Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

Take oatmeal on the go with these baked banana oatmeal cups! They taste like banana bread and make for a delicious, portable breakfast option. Make a batch on Sunday and you’ll have breakfast ready for the week.

I’m one of those people who wakes up hungry for breakfast no matter what I ate the night before. It’s so weird to me when people say that they were just too busy to eat or that they simply forgot — seriously, it baffles me. The funny part is that Isaac is one of those people. I guess opposites do attract. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhow, back to the point. Sometimes I’m in a huge rush in the morning because I’ve gone to the gym spent all morning reading blogs and I need something that I can grab and eat at my desk. The recipe I’m sharing today is the perfect solution, especially for all you oatmeal fans out there — Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups!

Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

They look like muffins, but don’t let the shape fool you. They’re denser and chewier than muffins because there’s no flour involved.

Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

I tried one hot from the oven with a little almond butter and it was amazing!

I’ve also eaten one at room temp and one straight from the fridge. They’re good at pretty much any temperature (IMO) but I think they’re best served warm.

They taste just like a batch of chewy oats to me. Isaac doesn’t really eat oatmeal and he said that they remind him of kugel. I would have to agree with that as well.

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Baked banana oatmeal cupcakes in blue wrappers sitting in a muffin pan.

Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 9

Description

These baked oatmeal cups are just like oatmeal in the sense that you can add different mix-ins. I used bananas, raisins and walnuts but I’m sure they would be amazing with different fruits, nuts or even chocolate chips. This recipe is dairy-free and can easily be made gluten-free by making sure all your ingredients are certified gluten-free.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 6 drops liquid stevia OR 1 packet of powdered stevia OR 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup walnuts OR almonds OR another nut, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray one 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or use cupcake liners.
  2. In a bowl, mix oats, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In another large bowl, mix egg whites, vanilla, coconut oil, stevia and mashed bananas until combined. Dump dry ingredients into wet ingredients; mix well. Pour in almond milk and stir until combined.
  4. Gently stir in walnuts and raisins.
  5. Scoop mixture evenly into muffin cups.
  6. Bake 30-35 minutes or until the center of each baked oatmeal cup is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy immediately or allow cups to cool and store them in the fridge or freezer. Reheat them in the toaster oven or microwave when you’re ready to eat them. When frozen take them out of the freezer and put them in the fridge the night before to thaw. Toast or microwave for a few seconds before eating in the morning.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

This recipe was developed for Almond Breeze and is now featured on the recipe section of their website!

Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

When they contacted me a couple weeks ago asking me to create a recipe, I immediately said yes because I use their almond milk daily and I absolutely love it. The unsweetened vanilla is my favorite and I already have quite a few recipes here on EBF that use it (chia pudding, overnight oats, almond banana berry smoothie, cinnamon oatmeal cookie smoothie, vegan no bake cookies, pumpkin protein bars, etc.). I had a hard time deciding what to make and almost went with muffins or a quick bread but I’m really happy I decided to go with the baked oatmeal because I had never had it before. Now that I know how delicious and easy it is, I’m sure I’ll be experimenting with different variations. I also noticed that almost all my recipes with almond milk are sweet so I think it’s about time I branched out and made something savory. I’m still brainstorming what I should make first.

Any suggestions for savory recipes that use almond milk?

Full disclosure: I was compensated byย Blue Diamond Almond Breeze for developing the recipe in this post.

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    45 comments
    1. Joyce
      October 6, 2020 AT 5:31 pm

      Hi! I have been following your IG for a while now and finally decided to try this recipe since I had some ripe banana that I didn’t want to go to waste! Super easy, healthy and filling breakfast on the go! Going to try the Apple Cinnamon and Blueberry Almond oatmeal cup recipes next!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 9:56 pm

        Yay!! So glad these oatmeal cups were a hit, Joyce. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    2. Christie
      August 13, 2020 AT 11:34 am

      Added Apples instead of Raisins. Never used stevia or coconut oil when baking so I’m excited for them to come out! I beat some air into the eggs but didn’t fully whip them to soft peaks because we added baking powder to help them rise. Very easy recipe to whip up. Do the bananas need to be ripe? Mine werent mushy ripe yet.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 13, 2020 AT 5:31 pm

        I typically use ripe bananas as they have a bit more sweetness to them and are easier to mash up, but I’m sure yours will still turn out fine. Keep me posted on how they turn out, Christie. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Amanda R
      May 19, 2020 AT 12:42 am

      Great recipe! These were easy to make and still tasted more special than a typical oatmeal breakfast. Husband loved them, too. I used cashews and dried cranberries because itโ€™s all I had and they were delish!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 19, 2020 AT 6:30 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad these baked oatmeal cups were a hit, Amanda! Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    4. Claudia
      December 16, 2019 AT 11:55 am

      Can they be baked as bars in an 8×8 instead ?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 18, 2019 AT 5:57 pm

        Hey Claudia, Definitely! I would follow my recipe for my strawberry banana baked oatmeal and you can definitely swap out the strawberries and chocolate chips with the raisins and nuts in this recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you if you try it!

    5. Kelsey
      September 11, 2019 AT 7:40 pm

      Hi Brittany! Super random, but was thinking of mixing in hemp seeds or flax or chia instead of walnuts…I know it won’t make the same crunch factor, but it would affect the baking at all? Thanks lady!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 13, 2019 AT 1:16 pm

        Hey Kelsey!
        If you wanted to add about 2T of chia seeds, hemp seeds or flax instead of the walnuts that would be just fine! Let me know what you decide to use and how they turn out!

