17 Sep Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups
Super easy to make, these baked apple cinnamon oatmeal cups are soft, chewy and make the perfect healthy breakfast on the go. Especially when Fall is right around the corner. It is also vegan, gluten free, nut free and dairy free.
This post is sponsored by Planet Oat Oat Milk .
Since I made the peanut butter oatmeal cookies, I have been obsessed with the chewy and soft texture. Now back to School season is in full blown and fall is just right around corner. Who doesn’t Fall for our all time favorite flavor combination?
Baked Apple Cinnamon!
Baked Oatmeal Cups: Healthy Breakfast On the Go
Made with gluten free oats, cinnamon, apple s and maple syrup, this baked oatmeal cups recipe is perfect to meal prep ahead in the beginning of the wee. Then you will have delicious and nutritious breakfast ready in 5 seconds every morning.
They are perfect to prepare a batch or two ahead of time during your weekend meal prep. Because these oatmeal cups store well in the refrigerator or the freezer.
During a busy weekday morning, all you need to do is to heat it up and add your favorite toppings. Even better? These baked oatmeal cups are Mess-Free. So you can pack them for the road!
Dairy Free and Nut Free Baked Oatmeal Cups
In order to make this recipe free from a few common allergens, I used Planet oat Oat Milk. It is a great milk alternative that is vegan, dairy free, gluten and nut free. I have been loving this Oat milk in my smoothie, cold brew or plant based recipe like this one. Because it is full-bodied, silky and so creamy.
Besides the delicious taste, Oat milk is rich in lots of essential nutrients our bodies need, such as vitamin A, vitamin D and calcium. Additionally, oat milk is high fiber and low fat. Pour a glass for your little one to enjoy with cookies or these baked apple oatmeal cups.
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal cups
This One Bowl recipe not only requires you 5 seconds to prepare, there is also no additional cleaning needed. That’s right. Because all you need is one bowl, no blender or mixer needed.
First, combine all the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk the oats, apple spices and baking soda in a separate bowl.
Second, add the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients, and mix well.
Then, fill the greased muffin pan with ¾ way full.
Bake 25 – 30 minutes or until tooth pick come out clean.
Last but not least, wait until the oatmeal cups cool (15 – 20 minutes). Use a butter knife or spoon to scrape the wall around the muffins and take them out of the muffin pan, in case the muffins have had any sticking to the pan.
Tips for Making the Best Baked Oatmeal Cups
- First of all, coat a muffin pan with a generous amount of coconut oil. Or use a silicon non-sticking muffin liner. Otherwise, it will be pretty hard and messy to get these cups out of the pan.
- Sauté the apples in cinnamon and coconut oil lightly before mixing in the batter.
- Wait until they are cooled enough before taking them out of the muffin pan (I know, it’s hard).
- The batter will be more liquidy than our normal muffin or cake batter. Trust, me the oats will soak up the liquid. And it will turn out so moist, soft and chewy.
Other Flavors for Baked Oatmeal Cups
The sky is unlimited when it comes to the add-ons you can choose for these baked oatmeal cups. Try these combinations:
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Jelly
- Banana Nut
- Coconut Chips
- Blueberry Lemon
That’s why this breakfast oatmeal recipe is perfect to customize for your little picky eaters. You can change up the flavors, and they will never be bored of them.
How to Serve Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
To begin with, these baked apple cinnamon oatmeal cups are so delicious to be enjoyed by themselves. But you are like me, I always have to load up the toppings. My favorite toppings for these oatmeal cups are yogurt, peanut butter, cacao nibs and/or maple syrup.
Vegan Options: Try dairy free yogurt such as coconut, almond or cashew yogurt.
Nut Free Options: Try sun flour butter or tahini (made with ground sesame seeds).
Crunchy toppings: Cacao nibs, hemp seeds, granola are all great options. Get creative!
The Classic: Maple Syrup!
How to Store Baked Oatmeal Cups
Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Or you can freeze them individually for up to 2 months. When you are ready to enjoy them, simply reheat them in the microwave and add your favorite toppings.
I hope you enjoy these perfect Fall recipe – Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups. You and your family will love these as breakfast or dessert. They are soft, chewy and so easy to make. It is also vegan, gluten free, nut free and dairy free.
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