Get in the Fall Feeling with These Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cups

Get in the Fall Feeling with These Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cups

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Imagine this morning scene: Your alarm goes off. You snooze it once. You snooze it twice. The third time it rings, you jolt out of bed because you realize that you’re now running late. You brush your teeth in the shower, throw on a wrinkled t-shirt, and run out the door…only to be met with a grumbling stomach on your drive in to work.

Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. And we know that running through this routine enough times can get pretty exhausting! So we’re here to offer a solution. Snoozing your alarm clock might be a tough habit to break, but grabbing something to eat before you start your day is a lot easier than you might think. Just snag one of these cranberry pecan baked oatmeal cups!

Ok yes…you do have to make these oatmeal cups. But they only take 15 minutes to prep, and 30 minutes to bake (which is just enough time to sneak in a quick workout! How’s that for multitasking?). Once you have them made, you’re stocked with an on-the-go breakfast solution for the week. One that’s better than a protein bar that’s likely packed with sugar and other not-so-healthy ingredients.

The star ingredients in this recipe include bananas, oats, pecans, and cranberries. The last two ingredients evoke a delightful flavor of fall, but these can easily be enjoyed all year long. The bananas provide a natural sweetness, so you only need one Tbsp. of honey for the entire recipe to round out the taste.

And as for the oats? They’re a whole-grain complex carb (the “good” kind of carb), and contain beta glucan, a soluble fiber associated with healthy cholesterol levels. Talk about a power snack!

One of these cups only has 160 calories, so while it doesn’t really make a complete breakfast, it’s definitely better than nothing. You can also easily can round out the meal by pairing the oatmeal cup with a hard boiled egg or some non-fat plain greek yogurt.

So take some time out of your Sunday Funday and whip these up for the week to come. You need less than an hour for these bad boys — your growling stomach on Monday morning will thank you.

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Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cups

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups dry rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.

  3. Combine almond milk, bananas, eggs, honey, and extract in a large bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  4. Combine oats, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl; mix well.

  5. Add oat mixture to liquid mixture; mix well.

  6. Evenly divide out mixture between prepared muffin cups.

  7. Top evenly with walnuts and cranberries.

  8. Bake for 26 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  9. Serve immediately, or store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 102mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Openfit Blocks:

1/2 Fruits and Vegetables

1 Fat

1 Other Carbohydrate

cranberry pecan oatmeal cups- plated

Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative

Cranberry Pecan Baked Oatmeal Cups - Before and After

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Hannah Rex is Openfit's Content Manager. She is an RYT 200 with over four years of digital editorial experience in the health, fitness, and nutrition verticals. A lifelong athlete and former gymnast, she's working towards her C.S.C.S certification. She spends her free time trying new workout classes, looking for cozy coffee shops, and camping. Find her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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