June 8, 2021

by Alyssa

Vegan Granola Cups

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Vegan Granola Cups are made with almond butter, flaxseed and rolled oats and filled with dairy-free yogurt and colorful fresh fruit for a healthy snack or breakfast.

close up on a granola cup with fresh berries and yogurt

I take oats pretty seriously. Whether I'm building a protein-packed and filling breakfast of Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats + Quinoa with Mango or treating myself to a batch of the Best Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I can't get enough!

Oats, especially rolled oats, are also so good for you. They're naturally gluten-free and full of plant-based protein, fiber and essential nutrients.

So if you're looking for ways to get more oats into your diet, these adorable vegan granola cups are a must-try!

collage of the steps to make oatmeal cups in a muffin tin

How to Make Vegan Granola Cups

I love that these cute little cups act as vehicles for any of your favorite fillings and toppings. All you have to do is bake the cups in a muffin tin, let them cool, and fill!

Ingredient Notes

Here are a few things to keep in mind about the ingredients for your granola cups:

  • Rolled oats. Be sure to use old-fashioned or rolled oats, not the quick-cooking kind. These are higher in nutrients and have better texture.
  • Maple syrup. You can also use honey if you are not vegan.
  • Almond butter. Feel free to use a different nut butter. Or go nut-free and replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter. I recommend smooth nut butter for the best texture in your oatmeal cup dough.
  • Flaxseed meal. This is the egg-free way to bind your granola cups together. You can also use chia seeds if you prefer.

overhead of a tray with four oatmeal cups filled with fruit

Filling Granola Cups

I like to make these cups into mini healthy tartlets. I start with a dollop of vegan yogurt (I usually use coconut). Then, I pile in fresh fruit.

You can use any kind of vegan yogurt you like and experiment with other types of fruit, depending on what's in season.

Or, try something totally different like one of these filling ideas:

three oatmeal cups filled with yogurt and fruit

Meal Prep Suggestions

If you plan to use this recipe for meal prep, I recommend keeping the filling and granola cups separate.

You can freeze the unfilled granola cups for up to three months or keep them in the fridge for up to five days. Then just before serving, filling them with your yogurt and fruit. That way, the cups won't become soggy.

close up on an oatmeal cup with vegan yogurt and fresh berries

More Vegan Oatmeal Recipes

If you make these Vegan Granola Cups, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

Vegan Granola Cups

Vegan granola cups are a healthy, plant-based snack with nut butter, rolled oats, maple syrup and dairy-free yogurt in the center!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 222kcal
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close up on an oatmeal cup with vegan yogurt and fresh berries
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Ingredients

for the cups

for the filling

  • Yogurt (I like coconut)
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries/blackberries
  • Sliced kiwi/mango
  • Sprinkle of coconut
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Mix together all the cup ingredients. The "batter" should be sticky.
  • Scoop 1/4 cup of the oat mixture into each muffin cup.
  • Using damp fingers, press the oat mixture into the center and up the sides of each cup, trying to cover as much of the cup as possible, keep the center as a well.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the cups are golden brown and crispy.
  • Fill each cup with yogurt and your choice of fruit! Sprinkle with chia seeds and coconut if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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