Sweet & Savory Oatmeal

Course: Breakfast

Cooking With Co-Op Basics:

Savory: Oatmeal Egg Muffins

Serves 4

Gluten Free Adaptable

Oatmeal Muffins

This recipe was created for my monthly Cooking with Co-Op Basics class at Mississippi Market. I've left the brands and prices just in case someone out there is interested.  Adapted from http://www.foodfaithfitness.com/egg-muffins-with-savory-oatmeal-crust/

As with all the recipes I teach here, it is meant to be adapted to what is on sale or in season.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 Cup Water

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats (bulk) $.49

  • 1/8 tsp Salt + additional for the eggs

  • Pinch of pepper

  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil

  • 1/2 Sno-Pac Bag of Frozen Spinach $1.50 or Broccoli, chopped $1.50

  • 1 Onion $1

  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning $.50

  • 1 Egg whites* - $.29

  • 3 Large eggs*.87

  • 1 C. Shredded Mozzarella $2 (From $5.99 Bag Rochdale Farms)*

*Indicates Co-Op Basics Item

Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and GENEROUSLY spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. 

  2. In a medium pot, combine the water, oats, 1/8 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper and bring to a boil on high heat. Boil, stirring constantly, until the water is absorbed and the oatmeal is very thick, about 2 minutes. Transfer into a large bowl to cool.

  3. Heat the olive oil up in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add in the broccoli,  onion powder and Italian seasoning salt and cook until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add the cooked veggies into the bowl with the oats, along with 1 the egg whites and stir until well mixed. Your batter will be very moist.

  5. Divide the batter between 8 of the muffin cavities, which is about 3 Tbsp per cavity. Press the oat mixture flat into each cavity and then use a small spoon, or your fingers (I think fingers is easier) and press up the sides to make a cup. Make sure the sides have a little thickness to them, keeping the bottom as thin as possible with no holes in the cup that the eggs could run through.

  6. Bake until the edges of the cup are lightly brown, crispy and pull away from the sides of the cavity, and the bottom of the cup feels set, about 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

  7. In a medium bowl whisk together the 3 eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper. Divide the mixture between the cooked oatmeal cups, filling about 3/4 of the way up. Bake until the eggs feel set, about 10-12 minutes.

  8. Let cool COMPLETELY** in the pan and then run a very sharp knife around the outsides of the cup to remove.

Sweet: Coconut Risotto Steel Cut Oats & Homemade Berry Sauce

 More traditional: dried fruit, nuts, & maple syrup...

More traditional: dried fruit, nuts, & maple syrup...

1 C. Steel Cut Oats ($1.50 of $3.99 bag)

1 Can Field Day Light Coconut Milk ($2.29)

1 C. Water

1 Tbsp Bulk Turmeric $.50

1 Tbsp Bulk Ground Ginger $.50

1 tsp salt

Partial Bag Cascadian Farms Blueberries ($2.50 of $9.99 bag)

1/4 C. Field Day Maple Syrup ($1.50 of $5.99 bottle)

Partial Bag Flaked Unsweetened Coconut ($1 of $4 bag)

1 Lime, Lemon or other citrus ($1)

Preparation:

Bring coconut milk and water to a simmer, add oats and cook while preparing berry sauce.

In small saucepan heat blueberries with juice of your citrus. When berries begin to break down, stir in maple syrup. Mash berries to desired consistency, serve over oatmeal with a sprinkle of coconut flakes.

Notes & Alterations:

Bulk Rolled Oats ($1), Cascadian Farms Blueberries ($2.50 of $9.99 bag), 1/4 C. Field Day Maple Syrup ($1.50), Bulk Nuts ($2), Brown Cow Plain Yogurt (four scoops from $3.79 approximately $1.50): $8.50 for 4 servings

Bulk Rolled Oats ($1), Sauteed Sno-Pac Broccoli or Spinach ($3), One Poached Egg ($1 for 4), Cheddar or Mozzarella Rochdale Farms Shredded Cheese ($2): $7 for 4 servings

Bulk Rolled Oats ($1), Field Day Peanut Butter (4oz of $4.99 jar for $1.10), Cascadian Farms Strawberries ($2.50 of $9.99 bag) cooked down with 1/4 C. Field Day Maple Syrup ($1.50): $6.70 for 4 servings

Bulk Rolled Oats ($1), Banana, Field Day Skinny Stick Pretzels - crushed ($1.25 of $2.50 bag), Chocolate Chips ($6), Brown Cow Plain Yogurt (Approximately $1.50): $9.75

Quick Inexpensive Go-To: Scoop of Field Day Fruit Spread, Scoop of Brown Cow Yogurt, 2 Tbsp Bulk Sunflower Seeds, Honey or maple syrup to taste

Leftovers Oatmeal: Top oatmeal with roasted vegetables from another meal (butternut squash, brussel sprouts, etc, add a quick fried egg, dash of olive oil, and desired seasonings