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Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

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Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes – Cook just once, and you get a delicious breakfast for the entire month!

Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes - You cook just ONCE and get a delicious breakfast for the entire month - (recipe has been repinned over 500,000 times!) @choccoveredkt




Thank you to everyone who has been asking over the years…

I finally went ahead and published a post showing Everything I Eat In A Day.

These breakfast oatmeal cupcakes are one of my family’s favorite things to eat on rushed mornings. I first made the recipe years ago, and we still love them! My mom often makes a batch for herself and takes them to work in the morning so she can have a nutritious breakfast that’s easy to prepare on busy weekdays.

She’ll send me text messages with a screenshot, saying “Guess what I had for breakfast again today!”

oatmeal cupcakes to go

These wholesome breakfast cupcakes are:

  • Quick to make
  • Portable and non-messy
  • Easy to eat at a desk… or pack in a lunchbox!

Just throw a couple into your bag, perhaps along with a container of peanut butter and some fresh fruit, and you’re good to go with a balanced breakfast.

My family, my old roommate, and five of my friends are all hooked!

oatmeal cupcakes to go

Do you ever skip breakfast? And what do you usually eat on days when sitting down to breakfast just isn’t an option?

When I was a teenager, I hated getting up early, so breakfast was often something portable, eaten in the car as I rushed to school. I never understood how my friends who skipped breakfast could make it through class.  The only times I’ve ever really skipped breakfast were weekends when I was 13 or 14…  because I’d completely sleep through it!

Never skip breakfast again.

Cook once, and you don’t have to worry about breakfast for a month!

These customizable “breakfast” baked oatmeal cupcakes are great on-the-go fuel for those days when you have zero time in the morning to prepare a big meal.

And you can easily change up the flavor by choosing different spices and add-ins for endless breakfast cupcake variations!

If you make them and post a photo, feel free to tag @chocolatecoveredkatie on Instagram so I can see and like your picture!

Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes - You cook just ONCE and get a delicious breakfast for the entire month - Easy & nutritious recipe: @choccoveredkt



Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

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  • 5 cups rolled oats (400g)
  • 2 1/2 cups over-ripe mashed banana (For all substitutions, see nutrition link below) measured after mashing (600g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 NuNaturals stevia packets OR omit and use 5 tbsp pure maple syrup, agave, or honey instead
  • optional: 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 2/3 cups water (640g) (If using the liquid-sweetener option, scale water back by 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp coconut or veg oil (45g) (Fat-free option listed in the nutrition link below)
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional add-ins: cinnamon, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, ground flax or wheat germ, raisins or other dried fruit, etc.
Total Time: 25m
Yield: 24-25


Preheat oven to 380 F, and line 24-25 cupcake tins. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine and stir all wet ingredients (including banana). Mix wet into dry, then pour into the cupcake liners and bake 21 minutes. I also like to then broil for 1-2 minutes, but it’s optional. (If you let them cool overnight, they’ll no longer stick to the liners.) These oatmeal cakes can be eaten right away, or they can be frozen and reheated for an instant breakfast on a busy day.

View Oatmeal Cupcakes Nutrition Facts


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Healthy Cookie Dough Dip - I tried this and was shocked... it really does taste exactly like real cookie dough! (Repinned over 350k times) @choccoveredkt

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. I don’t know if I am just a wierdo or something but I bet this would be awesome crumbled up in a breakfast shake… yummm!
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

    1. Jas says:

      Emilie, you are a GENIUS!!! It would be delicious in like a banana blizzard smoothie, kind of like broken up ‘choc chip cookies’ maybe? YUM!!!

  2. Andrea @pencils and pancakes says:

    I would NEVER skip breakfast. Ever. Don’t even joke ab that!

  3. Carley says:

    Yum!!! I never skip breakfast. I go to sleep so I can wake up for breakfast and coffee!!

  4. Frankie says:

    This sounds amazing! I could NEVER skip breakfast, and I’m in high school! On the weekends, I usually make baked oatmeal and on the school days I prep my breakfast the night before to ensure I will eat a healthy, yummy breakfast. My brain needs it! Lately I’ve been blending a lot of CCK “banana bread in a bowl” and “gingerbread cereal pudding,” putting it in the fridge overnight, and nomming in the morning.

  5. Sandra says:

    Just made a batch of these and I couldn’t wait until breakfast to sample the first one. Very yummy! I added dark chocolate chips, cranberries, pecans and coconut.

