Are you looking for a quick, healthy and filling breakfast on the go? Then look no further: Blueberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal Cups are just the right breakfast (or even snack)!
Baked Oatmeal Cups: Nutritious Breakfast On The Go
Baked oatmeal cups are the perfect breakfast food because they have a combination of all macronutrients: complex carbohydrates from the oats, protein from eggs and milk, and healthy fats from flaxseed and walnuts. They are also a great source of fiber. The fiber in oats is called beta glucan and has been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels and improve blood sugars. Flaxseed and walnuts provide omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation.
Why Make Baked Oatmeal Cups?
Here is why you should make these baked oatmeal cups:
- they are made ahead of time so you don’t need to worry about breakfast for the week
- they are portable
- they are filling so you’re not hungry within an hour
- they contain a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats
- they store well in the fridge for up to a week
- they can be frozen (make two batches and freeze!)
- they can be tailored to your preferences
Baked Oatmeal Cup Formula
It’s easy to create a custom baked oatmeal cup. Follow this ‘formula’:
- 3 cups oatmeal
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 c milk
- 1/3 cup sweetener
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix well. Then add custom add-ins and combine all together. Scoop into muffin tin and bake!
Tailor Baked Oatmeal Cups to Your Preferences
Baked oatmeal cups can be tailored to your preferences:
- You can substitute any fruit you like, such as apples, peaches, raspberries, or any fresh, frozen, or dried fruit
- You can add any type of seed or nut, such as pumpkin seeds, almonds, or pecans
- You can add your own spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice
- You can add any sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, or stevia
- You can add fruit purees such as apple sauce, pumpkin puree or mashed banana
Healthy Blueberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal Cups
A quick and nutritious breakfast on the go!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 3 tbsp flaxseeds ground
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Pre-heat oven to 350oF
Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a bowl add the oats, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and flaxseed. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk 2 eggs. Add 1 cup milk and 1/3 cup honey and whisk well.
Add the dry mix to the liquid mix and combine all together.
Add the walnuts and blueberries and mix gently all together.
Scoop the mixture into the muffin tin.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Store in airtight container for up to 5 days or in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months.
- To eat, heat up in the microwave for a few seconds or enjoy as is!
- Muffin cups may dry up over time. You can add a couple tsp of milk before heating it for added moisture.