    6. Diana
      January 6, 2015 AT 9:41 am

      I made these over the weekend for quick breakfasts during the week. I found then simple, filling and tastes quite similar to a bowl of hot oatmeal, but faster! Thanks!

    7. Maureen McKibbin
      April 4, 2014 AT 8:50 pm

      I would like to know how many calories are in each muffin. I am on l200 calories a day and would love to make these.

    8. Calli
      January 27, 2014 AT 1:58 am

      Delish! I added one chopped apple & one pear.i also added a scoop of vanilla protein powder. So so good. Thanks!

    9. Jennifer Benson
      January 8, 2014 AT 12:37 pm

      I just made these over the weekend to have as snacks throughout my work week. I am absolutely in love with this recipe. I think next time I’m going to try chopped apple. I think that would be so yummy with the cinnamon and banana. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        January 8, 2014 AT 12:42 pm

        I’m so glad that you liked the baked banana oatmeal cups. I love your idea to add apples! ๐Ÿ™‚

    10. Angie Outland
      February 2, 2013 AT 7:48 am

      These look yummy. I don’t see the nutritional value on each serving. I am on a strict diet, and keep count of my calories, fat, sugar etc. Am I overlooking this information?

    11. Anna
      January 1, 2013 AT 11:06 pm

      I just pulled these out of the oven, and they smell amazing. My husband just tore himself away from his xbox to see what spelled so good!

    12. Christine
      October 21, 2012 AT 8:04 pm

      I was looking for banana muffins to make for my children and came across these. I just made them, and they are delicious. I did use regular milk, but I will try them almond milk next time because I do like it. Thanks for the recipe. I hope my kids like them as much as I do.

    13. Natasha
      October 17, 2012 AT 6:23 pm

      Hi,
      I’m just wondering why you don’t state the nutritional infoformation of your recipes??
      Calories, Fat, Carb’s, Protein?, Sugar, etc…???
      I really want to try some of these recipes but feel more comfortable knowing everything ๐Ÿ™‚

    14. Johanna
      October 3, 2012 AT 6:46 am

      Hi!
      I’m allergic to almonds, can i use regular milk instead?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 3, 2012 AT 9:19 am

        Regular milk or another non-dairy milk should work just fine!

    15. Allison
      June 23, 2012 AT 3:34 pm

      Hi – I just finished making the batter, and it’s very “runny.” Is it supposed to be this way? I checked and double-checked the recipe, and I measured everything correctly. Is all this milk going to be absorbed or cook off?

      1. Allison
        June 23, 2012 AT 10:10 pm

        Well, I answered my own question ๐Ÿ™‚ It did get absorbed, and the oatmeal cups are delicious. Very hearty. Thanks for the great recipe!

    16. Katie Hood
      May 14, 2012 AT 11:47 am

      I made these over the weekend and they are so so yummy. Just ate 2 of them for my mid-morning snack at my desk at work and I am taking them on a roadtrip on Wednesday…and now I should get back to work. Just wanted to let you know I thought that they were delicious!

      1. Eating Bird Food
        May 15, 2012 AT 3:41 pm

        Thank you so much for the feedback Katie! I’m glad you like them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    17. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean
      May 7, 2012 AT 8:48 am

      these sound absolutely amazing! cannot wait to try them.

      1. Eating Bird Food
        May 7, 2012 AT 9:42 am

        Thanks Lindsay! Let me know if you try them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    18. Jess @JessCantCook
      May 6, 2012 AT 2:10 pm

      Ty and I are the same way, I have to have my breakfast in the morning and he could probably skip it all together! This recipe looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    19. kristina
      May 5, 2012 AT 4:55 pm

      Just made these this morning. Delish! I’m serving them at the beach tomorrow morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

    20. Meister, Running While Smiling
      May 5, 2012 AT 8:12 am

      Aren’t mashed bananas just the greatest thing? When I realized you could use them as a binder in baking and basically turn anything into a muffin, my life was instantly changed. I make something very similar to these, only in place of oatmeal I use Swiss muesli cereal. Yum!

    21. Baking Serendipity
      May 4, 2012 AT 11:40 pm

      I’m ready for breakfast as soon as I wake up to! Inevitably, my pup won’t let me do a thing until we’ve gone for a walk, and I like using that time to brainstorm a morning meal ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely thinking about this one tomorrow!

    22. lynn @ the actor’s diet
      May 4, 2012 AT 9:08 pm

      great recipe! i may make it in loaf form…

    23. Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit
      May 4, 2012 AT 2:17 pm

      These look awesome. Might have to try them this weekend.

    24. Sam @ Fit for My Fork
      May 4, 2012 AT 2:16 pm

      These look fantastic! Sometimes I really just don’t have time for a proper breakfast in the morning and having one of these to hand would be fantastic!

      I don’t like bananas though… do you think I could substitute something else? Something other than applesauce? Maybe I’ll just have to test this out in my kitchen with some kind of substitution and see how it goes. Ooh… perhaps some mashed berries instead? Hmm…

      1. Sam @ Fit for My Fork
        May 4, 2012 AT 4:10 pm

        I’m going to reply to myself here and suggest that I use almond butter instead of the bananas. I think that might work. Oooh man, I am so excited to make these this weekend.

        Thank you for the recipe Brittany!

    25. Emilie @ Emilie’s Enjoyables
      May 4, 2012 AT 12:50 pm

      I love almond milk and made something almost identical last night, only I made them in bar form and they mayyyy have had some shredded coconut in them ๐Ÿ™‚ But I also ate mine warm with almond butter smeared on top….it’s the best way to eat any oat based meal!

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