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Grab & Go Baked Oatmeal

Are you stuck in a breakfast rut? I find that breakfast (especially during the work week) is the same for me every day (green monster or protein yogurt smoothie).  Well, I wanted to find a new breakfast idea that is:

  • convenient (let’s face it, I don’t have extra time in the morning to make breakfast)
  • low-calorie
  • nutritious
  • filling

I came across a great recipe for individual baked oatmeal on Pinterest (my latest obsession)  Smile  You can find the original recipe here. I made a few modifications.

Some great things about this recipe:

  • You make them ahead of time.
  • You can freeze them.
  • You can eat these as a healthy afternoon snack.
  • You can add whatever toppings you’d like.
  • They are low in calories.
  • They are delicious and filling!
  • Making a batch on Sunday gives you and your family breakfast all week!!!
  • Most of all, they are so convenient!!!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 12 individual servings:

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  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 3 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • any healthy toppings you’d like (I used frozen blueberries and dried cherries)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix egg, applesauce, agave nectar, vanilla, and mashed banana together.

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In another bowl, mixt together the oats, baking powder, protein powder, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon.

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Mix the dry & wet ingredients together. Add almond milk & mix.

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Spray cupcake liners with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each liner about 1/2 up with batter. Add any fruit at this time. (The first 2 rows have blueberries in them and the last row has dried cherries)

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Take the remaining batter and top the fruit with it.

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Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

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Enjoy!

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Nutrition information:  Without toppings, each serving (1 muffin) has 112 calories, 2 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates, 6 grams of protein, and 2.4 grams of fiber.  The frozen blueberries add fiber and a trace of calories. The dried cherries add 35 calories to each serving. They are also:

          • Low in saturated fat
          • Low in sodium
          • Very high in manganese
          • High in selenium

Do you get into breakfast ruts? What are some of your “go to” breakfasts?

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3 Comments

  1. So, I used honey rather than the agave (it wasn’t at the store). I also used flax seed rather than wheat germ, as my mother is allergic to wheat and I wanted to share…
    These are great…. super excited to try some different fruit. I tried the blueberries and did pomegranite this time!

    • admin

      March 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Ann Marie! Thank you for stopping by. I’m so glad you like them. Your substitutions sound really good (and healthy) 🙂 I love how this recipe can have so many variations and options for toppings. I can’t wait to experiment with some additional toppings..yum!

  2. This is on my list to try this weekend!!

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