Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Baked Oatmeal To-Go Cups
If you haven't checked out Chocolate Covered Katie by now..you are missing out on some seriously healthy and delicious food (original link above). I was browsing on there yesterday and came across these babies and knew there were a MUST make. I'm constantly skipping breakfast (life long habit-2 cups of coffee for me equals breakfast and evidently that is not correct)..and Husband generally is good to grab fruit or an shake and attests that breakfast indeed helps him maintain his 60lb weight loss. Along with his weight loss though...he is constantly eagle-eyeing EVERYTHING. So when I told him I'd found a website (Katie's) where it's healthy desserts..he was all for it. And last night gobbled down 4 of these babies and then annouced he felt guilty about it. But what for? They have no flour, no sugar, no eggs even...aside from my addition of some cinnamon chips there really isn't anything 'bad' for you in them.
Warm out of the oven they are delicious, and they are even good room temp along side of cup-a-joe (#2 for me). Also, the recipe makes around 2 dozen. Katie also has a link to the nutritional info on her main recipe.
I think these will become a popular product at our house, tons of different variations too. I'm already contemplating a coconut one for next time. Ooh..or maybe a toasted coconut one.
Baked Oatmeal Cups (feel free to check her recipe out, I just made a few tweaks for our house)
5 cups oatmeal
2 1/2 cups mashed banana (best to use the overripe ones, I keep mine in the freezer)
1 tsp salt
2 2/3 cups water
1/4 cup coconut oil*
2 tsp vanilla
1 T ground cinnamon
1/2 bag cinnamon chips
Oven at 380 degrees
Standard muffin tins lined (I used 20)
Combine all wet ingredients, then add the dry (might want to two-bowl this one). I use my regular sized ice cream scoop and it's about the perfect 'cupcake' size for filling the cups. Into the oven for 21 minutes. And done!
*I still have a bit of a learning curve on coconut oil. I ended up melting mine totally in the microwave THEN adding it in last b/c when I put it in the first time it seized up on me. So keep that in mind, or just sub veg oil.