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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

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip – The original version of the internet famous recipe!


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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. Louise says:


    These cupcakes look great. I was wondering if you would consider doing a vegan breakfast cupcake/muffin using All Bran? I have been looking for a recipe that uses it so it has about 7g fibre per cupcake but can’t find any with more than 5. Just an idea I thought I would put out there.

    I made these with frozen berries and white chocolate just now and from the looks of my family they won’t last the week 🙂

    1. I do have a bran muffin recipe. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to post it here, because it’s going in the cookbook.

  2. Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen says:

    These looks amazeballs, and I can’t wait to make them. I love super quick breakfasts b/c I’m so impatient! I used to not really eat breakfast, but now I’d die without it. Love it so much!

  3. Sofia says:

    Looks very yummy, perfect weekend treat.

  4. jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur says:

    These look great! I made something similar a long while ago and forgot to write down a recipe, but I do remember that I added vanilla extract and it tasted just like cookie dough. I’ll have to make your recipe soon!

  5. Ann says:

    Just made these! Divided the recipe by 5 (because I only have a toaster oven), and de-veganized them.

    I added: 25g vanilla protein powder, 1 egg + 25g egg whites, 1tbsp psyllium husks, 1tsp cinnamon, and 25g raisins.

    Other than that I followed the recipe. Ended up w/ 6 muffins with the nutritional stats listed below. Great recipe! Thanks!

    Calories 131, Total Fat 3.3g, Sat. Fat 1.4g, Cholest. 41.2mg, Sodium 134.9mg, Carb. 19g, Fiber 3.3g, Sugars 3.8g, Protein 7.5g

  6. Great recipe! I made something similar last summer with customizable tops. They were such a hit!

  7. Delicious, simple and healthy! My kids would love these!

  8. heidi says:

    These look fantastic. I don’t ever skip breakfast, it’s my favorite meal, but I would gladly add these to my list of things I eat in the morning. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Allison says:

    Do the nutrition facts you have posted include the mini chocolate chips?

    1. Vanessa says:

      Curious about that too – do the nutrition facts posted include choc chips>?

      1. Nope. Optional ingredients, unless otherwise noted, are never included.

  10. Kaylyn says:


    Made these last night with gluten free Only Oats (quick oats), a butt load of cinnamon, and a little less coconut oil (I figured the quick oats would make it bind quite a bit) and they tasted great! I also cut the recipe in half and then used extra large muffin tins, yielding 6 big yummy oatmeal boats (Calories per muffin: 335). Awesome recipe, I’m definitely going to make this again!

  11. Love this! I really like to make multiple individual-sized portions of baked oatmeal and eat them all week. And if I made them like this, maybe I could force one on my boyfriend as he runs out the door in the morning! Great idea Katie 🙂

  12. Sylvia says:

    Another brilliant breakfast, cheers doll! Just a quick question. Do these stick to the muffin liners? Everything I make sticks to the muffin liners and then I loose half the muffin!

    1. Hmmm… I haven’t noticed that, maybe because of the oil in the recipe? But if you want to be on the safe side you could always just put the batter into greased muffin tins (sans liners) instead.

      1. Sylvia says:

        I made them anyways and they didnt stick! Yay! By the way, my one year old loves them. Cheers!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi Katie,

    These look great! Do you think that the recipe could be cut in half to make 12 muffins instead of 24? (As good as they look, I don’t have enough freezer space to store that many muffins.) Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not.

    2. Alanna says:

      Yes you can (I did since I only have one 12-place muffin tin and didn’t want to bother with two batches). Some of the meaurements are funky when halved (half of 1/4 C+1T oil is 2.5 T oil), but just check your math first and you’ll be fine. 🙂

  14. Milounette says:

    I never skip breakfeast, it’s my favourite meal. I love take this in my pyjamas with a girly magazine…

  15. These look delicious! I can’t wait to make them for my kids.
    About the Stevia – I use NuNaturals drops. How many drops equal a packet?

  16. Michelle says:

    I just made these.. they are very good! I added some flaxseed to mine…. also great for my toddler! He is happily munching on one right now 🙂

  17. 6mccanns says:

    I just took these out of the oven!! I had to bake them a little longer but they are yummy! I added seeds, cinnamon and dried cranberries. I would have added coconut shred but I was out (travesty for sure!). We (1 husband and 4 kiddos and me) are going sugar free for January. I decided stevia was approved though. We usually have granola for our Wednesday breakfast so this was perfect! I even ate the uncooked dough while waiting. THANK YOU!

  18. Cindy G says:

    Hi Katie! I love your recipes!!! I make your chocolate peanut butter cup baked oatmeal all the time! I never thought to make it in cupcake liners for on the go. I’ll probably try it that way. I’m also going to try this recipe but I’ll sub peanut butter for the oil. Thanks for the great recipes as always! 😉

    1. Justin says:

      so did you ever substituting peanut butter? im curious as to how those worked out!

      1. AmyBel says:

        I’m also eager to know about the peanut butter, but the original comment was over a year ago, so I’m kind of doubting that I’ll find out. 🙁

  19. Angela S says:

    After seeing the picture of you and your sister, I have to ask…are you twins? The two of you are gorgeous! Also, I cant wait to try this recipe.

    1. No, but we are close! She’s 14 months younger.

  20. Ronda says:

    I’m definitely making these this week for my 5 year old. She has a hard time getting moving in the morning before school and is often eating on the way out the door!
    I’m planning to use milk instead of water and will let you know how they turn out.

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