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Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

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With these breakfast oatmeal cupcakes, you cook just once and get a delicious and healthy breakfast for the entire month!

Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes

The simple 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 mother often makes a batch for herself and takes them to work so she can have a nutritious breakfast that’s easy to prepare on busy weekdays.

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

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These wholesome breakfast cupcakes are:

Quick to make

Portable and non messy

Easy to eat at a desk or pack in a lunchbox

Gluten free and vegan friendly

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, a former college roommate, and eight of my friends are all hooked!

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Above, watch the step-by-step oatmeal cupcake recipe video

Never skip breakfast again.

Cook once, and you don’t have to worry about breakfast for close to 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.

The recipe can be oil free, and it gives you the option to easily change up the flavor by choosing different spices and add-ins for endless breakfast cupcake variations.

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!

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On The Go Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcake Recipe

Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcake Flavors

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin: replace up to half of the mini chocolate chips in the base recipe below with chopped raisins.

Banana Bread: add a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter, and stir in a handful of crushed walnuts or pecans if desired.

Coconut Cookie Dough: use coconut oil or coconut butter and stir in about a third of a cup of shredded coconut before baking.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup: replace the oil with an equal amount of peanut butter, and throw in a handful of chopped peanuts if you wish.

Oatmeal Breakfast Cups To Go

You can also turn the recipe into Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares!

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Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

With these healthy breakfast oatmeal cupcakes, you cook just once and get a delicious breakfast for the entire month.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 24 – 25 cupcakes
5 from 853 votes


  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed banana (or this Banana-Free Version)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp pure maple syrup, agave, or honey OR stevia equivalent amount
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, optional
  • 2 1/3 cups water (Increase to 2 2/3 cups if using stevia)
  • 1/4 cup oil, nut butter, or additional banana
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional add-ins: cinnamon, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, ground flax or chia, wheat germ, raisins, dried fruit, etc.


  • 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.
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  1. Eating 4 Balance says

    Your photography is amazing Katie! Simple is definitely better when it comes to taking pictures. I love that first one where you can see all of the chocolate chips.

    I cannot skip breakfast. I wake up most mornings starving. The other day I actually had a horrible stomach ache that ended up being hunger. To those who skip food in the AM, I just don’t understand you! 🙂

    • amy lynn says

      Breakfast is defined pretty much by its name: break fast. If you had dinner at say 8PM and went to bed at midnight, slept 8 hours…. when you wake, it would have been *twelve hours* since your body had any food! So skipping breakfast can really mess with your blood sugar levels (and that can make us very cranky, if you have hypoglycemia you know what i mean!)

      If you can get something gentle in your tummy, even a handful of nuts for protein, it will really make a difference in your day! 🙂 Whole grains are really good too which is why I love Katie’s idea!

      “Oat protein is nearly equivalent in quality to soy protein, which World Health Organization research has shown to be equal to meat, milk, and egg protein. The protein content of the hull-less oat kernel (groat) ranges from 12 to 24%, the highest among cereals”. (from wikipeda)

      • Janice says

        It was sort of a joke/tongue in cheek Amy Lynn. I break my ‘fast’ around 10:30 or 11. To most people that isn’t ‘breakfast’ but more like brunch or lunch. What our bodies need MOST when we wake up is fluids. We are nearly dehydrated after having no fluid intake for 8, 10, 12 hours. In the morning I have a 16 oz water. Solid food intake comes a little later for me. 🙂

        • Vivian says

          Sounds delish! I eat within 1/2 hour of getting up. I also drink about 12 oz of water during the night. Have a glass of water on my nightstand every night. And yes I do go to the bathroom a lot. This recipe sounds great!!!

        • Denise says

          My breakfast is usually 26 oz of V8 tomato juice, followed by a breakfast sandwich at about 9 am this allows me to take my morning meds as soon as i get up.

      • Susan says

        I dont eat until around 1pm most days and I get up on school days at 6:30. Not everyone is a breakfast person. I just cant stomach it.

  2. Sunnie says

    Smartie!!! What a great idea! I would have never thought of this in a million years – thank you for saving me a lifetime (or two! LOL)!

    • Sunnie says

      Oh yeah – I never skip breakfast; my stomach would digest itself, and I’m not so sure I’d still be vegan (or alive!) 😉 Ha-ha…

    • Candie says

      I’m in a freezer group and I was assigned breakfast this month. I happened to come across this recipe and had the basic ingredients. Oats, honey, applesauce, flax seed, walnuts and cranberries.
      I love bananas but I did not use them.
      They are in the oven now…
      I’m so glad you mentioned they freeze well, because that’s the goal of our group…easy, quick foods.

  3. Caitlin says


    I always eat breakfast. I find that even if I’m not hungry when I wake up (which I usually am), if I don’t eat I will be RAVENOUS 1-2 hours later.

  4. Hannah says

    Hi Katie,

    These look great as a snack! Just wondering about a couple of things – first, since they are meant as a ‘portable breakfast’, how come the recipe is for small cupcakes rather than large muffins? I mean, even with some peanut butter and fruit (as you suggest) you’d need about four of these for a normal breakfast, so it just seems like a decent sized muffin would make more sense. I’m curious about your reason for making them so small – is it to reduce the baking time? Second, I’ve never seen a recipe for cupcakes or muffins before that uses water as the main liquid. Is there a particular reason for this,or had you just run out of milk? Sorry but this sparked my curiosity as a fellow baker… Obviously it’s common to use water for bread baking, but it had never occurred to me that one might do it for sweet baked goods – but now that I’ve seen this I’m wondering how much difference the two liquids make. I assume it would be mostly in terms of flavour? If I’ve understood you correctly from some of your previous posts, you tend to experiment quite a lot with a recipe until it’s perfect, so if the use of water is a deliberate choice, would you mind sharing the secret behind why it’s preferable to milk in this recipe? Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post and all the questions!

    • chocolate-covered katie says

      That’s just how many the recipe makes. They fill the muffin tins completely, so you couldn’t make them any bigger (unless you owned a jumbo muffin tin).

      As for the water, the recipe was adapted from my single-serving boatmeals, which use just a little water. I’ve not tried using milk for the recipe, so I can’t tell you the results of that.

      And as it states in the post (and in the nutrition link), it’s definitely not meant to just have a cupcake and nothing else as breakfast. My roommate brings 2 with her to work, sometimes with an applesauce cup or whatever else she wants. (I never asked what she eats with it at work.) My mom is fine with just two for breakfast. Everyone’s needs are different, and not everyone needs a big breakfast ;).

    • anonymous says

      They look great to me.
      Hannah, I am confused about your comment that you’d need to eat four cupcakes for a normal breakfast. Four cupcakes plus the peanut butter and fruit that Katie recommended would be like a 700 calorie breakfast! Unless you are an extreme athlete, I think that is a little big for an everyday breakfast.

      • Jason Jones says

        Actually 700 calories for breakfast is about right. If your eating 2000 calories a day you want the majority of those calories to be between breakfast and lunch with fewer calories at your dinner meal. Due to the fact you will be relaxing and shutting down for sleep shortly after.

        • Anonymous says

          Jason – 2000 calories is recommended intake for average man (making 700 cal breakfast reasonable). For average woman it’s 1200, which means fewer cupcakes! 😉

          • Rebecca says

            I would say this amount is for weight-loss, and the average would be more like 1,600 calories…but of course calorie needs will vary from person to person.

          • Anne Marie says

            I agree that everyone’s caloric needs are different. 700 calories of the right calories would not be too many, but that amount of food may be too dense for the average stomach to hold comfortably.

            I can’t recommend The Calorie Myth book enough for those who are curious about how much they should be consuming.

            Anonymous: your calculations are a bit skewed. ANY woman should be able to eat far more than 1200 calories without weight gain. If this isn’t true for you, there are larger issues going on with your hormone balance. Refer to the book I mentioned!

            Please, take care of your bodies, ladies. 🙂

    • Ilana says

      as a kosher and vegan baker I’ve often substituted water for milk in recipes – never really saw much of a difference although I could imagine that milk would add a higher fat content to the recipe and therefore add some moisture, but I’ve never really been one to have milk in the house so almost any time a recipe calls for milk in the mix I use water – vegan mills are also an alternative if I have them on hand.

      • Hannah says

        Katie, thanks for your reply.

        Anonymous, I think you’ll find that most professional (if that’s what you mean by “extreme”) athletes need to eat far more than that to sustain their training. Personally I’m not an athlete, in fact I do barely any exercise at all, and I have around 500-600 calories for breakfast, sometimes more.

        Ilana, that’s interesting to know, thank you!

        • Tracy says

          I am curious as to what you eat the rest of the day. I am 5’4″, 37 yrs old and weigh about 130 and am hardly active at all. The MAX calories per day I can eat and not continuously gain weight is about 1500-1600. Their are BMR calculations you can do. The amount it “costs” me just to run my body systems is 1347.4 and for little to no exercise to MAINTAIN my weight is MAX 1616 calories. I have been skipping breakfast to save calories so I am trying to figure out how others do it. How do you eat a breakfast that big with little exercise and maintain a healthy weight… do you eat smaller meals later, no snacks, advice is appreciated? Thanks!

          • Missy says

            I’m 5’5 and 120 pounds, and I eat at least 700 kcal at breakfast. I think my average daily intake is about 2200~2500 kcal. I’ve been eating this way for about 8 months and haven’t gained any weight (and I don’t exercise a lot, I mean, I ride my bike every once in a while and do yoga two times a week).
            So that means that if you’re eating the right foods (high carb, low fat, no oil, minimum refined foods), you can eat however much you want without gaining any weight.
            There’s no need to count calories (we’re the only animals doing that, right?).
            I hope you read this comment and start searching and investigating about what I just wrote.
            I wish you the best.

    • Kay says

      One thing that perhaps Jaime doesn’t realize is that these “cupcakes” are very dense. There is no egg and no leavening agent (baking powder or soda) in them, so they don’t have a cake/cupcake/bread texture. They’re like hockey pucks. That’s not to put them down, but just a couple is a lot when you’re talking about pretty much solid oatmeal. Remember, there are FIVE cups of oatmeal in this recipe to make just 24 cupcakes. That’s a lot.

      As for my own experience making these, I just made them with bananas and golden raisins. They’re pretty darned good. I used three tablespoons of brown sugar for sweetening. Another thing — I made half in paper baking cups and half in foil cups. They’re sticking to the paper cups like a bugger, but they don’t stick at all to the foil ones.

      Very good recipe — thanks.

  5. jaime @ sweet road says

    This is such a perfect idea! I’ve been so busy lately just running around all over the place and it can be hard to make sure that I’m eating healthy, energizing foods that are easy to eat on the go. I’ve been doing a lot of containers with beans, quinoa, and veggies, but that requires utensils and a steady place to sit and eat. I get tired of granola bars, so this homemade option looks so fresh and yummy!

  6. Maya says

    Looks great! I am a lover of gooey things, like fresh oatmeal. I believe that you share my love of gooey vs dry foods, and I was just wondering if these were something that you liked personally or they have just been popular with others? Or do the gooey tastebuds prefer regular oatmeal? These would be great for convenience sake, I’m just not sure that I would like them baked vs regular!

      • Maya says

        Haha- I just know that sometimes you post things that readers will like, though they may not personally be your favorite is all 🙂 Thanks!

  7. Danielle says

    I’m been searching for about a week now on this same thing. I’m denfinely going to try yours but I’m a little confuzed but another post. Do you put them in mini cupcake liner or regular size?

  8. trajayjay says

    i don’t think i’ve met any school age kid who eats breakfast. maybe i just do because i’m so voracious in the morning. i do a little exercise, and after going nearly 8 hours without anything, i guess its a little normal to want some food. i think breakfast is important because it’ll turn off crazy cravings for a while, and it keeps the metabolism up, which is why i cringe when i hear so many teens don’t do it.

  9. Kayla says

    I only eat breakfast on weekends. And I don’t often have lunch. Dinner is an every day except Wednesday occurrence. Oh the joys of eating disorders. I love your recipes though because I know they’re healthy.. So they feel more safe. Often on my breakfast eating days I will make something of yours if I’m feeling good that day.

  10. Amy McCann says

    When I ate horrible and thought I would always just have an extra couple pounds, I ate a very small breakfast and often times skipped. HORRIBLE!! Now, i realize how bad that is for me. I have to eat a big breakfast and each meal gets a little smaller throughout the day. Then i feel great! Opposite I eat a huge dinner and feel junky. I know I am my own worst enemy so i really have to be purposeful!! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Maybe my oatmeal (for breakfast) hating children will like it this way! WOO HOO!

