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Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups with No Refined Sugar

These healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups contain no refined sugar and are utterly delicious. Plus, you can make them 4 different ways to satisfy everyone. From apple cinnamon to blueberry, banana, or simply plain. Easy to make in about 30 minutes.

Top view of Apple Baked Oatmeal Cup on a white plate with coffee

Keep these baked oatmeal cups in your refrigerator or freezer for quick, easy, and healthy breakfast options!

With a handful of simple ingredients in one bowl, these healthy gluten-free baked oatmeal cups are an absolutely delicious addition to the first meal of the day.

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What to Love About Baked Oatmeal Cups:

  • Refined sugar free (no added refined sugar)
  • Quick and easy
  • Soft and tender on the inside
  • Dairy free if using dairy free milk
  • Gluten free if using certified GF oats

With the fall season on my mind, baked oatmeal is never far off my radar. In fact, you can find dozens of oatmeal recipes at 31Daily. From overnight oats to Rice Cooker Oatmeal and even an Instant Pot Oatmeal, all of which are great morning choices.

But when it comes to baked oatmeal, that is a pleasure all on its own. A favorite among readers is always the Blueberry Amish Baked Oatmeal and my mom’s favorite is Amish Baked Oatmeal with Apples.

With that in mind, these healthy baked oatmeal cups combine the variety of fruit and flavors everyone seems to love. Plus, they’re portable for a quick grab and go breakfast or healthy afternoon snack.

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Baked Oatmeal Cups Ingredients

You need these simple ingredients for baked oatmeal cups. The exact measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Milk: Milk helps soften the oats and keeps the oatmeal cups tender. Both dairy and non dairy milk works in this recipe.
  2. Eggs: Eggs bring structure and protein.
  3. Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup is a delicious choice for non-refined sugar. It’s utterly delicious and I promise, you will NEVER miss the sugar. Honey is a great alternative too.
  4. Unsweetened Applesauce: One of my favorite healthier additions to baking (like in my Maple Apple Banana Bread), applesauce adds flavor, moisture and replaces needed butter or oil.
  5. Oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats are best in this recipe. Quick oats can work but the oatmeal cup centers will not be quite as tender.
  6. Baking Powder: Baking powder lightens the oatmeal cups.
  7. Spices: I’ve added ground cinnamon and nutmeg, but feel free to swap it for your favorite spice or spice blend like apple pie spice or even pumpkin pie spice!
  8. Vanilla Extract: Because everything, almost, is better with vanilla!
  9. Salt: Salt adds flavor.
  10. Fruit: This recipe makes 12 baked oatmeal cups. You can make 12 of 1 variety or mix them up. In the photos, I’ve made both blueberry and apple. The blueberries can be fresh or frozen (you don’t need to thaw). Apples will need to be peeled and chopped into small, bite size pieces. Use your favorite variety.

Baked Oatmeal Cups 4 Ways

  • Blueberry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Banana
  • Plain

All are delicious! Mix and match (bake 6 of one variety and 6 of the other) or make all four. Each option uses the same base oatmeal cup recipe. The addition will be in the fruit (or leaving it out).

Side view of Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cup on a white plate

How to Make Baked Oatmeal Cups

These oatmeal cups are super easy to make. Step by step instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here’s an overview.

Preheat oven to 350°F and generously spray a standard-size muffin pan with nonstick spray.

Whisk the Oatmeal Cups base ingredients together in a large bowl. Then fold fruit of choice; apples, blueberries, and nuts if using. If you’re making Banana Oatmeal Cups, substitute the mashed banana for the applesauce. If making plain, skip the fruit additions.

Top view of baked oatmeal cups batter

The batter will be a liquid-y. Spoon evenly into muffin cups and all the way to the top. Be sure there is both liquid and oats and apples or blueberries in each cup.

Top view of unbaked oatmeal cups in a muffin tin

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and top appears to be set. If the muffin cups brown too quickly, tent a piece of aluminum foil or parchment on top.

Top view of baked oatmeal cups cooling on a wire rack

Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Questions for Baked Oatmeal Cups

How do you store baked oatmeal cups?

Store in a sealed, airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for several months.

Can you freeze baked oatmeal cups?

Absolutely! I love to make double batches and freeze at least half for quick and healthy breakfasts on the go. I like to freeze the oatmeal cups individually in small sandwich bags and then add them to a gallon size freezer bag.

Can you make oatmeal cups ahead?

The baked oatmeal cups are a perfect choice to make ahead for quick, healthy breafasts. They keep in the refrigerator for a week or much longer in the freezer. I don’t recommend making the batter ahead to bake later. The oats will absorb all of the liquid!

How to Reheat Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked oatmeal cups can be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds to warm to your liking.

Frozen oatmeal cups can be thawed in the refrigerator overnight and then reheated in the microwave or oven. Or can even be reheated from frozen.

If reheating from frozen, wrap in a paper towel and heat in 30 seconds increments until warm through. Plan on 1 to 2 minutes.

For the oven, heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until warmed through.

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Top view of Apple Baked Oatmeal Cup on a white plate with coffee

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups contain no refined sugar and are utterly delicious. Plus, you can make them 4 different ways to satisfy everyone. From apple cinnamon to blueberry, banana, or simply plain. Easy to make in about 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Oatmeal Cups

  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) nonfat milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 cup (120g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups (240g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Apple Oatmeal Cups (for 12)

  • 1 cup peeled chopped apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (additional)
  • optional: 1/2 cup (50g) chopped walnuts or pecans

Blueberry Oatmeal Cups (for 12)

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Banana Oatmeal Cups (for 12)

  • Substitute the applesauce for mashed banana

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray. If you want to use muffin cup liners, coat with nonstick spray too. They tend to stick to the liners so I prefer to skip using them.
  2. Whisk the Oatmeal Cups base ingredients together in a large bowl. Then fold fruit of choice; apples, blueberries, and nuts if using. If you're making Banana Oatmeal Cups, substitute the mashed banana for the applesauce. If making plain, skip the fruit additions.
  3. The batter will be a liquid-y. Spoon evenly into muffin cups and all the way to the top. Be sure there is both liquid and oats and apples or blueberries in each cup.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and top appears to be set. If the muffin cups brown too quickly, tent a piece of aluminum foil or parchment on top.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: 

  • Bake the oatmeal cups and then cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week. Or freeze. after they've cooled completely, in a freezer container for up to 3 months.

Reheating Instructions:

  • Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds or bake in a 350°F oven for 5-6 minutes.

Nutritional Information: The nutritional information is an estimate from online calculators. It is calculated on the base recipe. Addition, like the fruit, are not included.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

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8 Comments

  1. This recipe is really good, I tried the Apple version. I wish you would have put correct nutritional information, especially since your marketing this as a healthy recipe. Thanks.

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