cup that you used for the maple syrup, fill muffin tins. You will get 10-12 muffins when done. Bake for 27-30 minutes. Let cool before removing.

  4. Store in an air-tight container or Ziplock bag in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Did you try these? Want to comment on your child(ren)’s never-ending hunger? Talk to me!

 

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