    • Dawn says

      Eating disorders are bad, however, somewhere in your mind you must know eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

  11. Mea Culpa says


      • Chocolate-Covered Katie says


        I actually agree as well. I don’t like this one at all for my site. Unfortunately, when I was playing around with different fonts, I did something to make my blog crash (still no clue what), and now I’m reluctant to risk it by trying again.

        However, the entire site will be redesigned soon, so it’s a moot point in the end.

    • Lynda says

      What a totally rude and inappropriate comment. It looks like you missed the class in life on how to interact with people (among other things). Don’t read her blog if this is the type of comment you want to write…nobody needs to hear that.

    • Carrie says

      Rude and does absolutely nothing to contribute to the topic at hand. It’s a font, for goodness sake. If you are unhappy about it, no one is making you read this blog, close your browser.

    • Trish @ MyBigFatBundt says

      Don’t feed the fire, folks. 🙂 Mea Culpa isn’t going to come back and actually respond to any of these comments…she probably won’t even come back and read them. Because that’s what cowards do. Leave nasty, hateful comments and then don’t come back to read the backlash because they aren’t emotionally nor mentally equipped to handle it. There’s nothing wrong with the effing font. The recipe looks delicious. I laugh at everyone who says ‘I’m this-and-that baker’…why are you using water v. milk…or ‘I’m a baker and it makes no difference’…whine, whine, whine. What is up with the complaining over freaking baked oatmeal cups? OMG. I’m a professional pastry chef, in case anyone give’s a rat’s you-know-what, and I think these look awesome. Wouldn’t mind having something like this in the bakery actually. I created our ‘angel’ line which is gluten-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly, etc. type of goodies. This would be the perfect answer to the devil line’s gluttonous pig, which is a brioche dough (nothing wrong with that…), covered in maple glaze and bacon. I’m actually going to run this by the owner. Thanks always, Katie, for the inspiration and wonderful no-nonsense recipes. Wish we could load the whiners and haters up on a bus, drive it to a bridge, and put a rock on the gas pedal…

      • Anonymous says

        Hello, is the “angel line” you speak of available for purchase through the Internet? Or do you have a blog with some shared recipes? I’m really interested in trying it. Thx YM

      • Jq says

        Not sure why you are laughing at people asking questions about water or milk or people who state they are a baker….then you state you are a professional. You did the same thing and I would have not thought twice until you are making fun of someone else defining themselves as a baker.

        Hypocrites really are an unaware breed.

    • Anonymous says

      Is it really necessary to cuss on a blog like this? I have kids around looking over my shoulder as I’m sure many others do. I mean, I don’t like it either. Please try to have a little more respect for others, and for yourself. Talking that way just devalues you. And if you must, save it for someone who tolerates it. Thanks in advance.

  12. Nicole says

    I love your blog! I’ve actually really enjoyed the non-sweet posts (like the last one) you’ve done as well, and I’d love to see more vegan dinner recipes from ya!

    • Tara says

      Would love that as well. As much as I love desserts, I can’t live on chocolate alone ;). Your savory recipes never fail to be big hits in our household.

  13. Amanda Cowan says

    i keep some pumpkin oatmeal baked squares in the freezer and if I KNOW that I’m going to be rushed in the mornings I’ll thaw one out and then either eat it cold in the am or zap it if I want it warm. If things come up and I am just rush rush rush.. then I grab fruit and some kind of bread, probably with nut butter of some sort on it. Depending on how rushed, I might blend up a smoothie too. But lucky for me those rushed mornings don’t happen very often because breakfast is the MOST fun meal of the day for me. All those varieties of oatmeals, fruits, etc. I love it so much that I often declare breakfast for dinner or breakfast for lunch. My little girls love those days! And NO way would I skip! Part of what keeps my eating in line and healthy for the day is eating breakfast in the morning and getting off to a good start.

  14. Christy says

    Hi Katie! Great post. This is super easy to make gluten free, throw in my car and eat after my Zumba class when I need a little boost. 🙂 Yay for breakfast!

  15. The Life of Clare says

    I love breakfast and rarely miss it, but have been starting work at 7am for the last week and have found a bowl of muesli hard to swallow at that time. These sound wonderful. I’d love to add grated apple too! Maybe even so,e roughly chopping almonds or walnuts.

  16. Lauren says

    This is a BRILLIANT idea, I love it and will definitely be making! Perfectly portioned, customisable, portable and pretty make-ahead breakfasts. Thank you for thinking of these of things for those of us who care about health and taste.

  17. Dana Baby says

    Hi Katie! This is my first comment to your blog, despite the fact that I drool over your creations daily. I’m just curious about the stevia in the recipe. I generally eat my oatmeal unsweetened and I feel like the banana would add a good amount of sweetness. Is the stevia optional? If I omit it, would I need to adjust any of the other measurements?


  18. beccah larsen says

    These look great to make…if I wanted to use brown sugar insteas of the stevia or liquid sweetener how much do you think I should use? Thanks!!

  19. Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake says

    They look super tasty.

    I never skip breakfast now. I used to when I was a teenager. If I don’t have breakfast I’m likely to have a migraine attack later in the day.

  20. Allison @ Life's a Bowl says

    I have to start the day on a sweet note and eat breakfast or else I turn into a hangry girl 😛 Cupcakes for breakfast are definitely a sweet way to start the day!

  21. Laura Miller says

    I literally cannot skip breakfast(or any other meal) or I will pass out. Usually I grab one of these protein/fiber bars from my school’s breakfast line. They are made with oats, so I suppose these are kind of close. :).

    Do you happen to know if steel cut oats would work? That’s all we’ve got!

    • Lynda says

      I think you would have to soak them first or they will be too chewy..I wouldn’t advise using those. I’ve experiemented with a similar recipe and sometimes have even blended the oats in my magic bullet for a softer texture. Hope that helps.

    • Hillary M says

      I used steel cut oats to make these, and it worked fine. However, I made the mixture and then had to refrigerate it for a bit because I ran out of time for baking (had to pick up my kiddos at school). That said, I only use steel cut oats and find they work well in pretty much any baked oat recipe.

  22. alyssa booko says

    hey kate
    wanted to take a minute to tell you the crustless pumpkin pie is a WINNER!!!! great for folks on a low carb diet that want a treat at thanxgiving and christmas.
    God Bless

  23. Jaime says

    These sound great! Would pumpkin be ok to substitute for the bananas? I have tons of canned pumpkin and my kids eat all the bananas before they can get ripe.

    • Alanna says

      It definitely works! I made a variation of this yesterday with pumpkin puree in place of the banana, maple syrup for my sweetener, and I included the “optional” mini chocolate chips (also used Canola oil). I think without the chips I would have wanted more sweetener like Katie suggested, but the flavor and texture were great! Thanks, Katie, for another yummy oatmeal recipe!

      • Nina says

        Thank you, Alanna, for posting after you have actually made them, rather than imagining how good they would be….very helpful. Convinced me to try them.

        • KK says

          I agree. Too many of the comments on this site are from people who haven’t tried the recipes. I found these “cupcakes” to be too wet. I am a good cook and was skeptical of the water content from just looking at the recipe. I’d suggest cutting the water.

    • 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!!!

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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. 🙂

  30. 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!!

  31. 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 🙂

  32. 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

  33. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says

    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!

  34. 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 🙂

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

  40. Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} says

    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 🙂

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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 🙂

  44. 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!

  45. 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! 😉

      • 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. 🙁

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Herbivore Triathlete says

    I love baked oatmeal! I usually make mine in small canning jars for on the go purposes, but using cupcake liners and a muffin tin seems even better!

    This resipe seems pretty versatile and I could probably change it up quite a bit with different spices, berries, etc.

    Thanks Katie for another great recipe.

  49. Cally says

    I made these last night and they were so good! Even my husband liked them. I added shredded coconut and used vegetable oil. These may become a staple in our house.

  50. Kristall says

    Hi Katie, long time reader first time commenter. These look wonderful! I have to say though, I am absolutely ASTOUNDED at the ridiculous questions people feel the need to post here. Has no one ever heard of Google???? For goodness sake, experiment a bit people. Katie isn’t going to have made 60 variations to see if it works. Figure it out for yourself. I eye’rolled so much when reading the comments of this post I just had to say something.

    Keep up the awesome work, Katie. My husband and I certainly appreciate it! (Also, I have 2 dogs that look remarkably like Batman! What mix is he?)

    • Anonymous says

      Ahh thank you for posting that! I thought I was the only one who eye rolled through the ridiculous comments lol. 🙂

      • Carrie says

        Haha have either of you blogged before? My guess is no. The comments may seem ridiculous, but that’s part of what makes blogging what it is. First of all, something may seem like a silly comment to us, but perhaps the person is from another part of the world where these ingredients aren’t as common. Plus, they’d rather hear an answer from a human, and not the internet. Secondly, asking questions is mutually beneficial since the blogger learns what their readers are like and can cater future posts to answer such questions. And often, they realize that they made a mistake in their own post! While individual comments may irritate a blogger from time to time, if they get irritated by people asking questions in general they are in the wrong profession!

        • T says

          I understand what you’re saying, Carrie, but even people in other countries should know how to google. Or a lot of the questions on here are things the questioners would know the answers to if they actually took the time to read the post thoroughly to make sure their questions haven’t been answered there. So many times (not just on this blog), I see people asking questions that have specifically been answered in the post.

          • Carrie says

            It just seems like people don’t have anything better to do than read every comment on a blog and judge the commenters…It’s really not that big of a deal people!

        • Kristall says

          I read a large amount of baking and cooking blogs and CCK’s comment section stands out due to the large amount of inane questions compared to other blogs. Most blogs are filled with “I made these last night, they were wonderful” and progress into “I made these last night but they didn’t brown properly. Do you think I should use a different type of sugar or increase the heat?” CCK’s on the other hand are mostly, “Will skim milk work in this?” “Can you please give me the calorie count for this?” “I demand to know why you would suggest pairing this dessert with [insert healthy pairing here] when that’s clearly not enough [insert nutrient here] and you are anorexic.” It seems like the majority of these commentors rely solely on Katie for their baking education which is rather silly. Google is an excellent resource for questions like “How does baking soda work?” not to mention the numerous nutrition calculators out there. Understanding the fundamentals of the products you are using is common sense and essential when baking. Relying solely on Katie’s wonderful blog show’s an extreme codependence and obvious lack of basic research skills.

          In simpler words, I am frustrated with the people who comment who cannot look anything up for themselves. I feel bad for Katie who gets inundated with comments most baking bloggers don’t usually have to deal with.

        • Trish @ MyBigFatBundt says

          Carrie, I don’t think you understand the kinds of comments Kate’s blog seems to be getting lately. Lots of consistent whining, why this and why that…as another commenter mentioned, most people post a simple ‘These were great!’…or ‘They just didn’t turn out for me’, with the occasional question is fine. I follow an INSANE amount of blogs alone with posting on my own occasionally, and it would drive me MAD to had to deal with the kinds of questions and comments Katie receives in comparison to other blogs. And I DO blog. Here’s the thing. I don’t CATER to everyone. Don’t like a certain blog? Simple. Don’t read it. Go elsewhere. Not a trillion questions…and ‘I demand you design your blog posts around ME, because the world obviously revolves around ME.’ That’s the nature of many of these readers’ comments and questions.

      • Michelle says

        I for one like most of the questions as a lot of times it will give me ideas of other things I can use in it. don’t like it really it’s simple just scroll past.

  51. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says

    Love breakfast! Favorite meal of the day! I love oatmeal cupcakes! I make these all the time and they freeze so well!!

  52. Nicole says

    Have you ever tried to make this with voluminous oats, just leaving out some of the liquid when actually baking? It seems like this would make even MORE muffins (double?!). I may give it a try but was just curious if you already did when experimenting. Thanks!

  53. Alex Katzen says

    Yeah I never skip breakfast either or I get so hungry by mid morning. When I’m in a hurry, (which is most days, let’s be honest) I take a spoon and eat crunchy peanut butter out of the jar for breakfast! 🙂

  54. Nicole says

    These looked so delicious so I decided to dig in my freezer and find some bananas. Instead of using oil I used natural applesauce. I am super excited to see how they turn out!! 🙂

  55. Sarah says

    So I just finished making these. I used 3 cup quick oats 2 cups steal cut oats 2scoops vanilla protein powder. 1 1/3 cup water and 5 tbp maple syrup. They are awsome! !! Thanks for the recipe. Love your site.

