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With the first day of Kindergarten looming in the not-so-distant future, I’ve got meals on my mind. Namely, breakfast and lunch. This is new territory for me, since I know we’re going to be sticking with food from home but we’ll also have a tight schedule each morning. A nutritious back-to-school breakfast is a must, but now I’ve got to be able to pull it off quickly, too. So what’s a mom to do?
Figure out a new option that will blow the kids away. And I did it!
Well, I didn’t exactly do it by myself. I had a little help from Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups.
You may know Quaker, but you ain’t seen nothing like this before. (Yeah, I said ain’t. And I meant it, but it still bothered me a tiny bit.)
The tagline for these little cups of genius is “Crunchy. Cool. Yum.” and I’d have to say that I think it’s pretty accurate. (Especially the yum part.)
They come in Strawberry Almond, Apple Cinnamon and Raspberry Pecan, and they really do taste like cool, creamy yogurt. Because, well, that’s what they are (even though you’ll find them in the cereal aisle. Unusual, I know, but trust me on this one. They’re delish.)
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Just add cold milk, stir, and eat! You don’t even have to heat the milk (it has to be COLD.) Just pour it in and the dry ingredients transform into a tasty yogurt treat with whole grains, real fruit and crunchy nuts. And it’s super satisfying because each cup contains 25 grams of whole grains and 10 grams of protein (if you use 1/2 cup of cold skim milk.)
No yucky food dyes, either.
And since one cute, convenient little cup deserves another, I thought it might be fun to serve this cool, creamy treat in a freshly baked oatmeal cookie cup.
I mean, the kids already loved their yogurt cups straight up, but who doesn’t love a fresh cookie? If you can call it breakfast, you can bet the day will start off on the right foot. (And since the cookie cups are packed with oats, honey and bananas, you’re getting even more good stuff in.)
Bake these cups ahead of time, then fill them in the morning. Since the Quaker Real Medleys yogurt cups only take 2 minutes to mix up, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying breakfast in no time. And it’s even portable!
(FYI, one yogurt cup filled three cookie cups when I made these.)
Drop a cherry, strawberry or even a drizzle of maple on top, and get ready to collect your “Mom of the Year” award. I’m not even kidding.
Just make sure to keep one or two for yourself.
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp milk, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter, honey, vanilla and banana until smooth and well-blended. Add oats, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
- *If mixture is too crumbly to stick together (this may happen if you use a small banana) you can use 2 tbsp of milk to add moisture. Applesauce works, too.
- Divide mixture evenly between 8 muffin cups, pressing the bottoms down and using a spoon to press mixture up evenly against the sides.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12–15 minutes until edges are golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then loosen with a butter knife and remove from pan. Serve warm or cold.
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Don’t forget – you won’t find these with the yogurt – they’re in the ready-to-eat cereal aisle at Walmart.
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