Meal Prep : Freezer Friendly Oatmeal Cups
- Prep Time 20 Minutes
- Cook Time 25 Minutes
- Total Time 45 Minutes
- Serves 18 People
- 3 Bananas, mashed
- 1 cup of your favorite fruit, diced
- 3 cups oats
- 1 1/2 TBSP. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 TBSP. baking powder
- 1 cup milk or milk alternative
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp.vanilla extract
- 2-4 TBSP maple syrup depending on desired sweetness
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into prepped casserole dish (9x9), sheet pan, or muffin tin.
- Bake 25-30 minutes at 375 depending on desired doneness.
Oatmeal cups are a great starter recipe for those who are wanting to do some meal prepping but arent sure where to start. It is one of my favorites because of its versatility; it makes a great breakfast, snack, or treat. I have made it into a large “cake”, a sheet pan, and grab-and-go muffins- anything goes so it can suit your particular needs (do you need it for a snack item? a breakfast?) It’s also realllllyyy hard to screw this recipe up, its kid and adult friendly (my 4 year old can make this), and it can be prepared ahead of time and frozen and maintain its integrity!
Feel free to change out the fruits & spices listed to suit your taste preferences. Some variations I have done include: peaches and cinnamon, apple/pear, raisins with apple pie spice, carrot cake style with shredded carrot, coconut & zucchini with raisins and walnuts, and sweet potato pie style with pecans.
Don’t forget to top it anyway you like! Some of my favorites: nut butters, greek yogurt, extra fruit, cream cheese or even ice cream.
Give it a try and let me know what your favorite combination is!