  56. Nicole says

    I love the original cookie dough baked oatmeal from your site and make it often…especially for cardio days. These are a great addition…now I can have the same amazing boatmeal but in portable size!!! I’m so excited to try these:). My kids love the boatmeal so they will be happy about these for sure! Thank you!!!!

  57. Kellie says

    Could regular sugar be used and if so how much? They look delicious and I would really like to try them but I do not use Stevia.

  58. Kellie says

    I just saw some posts that honey would work. I had posted a little earlier that I do not use Stevia. I would use honey but how much?

  59. Sha says

    How funny that you posted this when I’m thick in the middle of a dilemma over what to do with the abundant oats in my pantry – granola for the millionth time or something else! Not that I was tired of granola…I could never be! But I was wondering if there was something else I could do with it and voila! This is especially awesome because it’s portable and because I eat my weekday breakfast at work, portable is good! Thank you! More exclamation marks! 😉

    On weekdays I never skip breakfast. My fuse would be even shorter without it. Haha. On weekends I tend to sleep through breakfast, but on days when I’m up early I indulge in a full breakfast – toast, eggs, beans…sometimes breakfast pizza! And because I’m Asian I sometimes have noodles! It’s great! I love weekend breakfast time. Hehe.

  60. alyssa booko says

    hey katie
    made the oatmeal cupcakes today. i did half a recipe and following are the variations i used. i added 1 tbl vanilla protein powder, 2 tbl flax, 3 tbl pecans, mini chips you suggested, 1 tbl shreaded coconut, and i used unsweetened applesauce instead of banana cause i am not a huge banana fan. they came out great. i am gonna figure 150 cal per cupcake??? not sure about the calories is all. but they are moist and yummy and i love the fact that the flax and protein powder add the omega’s and protein for a good breakfast punch. i am gonna try eating with some almond butter spread on top and a side of blueberries. you have a great gift katie. when is your cookbook coming out????? 🙂 lemme know what you think about calories, i filled each cup to overflowing. thanx for all you do. i praise God for you.

  61. Judith says

    Love the recipe. My husband and I whipped up a batch after work to take as a snack at my squash league games tonight and they were a huge hit! People asked for the recipe and commented very favourably. Thank you so much for posting this.

  62. Kyra (Scribbles & Sprinkles) says

    Looks good! Maybe you can microwave them too in microwavable cases(personally, I’m all for the microwave although many would disagree with me, lol.) Once again, you’ve introduced a fantastic recipe! Thank you for this!

  63. Emmie says

    For the liquid sweetener option, do you reduce the liquid to 1 1/3 cups or 2 1/3 cups? Reducing the liquid by a whole cup and a third seems like a lot for just 5T of extra liquid…

  64. Emmie says

    For the liquid sweetener option, do you reduce the water to 1 1/3 cups or 2 1/3 cups? Reducing the water by a whole cup and a third seems like a lot for just 5T of extra liquid…

  65. Jess Versteeg says

    I just made them and they’re delish. I removed 1c oats and replaced it with 1/2 quinoa, a few scoops of protein powder and 1/4c ground flax. I put in maybe 1/2c coconut flakes and some dark chocolate chips. REALLY GREAT.

  66. Suzi says

    I made these last night and they are awesome! I didn’t have any bananas so I used unsweetened natural apple sauce. I also added shredded unsweetened coconut, and bob red mills apple bits, as well as 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. I ate two last night after making them and then had another two for breakfast this morning. As always CCK to the rescue! These are Boss!

  67. mary says

    I’m not seeing the print button – help please! Looks yum and I try not to miss breakfast – sets me up for a bad day of eating if I do. Thnaks!

  68. Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet says

    This is such a great idea! I definitely want to try this and maybe add ground flax or chia seeds.

    Technically, I always skip breakfast, but that is because I don’t eat until 12 noon (I’m using an intermittent fasting protocol). 😉

  69. Kelley says

    Katie – made this tonight and it came out great! Thank you so much – going to send some in my son’s lunchbox tomorrow. I really appreciate your recipes that can easily be made gluten free. I have a feeling we are going to be making this one often!

  70. Ananda says

    This looks WONDERFUL!! I’m definitely one of the must-eat-breakfast types, but my school thinks otherwise. I guess it’s a mix of that and me not being a morning person.. For the most part I’ll go all day without eating until dinner because I don’t have the time to make a breakfast/lunch to-go in the morning. I’ll definitely have to try this one!!

  71. Bek @ Crave says

    As a kid I went through a phase of not eating brekky cuz I wasn’t hungry, but now I always do. My brekkies weren’t balanced at all like they are now and usually it was just toast.

  72. Mallory says

    In case anyone is curious, I used the Weight Watchers recipe builder to get the points+ on this recipe.

    With 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp olive oil and chocolate chips: 4 PP
    With 1/4 cup applesauce and chocolate chips: 3 PP
    With 1/4 cup applesauce and no chocolate chips: 2 PP

    The points+ values remain the same if 1/4 cup extra of banana is used in place of applesauce or oil.

    Hope this helps someone else!

  73. Linda says

    Hi Katie ~ this is my first happy post and plan to make these oatmeal cupcakes!
    I use Now Stevia powder from a bottle. I can’t find anywhere on the internet that tells me
    *how many teaspoons of stevia are in a packet so I can measure accurately.
    *Is the packet you recommend pure stevia?

  74. Ally says

    Hi Katie!
    Love this post! I am craving zucchini walnut bread any ideas of a single serving?
    I just made your poka dot banana bread and healthy cookies are a huge favorite of my family! Thank you for all your inspiration and delicious recipes!!!
    Can’t wait for your cookbook!!!!!! When is it coming??????
    All the best!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Thanks, Ally! I actually do have a recipe for zucchini bread in the cookbook… well, it’s chocolate zucchini bread ;). I will play around with it and try to make a regular (non-chocolate) version for the blog sometime!

      The cookbook is coming out in 2014. I will definitely post more info when I know! 🙂

  75. Ashley says

    These are completely awesome, Katie!! I made a batch Thursday night, but I subbed applesauce for the banana (everyone in my house is just a much bigger fan of apple). I love them! They are especially awesome with a little peanut butter, which is how I ate mine. A new breakfast staple in my house! 🙂

  76. Andrea says

    Not good at all. Even my husband, who is the oatmeal fan, refused to eat another one. They are like gummy bowls of oatmeal baked into a cupcake. I guess if you are looking to eat a bowl of oatmeal while you commute, this is your lucky day. Also they take WAAAY more than 20 minutes to bake. And yes, my oven is accurate, I have a fairly new pro range.

    • T says

      What a snotty comment. Did it ever occur to you that maybe you did something wrong making them? Cause other people, including me, have made them, yes in 20 minutes, and they turned out delicious. Oh wait no you didn’t do anything wrong because you and your oven are perfect.

      • Gina says

        I don’t understand why someone not liking a recipe is snotty? I’ve seen comments like that before, and on another site that I’ve liked most of the recipes, I didn’t like one, and got all kinds of backlash about how my taste buds weren’t “evolved” enough to like healthy food. Huh? I just don’t get that. I read commrnts for opinions, and what good is an opinion unless it is honest? I did not find the comment snotty, and I like honest opinions so you know if you want to try something or not. It wasn’t an attack on Katie or her blog or anything else. She just didn’t like this, for goodness sakes. People have different tastes, and just because it is not the same as your own does not make it wrong or “snotty”!

    • Alanna says

      My oven is new, too, but every one is still just a bit different. Mine were a little soft on the bottom after 20 min. + 5 min. broiling, but I just baked a little longer and they still came out fine. If you don’t like a particular recipe it’s okay, but it seems unfair to blame differences in oven performance on Katie.

  77. Janel says

    I love to send muffins with my daughter to daycare for breakfast and these looked perfect! I didn’t have any bananas, but I did have some canned pumpkin, so in it went! I upped the sweetener (a combo of agave and maple syrup because I ran out of agave…I was not very prepared! haha). I added some cinnamon (to up the pumpkin-pie-ish flavor), diced prunes (for the kiddo…they taste just like raisins when baked in muffins!), and shredded carrots because I am forever trying to sneak veggies into this kid! (She is 17 mos and very picky!) I am always looking for convenient things for myself to bring to work for breakfast too, and I think these will be perfect! They actually made way more than 24 for me, so I will have a huge stock in the freezer! Oh, I also used instant oats (because that’s all I had) and they came out great! I love your blog! (I made myself a chocolate frosting shot last night for dessert!) Thanks for another great recipe! 🙂

  78. Erica says

    How long do you think these will stay good without freezing them? Also, if I do freeze them, how long do you suggest in the microwave to thaw them out?

  79. Marie-Anne says

    Hi Katie, I made these this morning and they’re fantastic! I didn’t have any bananas so I used pineapple instead (blended it smooth and used the juice as the sweetener instead of stevia), added raisins (instead of chocolate) and a touch of ground clove. My fiance didn’t realize that I had made them for our breakfasts and ended up eating half the batch before I had a chance to shoo him off. Thanks for the terrific idea!

    • PJ says

      How much pineapple juice did you use for the sweetener, or did you mix it with one of the other sweetener ideas?

  80. Sonja says

    Katie, I made this recipes this morning. The whole time I was mixing it together I had to resist the urge to add an But, I stuck to the basic recipe and didn’t add any choc. Chips, nut, or such – except I used unsweetened apple sauce instead of oil.. I was a little concerned at first, but after the first muffin, I knew the recipe was a keeper! My husband was very cautious in testing them, but he agreed they were “pretty good”. Next time I’ll add chopped walnuts and dried cranberries! Thanks Katie 🙂

  81. Sasha says

    I NEVER skip breakfast! It would be almost impossible considering I usually wake up hungry!

    And these look awesome! I would have to substitute the banana (ew) with maybe applesauce or pumpkin puree but thats not a problem. These would definitely make a great portable breakfast for busy mornings or 1 would be a great healthy snack during the day (probably how I will eat them most).

    I’ll be trying these soon!

  82. Wendy says

    I made these with vanilla protein powder for my husband and he’s in love! 🙂

    I took out the chocolate chips and added a tablespoon of cinnamon, since he’s on a strict diet for his exercise program.

  83. Wendy says

    Oh, and they’re great microwaved for about 20 seconds. Then I put Nutella on top and it gets warm and melts. Yum!!!

  84. Anonymous says

    Hi Katie, ~Here’s a repost ~
    Hoping someone can help me with these 2 questions.
    I use Now Stevia powder from a bottle. I can’t find anywhere on the internet that tells me
    *how many teaspoons of stevia are in a packet so I can measure accurately.
    *Is the packet you recommend pure stevia?
    Thanks so much. Cheers!

  85. vicki says

    I have a similar recipe I modified to make “Oatmeal on the Go” muffins for my kids who have tons of allergies. My recipe makes a cakier looking muffin but still only uses oats/oat flour, let me know if you’re interested! Happy to share…

  86. Brittany@twosaucysisters says

    Julie and I made these the other day, and they are fabulous! Perfect for packing into lunches when we know we’re going to be on campus for an entire day, and they are great for a pre-workout snack if we get the munchies close to practice time. Instead of using coconut oil, we used peanut butter and they turned out quite well! 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

  87. Miranda says

    These are SO good, I had to comment! I made mine with walnuts and shredded coconut and am ABSOLUTELY addicted…..they’re so satisfying, tasty and convenient, and fill me right up!! AND I feel great about the whole grains!!! LIFE CHANGING 🙂

  88. Michelle says

    Hot out of the oven and I can’t wait to try them. I’m also going to try them with applesauce for my mom who is allergic to bananas. I love your site and am always sharing with anyone who will listen. Thanks!

  89. Nikki says

    You have the most amazing recipes! I especially love the ones with oats. I”m always looking for new ways to eat my oatmeal and make breakfast items more interesting. Thank you for being so awesome! 🙂

  90. Janina Locascio says


    I made a similar recipe to this this morning, except I used almond milk as the base liquid for the recipe. Threw in some other ingredients like Chia Seeds & flax, just because I am sick and am trying to pack in as much extra nutrition as possible! I will let you know how they turn out because I saw in an earlier post that someone asked about why you chose to use water over milk.

    By the way, keep up the good work on the recipes and on your blog. I am about 6 months into my blog, so I still have a long way to go to build readership and content. I’ve been following you for about a year now and love what you have to say. I never realized how much criticism is out there in the blogging community, but I commend you for continuing to do what you love! I always have to remind myself that there will be always be differing opinions on what looks good, tastes good, and what is good to read – so I really respect your ability to push all of that aside and just do what you love.


