baked oatmeal cups
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s a New Year! It’s time to put all the decadent amazing foods we ate over the holidays behind us and start fresh. We all want to start the New Year on the right foot and the best way to do that is to set ourselves up for success by planning ahead. I am always looking for great healthy snacks that I can make ahead of time and have ready for when cravings hit.
When creating a healthy snack there are a few things that I want to include. First, it must taste good, because let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter how healthy it is because if it doesn’t taste good you won’t want to eat it. Second, you want quality healthy ingredients such as Tom Thumb’s O Organics® exclusive products. I use O Organics whenever I am looking for quality organic products that I know taste good and won’t break the bank. Lastly, I want a snack I can make so, I can grab it and go.
With all of this in mind, I decided that some protein-packed baked oatmeal cups would be perfect. I love these little cups because not only do they make a great snack but they also double as an easy breakfast. These little cups are tender, nutty, sweet, and packed with protein. Just warm them for eight to ten seconds in the microwave and enjoy. I even like to crumble them over a bowl of fruit and Greek yogurt. If you want to add even more protein spread some peanut butter on top.
I visit my Tom Thumb several times a week because I know they will have what I need for a healthy snack. Preparing these baked oatmeal cups have become a Sunday ritual, getting me ready for the week ahead. You can easily make these your own by changing out the banana chip for dry fruits, use different nuts, or add in candy chips like chocolate chips or toffee chips.
To get the week started right I spend my Sunday afternoon doing meal and snack prep. I have sneaked protein into these baked oatmeal cup three ways. First, I’ve added protein powder. You can use a peanut butter, chocolate, or vanilla protein powder of your choice. Second, I used all egg whites, because egg whites are where the protein’s at. Finally, I decided to add quinoa which is a grain high in protein. If you are looking for complex carbs and protein to keep you full and help build muscle these baked oatmeal cups are for you. I have made these protein baked oatmeal cups part of my regular rotation. I keep them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator.
O Organics products are available in my area exclusively at Tom Thumb and Albertsons, and you can also find them at all Albertsons family of grocery stores, including ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Safeway, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Albertsons.com and TomThumb.com to find a store near you and discover more meal prep tips and recipe ideas.”
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- Wet Ingredients
- 3 egg whites
- 1½ cups O Organics Almond Milk
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 2 small bananas
- ¼ cup O Organics Coconut Oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dry Ingredients
- 2 cups O Organics old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup O Organics 5-minute quick cook quinoa
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup whey protein powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon fine salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup chopped O Organics Banana Chips + more for garnish
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine wet ingredients, whisk until well combined. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients leaving some chopped banana chips aside for garnish. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Spray the molds of a muffin pan with cooking spray. Evenly diving the oatmeal mixture into the muffin molds. Top oatmeal cups with banana chips. Bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
- Transfer oatmeal cups to a cooling rack to cook. Enjoy or store in airtight container for up to one week.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine. 3