Active Cooking Time: 15 MINUTES
Total Cooking Time: 55 MINUTES (plus 8-12 hours soaking time)
To Make Ahead: Wrap airtight and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Equipment: Nonstick muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups
Serves: 6 people at 2 oatmeal cakes each
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Combine oats and milk in a large bowl. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator until much of the liquid is absorbed, at least 8 hours and up to 12 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Stir egg, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder and salt into the soaked oats until well combined. Divide the mixture among the muffin cups (about 1/4 cup each). Top each with 1 tablespoon blueberries.
- Bake the oatmeal cakes until they spring back when touched, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for a 10 minutes. Loosen and remove with a paring knife. Serve warm.
Calories 264, Fat 9g (sat 1g), Cholesterol 34mg, Carbs 41g, Total sugars 18g (added 12g), Protein 7g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 219mg, Potassium 277mg. Nutrition bonus: Magnesium (26% daily value), Calcium (15% dv).