  91. Katie says

    Making these as we speak, can’t wait to try them! Did have a question though, how do you recommend reheating if frozen? I figure I’ll eat half this week for breakfast but I know there will be leftovers!

    • Alanna says

      I always just move one from the freezer to the fridge at night, and then there’s one thawed and waiting for me in the morning. 🙂 But if you forget, maybe try 2 1/2 – 3 minutes on defrost? I think that’s what worked for me before.

  92. Nikki says

    Hi Katie 🙂

    I just wanted to let you know that I used quick oats and they turned out just fine! Delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipes! You’re really helping me maintain my New Years resolution!!!

  93. Marilee says

    This was a new kind of recipe for me. I love the smell of the coconut oil ( why is it hard?). I put it together the same way I make oatmeal cake…pour the measured boiling water over the oatmeal while putting the rest together. I’m not sure if it changed the texture but I did get three doz. muffins. I didnt want to buy sugar substitute so I added 1/3 cup brown sugar and two heaping teaspoons of cinnamon and a handful of Craisins. Very good!

  94. Sue says

    Just made these the other day and we both loved them. Changed things a bit this time – used Agave instead of packets. And different nuts, fruits, and they are still great. I don’t think we will get tired of these for awhile since I can play around with the insides 😉

  95. Tammy says

    I made these muffins, they are great but I like my oatmeal a little sweeter. When I’m eating at home I put a little dab of butter & a Tbsp of maple syrup on top, microwave & they are like eating cake! Next time I make them I will just add extra sweetener & chocolate chips! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  96. Chelsea says

    Hello, Thanks for your recipies, I love these, they make my mornings so much easier. I’ve noticed that you use the NuNaturals Stevia packs in quite a few recipies, and I’m just wondering how much stevia that works out too. I have a jar of stevia, and have to measure it with a spoon and I never know how much to use so usually stick with the liquid sweetener options but would like to try using stevia.

  97. Alaina says

    Katie! I’ve made a couple of your recipes, but this is my FAVORITE. I love oatmeal for breakfast, and these are dense, delicious, filling and PERFECT (especially with some peanut butter as “frosting” ;)). I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of water and 2 tbsp agave syrup. YUM! I froze most, and left a couple on the counter to tempt me until the next day’s breakfast. Thank you.

    ps, All I had to do was tell people about this at work, and they all wanted the recipe!

  98. ElizaJane2013 says

    These are in the oven right now! 🙂 I added walnuts and dried cranberries along with the chocolate chips. I also used a mixture of bananas and apple sauce. My sweetener of choice was maple syrup. The batter tasted so good! Thank you so much for the recipe. I have an 8 o’clock biology class and needed something easy to take with me.

  99. Jenna says

    Katie, I live in a rather complicated household between 3 vegetarians of various levels, one of whom is also gf, a gf with very sensitive celiac, someone who doesn’t eat vegetables etc. Your blog has so many great ideas and last night we made this recipe. They were so tasty and quite easy. We put in a bit more chocolate than you list, so I don’t know how healthy they were, but people had them for breakfast. Our house is not good at breakfast and we hope these tasty little cakes will help with that. Thank you for your fabulous recipes.

  100. Pamela Hope says

    Since coconut is a solid, do you melt it down to use in this recipe. Or do you measure it out and use it in solid form?

  101. KJ says

    Katie, I made a half-batch of these yesterday. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like them, and I worried that if I didn’t like them, I’d be forced to throw them out.

    I had two for breakfast with my tea this morning.

    They were OUTRAGEOUSLY good! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I still have a ton of bananas (bought 11 ripe bananas from the “damaged” fruit area for $1.49!) and plan to make the rest of the batch tonight & freeze.

    Thanks for sharing!

  102. Jamie says

    Hi Katie!

    Thankyou for the awesome recipe! Just took these out of the oven and they smell fantastic! Quick question and I apologize if this is a repeat question but once frozen, how long do you usually reheat these for?


  103. Paula says

    Hi K-
    Stumbled across your website while looking for a way to slow-cook steel cut oats. I am so inspired by your recipes, using healthy things to make yummy things. We are a family that loves sugar, and I love that you provide recipes with low-sugar, no sugar and sugar substitutes!

    It was great fun reading through your blogs. Thanks for sharing your food philosophy; you are my food “soul-sister!” Keep up the great work!

  104. Dana says

    Katie these are sooooo yummy! I changed it up a bit, cutting the recipe in half, and I had some pureed pumpkin to use up so I subbed that for the banana, and I did 4 tsp of stevia. Added pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and 1/2 c. raisins, and had to add a small handful of chocolate chips. I am so looking forward to breakfast in the morning. thanks for the great recipe!

  105. Casey Copeland says

    Hi Katie,

    I am a teenage boy, and I am really into eating healthy food. I am in sophmore year at highschool, and every day at school people are eating chips and cookies and poptarts so sometimes I feel like Im the ONLY healthy person out there. Its nice to know there are many more healthy people. I am gratefull for a chance to eat healthy and your site has the greatest tasting things ive ever had! I love every recipe Ive ever tried from your site. Its so great to have a quick yummy snack to make whenever Im hungry, and that way I can still be healthy. Your Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes are amazing. I have them all the time! I also really like your oatmeal recipes. I just wanted to say thankyou so much for all the yummy recipes! KEEP IT UP! 😀

  106. Susan says

    I just made these last night and took two for my breakfast this morning for work. They were wonderful with my tea! Here I thought I was so clever, I substituted pumpkin for the banana and I see that another person already thought of that fabulous idea!! I think this is already one of my favorite versatile, go-to recipes – I want to try it with applesauce, like yet another creative cook here has done, and maybe even cooked sweet potato. It seems that oatmeal is very forgiving and will cook up in a zillion different ways – this one is very easy and makes for a good healthy breakfast on the go! Thank you Katie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. Melissa says

    I have 5 boys under the age of 8 and I made these for breakfast this morning and my boys LOVED them! I just wanted to note: This recipe calls for 1/4c plus 1 tbsp oil. For simplicity sake, 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp = 1/3 cup. Might just be easier to write 1/3 cup in the future 🙂 Love this blog, love your recipes, I use them frequently. Keep up the good work.

  108. Cheryl says

    Just made these this morning, but cut the recipe in half. Yum!!! They are a perfect way to start the morning! I subbed milk for water (usually how I make my oatmeal) and had a little too much liquid (didn’t cut back the amount you said since I used maple syrup as a sweetener – noticed that after the fact) so I added about 1/2 c dried unsweetened coconut. Worked perfect to make 12 full muffins. Definitely keeping this recipe – thank you!! 🙂

  109. The hip hostess says

    I made these this morning. Added 2/3 cup mini choc chips, 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut and 2 Tbs chia seeds. In my regular size muffin pan they only made 16 so the calories are higher (about 170 per muffin). They are delish! So excited to have these for on-the-go breakfast for me and my toddler all week. Really, really satisfying. Thanks for such a great recipe! Using water is smart way to save calories, though my almond milk is only 40 cal per cup so I may try to sub that in the next batch. Thanks again!

  110. Gracie says

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe Katie! 🙂

    I’d been looking at similar recipes for the last week and couldn’t decide which one, so I used yours as my base recipe. I only had one banana which only measured a half a cup. So I used applesauce to equal the 2 1/2 cups. I wanted extra fiber so I added 1/4 cup flax seeds. I used the coconut oil.. YUM! I sweetened with honey. And decided for extra protein to add some greek yogurt ( Cherry flavored) about half a cup. I added 1/2 cup sweetened coconut. I like things sweet! They baked up and when I ate one hot they reminded me of a bowl of oatmeal in a muffin form. For me they still weren’t sweet enough so I sprinkled them with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and stuck them under the broiler for a couple of minutes. I think they came out great.

    I’m not sure how your recipe turns out since this was a bit different. BUT in answer to a question I saw way earlier about someone needing 4 to fill them up… these turned out to be very dense muffins and two filled me up. Also, they don’t rise so it would be difficult to make really large muffins. Thats just my two cents. I’m working on figuring out my calories, protein and fiber content right now. 🙂 I will be making them again! And would definitely use more bananas. THANK YOU!!!

  111. Gracie says

    okay.. I did the best I could on figuring the calories etc. on the muffins I made with the editions. My recipe has about 150 calories per muffin, 6 grams fat, 4 grams protein and 4 grams fiber. It is a lot of calories and fat if you eat more than one.. a lot of that came from the addition of coconut, nuts and flax seed. I forgot in the above additions I also added a couple of tablespoons of walnuts. That also ran up the fat and calories. I added these things for the addition of fiber and protein. For me it’s worth the added fat and calories.

  112. Madison says

    I’m addicted to these! They’re perfect for me, since I’m always too tired to make a healthy breakfast in the morning, and last me 2 weeks! I subbed honey for the liquid sweetener, and added 2 scoops of chocolate peanut butter protein powder, and they turned out great.

  113. Kelly J. R. says

    My husband and I have been enjoying these all week for breakfast. We both leave home very early in the morning so these are great to bring to work.

    I didn’t have enough banana so I substituted the difference with non-fat plain yogurt. Obviously, they’re no longer vegan if you do this but the results were very good. I used pure maple syrup instead of the stevia (and reduced the water) and I used 1/2 C. of dark choc. chips and 1/2 C. of peanut butter chips. I also added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  114. Gabriel says

    This recipe is awesome. I actually discovered, by accident I think, that using 6 cups of oatmeal works pretty well. It makes more muffins and still comes out well.

  115. Vicky says

    Thank you for another great recipe Katie!! I made 1/2 a batch today (low on oats – LOL), and they are wonderful. To answer some previous posters’ water vs milk question, I did use almond milk with no problems. I also used all applesauce (don’t like bananas, weird, I know!), added 1t cinnamon, some flax meal, and stuck a couple (2) fresh, frozen raspberries into each one. Nice balance of tart and sweet!

  116. Janice H. says

    I was wondering if the nutrition facts (calorie count) includes the optional chocolate chips?

  117. Nancy says

    I live alone so like making single-serving stuff, but so many of the delicious looking recipes are multi-serving. So I’ve been experimenting with cutting/converting your recipes into smaller portions, some successfully, and some… well… not 🙂 But THESE turned out SO good that I thought I’d share for anyone who’s looking for a lower calorie, single serving option, it’s about 180 calories and tasted amazing!

    1/4 cups rolled oats (*75 calories)
    2 Tbsp over-ripe mashed banana (*25 calories)
    1/16 tsp salt (thats a hard one! I just eyeballed it and filled my 1/8 tsp halfway! *0 calories)
    1/2 tsp plus 1/4 tsp tbsp liquid sweetener (I used sugar free maple syrup – it came out close to *5 calories)
    1 Tbsp water (*0 calories)
    2 and 1/4 tsp oil (*75 calories)
    1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract (*0 calories)

    Perfect! Thanks!

  118. stephanie says

    I love the way oatmeal smells, and I love oatmeal cookies, but I can not eat oatmeal as a hot cereal. Do these kind of taste granola bar like? i’m thinking my oatmeal cereal thing is because of the consistency.. I have tried it a bunch of different ways.

  119. Julie says

    Hi Katie,

    Just tried this recipe and I’m curious about the coconut oil. I used vegetable oil because I’m concerned about saturated. Were your nutritional value calculations done with coconut or vegetable oil? Thanks!!

  120. Therezia says

    I make a couple of changes to the recipe but bake these for strenuous outdoor activities. They are my fuel food. I soak rolled oats overnight and bake at a lower temp for a longer period to make them dense. I take a few of these along with a few energy balls (like fudge babies but with maca powder and goji berries). I have to be on mostly grain-free diet (I do not react to GF oats and corn). I nearly cried when I baked ‘Eggy breakfast bread’. I got to make and eat a sandwich for the first time in a long time. Thank you so much, Katie.

  121. Abigail says

    I’ve been vegan for about four years now and during that time, I drastically reduced the amount of desserts and baked goods I was eating in an attempt to eat healthier (plus it’s difficult to bake in a dorm room 😛 ).

    I just discovered your blog and I wanted to say thanks so much for all your work! I’ve already baked several of your recipes and I’m very thankful to have healthier options 🙂

  122. Nata says

    There is a way to scale down the ingredients for 6 or 5 oatmeal cupcakes? anyone can help me, I don´t know a lot about baking.

  123. Natasha says

    I’m continuously amazed at how you manage to produce healthy delicious sweet recipes.
    It’s crazy. I actually trust that these taste good; because so far every recipe has. Look forward to making them this week. Thank you so much.

