Single Girl Serving: Oatmeal to-go cups

Whether you’re a university student or out in the work force your mornings are most likely hectic. I am guilty of setting my alarm for 7:00 am and pressing snooze roughly 15 times and waking up two hours late, but that’s just who I am. This bad habit usually means I miss the most important meal of the day, breakfast.

Experts for years have been telling us about the importance of breakfast. It helps with weight management, boosts your metabolism, gives you energy, and starts your day on the right foot. So why do we seem to so easily neglect it?

I know that when I am already having a chaotic morning trying to get out the door making a nutritious breakfast is not always my priority. Grabbing a coffee and calling that my breakfast seems like a simple solution. However, a couple hours later and you can find me in the food court ordering a bowl of mac and cheese with a side of pizza and an extra-large Coke, not ideal.

Cooking doesn’t come easy to a lot of people, including myself, that’s why I turned to oatmeal to-go cups. There are hundreds of recipes for these on Pinterest. I ended up just taking what I already had in my kitchen and making my own super simple version.

Made by yours truly. Photo by Shelby Dechant. 

Made by yours truly. Photo by Shelby Dechant. 

Oatmeal To-Go Cups

Ingredients:

  •   3 ripe bananas
  •   2 ½ cups rolled oats
  •   ½ cup honey
  •   2/3 cup water
  •   2 tbsp peanut butter
  •   2 tsp vanilla extract
  •   ½ tsp salt
  •   ¼ cocoa powder

Instructions:

  •   Preheat oven to 350 F and line a muffin tin.
  •   In one bowl mix all dry ingredients. In another bowl mix all wet ingredients. Then combine.
  •   Fill muffins tins and then top with desired toppings.
  •   Bake for 20 minutes and then let set. Once cool put in the fridge and save for up to a week.

There it is, one of the easiest and most delicious breakfast solutions. You can have fun with these and make them unique to your desires. I topped some of mine with chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and chia seeds. You can also add dry fruit or nuts, whatever your heart desires!