When you are a parent, the more super quick and easy shortcuts you can take with various things throughout the day are KEY. I am a big fan of these shortcuts when it comes to breakfast. My son loves breakfast – it’s the best he eats all day – baaasically an adult portion of food. What I usually do is make him a protein pancake (Kodiak Cakes FTW) and a smoothie.
He loves the pancake, it’s not that difficult to throw together, and it’s healthy. BUT – I am not a morning person, so any way I can make my mornings easier, sign me up sister. And these beautiful oatmeal cups literally made my breakfast life SO EASY for the week that we had them around the house, and I 100% need to make another batch for this week!
They are super healthy, super filling, SO easy to make, and you can throw together a batch and store them for easy morning bliss all week long! I would literally pop him in his high chair, crumble one of these oatmeal cups on his tray, and then make his smoothie while he munched on that. He would have the whole thing polished off by the time I even finished the smoothie…I’m telling you guys, it was a huge hit.
These ready-to-go breakfasts are just SO nice, I can’t even say enough about them. Not only were they super handy for getting Ford a super quick breakfast, they were also perfect for Seth and I if we needed a quick meal in the morning. We would grab one or two on the way out the door for church, Seth would grab one on his way to work, we’d grab one in the middle of the day for a snack, and we’d give Ford half of one for a snack mid day too.
They are LIFE SAVERS. #quickbreakfastsforever #morningsarehard #makethemeasy #toomanyhashtags? #I’llstop
Here’s all you do for these, you guys:
- Throw together some uncooked oats, eggs, milk, maple syrup, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix it until it’s totes combined
- Spoon the batter into a lined muffin tin
- Bake for 25 minutes
Let’s discuss why these are JUST the best:
- They take 10 minutes to throw together, and there is no pre-cooking the oats or other ingredient prep required – scoooore.
- All we’ve got goin’ in here is good stuff. Oats are not only super hearty and filling (which is fantastic for little boys who burn through food in approximately 3 minutes), but they are also packed full of antioxidants and fiber.
- No refined sugar! These oatmeal cups aren’t super sweet, but the sweetness that they do have comes from maple syrup. Unrefined versus refined sugar is similar to the difference between whole and refined grains. In the same way that you’ll want to reach for the brown rice instead of white and the whole wheat flour instead of all purpose, you want to try and stick to unrefined sweeteners when you can!
- Between the cinnamon flavor and the maple flavor, these are perfectly fall-y, cozy, and wonderful.
- They last all week in an air tight bag or tupperware, so you’ve got ready-to-go snacks and breakfasts whenever you need them. Parenting win + morning win + all around convenience win = WINNING SO HARD ALL AROUND.
Just…do me a favor…make these and experience the simple ease of breakfast time that these bring to your life + the fall goodness. Sooo much fall goodness. Please and thank you.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is my Monday since Seth had a four day weekend, so it’s a typical Monday strug-fest over here, but we’re makin’ it happen. I’ll chat with you tomorrow!Print
Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (uncooked)
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk (we used whole milk, but any kind will work)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl
- Line a muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners
- Spoon batter into each muffin liner until all the batter has been used
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are golden and the oatmeal cups are set
These kept for about a week in a well sealed ziplock bag! Anything airtight (like a tupperware) will also work just fine.
- Serving Size: 1 oatmeal cup
- Calories: 142
- Sugar: 10 g
- Sodium: 21 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 24 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 5 g
- Cholesterol: 34 mg
If you make this or any of my other recipes, be sure to Instagram it and hashtag #thegarlicdiaries!
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