Banana Oatmeal Cups
“Why are you eating horses’ food ??”
That was the first thing I heard at home when oats came into the house. My comeback was of course that I would be able to run like a horse. But I should have foreseen the volley ” No wonder you talk horse @!&$”. Up until then I didn’t know that horses were given oats and I was surprised at the equine knowledge folks had. (FYI: got the word equine after searching “study of horses“)
Anyway Oatmeal is good for health. The comics and the eatable. While the comics stimulate the brain by asking some extremely “thought-provoking” questions like “Is you cat plotting to kill you?”, the eatable is quite nourishing. Here is a more fun way of consuming oatmeal instead of forcing down a bowl of porridge.
I am playing with strawberries, blue berries, raisins and of course chocolate chips. Almonds are also a great idea with the ingredients used. The ripe banana gives a great flavor and goes really well with vanilla essence and cinnamon. I am using a little bit of honey as a sweetener. This one has egg in it. Check out an egg less version: Eggless Oatmeal Cups
Baking the cups are easy. It is only a three step process: MIX: POUR:BAKE. The detailed recipe is available below. I used a 12-cup muffin tray and the quantity that I mentioned is for one batch. If the oats is mixed with the liquids and left standing for a while then it looses its texture. I prefer to mix just before baking to retain the oats texture.
MIX: Mashed ripe banana, egg , honey, vanilla essence, baking powder, cinnamon powder. Then add oats and milk
POUR: Either layer the oats mix and berries or use the raisins and berries as the topping
Tools needed(affiliate links):
- Rolled Oats: 1 cup
- Ripe banana: 1
- Egg: 1
- Milk: 1/4 cup
- Honey: 1/4 cup
- Vanilla essence: 1 tsp
- Baking Powder: 1 tsp
- Raisin, strawberries, blue berries, chocolate chips
- Cinnamon Powder: 1 tsp
Here we go….
- Pre heat the oven and grease all the cups of the muffin tin
- In a large bowl, mash the ripe banana then add the egg and beat well
- Add the cinnamon powder, vanilla essence, honey, a pinch of salt and baking powder. Mix well.
- Keep adding the oats and continue mixing. As it becomes tight, keep adding milk
- The consistency should be close to the regular oatmeal porridge
- Scoop out the oats mixture and fill half the cup. Add the raisins or berries. Fill up the cup and then add some more raisins and berries on the top
- Bake for about 20-22 mins at 180’C. Check with a skewer or pick or knife to see if its done
- Let it cool before removing them from the tin