Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal Cups

I've never met an oatmeal flake I didn't like!

As you know....I love love love oatmeal. 

I love it in cookies (of course!), in fruit crisps, in muffins & cakes and especially cooked for breakfast!

This is a fabulous and seriously simple recipe I found at
Joy in My Kitchen. She has some great oatmeal dishes there.

This is a yummy breakfast that is quick to mix - cooks in about 15 minutes - and tastes like a cinnamon roll.

Make it ahead and reheat it for a fast breakfast if you want! It's a great way to warm your tummy and begin your day on the right foot...


Even if it hadn't been featured at a linky party, I still would have HAD to try it.

And who wouldn't love oatmeal in your own little ramekin?

With frosting no less!?


CINNAMON ROLL BAKED OATMEAL CUPS

1 c. old fashioned oats
(we prefer a 7-grain purchased at a local bulk food store)
1/2 c. applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 c. milk
(I used 1%)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tb. maple syrup
1/8 tsp. sea salt

Optional Frosting:

1 - 2 Tb. cream cheese, (1/3 reduced fat)
4 Tb. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
optional: milk, added until desired smoothness is reached

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375.

Mix together the oats, applesauce, milk, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.

Lightly grease 4 - 1/2 c. ramekins, custard cups or small bowls.  Or....lightly grease 2 - 1 c. ramekins

Pour the oat mixture into each dish.

Bake at 375 for 15 - 20 minutes or until center is set.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, blend frosting ingredients and mix until smooth.

Serve baked oatmeal topped with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon.  Add a few nuts if desired.

OH MY!  This is a terrific way to begin your day, but I enjoy it for lunch and sometimes dinnertime too.

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