  124. Tonia says

    Thanks for recipe I eat oatmeal every morning never can tirefrom it. I make it with many variations so this recipe just makes life so much smoother. Wonder what I can use the xtra time on! Thx I curious to try steel cut oats I bet the texture will be nice

  125. Audrey says

    These turned out really good! I was worried they would stick to the paper, but they didn’t. I used maple syrup and coconut oil. Mine came out to about 130 calories each (for a half a recipe). I added craisins and coconut in some and chocolate chips in others. A great on-the-go breakfast. My 18-month old loved them, too.

  126. Laura says

    I’m never hungry first thing in the morning, but my daughters always are. So if we have to be somewhere early, since food isn’t naturally on my mind, it can be difficult for me to remember to pull something together for them to eat and they often end up with a baggie of dry cereal and a cup of milk in the car. Oops! This is a wonderful alternative that I can have ready-to-go. Thank you!

  127. Dutch says

    Katie, I’ve always loved oatmeal, but YOU have taken my favorite and raised it to fantastic levels. I’ve tried several and liked them ALL..Thank you so much for all your efforts, and easy concise recipes to follow. Any accolades or commendation/s you receive are greatly deserved!

  128. Regina @ Fit4Mom says

    These are great!! I have my second batch in the oven now (I only have 1 cupcake pan!). I’m so excited to have another on the go breakfast option for my toddler and I. They were still a little gooey and stuck to the liners really bad though, did I need to bake them longer? Or are they meant to be a little gooey still? I did broil them like you said and I really like that it gives the top a little crisp! I’ve tried several recipes of yours over the past few months and they’re always a big hit (lemon bars, pumpkin/chocolate cake, everything bars, blondies, ect). Thank you for all of your hard work!

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      Thanks for trying them! I’m not sure about the gooey part… mine are never gooey. If you don’t want them to stick to the liners, you could always skip the liners and simply bake in greased cupcake tins instead :).

      • Regina @ Fit4Mom says

        Yeah, sorry! Meant to come back and comment… once they cooled a little more they weren’t sticking as bad. I guess I was just impatient and hungry, I’m sure you can relate. 😉 I also made the new oatmeal bake with mango (I added part banana since I didn’t have enough mango) that you posted yesterday for breakfast and it was a big hit with my husband and toddler! Thank you!!

  129. Kara says

    I made these tonight and they taste great! The only problem is that they stick to the wrappers terribly…turns out I forgot to add the oil! At least I’ll know for next time 🙂

  130. Sweetie says

    I really enjoy your blog, Katie. These muffins are wonderful! I love that they use water instead of milk. Every time I make a batch, people rave about how delicious they are. I’ve added maple syrup, honey and/or a little brown sugar. My favorite was using chopped almond bark instead if chocolate chips. They were incredible! I can’t wait to experiment more!

    • Sweetie says

      P.S. I’ve never used the liner papers. I just bake them in a non-stick muffin tin. I still spray the bottom of each tin before baking. I don’t even know if that’s necessary, but I’m too scared to try otherwise!

  131. Janelle says

    I am pretty famous for not checking to make sure I have all of the ingredients before baking… no over ripe banana, or applesauce. So I used a can of pumpkin. It was good, but if you have a sweet tooth, double the sweetener.

  132. AJ says

    Hi Katie,

    I just made a batch of these to have around for rushed mornings. I don’t have a muffin tin, so I cut the recipe in 1/2 and baked the dough in a small bread pan. I also had some pepitas (squash/pumpkin seeds) to use up, so I tossed in 1/2 cup along with the optional chocolate chips. The “breakfast bread”, if you will, turned out deliciously wonderful. Thanks for another great recipe!

  133. Anonymous says

    Made these with 3/4 cup chia seeds, turned out great. I let the chia seeds soak in the mashed banana and water for a while before stirring everything else together.

  134. Bluidshay says

    A friend and I were poking our heads into this site after her vegan friend made black bean brownies that the bean-phobic children devoured in seconds. Originally we were going for the white bean cookie pie, but happened upon these as well. Our kids are on the go and together all weekend at a campground, so this looks like a great healthy pack-and-go fiber-filled treat. It’s my homework to make it. Will post kid reviews next weekend. So happy to have been referred to this blog!

  135. Rachel says

    I just want to say thank you for sharing all your amazing hard work and creativity with us. We just made, and love, your Baked Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go! I have developed chemical sensitivity and am very sick. I have been trying to change mine and my 4-year-old son’s diet and finding something healthy was maddening! A friend told me about your site and I am forever grateful.

    Thanks again for your kindness,
    Rachel, a forever grateful mom in MO

  136. Jennifer says

    Thanks! I’ll definitely make sure my bananas are very ripe next time. I sprinkled some craisins on the top of a couple of them and that helped 🙂

  137. bluidshay says

    OK, so these were a big hit overall. My 6 year old is currently in a disagreement with bananas so she didn’t love them, but my junk food fanatic 10 year old and my friend’s super ultra extra picky 3 year old loved them. So did I. I did almost burn the house down broiling them, but let’s not go there, heh heh. I did them with chocolate chips but I am low on chips today so I’m going the raisin and cranberry route for half the batch. Adding cinnamon too. And since I just made flourless oatmeal cookies, I may try to food process some of the oats for a variety on consistency. Yum, Katie! Thanks!

  138. Nuri says

    Hey:) I love the idea and can’t wait to try them out!!! Can you maybe tell me another way of measuring the stevia? Because where I live we don’t have the nunaturals packets, so I can’t measure it that way:) Thank you!!!!:)

  139. Leya says

    Thank you for the recipe! These are delicious and addicting! I now make these all the time! Great on the go and healthy too!

  140. Daria says

    I just have to tell you, I make these all the time and they’re so delicious and versatile. But my favorite new add-in is frozen raspberries in the center of the muffin! I spoon half the cupcake’s worth of batter in, put a few (2-4) frozen raspberries (still frozen) in the center, and then spoon the rest of the batter on top. It’s like a raspberry filling inside – soooo yummy!

  141. Roxane says

    Hey there!

    I just used this as a basic recipe for my first try at baked oatmeal. So, I used both bananas and apple sauce (as I didn’t had enough ripe bananas), and added flax seeds and cinnamon to it. Great starter! I used 1/4 cup per cupcake.

    I divided it to make several flavours. I made 10 with one ripe mango (20g per portion- 102 cal each) , 10 with one pear (27g per portion – 104 cal each), 4 with dried apricots (10g per portion – 113 cal each), 4 with dried figs (10g per portion, 115 cal) and finally 4 with raisins and dried cranberries (101 cal each). I put the fresh fruits in the bottom, as you suggest with your pineapple baked oatmeal recipe. Looks and tastes amazing!

    As a waitress, I have to say these will make the perfect healthy and kick snack on the job!!


  142. Love2Cook says

    My four year old daughter and I made these exactly 25 minutes ago….oh my my…they are yummy! I must admit that I “think” we may have added too many chocolate chips because I can’t wrap my brain around these being healthy because they are SO good! Mine won’t come out of the cupcake wrapper as beautifully as yours look on the pictures. I added some extras like sunflower seeds, coconut, raisins, as you suggested and my oh my. Thanks for this healthy recipe even though I think I bombed it with my chocolate chips!

  143. Lisa says

    I just made these and they are excellent! I didn’t have enough banana, so I used half banana and half canned pumpkin. I used maple syrup for the sweetener, and added a few tablespoons of ground flax seeds. I made some with chocolate chips, some with walnuts and some with frozen blueberries. They turned out perfectly!

  144. cindi setzer says

    OMG! My kids loved this! They fought with their dad over them and begged for more. Just made another batch and they ate half before I could freeze them this time. I have made the different each time but used agave for both. I am going to make several more batches all different like almond joy, maplewalnut, peanut butter banana, they asked for banana bread style. The possibilities are endless.

  145. Jennifer T. says

    After reading the comments, I wasn’t sure if this recipe would be what I was looking for. I was hoping for something I could grab quickly and take in the car with me. I followed the recipe fairly close except adding 1/2 tsp cinnamon. I used my grocery store’s brand of stevia packets and canola oil. The “batter” was really liquid-y, not just loose but downright soupy. It filled 24 paper liners. I had to bake it for twice the recommended time and pulled it out because the bits of oats were starting to burn. Fresh out of the oven, the cakes are like a mushy rice pudding consistency and pretty difficult to peel out of the liners. The next morning I was able to peel them out fairly whole and they were just moist instead of gooey in the middle. If it were not for the chocolate chips, they would be so bland with just a hint of banana. They are definitely better warmed up. I’m on the fence about making these again. I think if I added more sweetener and scaled back the water these might do the trick for us. It’s a good concept but the texture and taste didn’t make them a winner! Hope my 2 cents helps someone else!

  146. Brittney says

    I feel so stupid asking this question but here it goes. I typically don’t like using bananas in my baking (weird and inconvenient, I know) so I’ve tried subbing in applesauce as the substitution suggested. Here comes the stupid part. Am I supposed to add the same amount of applesauce as I would use bananas (2 and a half cups)? I swear I cook and bake frequently so I’m not a complete novice, but I’m afraid to use that much applesauce because it seems like it would be so watery and I don’t want to waste ingredients! Thanks for your help!

  147. Bryony says

    Made these last night for my boyfriend to try and stop him skipping breakfast in favour for those horrible overly sugary up&go drinks… Still yet to hear from him BUT I have had 2 and love them, I think I added too much liquid as mine were a little too moist for my liking so will cut down on the amount of water by 1/2 a cup next time. totally making them again – love your recipes! I also added shredded coconut, super tasty.

  148. Rebecca says

    I made these a few days ago and they were delicious! They didn’t look as pretty as those in your photos, though. I did make some changes, too:

    – mixed banana and applesauce, since I didn’t have enough banana.
    – cut out the sugar completely.
    – added frozen blueberries and chocolate chips, instead of just chocolate chips.

    Also, I baked a few sans-cupcake liners, and put them on parchment paper instead like cookies, and they turned out like muffin tops! Yum! I’ll definitely be making these again 🙂

  149. Sam says

    Oh. My. Gosh. I made these last night (cut the recipe by 2/5, because that’s all I had for applesauce), and they were to die for! My boyfriend ate 4! I didn’t add any chocolate chips, but subbed the banana for cinnamon applesauce and used honey for the sweetener. I added a little (okay, maybe a lot) of brown sugar and topped with cinnamon-sugar mixture and they are just unreal! I can’t wait to try more and more variations! I think these will be a breakfast staple for a LONG time!

    • Sam says

      Just made them again, this time a full batch, and used canned pumpkin, added the 2/3 cup of chocolate chips and did everything else according to your recipe, except sprinkled a little light brown sugar on top. Again, awesome! I feel like you couldn’t mess these up! Thank you so much!

  150. Ada says

    Hi there,
    I am posting your recipe & my experience baking on my blog. However, mine turned out a bit dry and flavor-less. I did follow the recipe pretty closely, but of course I added shredded coconut and had 2 cups of over-ripe bananas (3 bananas only mashed into 2 cups). The salt was also detectable through the sugar, so I am a bit confused as to why they turned out so poorly. (I knew I was never a cook, or baker in any case!)

    Let me know what your thoughts are.


    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Hi Ada. You may want to check out the “Troubleshoot” section for some possible solutions. You can find this at the top of Katie’s blog; just click on the “FAQ” section, then the “Recipes FAQ,” and scroll down to the troubleshoot comments.

  151. Tony says

    These are also the perfect pre workout snack or a great lunch bag item for a snack during the day. There will be a batch of these in my freezer this weekend! Thanks.

  152. Samantha Kemp says

    I made these yesterday using stevia and 3 large mashed bananas. I added the vanilla pod and regular supermarket oats. I used raw coconut oil and baked them for about 28 mins in the end and they are lovely. I did mini bites for the kids lunch boxes and mega bites for me and dad. Thanks Katie. Going to make the oatmeal bake today with my daughter.

  153. Peggy says

    Just made these…some with chocolate chips and PB, some with PB and maple syrup and some with walnuts and cinnamon. Cooking now! Hope they are a hit!

  154. Sharon McLain says

    OK, where is the button to print just the recipe??? I have got to try this. My hubby is a diabetic and a heart patient—and sometimes he skips breakfast just because he wants to. With this, he would get his sweet treat, and not get all the chemical, fats, sodium, and sugar he shouldn’t have.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      What I do is high-light the recipe itself, right-click and hit copy. Then I open a new Word document and hit Paste. Then I save this new document. I give it a name and save it in a recipe file I’ve set up for Katie’s recipes. It’s easy to print from that point.

