This Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe is made with healthy rolled oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, a touch of chocolate chips, and pumpkin pie spice. It's the perfect cozy yet portable breakfast or snack for the fall season.
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups
If you are on team pumpkin, you are going to LOVE these Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups! This crazy simple one-bowl recipe features all sorts of cozy fall goodness like old-fashioned oats, real pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and a touch of chocolate chips. Those are optional... but I highly recommend adding them!
If you are not familiar with Baked Oatmeal it's basically oats combined with some sort of milk and eggs to create a kind of loaf or cake consistency. It's a great way to make a large batch of oatmeal that can be either served right away or eaten throughout the week. Baked Oatmeal is often made in a baking dish and cut into squares, but this version skips that step and bakes the oatmeal in a muffin tin. The result is a perfectly portable and simple baked oatmeal that you don't even need to cut!
I love that you can make these on Sunday and Monday and enjoy them all week long. They are such a fabulous make-ahead breakfast. I love baked oatmeal for meal prep!
Looking for more traditional Baked Oatmeal? Make sure to try my traditional Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal and Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal.
Here's my you'll love my Healthy Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe...
This Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe is not a sweet dessert but more of a healthy breakfast with just enough sweetness to satisfy that pumpkin spice craving. The sweetness comes from a small amount of maple syrup and of course the chocolate chips! They are overly sweet or sugary, which is what I'm looking for in a healthy breakfast or snack. If you want a more indulgent version you could add some coconut or brown sugar to the mix. 🙂 I promise not to judge.
If you are looking for a slightly healthier version just leave the chocolate chips out. I do that when I'm making them for the twins.
Another reason to love this recipe? The cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice smell amazing when they are baking too. The whole house smells blissfully like fall.
This Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe comes together with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!
- Oatmeal: Regular Old Fashioned Oats or even Gluten-Free Oats will work. I like the consistency of using classic oatmeal and not quick-cooking oatmeal though.
- Pumpkin Puree: To get the full flavor and health benefits of the oatmeal buy classic pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix.
- Egg: One egg is enough to allow this to combine well.
- Maple Syrup: You can use any sweetener you prefer to make this but I like to cozy fall flavors of maple syrup with this.
- Milk: Any type of milk will work for this! You can use regular or dairy-free like Almond Milk.
- Chocolate Chip: The chocolate chips are a fun addition! You can leave them out to make these Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups a bit healthier.
- Spices & Baking Essentials: To round out this recipe you'll need Pumpkin Pie Spice, Cinnamon, Pure Vanilla Extract, and Baking Powder.
How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 12 muffin tins with cooking spray. You can also use muffin cups or a muffin liners. I'd spray those too.
- In a medium bowl mix together your dry ingredients first. You'll want the oatmeal, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
- In the same bowl add the wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and milk) on top. Stir the batter until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips at the end.
- Carefully divide the mixture into the muffin pan muffin cups. I like to use an ice cream scoop for an easy mess-free transfer.
- Bake for about 30 minutes. When you pull them out of the oven run a knife around the sides of the pan to keep them from sticking.
- Serve the Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups right away or store them to enjoy on another day!
Variations & FAQ
I love this Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe as written, but here are some fun ways to mix it up.
- Make it Vegan: Use a flax egg and non-dairy milk.
- Add More Goodies: Other fun additions to this recipe would be dried cranberries, raisins, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds.
- Double it Up: You can easily double or triple this recipe and then freeze it! See my directions below for freezing the baked oatmeal.
- Make it Chia: Add some chia seeds for extra protein and nutrients.
- Make it Nutty: Add your favorite nut like chopped pecans.
How do I serve baked oatmeal cups?
- Serve it as a Muffin: Let them cool and serve it as a muffin. It makes a great portable or grab and go snack.
- Serve it in a Bowl: Put the Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups in a bowl and add some milk.
- Serve with Toppings: Add fun toppings like greek yogurt, peanut butter, nut butter or almond butter or even fruit like bananas.
