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Baked Oatmeal Cups

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Baked Oatmeal Cups are a great vehicle for yogurt and fruit! They are easy to make and fun since you can add a variety of toppings.

These are a great choice for a back to school snack and easy to pack away in a lunch pale too. Made with simple ingredients and really tasty!

My 5 ingredient energy bars and my no bake energy bites are a couple more staple snacks we love!

These Baked Oatmeal Cups are:

  • Fun for kids
  • Super delicious!
  • Great for snack time
  • Made with less than 10 ingredients
  • And did I mention delicious?!
yogurt and fruit in an oatmeal cup.

Ingredient Notes

For the ingredient measurements and entire recipe, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where the recipe card is located.

ingredients to make baked oats in small glass dishes.
  • Oats: old fashioned rolled oats are the base of this recipe and create a great texture.
  • Peanut butter: creamy peanut butter binds these yummy cups together and provides some protein too!
  • Maple syrup: adds moisture and sweetness. Honey would work well, too!
  • Applesauce: I used unsweetened applesauce.
  • Chia seeds: for a little more fiber! These will bake up just fine if you don’t have any.
  • Cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt: gives these cups some flavor!

Step by Step Directions

For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post to the recipe card.

  1. Line a 12 count muffin tin with silicone liners.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Divide into the muffin cups.
  4. Press down using a spoon to create a cup shape.
  5. Bake, let cool, then fill with yogurt & fruit!
oats, peanut butter, and applesauce in a glass mixing bowl.
oat mixture in a glass bowl.
oatmeal in a muffin tin in silicone muffin liners.

Expert Tips

  • If the oat mixture seems dry, try adding more maple syrup or peanut butter to make it stick together.
  • Careful not to over bake, they will become dry.
  • Silicone muffin liners work great, but if you don’t have any use melted coconut oil to grease the pan and be sure to use a non-stick muffin pan.
  • Enjoy the oatmeal cups like shown with yogurt, or enjoy them as is!
baked oatmeal cup filled with fresh fruit and yogurt.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Instead of a plain Greek yogurt, add in your favorite flavored yogurt!
  • Try using any nut butter or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option. Make sure it’s creamy and something drippy works best!
  • Make these gluten free by using gluten free oats. (Oats are generally gluten free, just check the packaging because sometimes oats can be contaminated with gluten).
  • Quick oats could work too if that’s all you have.
  • Change up the toppings! Berries, kiwi, mango, and banana are fun options. Add whatever you love best.
  • Make these into a dessert option by filling with ice cream and chocolate chips!

Storage and Freezer Directions

  • Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person?

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4.67 from 3 reviews

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
These meal prep friendly baked oatmeal cups are made with oats, chia seeds, applesauce and peanut butter. Fill with yogurt and fresh fruit!


  • 1/2 heaping cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Topping ideas:

  • Strawberries, blueberries, mango, raspberries, yogurt, ice cream, bananas, chocolate chips, cacao nibs

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  • Line a 12 count muffin tin with silicone liners. (This makes it really easy to remove from the muffin cups and I recommend using them, but if you don’t have them grease the cups with non stick spray or use muffin liners).
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. 
    1/2 heaping cup creamy peanut butter, 1/4 cup applesauce, 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, 1 Tbsp. chia seeds, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Add mixture to cups. Add about 2 heaping tbsp. to each cavity, use a spoon to press the mixture down & up the sides to create a nest. 
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges or the cups are a light golden brown.
  • Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Fill each baked oatmeal cup with greek yogurt and toppings/fruit of choice!
    Strawberries, blueberries, mango, raspberries, yogurt, ice cream, bananas, chocolate chips, cacao nibs


Nutrition Information

Serving: 1oatmeal cup, Calories: 134kcal (7%), Carbohydrates: 15g (5%), Protein: 4g (8%), Fat: 7g (11%), Saturated Fat: 1g (6%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Sodium: 87mg (4%), Potassium: 127mg (4%), Fiber: 3g (13%), Sugar: 3g (3%), Vitamin A: 3IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 27mg (3%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Photos by Ella from Alpine Ella.

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To make these shelf stable, could the applesauce be substituted with coconut oil or something else?

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Delicious. I’ll have to make this and eat it for breakfast.


Yum! I’m always looking for easy, make-ahead breakfast recipes. These look delicious and healthy!


Definitely one of my favs for Muffin Monday additions! I try to bake on Sundays for the week. Fantastic recipe!


This is my kind of breakfast. Also, these would be great as after school snacks for the grandkids too. Delicious and nutritious. Sounds like a baking plan for the weekend.

Taylor Kiser

What a delicious breakfast treat! Love how easy these are to make!


Did I miss the baking temperature in the recipe?


Can’t wait to make these and top with Greek yogurt and diced strawberries!!!