Banana Oatmeal Cups
Recipe Adapted from Buzzfeed Tasty
I am so glad to have come across this recipe from Buzzfeed Tasty because it is so helpful for those rushed mornings where there’s not enough time to make a breakfast! I’ve made some adjustments to the recipe itself and added in different fillings. Instead of filling your oatmeal cups with yogurt and banana ice cream, you can fill them in with chia pudding or some chocolate mousse for a dessert! You can even eat an oatmeal cup on its own by simply microwaving it for about 10 seconds to give you a muffin-like snack. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
Banana Oatmeal Cups
Ingredients (Oatmeal Cup)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 1/8 rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Ingredients (Banana Ice Cream Topping)
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- 1 pinch beet juice, beet powder or chopped beets (Optional*, add more for a deeper pink colour)
Ingredients (Yogurt Topping)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp of your choice of yogurt
- Berries for topping (or granola, chopped nuts, etc.)
Method (Oatmeal Cups)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (or 175°C). Grease 6 muffin cups in a tin or use 6 silicone cups.
- Mash the ripe banana with a fork until smooth. Mix in maple syrup and vanilla extract. Add in oats and cinnamon and mix well.
- Using a tablespoon, place batter evenly into 6 silicone muffin cups and mold into cup shapes using your hands.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cups are golden brown and firm to the touch. I refrigerated mine after they had cooled down to make them even more firm.
Method (Banana Ice Cream Topping)
- Chop the frozen banana and blend in a food processor until creamy. Add a dash of ice water if you’re having difficulty processing.
- Add in a very small amount beet juice, beet powder or fresh beets for a pink colour. Scoop into oatmeal cups and serve immediately.
Method (Yogurt Topping)
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of yogurt into each cup.
- Top off with berries or other toppings of choice and serve immediately.