These chewy Apple and Raisin Oatmeal Cups are easy to make and delicious! They are the perfect thing to make ahead and then have on the go during the week!
Happy Thursday everyone! How has your January been going? Ours has been super stressful and I can FINALLY tell you what’s been going on!
WE ARE MOVING!
Man, it feels good to be able to say it out loud! We’ve been putting everything in place the last few months and until certain things were done it would have been pointless to announce anything. We’ve spent the last few months getting our rental house ready to sell, sorting our mortgage, deciding to rent our current house and going back and forth every weekend to view houses.
Some background: my parents live in Hampshire, in 2011 I met my now husband, who lives in Essex and we moved in together. So for the past 8 years, I’ve been constantly travelling back and forth, at one stage I was doing it every day because I had university in Southampton.
I can’t really complain about the long distance and feeling pulled back and forth because I’ve pretty much known no different my entire adult life. However, I’ve made no secret over the years that one day I would like to be closer to my parents.
Well, Mr AN and I have decided that now is the time!
It’s SUPER stressful, but also exciting… and when we made the decision we both felt like there probably wasn’t going to be another time where we could both move with jobs etc. We are both ready for a new adventure and with my failing health, I feel like I need to be closer to my family.
I already have many limitations with my back, I’ve had to get a new car because I couldn’t drive a manual anymore, I’ve left my job because my adjustments were taken away and my health was in jeopardy (that’s a WHOLE other story right now, I’m currently fighting my employer over reasonable adjustments) and there’s going to come a time when I can no longer travel long distances, so when that day comes I’d rather be 25 mins away from my parents than 2 hours minimum.
So, the beginning of 2019 has been crazy. Not only am I pending days reading up on law, getting legal advice and sorting my evidence, I’m also dealing with estate agents and capital gains tax. OMG. Capital gains is crazy. You have to do all these calculations for deductibles. Maths is not my forte, but I managed to get it done.
It’s hard as my husband works full time, so I’m trying to do as much as I can with the house, but there are certain things I can’t do as they’re in his name.
I’m looking forward to taking you along with me for this journey, it’s probably going to be long and stressful, but it feels good to be able to talk freely about it and ask you guys for advice!
Shall we talk about these glorious Apple and Raisin Oatmeal Cups. Basically these are the most perfect make ahead breakfast for those mornings when you’re rushing out of the house and need something right now.
They are full or juicy, plump raisins, soft apple chunks, vanilla, cinnamon and oatmeal. Once baked they are soft and chewy and so tasty. I’m really starting to get back into oatmeal and I love making new flavour combinations. Apple and raisin is a winner!
These oatmeal cups are also super easy to make. No fancy equipment and ready to eat in 25 minutes. They also keep really well, so you could easily make them on a Sunday evening and be ready to go for the rest of the week! Hope you enjoy them!
Apple and Raisin Oatmeal Cups
- 2 1/2 cups (200g) rolled oats
- 1/3 cup (66g) light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup (82g) raisins
- 1 medium apple, cored and sliced into chunks – you can peel if you want, I didn’t
- 1 cup (240ml) milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and spray 8 holes of a muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Place the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and raisins into a large bowl and stir briefly to combine.
- Add in the chunks of apple and stir to combine.
- Add in the milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until everything is well combined and coated in the liquid.
- Place 3tbsp of mixture into each hole of your muffin tin and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until slightly risen, golden on top and they look set.
- Leave to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before digging in. You can also let them cool completely – they are delicious warm and cool!
- Apple and Raisin Oatmeal Cups will keep in an airtight container, in the fridge for a week and at room temperature for 4 days. Serve at room temperature or warmed in the microwave.