Healthy Tender Baked Oatmeal Cups Recipe with Banana

These Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups are also really easy to make. You just need a few simple ingredients like oats, almond milk, maple syrup, and a mix-in like chocolate chips or dried fruit. Then you mix it all together in a bowl and spoon it into muffin tins before. They’re perfect for grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the busy week!

Oatmeal cups in silicone baking cups cooling on a baking rack.

Why You’ll This Recipe

  • It’s a great way to meal prep breakfast for the week. Just make a batch on Sunday and you have breakfast ready to go all week!
  • You can use any mix of dried fruit, nuts, or seeds so it’s easily customizable for everyone in your family. If you eat these right away, fresh diced fruit is a great option too.
  • All you need are some simple pantry ingredients to make this easy recipe.

Equipment Needed

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy breakfast recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this simple meal.

  • muffin pan or cupcake tin
  • cupcake liners
  • large mixing bowl
Ingredients for baked oatmeal cups.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make a simple oatmeal muffin recipe. Gather these ingredients and get ready to have an easy breakfast that the whole family will enjoy.

  • ripe bananas – Use bananas with brown spots. These are the ripest and add natural sweetness to the oatmeal banana cups.
  • vanilla almond milk – Feel free to use any milk product of your choice.
  • eggs
  • baking powder – Gives the muffin cups a little lift.
  • old fashioned or rolled oats
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips, dried fruit or nuts, diced fresh fruit
Overhead view of oatmeal muffins cooling on a round baking rack.

How to Make Tender Baked Oatmeal Cups

Here is a quick rundown of the steps that are needed to make this delicious recipe. You can find the full recipe in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking pan with liners

Preheat oven to 375°F degrees and prepare muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spray the baking liners if you are using them.

Step 2: Mash the bananas

In a large bowl, mash bananas.

Mashed bananas in a clear mixing bowl.

Step 3: Mix the remaining ingredients

Add all ingredients, except the add-in ingredients. Here I use chocolate chips. Mix with a spoon.

Large mixing bowl with ingredients to make oatmeal cups.

Step 4: Fold in the chocolate chips

Fold the chocolate chips or diced fresh fruit or dried fruit into the batter.

Chocolate chips folded into an oatmeal batter.

Step 5: Add the batter to the muffin liners

Add batter to muffin cups. This batter will fill 12-15 muffin cups.

Oatmeal cups with batter in silicon baking liners before baking.

Step 6: Bake until golden brown

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.

Step 7: Cool and enjoy

Cool and enjoy!

Muffin cups made with oatmeal and chocolate chips.

What To Serve With This Dish

I love to serve these baked oatmeal cups with fresh fruit like this Fresh Fruit Salad or with a protein entree like this Cheddar Egg Casserole recipe.

Substitutions and Additions

Do you want to personalize this recipe? Here are a few of my favorite tried and true swaps for this recipe.

Bananas: If you don’t have bananas, you can substitute applesauce, pumpkin puree, or mashed sweet potato.

Add-in ideas: Don’t like chocolate chips? Try using raisins, dried cranberries, or cacao nibs instead.

Vanilla Extract: If you don’t have vanilla extract, swap it for almond extract or maple syrup.

Almond Milk: Can’t find almond milk? Feel free to use any milk of your choice even dairy milk.

Spice: If you want to add a little spice to your recipe mix in some pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice for extra flavor.

Peanut Butter Banana: You could also mix in 1/4 cup of peanut butter or almond butter for a peanut butter twist.

Oatmeal muffins with chocolate chips on a white serving plate.

How To Store

These oatmeal cups are best stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Or you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

To reheat these oatmeal cups, simply remove them from the airtight container and place them on a paper towel-lined plate. Microwave for 30 seconds or until warm. Enjoy!

Sandra’s Pro Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that they turn out perfectly for you every time that you make them.

  • Because there is no fat in this muffin recipe make sure that your spray paper liners well with nonstick cooking spray so that your oatmeal cups don’t stick.
  • It’s important to use old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats so that your muffins have a nice texture to them.
  • If you want to add more sweetness, try using coconut sugar or brown sugar to your batter for added sweetness.
Healthy oatmeal muffin cups on a white serving plate ready to eat.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

Does baked oatmeal need to be refrigerated?

I recommend storing the baked oatmeal in the fridge because it contains milk and eggs.

Can you freeze baked oatmeal?

Yes, you can freeze your baked oatmeal for up to 3 months.

How do you know when baked oatmeal is done?

Your oatmeal cups are done baking when they are lightly browned and firm to the touch.

Can you replace the eggs in this recipe?

Yes, if you want to make this egg-free you can use a flax egg or an unsweetened applesauce as a substitute for the eggs.

Do you have to grease silicone cupcake liners?

No. However, greasing the liners helps with cleaning the liners.

Other Delicious Oatmeal Recipes You May Enjoy

Oatmeal cups in silicone baking cups cooling on a baking rack.

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups with Bananas

These baked oatmeal cups are a delicious grab-and-go breakfast option. Chewy oatmeal baked with an add-in like chocolate chips or dried or fresh diced fruit.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Oatmeal Cups, oatmeal cups, oatmeal muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 15 Servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe mashed banana
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 cups old fashioned or rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit or diced fresh fruit.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F degrees and prepare muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray (spray the baking liners if you are using them)
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add all ingredients, except the chocolate chips. Mix with a spoon. Fold in the chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Add batter to muffin cups, filling 12-15 muffin cups.
  • Bake 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch
  • Cool and enjoy!

Notes

  • Because there is no fat in this muffin recipe make sure that your spray paper liners well with nonstick cooking spray so that your oatmeal cups don’t stick.
  • It’s important to use old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats so that your muffins have a nice texture to them.
  • If you want to add more sweetness, try using coconut sugar or brown sugar to your batter for added sweetness.
  • Any type of milk can be substituted for almond milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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