  6. Alanna says:

    Love this idea! I’ve been quadrupling the boatmeal recipes and baking in mini loaf pans to freeze ahead, and normally eat 1/2 of one for breakfast in the mornings. I almost never wake up hungry, but since I know it’s not good to skip breakfast I make myself eat something small (as if I need to be coerced into eating banana boatmeal!) and then have a snack mid-morning. If I know it’ll be a while until lunch, I top with PB so it’s more filling. The cupcake idea sounds great, though!

  7. Lisa @bitesforbabies says:

    I could NEVER skip breakfast…it’s my heartiest meal of the day!

  8. Joy says:

    These look really good! I wonder though, can you use honey instead of an artificial sweetener?

    1. Hi Joy,

      None of my recipes call for artificial sweeteners ;).
      But yes, honey would fall under the “any liquid sweetener” listed in the recipe.

  9. Karen says:

    I’m also interested in using honey for this receipe. Also, what might be a good substitution for the rolled oats? We are eating more Paleo and I’m wondering about what type of nuts and how to prepare them.

    1. The honey is fine. No idea about an oat substitute, though.

    2. Jenn D says:

      What about Grape Nuts cereal?

    3. Rachel says:

      I used the rest of the oatmeal I had on hand, plus similar-looking triticale and kamut flakes (roughly equal parts of each of the three). As far as I can tell (they haven’t finished cooling yet, but I ate one :)) they are good!

      Also, I used just over 1 teaspoon NuNaturals white stevia powder as the sweetner and added a little cocoa powder.

  10. Maria says:

    Oh Katie, I have been making these for months using your boatmeal recipe as the base. They are a HUGE hit with my family!

  11. Tania says:

    ITs awesome that this is a big recipie! my boys will gobble this up

  12. Ana says:

    I never skip breakfast, but I usually don’t eat it until about an hour after I wake up when I get to work. And it’s never really traditional breakfast food.

    YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING (caps locks completely necessary to show my excitement)??? Carrot cake oatmeal cupcakes!!! I try to eat veggies at every single meal and that might be a fun new way to do that. 🙂

    1. Love your idea. Writing it down :).

    2. Ana, you might like this then 🙂
      (Katie, I hope you don’t mind me linking to one of my recipes)

    3. Aimee says:

      That IS (caps lock for my enthusiasm as well ;] ) a really great idea I was wondering about substituting the banana for pureed pumpkin and making a pumpkin pie version.

  13. Katarina says:

    These sounds delicious! I have never had oatmeal cupcakes for breakfast!

  14. anonymous says:

    these are awesome! made them tonight substituted 5 tablespoons of honey for the stevia and added a 1/2 tsp cinnamon…i can’t wait for morning so i can eat more!!

  15. Joey@joeology says:

    Great Recipe! I am a nurse and head into work at about 4:30- 5:00 most mornings. I HATE an empty stomach but, it’s hard to eat that early. These will be good to grab and enjoy a little later in the morning. A much healthier choice than some of the things I usually find myself swallowing in a hurry. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  16. Joanne @ A Nicer Choice says:

    I have GOT to make these. I bet they would make a great snack for the kids too.

    I always skip breakfast and just drink lots of coffee. No wonder I used to feel rubbish. Now I always try to have a good breakfast, usually oats or tofu scramble

  17. How adorable (and genius)!! I love these and will DEFINITELY be making them. Whenever I have to take breakfast to go, it’s usually some overnight oats in a jar, but these are probably just as filling.
    I never, ever skip breakfast. It’s my most favorite meal of the day!

  18. Laine says:

    Hi Katie,
    Wonderful blog! Just an FYI- the link to your pumpkin oat cookies is broken.

    1. Thanks for letting me know… but I’m confused. I don’t see a link for pumpkin cookies in this post at all.

      1. Laine says:

        oops- I meant to say that I’m referring to the link on your cookie page! Thanks Katie!

        1. Hmmm so weird. It works for me. What error message is it giving you?

          1. Laine says:

            I just checked right now and it worked! That was weird. When I tried the other day it didn’t but I can’t remember what the error message was…. maybe 404? Sorry for not remembering but yay for the cookie recipe! 🙂

          2. No worries at all. Sometimes my blog is very weird that way, and I always want to know about issues that crop up at any given time. If something isn’t working for you, chances are others are having the same issue. The more people who let me know, the better. So thank you! 🙂

          3. Laine says:

            No problem at all. Thank you for your blog and for always being so positive! You are wonderful!

  19. Susan says:

    What is liquid sweetner? Do you mean corn syrup?

    1. “any liquid sweetener” means: agave, honey, pure maple syrup, etc. I don’t see why you couldn’t use corn syrup if you wish.

  20. Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife says:

    what a great idea! healthy on the go! Thanks for sharing! (:

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