Baked oatmeal is a hearty, nutrient-packed delicious breakfast choice. It's easy, perfect for meal prep and great for a grab-and-go start to the day. Packed with blueberries, whole grain oats, banana and more! These oats have a slightly cakey consistency that feels like a treat!
Healthy baked oatmeal cups are a great breakfast option. They have a consistency that's a cross between oatmeal and a light breakfast cake thanks to an egg and baking powder.
They are easy to make and fast; only 25 minutes cooking time, perfect for busy mornings or a great grab-and-go breakfast. These are packed with healthy ingredients and simple pantry ingredients you probably already have on hand. It's a great way to use ripe bananas and works as a make ahead breakfast or perfect snack the whole family will love.
Blueberry banana oatmeal cups are a great break from traditional oatmeal and overnight oats. Make a double batch for easy breakfasts when serving a crowd! It's a great healthy breakfast made with simple ingredients.
What make this skinny?
- Using low calorie almond milk
- Just enough brown sugar to make the easy baked oatmeal cups lightly sweet without going overboard on added sugar.
- Loaded with fresh blueberries.
- Automatically portioned. This recipe makes four individual portions so you'll know exactly how much you are eating.
Recipe Ingredient Notes
Almond milk. We use vanilla unsweetened almond milk which has about 35 calories per 1 cup. Any milk can be used (soy milk, unsweetened coconut milk, dairy milk, oat milk, etc). Adjust the nutrition information (if you are tracking calories or macronutrients) as needed.
Banana. You'll need ¼ cup mashed banana. Be sure to use a ripe banana. A medium banana will provide the amount you need.
Egg. One large egg helps bind the ingredients together and provide structure when it bakes. It adds some protein too!
Rolled Oats. Also called old-fashioned oats. This form of oats is only lightly processed making it a great whole grain option. Regular or gluten free oats can be used. Do not use instant oats or quick oats for this recipe.
Blueberries. We recommend using fresh blueberries though frozen thawed blueberries could also be substituted. If using thawed blueberries put them on paper towel to absorb excess moisture before adding to the recipe.
How to make Baked Oatmeal Cups
STEP 1. Preparation
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 4 6-ounce ramekins or oven-safe custard cups with nonstick cooking spray. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
STEP 2. Make the oatmeal mixture
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the almond milk, egg, mashed banana, and vanilla (photo 1).
Add the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and lemon zest. Stir to combine (photo 2).
Fold in 1 cup of the blueberries (photo 3).
Divide the oat mixture evenly between the prepared ramekins. Divide the remaining ½ cup of blueberries between the four servings and place on top of the oatmeal mixture (photo 4).
STEP 3. Bake
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set. At 25 minutes insert a toothpick into the center of the oatmeal and if it comes out clean it is done (photo 5).
Remove from the oven and allow to sit on a wire rack a few minutes before serving. Allow any portions that will be saved to cool to room temperature before covering and placing in the refrigerator.
Here are some different ways to change these up!
Add some other spices. Some cinnamon or allspice give a homey flavor! Try apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice too.
Stir in some chopped nuts. Pecans or walnuts would give some crunch. Just a ¼ cup will do it! Nuts are calorie dense so monitor the amount used if tracking calories or macros.
Dark chocolate chips. Add some mini dark chocolate chips for a hint of chocolate. They are a great flavor pairing with blueberries.
This baked oatmeal recipe is great on its own but you can also add your favorite toppings to give it different flavors. Here are some ideas:
- more fresh berries or fresh fruit
- chopped nuts
- non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- drizzle of pure maple syrup
- unsweetened apple sauce
- sprinkle of chia seeds
Frequently Asked Questions
They do not cook the same as rolled oats and we don't recommend them for this specific recipe.
Oats themselves are a healthy whole grain packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They have been documents to have several health benefits. How healthy baked oatmeal is depends on the other included ingredients. Our version uses unsweetened almond milk and only ¼ cup of brown sugar.
How to Store
Cover oatmeal cups or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Warm slightly in the microwave before serving for best flavor.
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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup mashed ripe banana about 1 medium banana
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats regular or gluten-free
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray F a 4 6-ounce ramekins or oven safe custard cups with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the milk, egg, banana, and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and lemon zest.
- Fold in 1 cup of the blueberries.
- Divide the oat mixture evenly between the 4 prepared ramekins. Top each of the ramekins with the remaining ½ cup of blueberries (evenly divided).
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set (insert a toothpick and when it comes out clean the oatmeal is done).
- Allow to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before eating. Enjoy as is or with favorite toppings.