Easy Breakfast Recipe - Baked Oatmeal Muffins
If you saw my egg muffin recipe, you already know that my time in the morning is precious and I love finding ways to prep and make delicious breakfast options for a seamless morning. The egg muffins were a hit with the readers and followers so it seems that several people feel just the same. I began thinking of other ways to make easy breakfast recipes that follow my effortless morning criteria. My breakfast criteria:
One stop shop - the prepped breakfast needs to have just about everything in that one dish, I don’t mind adding a side or two, but the majority of my needs should be met by whatever I am prepping.
It needs to take minimal cooking skills - I am a believer that nutritious food does not require a lot of skill and can take minimal time. The time I dedicate to prepping food on the weekends ideally would be an hour or less.
It needs to be flavorful - If I am taking time out of my Sunday the food needs to be flavorful, life is too short to eat foods we don’t like.
These baked oatmeal cups meet that criteria. I made them with everything I already had in my pantry, they require minimal time and skill, and they taste pretty good! Another bonus, you can really customize them to your taste preference, add in whatever toppings and flavors you prefer. Based on what I already had I added peanut butter, chocolate chips, cinnamon, chia seeds and walnuts. Other topping options could include dried fruit, ripe banana, pumpkin, or coconut. Let your creativity run wild.
LET'S GET COOKING: Easy Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast Recipe - Baked Oatmeal Muffins
(Makes 12 servings)
3 cups dried rolled oats
1/2 cup of milk
3 cups water
1/4 cup maple sugar or honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbs peanut butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line muffin tin with liners and set a side.
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients - rolled oats, brown sugar, and preferred toppings (chocolate chips, cinnamon, walnuts, chia seeds). Stir until combined evenly.
In a medium bowl combine all wet ingredients - milk, water, maple sugar, oil, vanilla. Stir.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until combined evenly and all oats are moist. Add peanut butter and stir into mixture.
Fill each muffin tin 2/3 of the way with combined mixture. Top each muffin tin with a couple ingredients of choice - I sprinkled a couple chocolate chips and a little bit of walnuts.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes.
Serve and Enjoy!