These kid and adult friendly Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack! They’re full of healthy ingredients, gluten-free and have a vegan option as well.
Let’s talk breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day. I don’t know if that’s because after doing my morning run, going to the gym, then showering, I’m pretty much starved and want to eat everything, or if I just happen to love it more than lunch or dinner. Either way I look forward to sitting down and having breakfast every day. My husband on the other hand doesn’t eat breakfast 99% of the time, unless of course I make a special trip to get him donuts on a Friday. I honestly don’t know how he does it. I would be a hangry beast if I didn’t get my breakfast and wouldn’t be able to get anything done because I’d be consumed with thoughts of food.
I realize though that there are those non-breakfast eaters in the world, although I will never understand them. For those of you who are breakfast eater or those who are trying to become breakfast eaters, you will appreciate these Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups! I have the luxury of working at home, meaning I can eat whenever I want and as slow or fast as I want. For those of you with a commute or kids I realize that’s not always an option, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on what I think is the most important meal of the day. Instead of skipping breakfast or hitting up the drive-thru make these Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups, freeze them, then grab one whenever you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to make something.
The oatmeal cups are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and downright delicious! To keep the oatmeal cups dairy free I used Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened. I loved using the unsweetened almond milk in this recipe because there’s no added sugar and only 30 calories in a one cup serving. To make them vegan I made a flax egg and used coconut oil instead of butter. Honestly, I didn’t miss any of the eliminated dairy products in these and I doubt anyone would notice unless you told them.
The oatmeal cups are spiced with cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and allspice. Orange zest adds a wonderful flavor that pairs great with all the apple chunks studded throughout the cups. The oatmeal cups can be eaten as is or you can top them with a dairy free yogurt and maple syrup for a bit more sweetness. If keeping them vegan and dairy free isn’t a concern for you, I highly recommend adding a dollop of creamy plain Greek yogurt along with the maple syrup. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. As always all opinions are my own.