Looking for a healthy yet delicious breakfast muffin to grab and go? Well, you don’t need to look further than these Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups.
We’re taking full advantage of apple season with these beauty baked cups! They are perfectly sweet, cozy and comforting, and apple rich. There’s only 10 ingredients required to make these warm and cozy treats. Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free. What more could we ask for?
I love to make these Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups for a simple and healthy breakfast that you can enjoy with tea, or as a grab and go breakfast or snack. They keep nicely in the fridge so you can nosh on them throughout the week. That is, if they last that long…
So, let’s get started on how to make this recipe.
Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups
Only 10 ingredients are needed in making these warm and comforting Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups. The ingredients are simple, and you probably already have them in your pantry. Which is why I’m giving this recipe my newbie cook stamp of approval.
To make these recipe, you’ll need:
- gluten-free large flake oats
- chia seeds
- almond milk
- pure maple syrup
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract
- baking powder
As you can see, the ingredient list is pretty straight forward, And if you don’t already have them on hand, they can be easily found in most grocery stores.
The steps for making these baked oatmeal cups are effortless. Simply toss everything in a bowl (minus the grated apple), and let soak overnight. In the morning, add your grated apples to the mix. Scoop the batter into a muffin tray and bake. It couldn’t be more simple.
Vegan Baking: Using Chia as an egg substitute
Now, if you’re not used to vegan baking you’re probably wondering how these muffin cups stay together without egg? That my friends, is the chia. Chia is a great egg substitute for all kinds of vegan baking. It helps to thicken and bind the batter together, just like an egg would.
For this recipe, I’ve kept it simple by adding 1 tbsp chia to the batter to help with binding. Often, I will grind the chia into a powder, so that when added to a liquid it resembles much the same consistency as an egg. However, since this recipe is already quite textured with the oats, I’ve bypassed this extra step. (But I do often do this with recipes like my Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies).
If you don’t have chia, you can also sub the chia for ground flaxseed. Flax is often used in vegan baking as an egg substitute, although I find that chia is a highly underrated and stellar alternative to the egg.
Tips for this recipe
As mentioned above, this recipe is super simple to create. And anyone can do it! Which is why I’ve given it my newbie cook stamp of approval. But, there are a few notes to really perfecting these vegan breakfast cups every time.
First, it’s best to leave sufficient soak time. We want to give the oats and chia sufficient time to soak in the almond milk to get an ultra moist oatmeal cup. My recommendation is to soak the batter overnight and cook in the morning. But if you forget this step, or want to make the cups same day, I recommend to wait at least two hours for soak time.
Lastly, it’s best to add the grated apple at the end, mixing together with the batter just before cooking. I like to do this so that the apple doesn’t get too browned and soggy.
See more about making this recipe in the instructions below.
Other recipes you might like:
If you’re digging this recipe you might like these gluten-free sweet treats:
- Raspberry Oat Muffins
- Fried Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Truffles
- Fried Apple and Almond Butter Toast
- Peanut Butter & Jam Stuffed Dates
Shop my Kitchen
I’m always asked what items I like to use in the kitchen. So, I’ve included my favourites for making this recipe below.
This is the muffin pan I used for this recipe. It’s a great non-stick pan with good side grips.
I love this spatula for mixing, and scooping up any leftover batter
Not exactly the same, but very similar
So, now you know how to make these deliciously sweet and healthy Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups. Whether you’re snuggling up in a blanket with baked oatmeal cup and tea in hand, or enjoying as a grab and go breakfast, they are always a cozy treat. And, there is no better way to celebrate apple season than cooking up a batch of these healthy treats. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations!
Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups
- Combine oats and chia in a large bowl. Add milk, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine. Cover bowl and place in the fridge to soak overnight. (Or for at least 2 hours)
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Add grated apple to muffin mixture and stir to combine. Lightly coat muffin tray with coconut oil and scoop muffin mixture into cups.
- Bake muffins until golden and fluffy, approx. 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE- GLUTEN-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE