Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

Yield: 12 cups

These easy baked oatmeal cups are great for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert. They are kid friendly and perfect for a meal on the go. You can even make them ahead and freeze them.

Ingredients

  • 1 small apple
  • 2 ¼ cups plant-based milk
  • 1 cup pitted dates (packed)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup raisins

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop the apple into small pieces.
  3. In a blender, combine the plant-based milk with the dates, water, flax seeds, baking powder and spices until smooth.
  4. Place the oats in a large bowl.
  5. Stir the blended mixture into the oats.
  6. Add the chopped apples and raisins, and stir to incorporate.
  7. Spoon the mixture into silicone muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the tops are golden and slightly firm to the touch.
  9. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before running a knife along the edges and popping them out of the silicone muffin cups.

Tips

  • Silicone muffin cups are essential for this recipe. They guarantee that no fat is needed to grease the tins. Paper liners will not separate from the baked mixture, but the oatmeal cups will pop right out of the silicone cups! Once you try silicone, you will love using them for all your baked goods.

Elisa Burgos has been teaching plant-based cooking since 2003. She has cooked and consulted for vegetarian restaurants, taught both culinary professionals and amateurs, and served as the editor-in-chief of a natural health publication. She is a graduate of the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, where she now serves as a teaching assistant. She is also a cooking instructor and coach at The Food Pharmacy.
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