The month of May brought the Novalises lots of crazy – graduations, weddings, vacation, and what seemed like endless hours on the road. When June came, it felt like a breath of fresh air. I thought, “Finally! Time to be home—to relax, to enjoy time alone, and to meal prep.” I know, I know, it can be an absolute pain, but I am one of those weirdos who LOVES meal prepping. Through years of trial and error, I’ve learned that if I don’t plan ways to make the week easier on myself, I may just end up in the fetal position in a corner of the room. For us, meal planning and prepping is a must for a smooth week. Each week on Sunday evening, we’ll take a few hours to prepare our lunches for the week, plan out dinners, and sometimes even make an easy batch breakfast item. I can’t wait to share more about meal planning and prepping in the future, but for today, here’s a yummy (and super easy) recipe for on-the-go granola cups. J started a new job a few weeks ago, and Summer Camp started for me this week, so easy, grab-n-go breakfasts have been life savers on busy mornings!
They can be modified to fit any flavor preference and are so satisfying to my fellow oat-lovers out there. I dressed mine up a bit with a few different combinations, but think of just about any flavor combination you like and it could work! Wrap them up in foil or place them in a container, and you’ve got your on-the-go breakfasts/snacks for the week!
Easy Breakfast Oatmeal Cups
What you’ll need:
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup olive oil
- In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, and oil. Whisk well.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients and mix well.
- Divide baked oatmeal mixture evenly into your muffin tin, and add any desired toppings. (I also used muffin liners to make them easier to take on the go.)
*I used blackberry and flax seed, bananas and dark chocolate chips, and dried cranberries and coconut.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
And enjoy! I LOVE new ideas for batch breakfast items. I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day if my husband let me. 😉 What are some of your favorites? Any things you do to make your mornings go smoother?