Easy banana baked oatmeal cups! They taste like banana bread and make for portable breakfast option that can easily be customized with different mix-ins.
I’m one of those people who wakes up hungry for breakfast no matter what I ate the night before. It’s so weird to me when people say that they were just too busy to eat or that they simply forgot — seriously, it baffles me. The funny part is that Isaac is one of those people. I guess opposites do attract. 🙂
Anyhow, back to the point. Sometimes I’m in a huge rush in the morning because I’ve gone to the gym spent all morning reading blogs and I need something that I can grab and eat at my desk. The recipe I’m sharing today is the perfect solution, especially for all you oatmeal fans out there — Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups!
They look like muffins, but don’t let the shape fool you. They’re denser and chewier than muffins because there’s no flour involved.
I tried one hot from the oven with a little almond butter and it was amazing!
I’ve also eaten one at room temp and one straight from the fridge. They’re good at pretty much any temperature (IMO) but I think they’re best served warm.
They taste just like a batch of chewy oats to me. Isaac doesn’t really eat oatmeal and he said that they remind him of kugel. I would have to agree with that as well.
When they contacted me a couple weeks ago asking me to create a recipe, I immediately said yes because I use their almond milk daily and I absolutely love it. The unsweetened vanilla is my favorite and I already have quite a few recipes here on EBF that use it (chia pudding, overnight oats, almond banana berry smoothie, cinnamon oatmeal cookie smoothie, vegan no bake cookies, pumpkin protein bars, etc.). I had a hard time deciding what to make and almost went with muffins or a quick bread but I’m really happy I decided to go with the baked oatmeal because I had never had it before. Now that I know how delicious and easy it is, I’m sure I’ll be experimenting with different variations. I also noticed that almost all my recipes with almond milk are sweet so I think it’s about time I branched out and made something savory. I’m still brainstorming what I should make first.
Any suggestions for savory recipes that use almond milk?
Full disclosure: I was compensated by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze for developing the recipe in this post.