  155. Lydia says

    I made a half batch today so they wouldn’t go to waste just in case I didn’t like them. Now I wish I made the full batch. The are AMAZING!! My husband loves them too!! Thanks for the recipe.

  156. Michelle says

    I made these for the first time ans I added two scoops of lite vanilla protein powder as well as coconut, shaved carrots and raisins. Additionally I substittited carrot puree instead of banana. I have no experience with this recipe previously but I’m satisfied with the results. They are not sweet but are satisfying.

  157. Ayman says

    this is my first time to see your site thanks to stumbleupon
    i love it because it talks about healthy dessert
    i will try this recipe thank you

  158. Linda says

    This looks wonderful. I use mashed prunes found in the baking isle to substitute the oil. It is made for just this purpose and does not effect taste or texture at all. Going to make these this weekend! Your recipes rock!

  159. Sam says

    I was wondering just what the inside consistancy is supposed to be like, My Daughter found this recipe and we made them but I have a new oven that I think isn’t working as hot as it should… they were undone inside…even after extended cooking. I would love some input into this, like I said they were a good flavor just wasn’t sure if the inside texture was supposed to be like it is…thanks…..

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      I would say they have somewhat of a muffin texture. Not hard and crispy, but soft. Not completely undone inside though, more like the texture of a soft cakey granola bar.

  160. Katie says

    These came out great! Moist but stick together well. I kept a few in the fridge and froze the rest so I have easy and delicious breakfast!

  161. Ari says

    I am going to make these today (if I can find my muffin tin). We’re expecting a new baby and I heard eating lots of oats is a great way to increase milk production in nursing mothers. Also with a brand new baby around I’m not going to have a lot of time to cook. Plus my husband is always looking for donuts or scones in the morning I’d feel much better if he was reaching for one of these instead.

    Thank you! 🙂

  162. Trisha says

    So, silly question. I love the idea of making these because I absolutely cannot go without breakfast (not to mention second breakfast) so it’d be great to have a backup on those super early days. My question is, once the cupcakes are frozen, how do you heat them up in an easy-on-the-go sort of way?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You can just take them from the freezer the night before and thaw on the counter. Or microwave or put in a toaster oven.

  163. Cierra says

    Great recipe 😀
    Didn’t have enough banana, so substituted the rest of the banana for applesauce, and it turned out quite yummy. Also added cinnamon and almonds in half of the batch, which made it taste even better. Made the mistake of skipping on the oil in place for extra applesauce, and it they stuck to much to the cupcake holders.
    Only complaint is that it was hard not to to “taste” one from each batch, so ate a few too many.
    Made exactly 24.

  164. Brittanie Gilliam- Stewart says

    I was just wondering if the size cupcake tins would be the regular size? These sound fantastic but are hoping they are the regular size and not the mini cupcake tins.


  165. Shawne says

    Ooops, I sent my question before I was done typing. If I substitute pumpkin, do I use the same amount as mashed bananas?

  166. Emily says

    Hi Katie!

    These look great! I was just wondering if you can substitute the banana for anything? I have some banana haters in my house (crazy, I know!).


  167. Denise says

    Oh Katie, these look so delicious. The recipe would be easy, and I have all the ingredients on hand. I’m going to have to make some of these.

  168. Amie says

    As a soon to be mum of twins (with a brand new frezzer sparkling up the kitchen) your web site was one of the first i visted for quick meal ideas. these are going to be great to grab out between feeding’s! Thanks Katie as always.

  169. shams zain says

    hi katie 😀
    first of all .. thanks for existing 😀 ur recipes are amazing
    my question is .. can i substitute the banana or the apple sauce? would eggs work instead?
    salutes from Egypt 😀

  170. Liz4fitness says

    I successfully added one scoop whey isolate protein and completely omitted all oil for 1/2 cup non fat fage Greek yogurt. I DID decrease oat amount to 3.5 cups, used two over ripe bananas and subbed 1 cup (may need more) unsweetened almond milk for the water. Sent to my sons class for snack! It looked divine!! Thank you!

  171. Amy says

    These look delicious! What would be a good substitute for bananas? I saw you suggested apple sauce but I have a sensitivity to most fruits. Any other suggestions/substitutes? Thanks!

  172. Emily says

    Can I substitute coconut butter for the oil? I’d like to get a coconut flavor going to try to mask the banana taste (my oldest son doesn’t like anything banana!)

  173. Sunje says

    Tried them this morning, but I used unsweetened apple sauce instead of the mashed banana and did half of the recipe. They are soooo good! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Oh and I put chocolate chips in mine 🙂

  174. Melany says

    I love this idea. Is there anything I can substitute for the banana? I’m not a fan of bananas. My family is however. If nothing else I will be making it for them. Just thought I’d ask. 🙂

  175. shirl says

    These are so great. I make half the recipe which makes a perfect dozen. I added raspberries and mini choc chips once, a cup of peeled and chopped apple once, and a cup of blueberries once. My college daughter loves the grab and run ease!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You can hi-light just the recipe itself and right-click “copy;” then open a new Word document and right-click “paste.” You can then name the file, save it to a CCK recipe folder, and print it.

  176. Beverly says

    These look good. I have 2 questions, though. Do you use regular-sized cupcake tins or the mini cupcake tins? And , are quick oats the same thing as rolled oats? Thanks.

  177. Jaime says

    For oil you can usually substitute applesauce for it or 1/2 oil and then 1/2 applesauce. I’ve done it in cookies, cakes, brownies and cupcakes and usually works great. I’ll have to let you know how it works in these.

  178. Erin says

    I prefer using the baking blend of Truvia when cooking. How much do you think I should add to equal 5 packets of Stevia?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      There’s no quick print with links at present. What you can do is hi-light just the recipe itself and right-click “copy;” then open a new Word document and right-click “paste.” You can then name the file, save it to a CCK recipe folder, and print it.

  179. Susan Tovey Taylor says

    How much sugar or honey would you use it not using the “fake” sugar?
    Have you tried these with brown sugar or honey?
    They seem really easy to have on hand!

  180. Carol says

    How much honey would I use for my sweetner? Would that also change liquid amount? One last question….regular oatmeal or quick oatmeal? Thanks!!!

  181. Shayna says

    You could also substitute applesauce for the oil. My mom always did that for boxed cakes when I was younger and I still do that. I also think it makes it taste better.

  182. Deanna says

    I’m going to make these today with local honey vs the sugar substitute, coconut oil, cinnamon, half batch with shredded coconut and the other mini chocolate chips, and I’m going to add some protein powder from visalus. I’ll let you know how they turn out. I’m excited to make these today!

  183. Judy says

    I’m not a great cook. Please help me out. First of all these look great and I can’t wait to make them. First question: rolled oats? Is that like the kind that cook for one minute? Question 2: can I use regular sugar? Does it have to be liquid? Thanks!!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      They are not the same. Just google rolled oats to see what they are.
      If using reg sugar, just heat it first to a liquid.

    • Milanya says

      Yes, you can use granulated sugar. One packet of Stevia is equivalent to two teaspoons of sugar, so for this recipe you’d use ten teaspooons.

  184. Nadra Auch says

    My kids ate these “cupcakes” up!!! I didn’t have ripe bananas, so I used applesauce. I also don’t like stevia, so I used honey….just kept adding until it tasted good in the bowl! Fantastic!!! We only had quick cook oats on hand and it turned out good! thanks!

    • Gwendolyn Epley says

      You just answered the comment I posted. I want to substitute applesauce for the banana. Did you use the same amount of applesauce as the recipe called for banana?

  185. Gwendolyn Epley says

    I’m not really a fan of banana or banana flavor in my baked goods. Have you ever substituted applesauce for the banana? If so, would it be the same amount of applesauce as mashed up banana?

  186. MJ Ingram says

    Sounds yummy! Will keep mashed bananas, but I always substitute applesauce (or plain yogurt) for oil in ANY recipe!

  187. Kelly Holder says

    JUST made these, and I love them! Definitely going to be something I make to keep on hand. And, thanks for putting the WW point value in there. 🙂 I’ve found if I don’t have to think about or decide what to eat, I have more success with weight loss. Thanks!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      I would melt the sugar until it is liquid, then proceed with the directions in the recipe when using liquid sweetener.

  188. Mommyof2 says

    I made these tonight for our week. They are great! Added pecans and used a little regular sugar instead of the fake stuff. Question?: do you need to refrigerate? I plan on eating them all week for all of us and didn’t know if I don’t freeze do we need to keep in fridge? Thanks for sharing!! Love to find healthy hearty recipes my kids will love! My 5 year old said next time I should make them with craisins in place of the chocolate chips. Also thought raisins and cinnamon would be a great version…ever tried it?

  189. Squeak says

    I simply cannot eat breakfast before 10:30 or later. I actually get nauseous if I do. Been like that my whole life.

  190. Hattie Hawkins says

    Thank you so much for these. I have been looking for a dual purpose snack that is small enough for my hubby to eat–he is not a breakfast eater, but this would be something. And that I can have after I workout, when I am starving, and don’t want to wait. But I don’t want to hit the drive through either=) Bonus, since they are in liners, my daughter will think they are a treat. What a total win!!!! I have some vanilla protein powder that I am going to try using with maple syrup. I realize this will change the calories, but has added benefits for me=)

    Thanks Again!!!

  191. Evelyn Wohlwend says

    Sounds tasty. Since I use Truvia, how much would I use to equal the amount of
    sweetener packages listed in the ingredients?

  192. Carrie says

    Made these to take to work as a mid morning snack. Very good, but a little too banana-ee for me so next time I’ll be using the apple sauce. That being said, I wanted to be sure that I would use the same amount of apple sauce as I did banana? Thanks!!

      • Carrie says

        I did, which is where I saw the apple sauce substitution, but it didn’t specify amount so on I was wanting to verify it was a equal substitution since apple sauce is more liquidy then mashed bananas.

  193. Erika says

    These look fantastic! Any idea what to use if you’re allergic to bananas? Applesauce maybe? And cut back a little on the liquid? Would love your ideas!

  194. milanya says

    Can you just use granulated sugar or brown sugar? I don’t use artificial sweeteners, but maple syrup sounds like a little much.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      If you wanted to do that, I would just heat the sugar first so it’s a liquid and then use it as it says in the directions for a liquid sweetener.

  195. emily says

    mmm, these look good. but please don’t recommend the use of vegetable oil– it has a high amount of omega 6 fatty acids, which many people are already eating far too many of. vegetable and corn oil ought to be avoided like the plague!

  196. Megan says

    Ok – here’s my only question – when you freeze them, how does reheating work? I’ve seen similar “to-go” recipes for little quiches in cupcake tins also and they say that they freeze and reheat well, but never spell out how to do that. Do you take it out of the freezer and put it directly in the micro, and if so, for how long? Or, do you defrost first?


    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You can re-heat in the microwave or conventional oven. If microwave, use the defrost option and let it re-heat gradually for a few minutes. If conventional oven, cover with tin foil and re-heat for up to fifteen minutes at about 300 degrees.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You can hi-light just the recipe itself and right-click “copy;” then open a new Word document and right-click “paste.” You can then name the file, save it to a CCK recipe folder, and print it.

  197. Kristi says

    Katie, these look delicious, and I’m planning to make them this week adding ViSalus Vi Shape Shake mix. I’ll let you know how they turn out! Thanks for the great recipe!

  198. Janet says

    I live in Colorado at 7,000 feet. Do you (or your readers) have any suggestions for baking the breakfast cupcakes at high altitude? Thanks.

    • Tori says

      I’m also from Colorado. I simply used the recipe as written, and it turned out fine– assumedly because there’s no flour or leavening agent, which are generally what you have to play with in high-altitude cooking.

  199. Lisa says


    I realize these recipes are geared toward healthy eating, which is refreshing. I just wondered what other sweeteners you can use. I’m not familiar with NuNatures and wondered if good old fashioned sugar can be used? Or even brown sugar?

  200. Tonya says

    Hi! Recipe sounds so good…but I was wondering how much sugar you would use in place of the 5 packets?? I realize this is a healthy recipe, but just curious as to the sugar amt if I wanted to use white sugar instead. Thanks!!

  201. sue Berry says

    Just a quick question. Love the taste of cupcakes but not sure if they are suppossed to be gooey or more done like cupcakes. Thanks

  202. Billie says

    What can I use instead of the mushed bananas. I hate bananas and every time someone says it doesn’t taste like bananas it always does. These look sooooo yummy so what can I switch???

