Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. Feel free to swap out the pecans for any other nut--walnuts would be great--or omit them altogether. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfasts all week. Reheat in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, June 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Combine oats, milk, bananas, brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Fold in pecans. Divide the mixture among the muffin cups (about 1/3 cup each). Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

To make ahead: Wrap airtight and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Equipment: 12-cup muffin tin

Nutrition Facts

175.9 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 10.5g; fat 6.2g 10% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 33.4mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 118.7IU 2% DV; vitamin c 1.8mg 3% DV; folate 20.2mcg 5% DV; calcium 85.3mg 9% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 36mg 13% DV; potassium 227.9mg 6% DV; sodium 165.6mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV; added sugar 6g.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
Absolutely disgusting! Better to find healthy MUFFIN recipe not a Cup recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I freeze these and just heat for busy mornings. When I make for my toddler I leave out the nuts and sometimes stir in peanut butter instead. Adult and kid approved in my house. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious quick healthy breakfast. This is perfect for mornings that require quick grab and go option. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I added a bit more cinnamon vanilla and some nutmeg as well as dried orange peel. Plus I put pepitas in and some sliced almonds on top before baking. I wanted a whole meal! Mix was very wet but came out moist even though I added 5 min baking time. Plus I made in square pan since my muffin tin was mia. All in all a delicious bread. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I m sure these are healthy however they lacked flavor. Oatmeal was overpowering so didn t taste banana. Needed some other flavoring too ie Cinnamon or maybe some raisins? Also needed a bit more sweetness. Loved the pecans in them. Crunchy oatmeal on top was nice. I spread on some homemade jam for extra flavor and sweetness. Read More