I’m excited to finally share these two new recipes with you! Both equally good, these are sure to satisfy everyone in your family. They’re gluten free too for those of you who may have an allergy to gluten. A few of my friends have this allergy and it can be tough to find recipes they can both have and will enjoy eating. First up, Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups. I promise you’ll like this one. As a bonus it has no added sugar except for the sprinkle of mini chocolate chips I placed on top. The banana sweetens it perfectly! The second, Gluten Free Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups, is sweetened with applesauce and honey.
I’m not one for your typical runny breakfast oatmeal…
It just doesn’t appeal to me. But, put oatmeal in something you bake, like a muffin or a cookie, and I’m all for it! So that’s what lead me to develop this as a morning or late night snack. I recently started training with two trainers for two different purposes, for a very specific amount of time. I had to switch up my macros again to fit my new goal sets and found I needed more carbs and needed a way to do that without too many fats. I knew it needed to be something that was satisfying and satiating so I thought about oatmeal. Oats take your body longer to digest than regular white flour so they keep you feeling fuller longer. These recipes are great too because the protein in the cottage cheese and egg whites helps by satiating you longer. The added protein is a bonus. Because, lets face it, who doesn’t need more protein? Win, win when you’re following a calorie and macronutrient plan.
Why two recipes in one post?
Well, the simple answer is I used banana in the original. My kids don’t like bananas so I knew I had to come up with an alternative if I wanted them to eat them. The Gluten Free Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal Cup is a modification using applesauce and honey to sweeten instead of banana. I figured if they don’t like banana plenty of you probably don’t either. Even so, it’s another great recipe to have handy when you want variety to add to your daily nutrition!
Final important thoughts…
Give them a try! These grew on me in a good way. The kind where each bite tastes better and better. Like when you say you’re only going to taste something and have one bite and then you change your mind and end up eating the whole thing. Yep, that’s what happened to me with these. I went back and forth on whether to call these muffins or cups and ultimately went with the word cup. I hesitated to call these muffins because we all know most muffins are usually cupcakes without the frosting. These cups are not super sweet. They’re appropriately sweet but more importantly, really satisfying. They’re not meant to be a dessert muffin. They’re just sweet enough to make them enjoyable and not make you feel like you’re missing out on something. Enjoy them anytime of day!