  203. Sara C. says

    I’ve got 2 daughters who don’t need to worry about calories. If I were to use white sugar, how much would I use? (basically, what is the sugar to stevia conversion?)

  204. Jean says

    Would love to make these, but I am allergic to artificial sweeteners of all kinds. What would be the amount of regular white sugar to use instead?

  205. Anonymous says

    Ill bet these would be great with a little peanut butter too. I suffer from terrible migraines and can’t use artificial sweeteners so ill I’ve to play around with the amount of real sugar to be used. Not a fan of maple syrup so can’t use that as my sweetener. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I struggle with getting sick of my same breakfast options all the time (pb toast or Greek yogurt or granola are my go-to breakfasts bc they are easy to eat at my desk at work!)

  206. Vicky says

    These look delicious!! Have you ever made them with white or brown sugar?? All other sweeteners just don’t agree with me……….give me a stomach ache. I just use regular sugars and try not to overindulge.

  207. Gloria says

    This is a great, easy and adaptable recipe. I made the chocolate chip, cinnamon-raisin and mango (special request from one of my kids). Next time I’m going to try coconut, orange and choc. chip for an ambrosia flavor.
    Thanks so much for a lower sugar option that kids love!

  208. Meghan says

    Just made these with a few subs, because I didn’t have enough banana.
    Half ripe banana/ half pumpkin
    3 tbsp honey for sweetener
    Only 2 cups water
    1/4 cup applesauce instead of oil
    Dash of Cinnamon/cloves/nutmeg
    6 tbsp choc chips/6 tbsp butterscotch
    AMAZING!! Works out to about 122 calories a cupcake.
    Thanks for this recipe 🙂

  209. Marti Hawkins says

    Maybe a stupid question but are these Oatmeal cupcakes baked in mini or regular muffin tins ? Thank You, they look so good …:)

  210. Carol says

    Love the idea of the oatmeal breakfast muffins. Kids will love them. Always looking for something for them, they are tired of cearal and eggs, so hard to please. These will help.

  211. Angela says

    Most mornings I usually eat on the run so these are a much better option than a cereal bar. Once I am at work our lab is always busy I never really know when I might get a break, so eating one of these in the mornings would last until I can take a break. Great idea.

  212. Lori says

    I make baked oatmeal when I have time in the morning so these will be a great substitute! I used 3 c. Quick rolled oats and 2 cups quick steel cut oats. I also used applesauce for part of the banana and 3T. Splenda. They turned out delicious! I baked them about 30 minutes. Thanks!

    • Tiffany says

      I have yet to try them (although I’m looking forward to it), but her link for substitution says applesauce and just add maybe a little extra sweetener. I don’t like bananas cause I’m kinda picky sometimes, so applesauce is the way I’m going to go!

  213. Lorie says

    These look yummy! Do you cook the rolled oats before mixing all of the ingredients together or do you mix them uncooked??

  214. ornursefloyd says

    I’m wondering how much “regular” sugar to substitute as I don’t use artificial sweeteners. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance.

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      Same amount. Just heat it first to a liquid, then proceed as if it was a liquid sweetener in the recipe. (Also, stevia is completely natural, not artificial. I just wanted to clarify that, as I don’t use artificial sweeteners in the recipes :).)

  215. Vickie Watson says

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love oatmeal for breakfast but don’t always have time to eat at home. These little babies will be coming to work with me. Love your blog I will definitely be following you on pinterest.

  216. Nikkii Baker says

    Hi Katie!

    What a great recipe! A friend from Arizona (I’m in Melbourne, Australia) posted this on her facebook page, and I immediately grabbed it! I’ve credited you and this website on my Health Mindfulness fb page.

    I opted for shredded coconut, coarsely chopped dried apricots, cinnamon, coconut oil, pure maple syrup and coarsely chopped toasted walnuts. Yummylicious! I’m so looking forward to breakfast tomorrow morning!

    Good health and good cheer to you and yours in 2014!


  217. Brittany says

    I’m just curious as to whether or not you or one of your readers has tried this with quick oats? I know as of your nutrition facts post no one had. I have everything to makes these except I have quick oats instead of rolled and I don’t want to run to the store for just one thing. Also, has anyone tried dry fruit? My favorite instant oatmeal is the strawberries and cream, so I thought about adjusting the dry ingredients amounts so that I could add powdered milk and dried strawberries.

  218. LafayetteMom says

    We used 1 1/2 C banana, 1C homemade applesauce, and only 1 tbsp. agave syrup, then added 3 C pecan pieces. Yum!

  219. Rita says

    Someone asked to place hives on our farmland over the spring and summer. As a result we got quite a bit of fresh honey from him. Do you think the honey would work as a sweetner?

  220. Sara Esther Crispe says

    Hi, this is my first time on your site and just tried these out. I only had a cup of mashed bananas so I halved the recipe, used grapeseed oil, added ground flax and put in an 8×11 tin as I didn’t have a cupcake one…and cooked for less time as it was half. Result is delicious but actually a bit too sweet (I used 3 stevia packets which may have been the problem). I am also not sure if they are intended to be as chewy as mine are or if I should have cooked them longer. They are DELICIOUS though. Thank you!

  221. olive says

    So I tweaked this a bit and ended up doing

    5 cups quick oats, 1cup Cinnamon apple sause, 3/4 cup strawberry whey protein,
    7teaspoons splenda, 1teaspoon salt, 2 cups water, 1 cup walnuts, 1cup white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

    Turned out great and the reduction of the sugar from the bananas And addition of the whey protein allows for a lights drizzle of a basic powdered sugar frosting.

  222. Tiffany says

    Just curious as to how you would store them (whether in the fridge or if they would be okay to sit out in an airtight container)? And any idea what the shelf life on them would be without freezing them? My husband is in the military and deployed overseas, and I think this would be a good treat to send him and the rest of his section. It doesn’t look like there’s really any ingredients that would go bad if left out for a while (such as eggs, milk, etc), but it generally is about a 2 week transit time to get to him. Do you think they would be fine since they probably wouldn’t stick around long once they got there? I’m by no means a baker of any sort but like to try new things, so opinions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 🙂

  223. Courtney says

    I’ve been wanting to make these soo bad. I went to the grocery store to pick up bananas…and they didn’t have a single yellow or over ripe banana! Applesauce isn’t my thing so I’m just sitting here sad about my green bananas 🙁

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Read the comment from Betsy, a few comments below this, for some information regarding the use of regular sugar.

  224. PattiH says

    I made these substituting unsweetened applesauce for the bananas and raisins for the choc chips. I also used cinnamon and sugar for the sweetener. They are wonderful…thank you for sharing!

    • Betsy says

      Read the packaging of Stevia, it should have an equivalency listed for regular sugar. Then just use that much regular instead.

    • Milanya says

      I looked the last time I went shopping. According to the Stevia label I looked at in the store, one packet of Stevia = two teaspoons of sugar.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      The recipe directs you to click on the “View Nutrition Facts” link below the recipe to read about substitution notes.

  225. Kylie says

    I was wondering what you would recommend as a substitute for banana if someone likes me who is allergic to them?
    Striving newlywed wife,

    • Tori says

      I made these with applesauce last night and they turned out really well. I used unsweetened and cut way back on the sweetener, but I don’t have much of a sweet-tooth… I would taste and adjust accordingly.

  226. Elise says

    Hi Katie,
    Just a question about your Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes. We don’t use Stevia, but we do use Splenda, so I wondered if the amount of Stevia you use for these cupcakes would be the same if I use Splenda?

  227. kathyberken says

    These look great and nutritious. I might just skip the sweetener completely if i’m using very ripe bananas. i might add chopped dried fruit instead of chocolate chips. Maybe some almonds, too.
    I am 64 and have always, all of my life, had a hard time eating breakfast. I’m never hungry until about 3 hours after I wake up. It doesn’t matter when I go to bed or when/what I’ve eaten the night before. I’ve always been like this. But when I have to go somewhere that I can’t eat, then i force myself to have something. Yogurt works best. I have been told often, as you can imagine, that breakfast is the most important meal. I just wish I was hungry earlier. I don’t know how I made it through high school without eating until lunchtime. In college I forced myself to eat (cottage cheese and fruit) before I left for class, however. So, here’s one person who would love to wake up starving so I could jump right in and eat these fabulous muffins!

  228. Janice says

    Has anyone tried making these without the liners? I was wondering if they would stick to the muffin tin if I sprayed it first?

  229. Sandra says

    Often make a similar muffin using Museli instead of oatmeal and sometimes use grated apple in place of banana…..they don’t last long!

  230. Becky says

    I just made these because they seemed like a good breakfast idea for my kids (which includes picky 2 year old triplets) One of my trips has an egg allergy so I’m always looking for yummy recipes that he can eat! They tasted wonderful but they stuck to my cupcake liners so I had to scrape off quite a bit. I baked for almost 30 min but they still stuck on the bottom. Do you think I had too much liquid? I used 2 1/2 cups banana baby food because my bananas weren’t ripe enough. I added 2 1/3 cup water. And I didn’t use all my wet ingredients because it seemed very wet. I’d say there was about a cup left over. Thoughts? I’d like to make them again but want them to turn out a little easier to eat. Thanks!!

  231. JP says

    I was just wondering if these had to be refridgerated or froze immediately or will they be ok on the cabinet for a couple days?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      They’ll last well in the fridge for a few days. If you freeze, they’ll last longer and are easy and quick to defrost.

  232. Laura says

    I made this recipe, using honey as the liquid sweetener. We didn’t have bananas, so I substituted what we had- three apples, one orange, the zest of the orange, and added a rounded 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and coconut. We put the apples, orange, orange zest, honey and cinnamon in the food processor to get it smooth. The rest was the same as the recipe. We’re all going nuts over the results! The apples added sweetness and the orange zest added zip. We’ll be writing this one down and using it for years to come, I’m sure!

  233. Hillary L. says

    I just made these and they are awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe! I couldn’t find on here how many calories are in each? I’m guessing about 200. But worth it! 🙂

  234. Danielle says

    These look amazing and so easy for a fast breakfast. Quick question. If you weren’t going to freeze them, how would you store them to keep them fresh? Also, how long do you think they would last without freezing them.
    Thanks! Can’t wait to make them

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Just put them in a sealable container (there are lots of them: Rubbermaid, Tupperware, Glad, Pyrex, whatever), something that has a good seal. They should last a day or two this way, even longer if you store them in the fridge.

  235. Shirley Rodnitzky says

    Katie, I am going to make these for grandchildren. How much of the optional ingredients can be added to the recipe without causing them to be too dry? Half cup, fourth of a cup”……? Say if I want to add the chocolate, coconut, and raisins? Thanks.

  236. Pam says

    This sounds great, but I wonder if you have a recommendation of something else I can use in place of the mashed bananas? I just have a real aversion to them… 😉

  237. Ali says

    I was wondering if anyone has made these with quick oats yet and had success/if anything in the recipe needs to be changed when using them? I want to make these so badly but quick oats are all I have. :-/ Also, I was curious how to go about heating them in the morning. Just from frozen to microwave? I have seen your posts before but this is the first one I am actually going to try. I am so excited!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You can defrost in the microwave, using the defrost button. Should be ready in a few minutes. If conventional oven, cover with tin foil and heat at about 300 degrees for up to 15 minutes.

  238. Yessika says

    Yum! I’d love to try these. Do you think substituting pumpkin for banana and maple syrup for the Stevia would turn out well? (Also, I’ll do raisins instead of chocolate chips and throw in some pecans.) Thanks for the suggestion to use coconut oil — I have that in my pantry and haven’t quite figured out all the uses for it yet.

  239. Peggy says

    Mine are in the oven as I write this! So excited to try these. I am diabetic so I watch closely what I’m eating. I typically have oatmeal every morning with a little fruit but some mornings it’s hard to stop to eat a bowl of it as I am rushing to get ready for work while also trying to get my daughter & husband out the door. More often then I would like I end up grabbing some whole grain toast with a little peanut butter. This is going to be even more convenient and works within my guidelines! Thank you for sharing this recipe :o)

  240. Emily says

    These are awesome! I skipped the choco chips simply because I didn’t have any, added cinnamon and they are totally amazing! Also I used half milk and half water because we like our oatmeal made w milk and it worked perfectly. Yummy chewy texture with delish flavour. Now I can’t wait to try other variations! Maybe pureed pumpkin (instead of mashed banana) and pumpkin pie spice w raisins?

