These allergy-friendly Toddler Breakfast Oat Cups are about to make your crazy mornings a whole lot easier (and more delicious)! They are made with wholesome ingredients such as oats, bananas, coconut oil and maple syrup and are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free!
These oat cups are part muffin and part wholesome bowl of oats all rolled into one delicious breakfast for your baby, toddler and/or you!
That means you can serve your little ones a healthy and nutrient dense breakfast on-the-go in the matter of minutes!
Or you can gently heat one of the oat cups up in a bowl, pour come milk over top, sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar and eat like oatmeal for a more relaxed breakfast. Hint - the antioxidant powerhouse is especially good devoured this way.
To make, we start by grinding down some old-fashioned oats for a minute (you can also use pre-made oat flour) to help make the oat cups hold their shape. This step is important so the oat cups can be half-muffin in form and texture. Then we add the oat flour into a bowl with more old-fashioned oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, we mix together 2 smashed bananas, 2 eggs, some milk, a small amount of maple syrup, melted coconut oil and a splash of vanilla extract. Then we fold the we ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold until incorporated. Then we get to mix in some delicious add-ins for fun! Then we bake them up, let them cool slightly and then dive in for a delicious breakfast.
You can make the basic recipe for a plain option (great option if you want to add some your favorite toppings on later) or you can jazz them up beforehand.
Our 4 favorite flavor combinations are -
Carrot Cake - with shredded carrots, raisins and nutmeg
Antioxidant Powerhouse - with mini dark chocolate chips, raspberries and chia seeds
PB & J - with peanut butter (sunflower seed or almond butter) and your favorite jam
Almond Blueberry - with whole blueberries, slivered almonds and almond extract
Below, you will see that I give measurements for the add-ins for making a full 12 oat cup batch, but don't let this discourage you from mixing and matching your favorite combinations so you can have more then one breakfast cup for the week ahead.
Oh, and let's not forget that these little cups are completely allergy-friendly, and are -
Nut-Free (see alternatives in notes)