Studded with blueberries and sliced almonds, these blueberry almond baked oatmeal cups work great with fresh or frozen blueberries.
As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of baked oatmeals but want to know what I might love even more than baked oatmeal casseroles? Baked oatmeal cups. For starters, they are adorable and a personal sized breakfast or snack. They are also insanely easy to prepare and the perfect meal prep recipe! Easy and healthy? Sold!
It’s no secret that a healthy breakfast starts your day off on the right foot. When I have a well-rounded, satisfying breakfast, I feel like I set my whole day up for success. But what do I consider a healthy breakfast? A combination of lean protein, fiber and healthy fats. These baked oatmeal cups are packed with all three but if you want to kick it up a notch, have a hard boiled egg on the side or enjoy with nut butter. You’ll be satisfied until lunch, promise!
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cup Ingredients
cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla extract and sea salt
milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk but any type works!
ground flaxseed – you’ll use this to make a flaxseed egg which keeps these oatmeal cups vegan.
blueberries – either fresh or frozen blueberries work for this recipe.
Prep and Storage Tips
Lucky for you, this recipe is already designed for meal prep – no adjustments need to be made to the recipe! Having said that, I do have some storage tips because that is an important second step!
Let the oatmeal cups cool completely before putting in an airtight container. If you don’t let them cool completely, the heat will create condensation in the container which means soggy oatmeal and no one wants that… If you’ll be eating throughout the week, store in the refrigerator. If you plan to save these for the long haul, store in the freezer for up to three months.
When you’re ready to enjoy, you can eat them cold but I highly recommend you pop them in the microwave or toaster oven (my preferred method) to heat them up a bit. Eat on their own or with a little nut butter.
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, nut butter and vanilla.
Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Gently stir to combine. Fold in 1/8 cup of the blueberries and 1 Tablespoon of sliced almonds.
Scoop mixture evenly into muffin tin with liners and top each cup with remaining blueberries and sliced almonds.
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. If frozen, you'll need to take your cups out of the freezer and put them in the fridge the night before to thaw.
To reheat: remove cup from liner and wrap in a paper towel, microwave until warm throughout, about 30-60 seconds. Or reheat in the toaster oven by cutting the cup in half and heating on low (250-300°F) for 5-6 minutes or until the cup is warm throughout. 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. Just wrap the frozen cup in a paper towel and heat in 30 seconds increments until warm throughout. It should only take 1-2 minutes.