  241. Panda423 says

    I was wondering what I could substitute for the banana, if anything? I couldn’t find the “nutrition link” you said to refer to. Thanks in advance!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      In the second line of the recipe itself, it says “For all substitution notes on this recipe, see nutrition link below.” This link, which is right below the recipe, says “View Nutrition Facts.”

  242. Sara says

    Just made these in regular size and mini muffin tins… With blueberries and pecans and whatever oatmeal I had on hand… Half regular, half quick oats…subbed 1/2 milk because I like milk in my regular oatmeal. They are DELICIOUS and the minis will be great for my kids for breakfast with fruit on the side. Thank you for a lifetime recipe that can be easily adjusted for those who like variety in a healthy portable breakfast!! The broiling tip was great because it adds a bit more flavor and firmness, while the inside stays just like real oatmeal!

  243. Betsy says

    I regularly sub applesauce for oil in baking recipes, including when I make whole wheat pancakes, and it works great. I’d definitely add some flax for the added nutritional value, too!

  244. Jennifer says

    Has anyone tried adding protein powder? If so, what changes did you make to the recipe to make it work well?


  245. Angela says

    This recipe looks awesome and just what I was trying to find…except for the banana. I have an extreme allergy to bananas. Wondering if anyone has used applesauce in place of the banana and how did it turn out? Or any other subs that I can use in place of the banana?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      The recipe says to click on the “View Nutritional Facts” link, below the recipe, for substitution notes.

  246. Heather Eslinger says

    These are in the oven as we speak! I added Arbonne Essentials Vegan vanilla protein and the first trial cupcake was amazing! Also added cinnamon and used agave. They seem a tad “mushy” on the inside, but I would expect that for baked oatmeal. And of course I added the chocolate chips (Enjoy life brand, so a little less guilt).

  247. Jill says

    I want to make these now and have them on hand to eat for breakfast during the week. How do I store them? Do I have to freeze them?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      Fridge or freezer, in a sealable container. You can re-heat in the microwave or in a conventional oven. If frozen: in the microwave, use the defrost option and let it re-heat gradually for a few minutes; if conventional oven, cover with tin foil and re-heat for up to fifteen minutes at about 300 degrees.

  248. Baerbel says

    Can I use apple sauce instead of bananas? If so, is it the same amount as the banana? This sounds really good and healthy.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      The recipe says to click on the “View Nutritional Facts” link, below the recipe, for substitution notes.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      The recipe says to click on the “View Nutritional Facts” link, below the recipe, for substitution notes.

  249. mommylynn says

    i just tried these and mine dont look nearly as moist as your…did you let your oats ‘soak’ after mixing with the wet ingredients before baking? or should my batter have been way more soupy? mine was not runny i had to scoop batter into muffin liners with an ice cream scoop…any input would be most helpful…

  250. Melody Thorp says

    you need to include calorie -protein – carb etc. count on your recipes. It would make my life and that of many other folks lives a lot easier. some of us have to keep track of these numbers daily due to health challenges. Please consider how helpful this type of information is to folks. thank you

  251. Sue Hutson says

    I will try these for a no cook breakfast for backpacking trips – small and easy to pack, satisfying, not too sweet and extra nutrition adding raisins and nuts, skipping the chocolate chips for me. And I can have several as I will be hiking off the calories!

  252. Sarah says

    This looks like a great idea to me, but I cannot stand banana. A whiff of the flavor and I can’t eat it. Any ideas for what to sub in place of the banana?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      For Misha & Sarah–The recipe says to click on the “View Nutritional Facts” link, below the recipe, for substitution notes. You can also check some of the comments from other readers who don’t like bananas to see what creative ideas they’ve come up with.

  253. Jen says

    Made ’em today. Used agave syrup and unsweetened coconut version. Full size choco chips in half the batch. Still not very sweet, maybe because I couldn’t get overripe bananas, so I sprinkled a wee bit of brown sugar on each and broiled. It surprisingly takes an entire bunch of bananas to make this! Made 29 muffins. They taste like someone took a bowl of oatmeal (a really good one), and turned it semi-solid. Nice. Thanks.

  254. Kindra says

    I made these using unsweetened apple sauce instead of oil and adding cinnamon and nutmeg. They were awesome and I thought that the texture was fine. The flavor was certainly great.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      For Shirley & Birte–The recipe says to click on the “View Nutritional Facts” link, below the recipe, for substitution notes. You can also check some of the comments from other readers who don’t like bananas to see what creative ideas they’ve come up with.

      • Safina says

        Applesauce, canned pumpkin/puree, or carrot puree can all be used instead of the banana. But you might want to add a little more sweetener, as bananas are usually sweeter than those substitutions.

  255. Renee says

    I just made these! Took out 3/4 cup of oats and added coconut, walnuts and carob chips. Added a tsp of baking powder. They are sooooo good!

  256. Melissa says

    For rolled oats, do you use quick oats or old fashion? And could u give a estimate as to how many bananas is 2 1/2 cups mashed?

  257. Leslie says

    This recipe sounds and looks wonderful. I was wondering though, since the min-chocolate chips are optional in the recipe…are those figured into the nutritional info? I am doing Weight Watchers, so does the 2 points per cupcake (muffin) include the chocolate chips?

  258. pat says

    For the oatmeal muffins can I use Olive oil vs vegetable oil? Trying very hard to lower my cholesterol and need to take 2 T. Olive oil per day. Thanks

  259. Beth says

    These look amazing except for one small problem. I am deathly allergic to bananas and all alternative sweeteners, including stevia cause me serious gastric distress or migraines. Is there something I can use in place of the bananas and can I use honey instead of stevia or agave?

    • Safina says

      Applesauce or canned pumpkin/pumpkin puree can be used instead of the banana, but you might need to up the sugar a little bit. Another commenter also had success with carrot puree. Also, honey can be used instead of the stevia.

  260. Diane says

    A good sub for oil in baking is no sugar added applesauce. No need for added fat and evr n the “healthier oils” are 100 percent fat….

  261. Shannon says

    Hey there! I just made these and they are awesome!!! I used the coconut oil, added 1 cup of coconut and used 5 tablespoons of honey as my sweetener 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  262. Nancy says

    These look delish! But I cannot find the ‘print’ button so only the recipe prints. :-/ I’m sure it’s here somewhere!

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      To print, highlight just the recipe itself, then right-click “copy;” then open a new Word document and right-click “Paste.” You can then name and save the document, and file it in a CCK Recipe folder. You can then print easily from there.

  263. Diana says

    Just made these and forgot the water, oops! I used maple syrup, was a little long on mashed bananas and added 3 eggs for some extra protein and omega 3s, and didn’t miss the liquid. Maybe mine are a little chewier than yours since the oatmeal didn’t steam? I also sprinkled in some ground almonds, a bit of cinnamon and Trader Joe’s chocolate chunks. Next time I’ll do the same, but will try adding just 1c almond milk, see if I can get some calcium in there. All delicious, I hope my kids like them!

  264. Marsha McNeese says

    I remember some years ago everyone was anti-coconut oil, but now it’s back in favor. Can you buy it at a regular grocery?

  265. Lisa says

    Just made these. Made a few changes. I used non-fat milk instead of water. I only had 2cups of banana, so I tossed in some finely chopped apple (skin on). Added 1tsp. Of cinnamon as well. I used quick oats and baked at 350 degrees for 30 mins.

    They are AWESOME! Thanks for a great addition to my breakfasts!

    • Dchuey says

      6 medium size bananas will give you around the 2 1/2 cups needed.
      I mashed them up with a potato masher and measured it out. I was a littke short, so I added a little applesauce, as someone posted.

  266. Denise says

    Made these this morning (subbing homemade applesauce for the banana because my kids are crazy). I added in some ground flax seed, chopped nuts and dried cranberries. These are really good and not too sweet. I liked the really moist/oatmeal like texture and putting them under the broiler for a minute or so really made it tasty!

  267. Bea says

    I see the recipe calls for bananas; I would love to try these except I’m allergic to bananas. What is a good substitution for bananas?

  268. Pamela says

    You may already have had someone let you know this but just to be sure…I was curious if these were really 2 WW PP+ so took the time to entire it into the WW Recipe Builder. This recipe actually is 3 PP+ for one muffin without any add ins (such as the chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, etc.) and made with stevia. If you add the 2/3 cup of mini chocolate chips, it brings it to 4 PP+ per muffin. That is still not bad but it is not the same as thinking they are only 2 PP+ . Just thought I’d let you know! Thanks for sharing the recipe; they look delicious and I can’t wait to try it out!

  269. Phoenix says

    I have a vegan friend coming to stay a few days. I know NOTHING about vegan cooking. Would these qualify as vegan? They look really good. I’m retired, so I don’ t need anything “on the go,” but I would like some variety in my diet. Thanks! And i’ve “liked” you on Facebook as well.

  270. Shannon says

    May these and they were wonderful. My bananas were not quite ripe enough so I put the liquid ingredients in the blender and it mixed great with the dry. Thanks for the recipe.

  271. Tania Thompson says

    Oh my gosh, Katie, this is amazing! It’s still piping hot but I couldn’t resist…they’re so good. My favourite oatmeal is banana chocolate chip so this recipe was ‘meant to be’ for me. I skipped all the sugar and stuck with the essentials (banana and mini dairy free chocolate chips) – and the results are perfect.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. I’ve made several and this is the 1st I’ve commented on. A keeper!

  272. Greta says

    Hi. Can you tell me what else I can put in them besides the banana? They sound amazing but bananas are a big ‘no no’ on my eating plan right now. Thanks.

  273. Melissa Stone says

    Just made the baked outmeal cupcakes and added to the recipe, 1 T Cinnamon, 1/2 c. coconut and 1cup of Vi Shape Protein Shake mix…..AMAZING!

  274. Mary Lou Stilwell says

    Is there a link for a printer-friendly version of this on your site? I tried to drag and re-post but it didn’t work.

    Thanks; these look amazing.

  275. Jean says

    These are yummy!! Took them to work my peeps love them. They are so filling and good for you!! Not a morning breakfast eater, but these were easy and quick!!

  276. Tonya Shultz says

    My husband is allergic to bananas so I substituted applesauce and they turned out great, all my coworkers loved them also! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  277. Juli says

    Tried the recipe this morning. My husband loved them. I used raisins instead of chocolate chips (he can’t eat chocolate) and 1 1/2 t of cinnamon. Baked at 380 degrees for 20 minutes. Perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  278. Dchuey says

    OMG! These are so good!
    I don’t need “breakfast on the go” because I am retired, but I love oatmeal and I love to bake and trying new recipes, so I made these today.
    This definitely going in the folder.

  279. Momofours says

    Oh. my. gosh. LLLLOOOOVVVVEEE these! Perfect texture, not too sweet, filling & delicious–perfect for breakfast or a snack. THANK YOU!!

  280. Mickie Fox says

    Great ideas! May of your recipes will be on my weekly menu! Healthy fun, yummy food. What’s not to love! Thanks!

  281. Jamie says

    I make breakfast cookies like this, but instead of adding water, oil, and sugar, I use peanut butter. You could probably use any type of nut butter you prefer.

  282. Lizabeth says

    Totally yummy!! I used rolled oats, not the quick cooking kind. I did the following alterations to these: added 2 additional cups of multi-grain cereal (found in the oatmeal section), used 1/4 c brown sugar and a 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, 2 cups water, 1 c. mini chocolate chips, a bag of dried berries from Aldi, and a tablespoon of cinnamon. I didn’t measure the bananas, just used 5 large over-ripe ones that I had on the table. I baked them at 375 for 25 minutes and let me tell you – they are AMAZING!

  283. Ana says

    This recipe looks great! I am just wondering – how long are these good before you have to freeze them? As in, can I make them Sunday and eat them through Thursday just keeping them in an airtight container? Or do they need to be frozen after the first day? Thanks!

  284. Laura says

    Wow. Mine turned out horrible. I had to halve the recipe because I didn’t have enough mashed bananas, so I was careful to halve the other ingredients as well.

    I cooked for the specified time at the specified temperature and even left our pizza stone in the oven for even heat distribution. I also set them on “broil” for a minute.

    I don’t know what to say. They’re inedible. They look nothing like the picture, they don’t hold together, they have the texture of a bowl of oatmeal, I have no idea how to eat one without a spoon, and I feel like I’ve just thrown a chunk of money down the drain. 🙁

    • ann says

      Well based on all the positive reviews, mine included, I would say you must ahve done something wrong. I can attest that the recipe is delicious and would say its worth making them again.