Happy New Year! It’s January, the time when everyone (me included!) recommits to their diet and exercise goals and resolves to eat healthy and get in the best shape of their lives. Naturally, I figured the best way to ease into my resolutions was with chocolate for breakfast! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I love baked oatmeal. In 2011 I made Pumpkin, Apple Cranberry and Blueberry & Peach versions. I wanted to make a banana/chocolate adaptation of it and after seeing how much people liked my Sausage, Egg & Cheese Hash Brown Cups and Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Cups, I decided to try baking them in muffin tins to make them easier to grab and go. You all know how I love my muffin tins! These turned out fantastic. They have a rich banana oatmeal flavor and each single serving is jam packed with chocolate for only 3 P+ each. If eating chocolate as part of a healthy breakfast is any indication, 2012 is going to be a good year.
Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal SinglesSource: Emily Bites Original
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 ¼ cups skim milk
¾ c mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist 18 cups in a muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites, egg, mashed banana, milk and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended together. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Spoon the oatmeal mixture evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake uncovered for 18-22 minutes or until oatmeal is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Yields 18 oatmeal singles. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 3 per single (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per single from myfitnesspal.com: 127 calories, 22g carbs, 4 g fat, 3 g protein, 2 g fiber