I saw a meme the other day that said, “what a year this month has been!” And you guys, I have never felt something so deep… Ha! If you’re reading this post months from now, I hope the words “coronavirus” and “quarantine” are just distant memories that we don’t miss!
But for now, this is life! We are all doing our best to practice “social distancing” (ie. staying cooped up in our houses, while our kids are off school for the next month, trying not to go crazy). My adorable husband has been conducting all of the science experiments to keep our boys occupied and I have been trying to figure out how to keep them fed. Because honestly, how is it possible that they eat eighty-seven times as much food when they’re home than when they’re at school, and where the heck do they put it?!
Baked Cinnamon Apple & Oatmeal Cups
But in all seriousness, food has been HARD to find. My goal is to bring you all recipes that not only use few ingredients but are easy enough for the kids to help with and hopefully give you a couple of minutes without hearing “I’m bored.” Because we all know how often we hear it. Ugh…..
These Baked Cinnamon Apple & Oatmeal Cups are easy, delicious and use ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. And that’s not it, they’re also gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Does it get any better?
They taste like old fashioned baked apples with all the fiber from the oats to keep you and your little ones feeling satisfied longer!
What you’ll need
Here’s what you’ll need to throw these guys together:
Ghee or Coconut Oil
You’ll begin by adding the milk (coconut, almond, and cashew milk are all great options!), eggs, maple syrup and vanilla to a medium sized bowl, whisking until well combined. Add in the gluten-free oats, baking powder, salt, and 1 tsp cinnamon and whisk together.
You’ll want to immediately add the oat mixture to your prepared muffin pan, filling ⅔ of the way full. It’s important to make sure they oats don’t sink to the bottom of the bowl, so continue to whisk as need while filling the pan.
Next, peel and dice a large apple. Add to a small bowl along with lemon, ghee or coconut oil, and 2 tsp of cinnamon. Mix well and evenly distribute among oatmeal cups.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until middle is set and the apple are slightly browned.
I find these store best in an airtight container in the fridge. Rewarm in the microwave and enjoy!
Looking for More?
Check out my paleo chocolate chip cookies for another fun and easy recipe to do with the kids!
Be sure to tag me on Instagram @cateandcokitchen if you try them out!
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