Breakfast Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes with Peanut Butter

Ohhhhh YUMMMM!!!! Who doesn’t want cupcakes for breakfast?! Ok, ok, these aren’t really cupcakes, but it’s Saturday and we can let our hair down and have a bit of fun, right?! These “cupcakes” are a great grab-n’-go breakfast and just happen to be caked with healthy goodness… I don’t know about you, but a cupcake that is healthy sounds like heaven to me! (and these are oh so heavenly!) Did I mention the peanut butter “frosting”?! So by now you must be drooling… here’s my recipe!

Breakfast Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes with Peanut Butter "Frosting"

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Breakfast Cupcakes
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

"Cupcake" Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

PEANUT BUTTER "FROSTING"

  • 1 cup peanut butter ** see notes
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  2. Blend all cupcake ingredients except for the oats in your blender or food processor until smooth

    * NOTE: some chunks of banana are ok! And yummy!

  3. In a medium bowl, add the batter and the oats and stir to combine

  4. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Spoon the batter into your muffin cup lined muffin tin, to the top

  5. Bake for 20- 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the "cupcakes" comes out clean

  6. While those are baking:

    Blend the peanut butter frosting ingredients together (I use my bullet) and then place in the fridge to thicken up a bit

    *NOTE: if your "frosting" is too thin, you can add melted coconut oil (about 1-2 tbsp), re-blend and then re-chill

  7. When the cupcakes are done, remove and let them cool a bit before frosting unless you like melty frosting, then go for it! 

Notes

** A runnier, more natural peanut butter doesn't work quite as well, so I suggest Earth Balance or Smart Balance Peanut butter

 

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