I have been looking for some great disposable oatmeal baking cups because they are great for easy dinners and meal trains (see Best Meal Train Ideas for Families).
If you’re here from that post, then you know what a great blessing it is to be able to take nutritious, delicious food to a friend in need.
Most often, you don’t need an airtight container to deliver oatmeal cups in. I think the larger size muffin cups are perfect for this purpose.
Not only is baked oatmeal a great idea for meal trains, but this is a good simple quick meal idea for busy mornings (school days, meal prep breakfast on workout days, work days).
You could make a double batch anytime and have them ready to go for a delicious, quick healthy breakfast that contains lots of vitamins and some sweetness.
Tips for Delivering This for a Meal Train Meal
If you have a disposable tray like this on hand, you can place the oatmeal cups in the tray with some plastic wrap to cover it. If you don’t have that on hand, you could easily lay them flat inside a large gallon Ziploc and deliver/store them that way.
Honestly, this could just as easily be a dinner recipe as breakfast. We don’t always eat the “proper” meals at the matching meal times in our family.
If you’re delivering this for a new mom who just had a baby, she may need the oats to keep up her milk supply – I think my #1 food group when I had new babies at home was oatmeal.
I read that it helped produce breastmilk, and as soon as I tried it, I knew it to be true! If the new mama in your life hasn’t heard of this, make sure to mention it to her.
Disposable Baking Cups Perfect for Baked Oatmeal
Here are a few nice options I found on Amazon. This is easy for me – but I’m sure you can also find these supplies at your local grocery store or perhaps even Michael’s.
1) Beautiful Pink & Gold Baking Cups
These come in gorgeous hues of blue & gold as well. How lovely for a baby boy! There are several other colors.
I am very partial to these because I love adding a little bit of fancy gold detail whenever I can in my life. Sometimes it’s the little things! 🙂
2) Black & White Oatmeal / Muffin Cups
These are a practical choice because the color is good for most occasions. These would be good paper baking cups to have on hand for many uses.
3) Polka Dot Muffin Liners
These muffin tin liners come with lids. Could be a very practical option + it looks like you can bake right inside of them.
4) Super Cute Muffin Cups for Families with Kids
When my kids were little, I could convince them to try almost any food if it looked cute! LOL
You do what you have to do sometimes as a parent.
Other Items: Muffin Liners & Muffin Pans
If you want to be EXTRA SUPER FANCY, here are some gorgeous muffin liners to put INSIDE of the baking cups:
If you don’t have a muffin pan, here’s the one we have:
Baked Oatmeal Cup Recipes
- Individual Baked Oatmeal Cups – can be customized with fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries), nuts, or chocolate chips. All you need is simple pantry ingredients. This recipe calls specifically for old fashioned oats (and NOT steel cut oats).
- Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal – okay so this seems more like a dessert (an oatmeal recipe with chocolate chips AND pure maple syrup?! Yes, please! I would absolutely be in HEAVEN if someone dropped these off at my front door! 🙂
Here are some everyday ingredients I’ve used before in my oatmeal.
If you are good at tweaking recipes, you can use these to customize your oatmeal cups base recipe (check with your meal train recipient regarding allergies, of course).
You could always customize based on everyone’s favorite toppings:
- flax seeds
- brown sugar
- peanut butter
- chia seeds
- agave syrup or honey
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