This is a variation of our healthy baked oatmeal cups base recipe. These blueberry baked oatmeal cups are easy to make, provide loads of nutritious ingredients, and are a great breakfast item to grab on the run!
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Culinary Tips for Blueberry Oatmeal Cups
When you mix all of the ingredients together, some liquid will pool at the bottom of the bowl. Try to evenly distribute it when portioning. You might scoop the oats and then pour any remaining liquid on top of the cups.
Use ripe bananas for sweetness and texture. If your bananas are still greenish yellow and you really want to make this recipe, try roasting them!
Gently fold the blueberries into the oat mix – you don’t want to squoosh them!
The darker the muffin pan, the quicker the baked oatmeal cups will cook.
Serve warm or cold.
- Oats: old fashioned, rolled, or quick will all work. We don’t recommend using steel cut oats in this recipe.
- Milk or Milk Alternative: use any milk or milk alternative of your choice. We have used cow’s milk, cashew milk, soy milk, and almond milk, and all yielded great results. We recommend plain varieties to reduce added sugars.
- Banana: substitute equal parts unsweetened apple sauce, mashed sweet potato, or pumpkin puree.
- Honey: substitute agave, maple syrup, cane sugar, or brown sugar.
- Cinnamon: substitute pumpkin pie or apple pie spice.
- Vanilla Extract: substitute almond extract, but use half the amount.
- Blueberries: use fresh, frozen, or dried.
Blueberry Oatmeal Cups Variations
Add toasted pecans or almonds to the mix or sprinkle raw nuts on top before baking.
Add a dash of nutmeg or cardamom for more spice.
Use our base recipe as a guide to make it your own, or check out some of our favorite baked oatmeal cups variations!
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Are Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups Healthy?
Yes! These homemade oatmeal cups are a great way to start your morning or are a healthy snack. This recipe features bananas, oats, and blueberries.
Bananas contain prebiotic fiber, vitamins, and minerals – important for digestion, steady energy, and metabolism. Greenish bananas are firm and higher in prebiotic fiber. Brownish bananas are soft and higher in natural sugar, making them a bit sweeter.
Oats are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fiber is important for digestion, satiety, stable blood sugar, good cholesterol, and healthy gut bacteria. Carbohydrates are important for energy and focus.
Blueberries are rich in nutrients and phytochemicals which may promote cardiovascular health, decrease cancer risk, and improve cognitive function. (1, 2, 3) Including them as part of a balanced diet is a good step to take towards health.
How to Store Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
These blueberry baked oatmeal cups will store in an airtight bag or container for 7 days in the refrigerator.
We love wrapping them individually in plastic wrap, dropping them in a freezer bag, and storing them in the freezer (for up to three months) for busy mornings. Thaw overnight or defrost in the microwave.
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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 ½ cups milk or milk alternative
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with reusable baking cups.
- In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add milk or milk alternative, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Add oats and blueberries to banana mixture. Stir to combine.
- Using a ¼ cup measure, place a heaping scoop into each cup. Bake for 20 minutes or until set and edges are slightly brown.
- Allow oatmeal cups to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy!