Saturday, November 23, 2013

Baked Maple Walnut Banana Oatmeal Cups


I'm always searching for healthy breakfast ideas that I can make ahead.  Lately I've been tired of eating cereal.  I found a recipe for Baked Honey Oatmeal with Raspberries and Pistachios on Munchin with Munchkin awhile ago.  I loved the idea of making small servings.  These turned out very good.  They are pretty healthy except for the 2 tbsp of maple syrup.  They are sweet so if you want something that isn't high in sugar you can reduce the amount.  I also tossed in some chia seeds but if you don't have any it's fine to leave out.  This recipe is quite versatile.  You can change up the nuts, add some blueberries or chocolate chips and even use honey instead of maple syrup.  They would even be great  topped with some Greek yogurt.  Bilal loved these and they were also great as a snack.

Baked Maple Walnut Banana Oatmeal Cups
Adapted from Munchin with Munchkin

Makes approximately 6 portions

1 cup large flake oats
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup milk
1-2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you would like it)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped (4-5 walnuts)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Grease muffin tin.

In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients.  Add approximately 2 tbsp of oatmeal mixture to each muffin cup.

Bake 22 minutes.  Let cool slightly.  Run a small rubber spatula around the edge and carefully remove from muffin tin.  Enjoy hot!

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6 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a great idea, especially for a snack for kids! I'm actually really interested in trying these out for Zuni, especially because he seems to be more open to different kinds of foods now (he was a very picky eater before, and I always had the hardest time feeding him).
    Btw, I've seen an idea similar to this except they were eggs baked in a muffin tin. The point was so that you can make a bunch of eggs at the start of the week to last you throughout the whole week. I'm not sure though if I would really enjoy it, I think eggs are one of those things that are best when they're fresh.

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  2. you are such a healthy dieting person as me :) .These cups /muffins look sooooo good.

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  3. this looks like a really healthy idea for a simple breakfast... maybe i'l replace mable syrup with honey?

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  4. I'm always at a loss when it comes to ideas for breakfast...........these look really interesting.

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  5. A nice way to start a day. Thanks for sharing;

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