Fruit & Coconut Baked Oatmeal Cups

 

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Oatmeal has always been a favorite of mine for breakfast. It’s warm and cozy and warms me up on those cold mornings. I used to just heat up one of those instant oatmeal packets in the microwave every morning (strangely enough I used to top my oatmeal with a fried egg, what a weirdo). When I started paying attention to what was actually in the food I was eating I noticed that oatmeal is unfortunately filled with crap. Also, just FYI all fruit in instant oatmeal is just apple flavored to taste like whatever fruit is being advertised (true story, go check the ingredients in the cereal isle at your grocery store). Here are the ingredients for Quacker instant oatmeal. The added sugar and preservatives are just not necessary and it’s super easy to make yourself. And because I’m all about making breakfast quick and easy I baked the oatmeal in grab and go muffin size! They can also be stored in the refrigerator for a week or frozen and take about 45 seconds for 2 in the microwave. I baked this batch of oatmeal with raisins, blueberries and almonds, but I’ve used raspberries, strawberries, walnuts, chocolate chips, even sweet potato in the past.  Feel free to add your favorite oatmeal topping.

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WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, SUGAR, DEHYDRATED APPLES (TREATED WITH SODIUM SULFITE TO PROMOTE COLOR RETENTION), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SALT, CINNAMON, CALCIUM CARBONATE, CITRIC ACID, GUAR GUM, MALIC ACID, NIACINAMIDE*, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE*, RIBOFLAVIN*, THIAMIN MONONITRATE*, FOLIC ACID*, CARAMEL COLOR

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Fruit & Coconut Baked Oatmeal Cups

2 brown bananas
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBS honey
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 TBS cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup of raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Prep a muffin pan by spraying with nonstick spray. In a small bowl mash bananas until there are almost no lumps. Add in coconut oil, vanilla extract, honey, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, almond milk and stir. In a seperate large bowl mix oats with shredded coconut, sliced almonds, raisins and blueberries. Slowly add the wet mixture into the oats and stir until well combined. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop the mixture evenly into a muffin pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until muffins brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

These tasty oatmeal cups can be a part of any cute balanced breakfast!

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