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Make-Ahead Granola-Oat Cups

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 12

Plan ahead for hurried mornings and prep a batch of freezer-friendly breakfast cups—made with Nature Valley granola bars, oats and berries—today. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
April 9, 2015

Ingredients

1
cup crushed Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars, any flavor (about 3 individual packages)
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking oats
1/3
cup chopped almonds
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
cup milk
2
eggs
1/4
cup real maple syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup fresh or frozen mixed berries

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix crushed granola bars, oats, almonds, baking powder and cinnamon. In another medium bowl, beat milk, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla with whisk. Add to oat mixture, and stir to combine.
  • 3
    Fill muffin cups three-fourths full; top with berries.
  • 4
    Bake about 25 minutes or until set. Cool slightly before eating.
  • 5
    If desired, freeze any extras on a sheet pan until solid. Once frozen, seal in freezer bag, and store in freezer. Reheat in microwave in 30-second to 1-minute increments until warmed through.

Expert Tips

  • Most berries will work for this recipe, except strawberries may make the cups too watery.
  • The reheated oatmeal cups are great with a little smear of butter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
9g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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