How do I store this recipe?
Store this recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Can I make baked oatmeal ahead of time?
Yes! You can make this entire recipe ahead of time and then reheat the muffins. You can reheat the muffins in the microwave for 30 seconds to one minute or in the oven at 350 for about 5-10 minutes. This recipe is perfect for a make-ahead breakfast or meal prep for the week.
Can I freeze this recipe or put it in the freezer?
YES! Allow the Baked Oatmeal Cups to cool completely. Then freeze the cups individually. They will keep for up to three months.
This Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups Recipe is the Perfect Fall Breakfast!
I do really love this Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe because it's the perfect simple fall breakfast or snack. The only problem is you're probably going to want to eat the whole batch! These are truly family and toddler approved.
I hope you enjoy this yummy healthy oatmeal recipe as much as I do. Happy cooking!
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes to Love:
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal
- Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups
More Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Love:
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats
- No Bake Healthier Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Fudge
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups recipe
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 6-count muffin pans with cooking spray.
- Mix the oatmeal, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.
- Add the pumpkin, egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and milk. Stir well. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Carefully divide the mixture into the 12 muffins containers. A mini ice cream scoop can help. The batter will not rise.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- When you pull the muffins out, run a knife around the sides of the muffins to keep them from sticking!
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Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I love making oatmeal cups and this was so delicious. Love using the fall favorite flavors and the pumpkin puree added a lovely tender texture.
Gail Montero says
I can smell the aromatic goodness in these pumpkin cups as they bake! What a healthy and yummy way to begin the day this fall!
I love baked oatmeal cups. They are such a healthy breakfast option. I haven't tried pumpkin ones. Now I definitely will. I saved your recipe. Thanks!
Byron Thomas says
To me, these tasted like a pumpkin Clif Bar. We always have Clif Bars on hand, but I just might replace them with these oatmeal cups. They were delicious!
I make these cups and add to my kids lunch box to take to school. Very nice!
Claudia Lamascolo says
I love these two flavors together and in a muffin its a bonus for a great take along!
Oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day. These breakfast cups sound delicious. Breakfast is quick and easy. Perfect for taking on the go.
Miz Helen says
Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a great weekend!
Miz Helen says
What a great breakfast, we will love your baked oatmeal cups! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Alisa Infanti says
These looks yummy! I am a bit pumpkin crazed right now like everyone and would love to make some of these for a quick breakfast. Literally going to make some today!
Brian Jones says
They look so very good... I can't believe how quickly the change of seasons happened here this year, it was literally overnight, it went from shorts and flip flops to long troosies and shoes from one day to the next. Such an incredibly exciting time to be cooking though, so much great new produce to play around with, I must make these!
I'm going to visit my son at college this weekend and I'm thinking I should make these to bring to him!
Ok, I am making these as soon as possible!
Susie @ suzlyfe says
Chocolate and pumpkin is one of my all time fave combos. These sound delish!
They look so perfect for my morning snack! And thank you from refraining to share pumpkin recipes in April! Lol! 😂
Autumn is there already in my area and I'm longing for anything pumpkin, my family will love these delicious treats, can't wait to try it,
Oh these look phenomenal! I'm totally down with the pumpkin/oatmeal/chocolate chip combo 😎
Lisa Ballantyne says
Perfect healthy snack! I love all things pumpkin whatever time of the year!
The pumpkin takeover does seem to happen earlier and earlier! These are a good way to start though!
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
I'm so with you on wanting to wait until the last second to enjoy summer flavors before digging into anything pumpkin. I will definitely be trying these and it looks very simple to make which is even better.
So far I haven't eaten anything pumpkin but I may whip up pumpkin bread soon.
Heather Brown says
These look delicious! I just made my pumpkin applesauce muffins and have been enjoying them with eggs, too. I can't wait to hear about your last little vaca as just the 2 of you!