So many mornings we are running late for school and I will quickly throw instant oatmeal into the microwave...no more! My kids LOVE these and they can choose whatever toppings/flavors they want.
You can eat them like a muffin for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or you can eat them like oatmeal by simply putting in a bowl and stirring in a little warm milk. I store leftovers in the freezer, take one out the night before to thaw in the fridge and reheat in the microwave for about 60 seconds.
INDIVIDUAL BAKED OATMEAL CUPS- CLEAN EATING
makes 12 servings
adapted from sugarfreemom.com
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups applesauce, unsweetened
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup honey
2 1/2 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
1/8 cup chai seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
Optional toppings: blueberries, raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, banana and honey together in a bowl.
Add in oats, chai seeds (if using), cinnamon, baking powder, salt and mix well with wet ingredients.
Finally pour in milk and combine.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
Divide mixture evenly into muffin tin cups. I used a 1/4 measuring cup, measure just a tad under 1/4 cup to make 12 servings.
Add the toppings...
My daughter chose blueberries, my son chose chocolate chips (of course), I sprinkled pomegranate seeds on mine (after baked) and my husband chose brown sugar.
As many of you know, I am passionate about nature and wildlife and I am constantly looking around to see nature in action. The other morning I saw it! I saw a coyote hunting a rabbit right in front of my living room window...
I first saw a coyote slowly walking around outside my house and then he suddenly took off after a rabbit. I grabbed my camera as fast as I could and I managed to catch the very end of the hunt.
It is odd to see a coyote right in the middle of the city where I live, but apparently a small coyote pack has found the perfect spot in a wooded area right in my backyard. Every night at about midnight they start yipping and yelping, it is an eerie sound. My dogs are constantly on the lookout and so am I!
***Coyote Hunting Photos***
One of the pups all grown up...