Bake and take! These baked oatmeal cups make for a great grab and go snack or breakfast option.
Makes 12 Oatmeal Cups
Oatmeal Cup Base:
2-½ c. Old Fashioned Oats
1-½ c. Milk
2-4 tbsp. Maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice
1-2 tsp. Vanilla extract(optional)
1 tsp. Cinnamon(optional)
Dash of salt
Customizable Mix-ins to your Taste:
Try fresh or frozen berries, diced fresh fruit, dried fruit, peanut butter/nut butter, nuts, even chocolate chips too!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners, or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Place all of the ingredients for the oatmeal base into a medium size bowl. Add in any additional mix-ins you may want to use. Stir to mix though.
Evenly distribute the oatmeal mixture into the prepared muffin tin. It will be about 1/4c, per each muffin space. If you have any additional liquid left in the bowl, equally distribute throughout.
For a pretty presentation, add a few optional mix-ins to the top.
Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove oatmeal cups from the tin, and store in the refrigerator for up to one week, or freeze in a freezer bag, and use whenever you want.
To reheat: Place oatmeal cup on a microwaveable safe plate, and reheat in 10 second intervals in the microwave. If reheating from frozen try 30 seconds to start, and then 10 second intervals thereafter.
Recipe note: if sweet is not your thing, make these baked oatmeal cups savory! Omit the the sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon and mix in some cooked veggies, herbs, spices, and, if you like, cheese!
What mix-in combinations to these baked oatmeal cups might you like to try? As always I invite you to leave a comment and leave reply!