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Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 

Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 

BAKED APPLE CINNAMON STEEL CUT OAT CUPS

I know one of the things I struggle with when it comes to my family is having quick breakfast and snacks on hand for those busy days. During the week when my kids need to catch the bus for school things get pretty crazy in our house.

Between making lunches, feeding everyone and getting everyone ready for the day breakfast time can be difficult. One of the most important things in my opinion when it comes to starting your day is to have a healthy, filling breakfast like today’s Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups.

 

For me personally if I don’t eat a healthy and filling breakfast I pay for it when 10 rolls around. Of course children need a good start to their day in order to concentrate and do well in school. It helps set the foundation for their learning. Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups uses Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oatmeal as the base of the oatmeal cups along with Greek yogurt, applesauce, warm spices and apples.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 

Hodgson Mill and I have partnered up today to share these Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups with you featuring their whole grain steel cut oats. Baking with whole grains is heart healthy.

Whole grains also have fiber which is one of those important nutrients no one gets enough of, but can make a huge difference in so many ways – it can help promote heart health, as well as your digestive health. Whenever you bake, you can use whole grain flours or meals. Add a little, or a lot – whole grains will add flavor, texture, and better nutrition no matter what!

Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 

The majority of people don’t get enough fiber, which is vital for heart and digestive health. Whole grains are a key source of fiber and these Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups are a good way to get those whole grains in your diet.

Whole Grains are specially produced to retain all parts of the grain – often grains are refined to remove the nutritious bran and germ, which are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. White all-purpose flour is generally refined this way. For those of you that are gluten-free, never fear – you can still boost your whole grains, and it’s just as important! Brown rice is whole grain; and some other good options that are usually available include Oats and Oat Flour, Quinoa Flour, Corn Meal, and Buckwheat Flour.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 

When I make these oatmeal cups I like to freeze half for later. They are a great breakfast or snack that you can quickly pop in the microwave. When you serve these try drizzling some maple syrup over top or offering fresh berries or bananas to accompany the oatmeal cups. My kids go crazy over these.

Another way that I use these Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups is in lunch boxes. These are a nice option when packing your child’s lunch and fit perfectly in those cute bento-boxes. I like to pair mine with some fresh cut vegetables, fresh fruit and yogurt.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 

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Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups

  • Author: Julia
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Cuisine: Breakfast, Snack

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Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oat Cups make an easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack that is heart healthy and filling. Steel cut oats are mixed together with Greek yogurt, applesauce, cinnamon and apples to create a delicious oatmeal cup. 


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspiace
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 2% milk {or milk of your choice}
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped apple, about 2 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries {optional}

Instructions

The night before you are going to make these put your steel cut oats in a container with a lid and cover with water {cover with about 1/2 an inch of water}. Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours. When you are ready to use the steel cut oats drain any excess liquid {I didn’t actually have any extra liquid}.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl combing the steel cut oats, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl beat the two eggs. Whisk in the Greek yogurt, applesauce, honey, vanilla, milk and coconut oil.

Stir the oats mixture into the egg mixture until well combined. Add the apples and dried cranberries and stir until the apples are mixed in.

Spray a 16 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line with muffin liners. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 of the way full with oatmeal.

Baked the oatmeal cups for 25-30 minutes, or until set and just turning light brown. Remove from the oven and let sit until the muffins are completely cool. Once cool remove from the muffin tins.

 


Notes

I soak my steel cut oats because I feel that they create a softer texture. It isn’t necessary but it helps if you don’t like the chewy texture that steel cut oats can sometimes have.

You can use whatever fruit and dried fruit you like.

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Ken Miller

Friday 9th of August 2019

Hi JULIA, Hope you are doing well, I often read your blog. This time I bake apple cinnamon steel cut oat cups. I know its hard to succeed in the first time but I am close to it. They are yummy in taste need a Lil bit improvement. Next time I will send them with a pic to you.

Thanks

Julia

Friday 9th of August 2019

Thanks for the kind words! What is not working out with them? Let me know and I will see if I can help troubleshoot!

Laura

Saturday 1st of June 2019

What can be used in place of the coconut oil?

Julia

Sunday 2nd of June 2019

You can sub other oils like olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil and do it equally.

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Ruth

Sunday 17th of February 2019

I made these following the directions exactly. But when I tried to remove them from the muffin tins they fell apart. I would like to make them again if someone can tell me why they fell apart. Also for me they need to be sweeter. So if I made them again I would add more honey or maybe some maple syrup.

Lisa

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

I have dairy allergy. I can sub the milk part. Any suggestions about replacing the yogurt?

Julia

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

I am not 100% sure without trying it but I would think just doing more applesauce in the place of the yogurt might work.

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