Baked oatmeal cups filled with gluten free oats, fresh berries, nut butter, and sweetened with a touch of delicious pure maple syrup. These healthy oatmeal cups make a wonderful breakfast and they are perfect to meal prep at the beginning of the week for a quick snack when you are short on time!
Perfect Breakfast or a Quick Snack: Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups
These healthy baked oatmeal cups are my new favorite thing, ok?! They are like the perfect cross between muffins and oatmeal, and absolutely delicious. I like oatmeal but don’t always have the time to make a bowl in the morning. The best thing about this recipe is that it allows you to get your oatmeal fix without having to make a fresh bowl each and every morning.
If you are someone who is constantly struggling with what to eat for breakfast, or always find yourself in need of a healthy snack, then these triple berry oatmeal cups are perfect for you. You can make a batch on Sunday during your weekly meal prep and then you will have an easy breakfast or snack all week long.
These individual baked oatmeal cups are filled with plenty of fresh berries (raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, to be exact), creamy nut butter, and have just the right amount of sweetness from pure maple syrup. They are a great option for hungry adults and kids alike. Keep reading to learn how to make them!
Fresh Berries and Oatmeal Make the Perfect Oatmeal Cups
These hearty little cups are a filling combination of oats, nut butter, fresh fruit, and even have a little extra protein from eggs. While their ingredients are simple, the cups pack a punch full of nutrition. They have plenty of fiber, whole grains, and healthy fats to keep you feeling great.
Thankfully, you probably have almost all of the ingredients already in your pantry or fridge so you can make a batch today.
Gluten Free Rolled Oats: You can’t have oatmeal cups without oats! When you are shopping for this recipe be sure to grab rolled oats and not steel cut or quick cooking oats.
Mashed Banana: The mashed banana in this recipe adds a little extra flavor and adds a little extra moisture to keep the oatmeal cups moist.
Fresh Berries: This triple berry recipe uses a combination of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries in the oatmeal cups. If you prefer, feel free to use one type of berry or pick your two favorite berries instead.
Nut Butter: You can use any neutral flavored nut butter for this recipe like almond butter or cashew butter. Look for a brand that only has minimal ingredients listed. For example, cashews or almonds and salt. Try to avoid using a nut butter with a lot of added preservatives, sugars, or oils.
Eggs: The eggs help to bind these oatmeal cups together while also giving them a bit of protein.
Non-Dairy Milk: I chose almond milk for this recipe because I almost always have some in my fridge. If you don’t have almond milk you could use oat milk or even cashew milk.
Maple Syrup: This adds a touch of sweetness to the oatmeal cups. Feel free to use honey instead of maple syrup if you prefer.
Vanilla Extract: All baked goods need a touch of vanilla, right?
Salt: For flavor and to help balance out the sweetness.
How to Make These Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups
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Step 1: First add the wet ingredients to a mixing bowl. Whisk together the almond milk, almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Step 2: Next, add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl. Stir in the gluten free rolled oats, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon until well mixed.
Step 3: Now it’s time to gently fold in the fresh blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Be careful not to stir too vigorously here so that you do not completely mash the berries in the process.
Step 4: Next, transfer the oatmeal cup mixture to a muffin tin. To do this, I like to use a large cookie dough scoop to make this an easy process. You want to make sure that the mixture is evenly distributed throughout the muffin tin.
To keep the oatmeal cups from sticking to the pan you can line the muffin tin with paper muffin cups or grease the tin with coconut oil. Once you are done, it’s time to bake the cups at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until set. Remove them from the oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.
The Best Ways to Serve and Store These Healthy Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups
These oatmeal cups are plenty delicious all by themselves but if you want to add a little something extra a slather of nut butter, or even plain Greek yogurt, are great ideas.
Because these oatmeal cups are made with real ingredients and no preservatives, you will need to store them in the fridge to keep them fresh. This recipe also freezes well! You can make a batch and then freeze half of the cups for later.
To reheat the cups, wrap them in tin foil and then place them in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes until warmed through. You can also microwave the cups for ten seconds at a time until warm.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, almond milk, almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Add the gluten free rolled oats, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
Gently fold in the fresh blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Be careful not to stir too vigorously to avoid smashing the berries.
Next, evenly divide the oatmeal cup mixture among a lined or greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until set. Remove the oatmeal cups from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.