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. 🙂
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.