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These baked oatmeal cups are delicious, filling, and packed with good-for-you ingredients to get you through a busy morning! They are the perfect on-the-go/make ahead breakfast or snack! Plus, they are totally customizable! Start with the base recipe and add in your favorite add-ins!

How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups

How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups

Oatmeal cups are a perfect make ahead snack, breakfast, or treat to meal prep on a Sunday and have throughout the week ahead. They are super customizable and SO delicious.

How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups

Oatmeal Cup FAQ’s

How do you reheat them?

You can throw them bake in the oven and bake for a few minutes, or reheat in the microwave.

How long can you keep oatmeal cups in the refrigerator?

I like to keep them for 4-5 days.

Can you make oatmeal cups without chia seeds?

Absolutely! We love them for extra fiber and antioxidants, but they are totally optional.

What kind of oats are used for oatmeal cups?

Use rolled oats, not quick cooking oats. If gluten-free, make sure you buy gluten-free rolled oats.

Can you make oatmeal cups without apple sauce?

You won’t taste it, it’s for the texture, but you can probably use pumpkin puree instead if you prefer!

How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups

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How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups

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How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups (Gluten-Free)

4.88 from 8 votes
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Oatmeal Cups Base Recipe:

  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To Make Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Cups:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • To Make Fruit Oatmeal Cups
  • 1 1/2 cup fruit of choice finely chopped apples, blueberries, raspberries, chopped strawberries, finely chopped ripe pear

To Make Peanut Butter - Banana Crunch Oatmeal Cups:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 bananas chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional

To Make Chocolate-Espresso Oatmeal Cups:

  • 2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup walnuts optional


For Base Oatmeal Cups:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place parchment liners in muffin tin.
  • Mix oats, baking powder, chia and salt in large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk eggs, maple syrup, almond milk, oil, apple sauce and vanilla.
  • Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and thoroughly combine.
  • Scoop 1/4 cup mixture into liners.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

For Optional Versions:

  • Add in remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Scoop 1/4 cup batter in liners.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.


The yield increases when you use optional add-ins.


Serving: 12gCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 22.6gProtein: 3.2gFat: 6.6gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 95mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 12.3g
Author: Lexi

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  1. 4 stars
    I made the cinnamon raisin version, but also added some chopped apples and a pinch of nutmeg. This will be a quick tasty breakfast for the week!

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I followed the base recipe and added in two smashed bananas, and 2TB of cocoa powder. They taste amazing, can’t wait to see how the kids like them in the morning. Otherwise, I’m one happy mama with breakfast for the next 5 days!

  3. 5 stars
    I made1 batch with blueberry and 1 batch with peanut butter chocolate chip. Delicious hot and cold the next day.

  4. 5 stars
    Made the cinnamon raisin version last night and had them for breakfast this morning! So delicious! And I love that there is the basic version with different options for flavour combos. Will definitely be adding into my usual rotation of weekly meal prep!

  5. 5 stars
    Sounds super yummy! Can’t wait to make these!!!
    What egg substitutes could I use?
    Do you think I could make them in mini muffin tins for my little one?

  6. These look really good and seem like they are easy to make. I like the fact that the ingredients are ones I have on hand (except for chia seeds).

  7. These are so good and very filling, made the cinnamon raisin version. Perfect grab and go breakfast or snack!

  8. 5 stars
    These really are the BEST baked oatmeal cups!! I tried cinnamon raisin, but subbed the Trader Joes Orange Flavored dried Cranberries for the raisins. I’ve eaten them cold and heated them in the microwave- delicious both ways!! Will be making these again VERY soon!

  9. Hi! I don’t use almond milk due to allergy. Can you bake with regular milk? These sound awesome by the way.

    Thanks Tracy