This post is sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company but all opinions are my own.
These warm, soft baked brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal bites are just the thing to make when you want a hearty snack or even a delicious part of a quick morning breakfast.
This recipe is super easy to make with just a couple of ingredients, and the brown sugar ups the ante on our favorite hearty staple: warm oatmeal.
Plus, each 1/2-cup serving of rolled oats provides a good source of fiber and important vitamins and minerals our bodies need. Their versatility allows me to increase nutrition to the meals my family already enjoys, including in the form of these soft mini muffin bites!
For many of us, mornings are the most hectic part of our days; especially during back to school when we are all getting ourselves AND the kids back into a routine.
Even when you’ve taken time to prepare clothes, backpacks, and set the coffee the night before, the task of getting the kids dressed, fed, and ready leaves one with just enough time to run out the door, often skipping breakfast altogether.
That’s why opting for incredibly easy and satisfying recipes that can be prepared the night before and packed to in a zip bag or a snack box are a great option. They also help us get more whole grains into our day.
The recipe comes together in one bowl, scooped into the mini-muffin pan, and baked while I prep for the next morning. Just a tiny bit of sprinkled brown sugar over the top emits an incredible aroma throughout the house.
The combination of toasty oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar is the best type of aromatherapy. Knowing that these warm delicious oatmeal bites are coming out of the oven is just the motivation I need to take the clothes out of the dryer and fold them, prepare school clothes, set the coffee for the morning, and making sure “all the things” are set.
When you aren’t in a oatmeal mood, but still want to start your day with the delicious flavor of cinnamon make sure to try my coffee cake muffins!
Can you freeze oatmeal bites?
Of course! Once they’ve cooled completely, you simply place them inside a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and warm in a toaster oven or microwave! Or, simply pack them in a snack box frozen in the morning they’ll be room temperature by snack time.
Can you make these without a mini muffin pan?
Yes, you can! You can pour the oat mixture into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan, sprinkle on the brown sugar, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the oats are set! You can simply slice it into 24 small squares and you’re good to go.
I love offering these mini bites at breakfast or as an afterschool snack. They’re easy to grab, rewarm and enjoy while getting started on homework.
These mini muffins make a great on-the-go, snack. I simply pack them in a reusable zip bag or container and throw them in a backpack or purse. . They are a great in between meal snack.
Taking care of our bodies is vital and eating sensibly is part of that. Incorporating Quaker Oats into our day is very easy, which is why I keep Quaker Oats in my pantry at all times. For more delicious and simple oat recipes head over to QuakerOats.com.
Meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying a few of these bites with my cup of coffee! What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate oats into your recipes?
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites
- Yield: 24 bites/6 servings
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 375F and lightly spray a 24 mini muffin pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
- Add the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract and with a fork, combine well.
- Scoop about 1 ½ tablespoons of oat mixture into each of the mini muffin slots (to the top) making sure to evenly distribute the liquid and the oats into each hole.
- Lightly sprinkle each muffin top with a little brown sugar.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes until the tops are light brown and the oat mixture is set.
- Serve warm, right out of the oven or at room temperature.
- Calories: 160
- Fat: 1.7g
- Carbohydrates: 24.1g
- Protein: 7.9g