Sunday, October 27, 2013

Breakfast Spotlight: Oatmeal Cups

I've been meaning to write about a few recent recipes but keep forgetting to take pictures of the final product -- although my food pictures are not very good so it probably doesn't matter that much!

I've seen a few recipes for oatmeal breakfast cups. We love oatmeal but also eat a ton of eggs in this house. When we come downstairs in the morning, I am usually scrambling to get breakfast made before the little ones start freaking out from hunger. I'm not a fan of eating the same thing every morning and it seems like the girls aren't either, so I'm constantly looking for new ideas. I also love recipes that can be prepped the night before, making mornings that much easier. I threw this mixture together in less than 10 minutes.

The oatmeal cups sounded delicious and nutritious, so I thought that I'd give them a whirl on this Sunday morning.

Topped with pomegranate, blueberries
and chocolate chips

Oatmeal Cups ('Yummy Yummy Porridge Muffins' to the girls)


2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
2 tbsp. chia seeds or flax seeds (optional)
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/4 cups of milk (I used unsweetened almond)
1 egg
1/4 cup of raw honey or pure maple syrup
1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup of melted butter
1 mashed banana
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Toppings: blueberries, raspberries, pomegranate, chocolate chips, nuts/seeds, raisins etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix wet ingredients (minus milk) together.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix.
  • Add milk and mix.
  • Line muffin tin with paper or silicone muffin cups and fill with mixture (2/3 full)
  • Add toppings and bake for 30 minutes. 

They were delicious and everyone devoured them. A few things that I will change for next time:

-- Put more fat into them for the girls -- more butter or some coconut oil.
-- Add more protein. I'm going to try to make some peanut butter and banana ones for Jenn to take to work for breakfast. I also will try grinding up nuts and seeds to add to the oatmeal. The girls still have a tough time with whole nuts and seeds. 


  1. Sounds so yummy & my boys ate on an oatmeal kick recently so I think these will be a huge hit! Thanks :)

  2. I'm totally making these. For myself. NO shame. Need a change from overnight oats (also with chia) and crossfit every morning is making me ravenous. Thanks for posting!

  3. Thank you for sharing - I'm totally making these. Crossfit is making me ravenous (oats are helping) and I love the inclusion of chia so I will be incorporating these into the breakfast rotation!