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Baked Oatmeal Cups

Take your oatmeal to-go! Grab a couple of these oatmeal cups to curb that morning hunger in a nutritious way.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword oatmeal, oats

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 2 tbsp ground chia seed I use ground white chia, ground black chia seeds also ok
  • 1 tsp cinnamon see notes for ideas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp rounded sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pureed overripe banana puree in a mini-food processor or with an immersion blender, or mash very well
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup see note
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses can use blackstrap or regular
  • 2-3 tbsp pumpkin seeds optional, see note
  • 3 tbsp non-dairy sugar-free chocolate chips or raisins optional, see note

Instructions

  1. Prepare 15-16 muffin cups, lining with muffin liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, ground chia, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt. Stir to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. Using a cookie scoop, place mounds of the batter (about 1/4 - 1/3 cup) in each cup. Use a spatula or your fingers to lightly pack in mixture (dampen fingers to make it easier). Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or cooled. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  2. Makes 15-16 granola cups.

Recipe Notes

  1. Spice Note: Instead of cinnamon, try 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, or a combination of 1/4 tsp ground cardamom and 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg. If you use and love vanilla bean powder, try 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder as a substitute, or in addition to, these spices.
  2. Brown Rice Syrup Note: Don’t substitute maple syrup here, it’s not thick and sticky enough. Other alternatives to brown rice syrup are coconut palm nectar and barley malt syrup.
  3. Pumpkin Seeds Note: Seeds/nuts are optional, and you can try other options such as sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts like pistachio, almonds, or pecans. Chocolate Chip Note: Totally optional if you don’t want to add chocolate. You can also substitute raisins or other dried fruit like cranberries, goji berries, dried cherries, dried berries, chopped dates, chopped apricots.
  4. Idea: For more flavour variations, add a small amount of pure flavour extracts or citrus zest. For instance, try adding 1/2 tsp of orange zest with 1/2 tsp orange extract - would be lovely with dried cranberries! Or, try 1/2 tsp almond extract with dried cherries and chopped almonds as add-ins.