It wasn’t long before my son Keenan refused to let me feed him, but I still wanted him to get the nutritional benefits oatmeal can bring so I had to come up with an alternative. These oatmeal cups are were the perfect compromise for us, and continue to be an excellent morning or afternoon snack for my son when we’re on the go.
So give these a try, you won’t be disappointed!
2 cups organic old fashioned oats (gluten free if you’d like)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon REAL sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup homo goats milk (or breast milk if you’re lucky to have a stash, or any other milk substitute)
1 large organic egg
1/2 cup mashed organic banana (about 1 1/2 medium bananas)
1 large organic apple, peeled, cored, and diced (or grated, depending on the child’s age)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, salt, chia seeds and cinnamon. Add the milk, egg, and mashed banana and mix until combined. Stir in the apple.
You can either put the mixture into the fridge overnight or continue with the directions and bake right away.
Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil and fill each cup with the oatmeal mixture to just about the top. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cups are set. Store in the fridge or these can also be frozen. Enjoy!