Breakfast Lemon-Blueberry Oatmeal Cakes

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A cross between muffins and baked oatmeal, these oatmeal cakes are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack. If you prefer to use fresh blueberries, they're an equal swap for the frozen in this recipe. You can also make a double batch and enjoy one during the week and store the other batch in the freezer to savor later.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (see Tip)

  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat milk

  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries, preferably wild

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Combine oats, milk, applesauce, brown sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs, baking powder, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Fold in frozen blueberries. Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups, about 1/3 cup each. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    breakfast lemon blueberry oatmeal cakes
    Ali Redmond

Equipment

Standard 12-cup muffin tin

To make ahead

Freeze oatmeal cakes in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave 1 oatmeal cake in 30-second intervals until heated through. Alternatively, refrigerate oatmeal cakes in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Tip

People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
3g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 muffin
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 104IU 2%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin D 19IU 5%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 154mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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