Here’s a fun breakfast idea with so many options for toppings: Baked oatmeal cups. Make a batch and eat them throughout the week for a quick on-the-go breakfast.

Baked oatmeal cups: Breakfast on a budget. Make these cups and top them with your favorite ingredients.

If you like baked oatmeal, then you’ll like these baked oatmeal cups.

They’re the same thing – it’s just that these are baked in individual muffin tins instead of in a pan.

I actually like these more than traditional baked oatmeal for practicality reasons: They are great for make-ahead breakfasts. Just make a batch, store them in the fridge – and grab one or two for a quick breakfast on-the-go.

They’re great cold or heated up. 

And the topping options are plentiful.

And another thing… kids love these! Serve them for breakfast with a variety of toppings, pack thebm in lunch boxes or set some out for an easy after-school snack.

Baked oatmeal cups: Individual baked oatmeal cups can be flavored and topped with a variety of ingredients.

Toppings Ideas For Baked Oatmeal Cups

There are so many options for topping your baked oatmeal cups. Scan your fridge, freezer, and pantry for any of the following food items:

  • Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries (buy frozen to save money) You can experiment with dried fruit, as well.
  • Other fruits: Sliced bananas, pears, peaches, pomegranate arils
  • Nuts: Sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios
  • Yogurt: Plain or flavored yogurts will work
  • Sweetener: Drizzle of honey, maple syrup, Nutella or chai tea simple syrup
  • Other toppings: Sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, hemp hearts, chia seeds, chocolate chips

Additionally, you can customize the recipe a bit to suit your tastes. Add some more cinnamon, some chai tea spices, more vanilla, etc. Or check out this similar recipe for apple-cinnamon baked oatmeal cups.

Baked oatmeal cups, topped with fresh berries, yogurt, nuts... and more! Click through for recipe.

What Kind Of Oats To Use

This recipe is best made with old-fashioned or rolled oats.

In a pinch, quick oats will work.

To make, you will mix the liquid ingredients together, add the oats, pour into a greased muffin tin, and bake for about 25 minutes.

Can You Save Money By Eating More Oats?

Absolutely! If you are looking to spend less money on food, you’re going to want to make good friends with oats.

No matter what kind you buy – quick, old-fashioned or steel-cut – oats are one of the most bang-for-your-buck foods out there. And there are so many ways to prepare and enjoy them.

But not all oatmeal recipes are created equal. These baked oatmeal cups are delicious and customizable. Here are a few other oat-based recipes to help you expand your recipe repertoire:

Baked oatmeal cups: Individual baked oatmeal cups can be flavored and topped with a variety of ingredients.

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Yield: 12 oat cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Used old-fashioned or rolled oats for best results. In a pinch, quick oats will work.


  • 1 1/2 cups milk (2% or whole)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats


    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
    3. Add oats to liquid mixture. Pour into prepared muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full. Make sure to add both oats and the liquid to each muffin tin (the mixture won't totally combine.)
    4. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, until set and lightly browned.
    5. Cool slightly before adding toppings and eating. Store extras covered and refrigerated for up to a week.

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