These mixed berry baked oatmeal cups are a delicious, healthy breakfast that you can prep in advance and take with you on-the-go! Use fresh or frozen berries, ripe bananas, and oats for a simple recipe you can whip up in 30 minutes or less.
Here’s a new version of one of my very favorite blog recipes: baked oatmeal! I make baked oatmeal almost every single week as part of my loose system of meal prep, so I love trying out different recipes.
In the past, I’ve shared recipes for blueberry banana, apple cinnamon, cranberry pear, and pumpkin pecan baked oatmeal. I just tested a chocolate peanut butter version, too, and it was good, but I decided I definitely prefer the fruity varieties when it comes to baked oatmeal.
This is the first individual serving-size baked oatmeal I’ve made and I think these oatmeal cups are a cute, more aesthetically pleasing version of the baked oatmeal I typically make.
They’re also a bit quicker since they only take about 15 minutes in the oven rather than 45+ minutes, so if you’re hoping to have breakfast on the table ASAP, these are the way to go.
I usually use frozen berries since they’re available year-round, and I always keep some in my freezer.
My favorite frozen mixed berry blend is from Costco. I mention this one my Instagram stories sometimes because I love it, and it’s great for oatmeal and smoothies! It’s called the antioxidant blend, and it has strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and cherries. But any frozen mixed berry blend would work perfectly, and of course, fresh berries would be amazing, too.
The only ingredient I don’t always have on hand is the ripe bananas, but I love baked oatmeal so much that I typically buy bunches of bananas for the sole purpose of letting them get speckled enough to use in baked oatmeal.
The batter takes about 10 minutes to make, and then after 15 minutes in the oven, these baked oatmeal cups are ready! As you can see, I like mine on the gooey side so I take them out of the oven when they’re barely brown on top, but you can leave them for an extra minute or two.
Once they cool, I place the baked oatmeal cups in a glass Tupperware container. To heat them up later, I’ll either toss them in the microwave for about 15 seconds, or pop them in the toaster oven while I make the rest of my breakfast.
Oh, and I love having these with scrambled eggs. Eggs are great for protein and staying power, but they’re not the most satisfying meal to me on their own. So, then these baked oatmeal cups add a healthy touch of sweetness and satisfying carbs.
They’re also a great snack on their own, and you could add a drizzle of almond butter to take them over the top!
If you try these mixed berry baked oatmeal cups, let me know in a comment or take a photo and tag me @livbane on Instagram! I’d love to see!
Mixed Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk (I use almond milk)
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (or melted butter)
- 1 1/2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen (chop strawberries into smaller pieces)
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, honey, eggs, vanilla. Add liquid mixture to dry mixture in the bowl and stir to just combine. Drizzle in butter or coconut oil while stirring, then add mashed banana, blueberries, and nuts.
- Spray 12 muffin tins with cooking spray. Distribute batter evenly into tins and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until the baked oatmeal is just starting to brown or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
- Let cool for at least 10-15 minutes before removing from pan and then serve. Refrigerate leftovers in a storage container for up to 5 days, reheating in microwave or toaster oven before serving.
Adapted from my blueberry banana baked oatmeal recipe
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Recipe video by If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
My son has an egg white allergy. What would you substitute the egg with? Applesause? He love berries AND oatmeal but doesn’t use a spoon yet and oatmeal is messy so a nice muffin would be great!
Hi, Carmen! Have you ever tried making a “flax egg” with 2.5 Tbsp. of water and 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed? That’s what I’d recommend substituting to be most similar! You mix those two ingredients together and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken, and then it acts as a binder, similar to an egg.
I also mistakenly left the egg out once (oops!) and the recipe still turned out well. Baked oatmeal is forgiving!
Can these be frozen and reheated in the microwave or do they get soggy
These can be frozen and reheated! The texture isn’t exactly the same, but they’re still great. I like to reheat them on a paper towel after I freeze them to absorb any liquid from being frozen.
Can these be made with rolled oats instead of quick cooking? If so, is the recipe the same?
Hi, Shannon! Yes, they can be made with regular old-fashioned oats; they’ll just be a bit chewier!
Michelle Callaghan says
I love the concept of oatmeal for flour and they taste fabulous but they didn’t hold shape and ate them with a fork. The were baked through. We’re going on a camping trip and thought these would be great to bring hiking in 6 miles to fish. Any ideas why?
Do you store these on the fridge as they have milk in or will they be ok just in the cupboard?
Hi Jane! I recommend storing in the fridge if it’s for more than a day, especially if you use dairy milk!
I am allergic to bananas – what might I substitute for them?
Hi Sarah! Unfortunately, I haven’t tried subbing anything for the banana but I believe applesauce would yield the most similar result. I haven’t played with those ratios yet, so your safest bet may be using a different baked oatmeal recipe. Here are some banana-free ideas (although I haven’t tried them so I can’t totally vouch for them!): https://www.shelikesfood.com/healthy-baked-oatmeal-breakfast-cups-6-ways/
Hi! Can I freeze the batter?
Hi Diana! I’d suggest freezing the baked muffin cups rather than the batter 🙂
Lori Lee says
These look like something I have done before. But, since then, I had to delete bananas from my diet. What do you think could replace? Dates maybe? I LOVED BANANAS! Thanks for your input.
Hi Lori!! I recommend applesauce and increasing the amount of honey since most of the sweetness comes from the bananas. You could start with 6 tablespoons of honey and increase if needed, depending on your sweet tooth!
Hi! I don’t have any muffin pans, can I use cupcake pans instead? If so, then for how long and at what temperature?
I only have mini cupcake pan
Hi Jazz, A mini cupcake pan should work! I’d start with around 8 minutes and check them then, adding a couple of extra minutes if needed 🙂
Can I use Soy milk instead of Almond milk?
You can! Any milk works well in this recipe 😀
hi, I love making those and I even make them without adding eggs overall so yummy but I have one problem every time I make them they get sticky in the cupcakes papers I use what’s the reason? and I use the old fashioned oats the regular ones which are a little bigger than the quick baking ones. so what could be the reason?
Made these today and they were delicious ! So simple and easy to make, were a great breakfast treat 🙂 thank you for sharing !
Elizabeth Ford says
Excellent muffins! I even had to bake them in the bbq because my oven is broken and they turned out great. I also added chocolate chips – I couldn’t help myself.
So glad you enjoyed these! Thanks for reporting back 😀
Can I use splenda or stevia in lieu of honey/agave? Thanks!
I haven’t tried and don’t usually bake with Splenda or Stevia, but these muffin cups are very adaptable so it should work if you generally like baking with those!
Can you freeze these?
Yes, you can can freeze them!
Can I use olive oil instead of coconut oil ?
You sure can!
I live in the country and it is just my husband and I. He doesn’t eat bananas and they go bad fast. I freeze my bananas as soon as they get ripe. You don’t even need to peel them. (In fact, it works better if you don’t peel them.) Just throw the bananas in the freezer and when you need to use them, leave them out for 10 to 15 minutes. Some people microwave them. Then just cut one end off and squeeze the banana out. You can even cut the frozen banana in half. It works great for baking.