Oatmeal Cups with Healthy Fillings

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You just need a few ingredients to make these gluten-free oatmeal cups. They are sweet and can be enjoyed with different fillings. My favorite is the one with healthy Nutella. They are also perfect to be added to your Meal Planning for a daily snack.

Oatmeal cups with healthy fillings

What do I need to make these oatmeal cups?

You don’t need to have special tools to make this recipe, just a bowl and cupcake molds. 

I recommend avoiding the use of silicone molds because you need something firm to give the cupcakes their shape and to prevent breaking with movements. 

As for the ingredients, it calls for just a few that, I bet, you already have at home: banana, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, honey and oats. 

For the fillings, you might already have some healthy Nutella in your fridge, right?  😀

Yogurt is always available and if you can’t find any strawberries, you can use some other fruit cut, or mashed, and mixed with the yogurt.

How to make them

I guess the best way to learn how to make these oatmeal cups is by watching the video, but if I were to describe the process in just a few words, I would say to follow these steps:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients.
  2. Make the cup shape.
  3. Bake them.
  4. Fill them up with your favorite filling. 

Maybe these step-by-step photos can also help you to understand, in one blink, the process to make these oatmeal cups.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL CUPS (66 sec)

Some tips to make them perfectly

It’s important to make the bottom and the edges of the cups more or less with the same thickness. If you make the bottom too thick it will be hard to cut and chew. On the other hand, if you make the edges too thick, they will break easily and burn too quickly once in the oven.

To make the cups perfectly, it’s also important that you are careful when you remove them from the mold because they are fragile. 

To remove them from the mold, once cold, press carefully on the edges of the cups to loosen them. Once the edges are not sticking anymore, turn the cup slowly to take it out of the mold. 

Finally, the cups themselves are pretty sweet because of the ingredients used, but you can reduce their sweetness by using, for example, a smaller quantity of honey. 

Are these oatmeal cups healthy?

The main ingredients in this recipe are the oats and the fillings. 

In my Coffee Overnight Oats recipe, I’ve already explained why the rolled whole oats are an ingredient that you want in your diet and that’s why I’ve already created other recipes with it, like the Oatmeal Cookies and the Apple Crumble

About the filling with yogurt and strawberries… the yogurt is a good source of probiotics that help to keep our gut healthy, facilitating digestion and absorption of nutrients, and strengthening the immune system.

About the strawberries… we know that natural fruits are always a good choice, especially if it’s in season and organic.

Finally, for the Healthy Nutella, it has the good fat of hazelnuts, the mineral content of cacao powder and no bad ingredients in it. 

Oatmeal cups with strawberry yogurt filling

How to store and how long these oatmeal cups last

Once you have filled the cups with your favorite filling, I recommend eating them the same day, but they would also last for one extra day. 

What you definitely can store are the oatmeal cups without filling. Keep in mind, though, that they are fragile, especially the borders. So, if you want to store them, it is better do it in a container that is big enough to place them next to each other. 

It’s better if the container is airtight, then you can leave it on the counter. They would last up to 4 or 5 days and that’s why this is a good recipe to add to your Meal Planning. 

Can I make a vegan/gluten-free version of these oatmeal cups?

For a vegan version, you need to substitute the honey for your favorite sweetener and add a tablespoon of tahini or almond butter. Also, make sure that your filling is vegan.

For a gluten-free version, use oats that are gluten-free certified.

Oatmeal cup filled with healthy nutella

Can I make them with different flavors?

You can fill these oatmeal cups with any filling you prefer. 

Another idea is to cut different fruits into small pieces and mix them with some yogurt, or even add the yogurt first and then decorate it with the fruit. 

You could also use some Homemade Jam mixed with almond butter and kind of replicate this Chia Pudding.

The only limitation is that these oatmeal cups are sweets, so you probably don’t want to add any savory filling

Other than that, use your imagination and the ingredients you prefer to enjoy with this treat!

Gift these oatmeal cups!

These beauties are a little allergic to travel because they are fragile. However, I think they make a great recipe for Mother’s Day. Don’t you think they are cute enough and they would make your mom pretty happy?

Your turn: Have you ever tried oatmeal cups before? If not, do you think you will give this recipe a try? I’d love to hear your opinion and don’t forget to leave me a comment below, rating the recipe by using the stars 🙂

As always, I appreciate you stopping by my blog, and if you think this post might help someone you know to make another step to a healthier lifestyle, please don’t hesitate to share it away!

Happy Healthy Eating!

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Oatmeal Cups with Healthy Fillings

Oatmeal cups with strawberry yogurt filling

You just need a few ingredients to make these gluten-free oatmeal cups. They are sweet and can be enjoyed with different fillings. My favorite is the one with healthy Nutella. They are also perfect to be added to your Meal Planning for a daily snack.

  • Author: Claudia Canu
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy
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Ingredients

½ banana, mashed

2 tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon powdered vanilla

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cups oats (gluten-free if needed)

FILLINGS

3 strawberries

3 tablespoons yogurt (dairy-free if needed)

2 tablespoons healthy Nutella

Instructions

FOR THE YOGURT AND STRAWBERRIES FILLING:

  1. In a small bowl, cut the strawberries in little pieces and mash them with a fork.
  2. Add the yogurt and mix well.

FOR THE OATMEAL CUPS:

  1. In a medium size bowl, mash the ½ banana with the help of a fork.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon vanilla, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix these ingredients well.
  3. Add the ¾ cups of oats and mix to incorporate the ingredients.
  4. Preheat the oven at 180ºC (350ºF).
  5. Grease and flour 6 cupcake molds (if needed)
  6. Divide the mixture into the 6 molds and use your fingers to give the shape of the mold. Try to make the bottom and the edges the same thickness.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes until the edges start to get brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
  9. To remove them from the mold, once cold, press carefully on the edges of the cups to loosen them from the mold. Once the edges are not sticking, turn the cup slowly to take it out of the mold.
  10. Fill the cups with your favorite fillings. I used Healthy Nutella and strawberries with yogurt.

Keywords: vegan-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, oats, oatmeal, healthy, snack, easy, eat healthy, breakfast

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12 responses to “Oatmeal Cups with Healthy Fillings”

  1. Julie @ Running in a Skirt says:

    These look so fun and tasty! I love how versatile they are and how great they are for meal prep.

  2. Brian Jones says:

    What a fab fun idea, I’ve never seen oats used like this before and I love it!

  3. Laura says:

    It is amazing how easy this recipe is, yet it looks incredible. You don’t need any special tools AND you only need a few ingredients – does it get any better?!

  4. Amanda Wren-Grimwood says:

    These sound like a great idea with store cupboard ingredients. I love the fact that the fillings are so versatile too.

  5. Beth Neels says:

    These look so delicious! They would be the perfect vessel to hold so many delicious fillings! I can’t wait to try them!

  6. Anne says:

    Looks so good. What size muffin tins did you use? I own 3 different sizes! Thank you.

    • Thank you, Anne. The muffins tins I used is has a diameter of 2.5 in and is 1.1 in deep. However, you can use the size you prefer. You can make these cups smaller o bigger 😉

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