Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
These little gems taste like an apple crisp, but are packed with fiber and flavor and will help to get your day off to a great start. You can eat them warm or at room temperature. If your family likes sweeter oatmeal, then you can always drizzle a little bit of maple syrup or sprinkle some brown sugar on top. If reheating, the microwave or toaster oven both work well!
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter or coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups rolled oats (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped and toasted, if desired (optional)
- 1 small apple, any variety, peeled, cored, and chopped into a fine dice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray (liners won’t work well here).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, applesauce, melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix in the remaining ingredients until well combined.
- Divide the mixture among the muffin tin wells, filling each to the top. If there is any leftover liquid, distribute it evenly among the cups.
- Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until they have risen slightly, are firm to the touch, and golden brown on top. Cool them for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then run a knife around the edge of each muffin and gently lift out. Serve or cool completely on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Mix the dry ingredients together, chop and toast the nuts if using, peel, core, and dice the apple and store tossed with a little lemon juice to prevent browning, or fully prepare the muffins. Scramble Flavor Booster: Add extra cinnamon or nutmeg. Tip: While peeling fruits and vegetables will often given you a smoother texture, leaving the skin on will add more fiber and nutrients to the dish, so if your family is open to it, try leaving the skin on, just make sure to wash your produce well. Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 152, Total Fat: 5g, 8%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 11%; Cholesterol: 39mg, 13%; Sodium: 154mg, 6%; Total Carbohydrate: 23g, 8%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 8%; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 5g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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