Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

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These apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups are loaded with cinnamon flavor and studded with small pieces of diced apple.

As you know, I love baked oatmeal but want to know what I might love more than baked oatmeal? Baked oatmeal cups! They’re so convenient to grab and go when in a rush and the perfect breakfast or snack to meal prep. I’m excited for you to try this recipe! I’m curious to know if you like the full family-sized baked oatmeal or these baked oatmeal cups better. 🙂

Apple cinnamon oatmeal cups on a gold cooling rack.

Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

  • rolled oats – make sure you grab certified gluten-free if needed! I like using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats.
  • non-dairy milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk. You can also make homemade almond milk using my recipe.
  • ground flaxseed – flaxseeds are great sources of healthy fats, fiber and even plant-based protein!
  • apples –  you’ll need about 1-2 apples, peeled and finely chopped into pieces.
  • applesauce – make your own homemade applesauce or use store-bought. Just make sure it’s unsweetened if you go that route.
  • cinnamon – cinnamon with apple is the ultimate fall flavor combo!
  • sea salt – brings all the flavors together.
  • maple syrup – one of my preferred natural sweeteners. You can totally skip this or use another liquid sweetener like honey or agave.
  • vanilla extract – the perfect flavor enhancer!
  • almond butter – a drizzle for topping!
Apple cinnamon oatmeal cups on a plate with cinnamon sticks and fresh apple slices.

How to Make Baked Oatmeal Cups

In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients together – the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk and ground flaxseed. Let that mixture sit for about five minutes before adding in the rest of the wet ingredients – the applesauce, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir to combine. Fold in the chopped apples and then scoop the mixture into muffin a muffin pan lined with silicone or paper muffin liners and top each with additional diced apples.

Side by side of ingredients for apple baked oatmeal cups in two bowls.

Storing Baked Oatmeal Cups

Let the oatmeal cups cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. I like to keep mine in the freezer (because they last longer!). When it’s time to enjoy, you can eat them cold or my personal preference is to pop them in the toaster oven to heat them up a bit!

Three apple oatmeal cups on a plate drizzled with peanut butter.

Reheating Frozen Oatmeal Cups

You can thaw the frozen cups by transferring them from the freezer to the fridge the night before or cook the oat cups directly from frozen.

Via Microwave

Remove the cup from the liner and wrap it in a paper towel. Microwave in 30-second increments until warm throughout, about 1-2 minutes total.

Via Toaster Over

Cut the cup in half and heat on low (250-300°F) for 5-6 minutes or until the cup is warm throughout.

Apple baked oatmeal cups on a white plate with nut butter drizzle, surrounded by more baked apple oatmeal cups, apple slices, and a cinnamon stick.

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups

4 from 9 votes
These apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups are loaded with cinnamon flavor and studded with small pieces of diced apple.
Three apple oatmeal cups on a plate drizzled with peanut butter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • cups non-dairy milk, I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons natural almond butter, look for one that’s drippy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup diced apple, divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup muffin tin with silicone liners. Paper liners work too. Spray liners with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together almond milk and flaxseed. Let sit for about 5 minutes before adding remaining wet ingredients: applesauce, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Gently stir to combine. Fold in 1/4 cup of the diced apples.
  • Scoop mixture evenly into muffin tin with liners and top each cup with remaining diced apples.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until the center of the cups has set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow cups to cool before transferring to a storage container and placing them in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  • To reheat: You can thaw the frozen cups by transferring them from the freezer to the fridge the night before or cook the oat cups directly from frozen. To microwave, remove cup from liner and wrap in a paper towel, microwave in 30-second increments until warm throughout, about 1-2 minutes. To reheat in the toaster oven, cut the cup in half and heat on low (250-300°F) for 5-6 minutes or until the cup is warm throughout.

Nutrition

Serving: 1oatmeal cup Calories: 156kcal Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 4g Fat: 4g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 9g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups

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    7 comments
    1. Carolina
      September 17, 2021 AT 10:29 pm

      Looking for cholesterol free Recipe

    2. Denise
      April 6, 2021 AT 12:47 pm

      4 stars
      I just wanted to make sure that the different variation ingredients are for a full batch or for the four muffins.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2021 AT 7:58 pm

        Hey Denise- the ingredients for each of the four variations are to make a full batch (so 12 baked oatmeal cup). If you want to make smaller batches of multiple variations you’d just want to cut the ingredients in half, or by 3 or 4 depending on how many variations you want to make.

    3. Jen Klein
      February 20, 2021 AT 3:36 pm

      5 stars
      Great recipe- I used honey instead of maple syrup but wish I used maple syrup- feel like it just needed a little more flavor. I used chia seeds and love using them in recipes. I think I prefer the baked oatmeal rather than the cups though.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2021 AT 8:29 pm

        Thanks for giving this recipe a try, Jen! I’m glad you still enjoyed the cups. Baked oatmeal is definitely my favorite too. 🙂

    4. Yoko
      February 10, 2019 AT 6:50 pm

      5 stars
      That’s what just I wanted texture ! My baby who has many arellgy enjoyed it, too. So genuine.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 20, 2019 AT 4:39 pm

        I’m so glad you enjoyed these baked cups, Yoko! And thank you for taking the time to come back to leave a comment and star rating. The ratings are super helpful!!

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