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April 27, 2021

by Alyssa

How to Make Baked Oatmeal Cups

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These healthy baked oatmeal cups are an easy and healthy breakfast or snack recipe! They're made with whole grains and can be used with any of your favorite sweet or savory flavors.

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We've been on a big oatmeal kick here and this one you're going to L-O-V-E!

These healthy baked oatmeal cups are simple to make, packed with whole food ingredients, and great as a breakfast or snack. They've got all you need for a balanced meal:

  • complex carbohydrates
  • healthy fats
  • protein

And what you're going to love most? They can be made in a million different ways! I'm going to be showing you my base recipe for baked oatmeal cups and giving you four different flavor options, but feel free to customize to your heart's content!

What are Baked Oatmeal Cups?

Baked oatmeal cups are baked oatmeal that is baked in a muffin tin instead of a baking pan. They're great because they're already made into small portions, can be brought with you on the go, and are amazing for meal prep!

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How to Make Baked Oatmeal Cups

You only need a few simple ingredients to make these healthy little cups! Just mix all the ingredients together, fold in your mix-ins, and bake them up until they're golden brown. These cups are vegan, gluten-free and use just a few simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • Almond milk: feel free to use whatever type of liquid you'd like – I love unsweetened almond milk, but you can also use cashew, coconut, or even water.
  • Flax eggs: to make these oatmeal cups vegan, we're using flax eggs. If you're not vegan, you can use regular eggs as well!
  • Maple syrup: my favorite sweetener is maple syrup, but any liquid sweetener works as well – honey, date syrup, agave, etc.
  • Almond butter: feel free to use whatever nut butter you'd like – or if you want to make them nut-free you can use tahini or sunflower seed butter!
  • Banana: the banana adds a bit of sweetness, but can easily be replaced with applesauce, pumpkin puree, or another fruit puree.
  • Oats: just regular rolled oats are what we're using – if you're celiac, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
  • Baking powder: the easiest way to make your oatmeal cups a little fluffy!
  • Sea salt: and to round out the flavor of our cups, a pinch of sea salt is always a good idea!

collage of overhead 4 flavors for baked oatmeal cups

Flavor Ideas for Your Oatmeal Cups

There are truly endless possibilities of flavor ideas for this baked oatmeal. From fruit, chocolate, or even savory, it all works!

Some of my favorite flavor combos include:

  • Chocolate Banana
  • Lemon Blueberry
  • Almond Cherry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Peanut Butter Banana
  • Strawberry Vanilla
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip

And the list goes on and on! In this post, I'm showing you how to make the first four, so check out the recipe card below!

close up baked oatmeal cups with blueberries and lemon zest topped with yogurt and fresh blueberries

Can I Freeze These for Meal Prep?

These cups are amazing for meal prep and can be stored/reheated a few different ways.

  • Refrigerator: store in a sealed container for 4 – 5 days
  • Freezer: store in a sealed container for 3 – 6 months

And for reheating, just pop them in the microwave or toaster oven until they're nice and hot!

Best Topping Ideas for Oatmeal

And the grand finale is our toppings! I love to top my baked oatmeal cups with things that add flavor, but also make them a bit more nutrient-dense. Some topping ideas include:

  • Yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Chopped nuts
  • Drizzle of nut butter
  • Cacao nibs

But really, just make them how YOU want to make them! Have fun with the flavors, have fun with the base and have fun with the toppings. And make sure to come back to this post and let us know what combination you come up with!

close up baked oatmeal cups with cherries, almond and vanilla topped with yogurt and almond butter

More Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipes

Baked Oatmeal Cups

These healthy baked oatmeal cups are an easy and delicious vegan breakfast recipe. Great for meal prep, easy to store, and kid-friendly too!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 162kcal
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close up baked oatmeal cups with blueberries and lemon zest and topped with yogurt and blueberries
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Ingredients

for the apple cinnamon:

  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

for the lemon blueberry:

  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon

for the cherry almond:

for the chocolate:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin and set it aside.
  • Mix together the almond milk, flax eggs, syrup, almond butter, and mashed banana.
  • Stir in the oats, baking powder, and sea salt.
  • Fold in the mix-ins (based on whatever you choose/like).
  • Divide between the muffin cups and bake on the center rack for 30 - 35 minutes.
  • Once golden brown on top, remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and enjoy with your favorite toppings! (I like coconut yogurt, nut butter, and fresh fruit)

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Notes

* oatmeal cup nutrition is calculated based on the plain flavor

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. These look delicious. I wonder if anyone has experimented with subbing some protein powder for the almond flour to increase protein?

  2. Making them for the 2nd time in 2 weeks! This time trying the chocolate along with blueberry. So delicious, thank you Alyssa 🤗

  3. This recipe sounds so good! If I want to use a different sweetener, such as liquid Monk Fruit, which would take much less than 1/2 cup, would I need to make up the difference with another liquid? TIA

    • I think you should be okay! If the batter does seem a little dry, maybe try adding a small splash of more milk. Let me know how they turn out with the monk fruit!

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