Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups are loaded with chewy oats, crunchy almonds, sweet coconut, & fresh diced strawberries for a wholesome, perfectly-portioned breakfast ideal for making ahead of time and reheating in the morning!
Happy Friday, y’all! How was your Cinco de Mayo? Who’s looking forward to Mother’s Day? It’s been another whirlwind week around here, working on my last (!!!) round of cookbook edits. Hallelujah and amen. I’ve got a few more days of work ahead but I’m taking off Sunday, when my middle child has already hinted that I get to “sleep as long as I want” and maybe, just maybe, be treated to breakfast in bed. Wonder if I’ll be dining on something like this???
So have you tried baked oatmeal yet? It’s one of those breakfast recipes that I regularly make for my kiddos. Healthy and delicious, I love coming up with new flavor variations. And just as importantly, I appreciate the fact that I can bake up a whole dish when it’s convenient for me and then reheat it in smaller portions for a quick, wholesome breakfast on busy weekday mornings.
I’ve always made baked oatmeal in a baking dish, but for these Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups I decided to dust off my muffin pans and divvy up the oatmeal mixture into little individual portions. Why didn’t I ever think to do this sooner?! Reheating these little puppies was as simple as plopping an oatmeal cup onto a plate, drizzling it with a bit of milk, and zapping it for about 30 seconds. Breakfast is served!
My family really liked that this baked oatmeal was studded with sweet, juicy strawberries and crunchy almonds. I also decided to add a teensy splash (a little bit goes a long way) of almond extract to the oats in addition to vanilla, which we thought nicely complemented the whole berry/almond theme. Basically? These Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups are yummy, yummy, YUMMY…and nourishing, too, making this the perfect fuel for starting your day!
Hope y’all enjoy this one, and if you’d like to try any of my other twists on baked oatmeal, I’ve listed them just below the recipe. Wishing y’all a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there! 🙂
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