Back-to-school time means busy days and nights for parents (and non-parents)! All of the rushing around can leave you reaching for fast-food or packaged bars for quick breakfasts. While there is nothing wrong with convenience foods every once in a while, you want to make sure you and your family are getting a nourishing start to the day most of the time, especially on hectic days when you need lasting energy to power you through.
Prepping a big-batch breakfast ahead of time can help you feel more organized and ensure you have a healthy meal ready to go in the mornings. These baked oatmeal cups are the perfect solution for make-ahead breakfasts for the week. They are filled with whole-grain goodness for fiber and lasting energy, as well as protein to keep you full all morning. Add any mix-ins that you like, such as fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips! Individual portions mean that these oatmeal cups are easy to grab and go when you’re in a hurry.
Store oatmeal cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days, or freeze up to 2 months, and reheat as needed.
Baked Oatmeal Cups
•2 large eggs
•1 ¼ cups milk, any kind
•1 tsp vanilla extract
•¼ cup honey or maple syrup
•¼ tsp sea salt
•1 tsp ground cinnamon
•1 tsp baking powder
•2 cups rolled oats (GF certified if necessary)
•½ cup dried or fresh fruit, nuts, or other mix-ins
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-well muffin tin with oil.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and honey. Stir in salt, cinnamon baking powder and oats.
Scoop mixture by ¼ cup into muffin tin. Top each with mix-ins of choice.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool before removing and storing oatmeal cups.
Kaleigh McMordie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Master of Nutrition based in Lubbock, Texas. She is passionate about nutrition and healthy living, so much so that she loves to create delicious, nourishing recipes for people trying to live a healthy, vibrant life. Kaliegh’s mission is to help people achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle filled with joy and memories without sacrificing all that is good in life. Follow her on Instagram: @livelytable