Packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients, satisfying and so delicious, these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. BEST flavor (hello peanut butter + banana + chocolate chips!) and super EASY to make! Gluten-free, Egg-Free and Dairy-Free optional. And substitute any nut or seed butter of choice!
Each time I make a new one, it becomes my favorite but these might truly be my personal favorite so far!
The flavor is amazing with the peanut butter, banana and chocolate chips!
And the texture is unreal! Kind of like a great muffin but without any flour!
Just like our other oatmeal cups, they are a delicious make-ahead breakfast or snack! Perfect for busy days!
And being made in muffins tins they are easy to freeze, reheat and grab n’ go!
They are packed with wholesome nourishing ingredients, super satisfying and so delicious!
Plus, they are gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free optional. Plus you could always substitute the peanut butter for any nut or seed butter you love.
And they are super EASY to make!
Before I get to the ingredients…
I have a cooking video on this page, and as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements at the bottom of this page.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
milk or dairy-free milk of choice
ground flaxseed meal
peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
A note about oats: Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process. So definitely look for gluten free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats.
But there’s more.… back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol. In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through a manufacturing process known as “sorting”. There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats. For more information I’m linking to latest article by Gluten-Free Watchdog from January 2023
Also, some people with celiac diseases don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.
Back to the Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups…
They come together quickly.
First mix the flax egg so that it can sit while you gather your other ingredients.
Flax egg if you haven’t made it before is just flax seed meal mixed with water. I haven’t made these with real egg but it should work if that’s your preference.
Then it’s just 4 simple steps:
Mix the wet ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add in the peanut butter.
Then add in the dry ingredients
And finally mix in the chocolate chips.
Spoon evenly into muffin tins, add extra chocolate chips if you want (I always want extra chocolate chips!) and bake.
You will fill them right up to the top of the muffin cup as they won’t rise too much when they bake.
Bonus: Your house will smell amazing while they bake!
Let sit in the muffin tins for 5-10 minutes to continue cooking/ setting, then let cool on a drying rack if you plan to store them in the refrigerator or freezer.
We tend to leave a few out and freeze the rest so they stay fresher longer.
The texture will be as expected, like a baked oatmeal — super soft when it comes out of the oven but as they cool, they hold together beautifully.
You can eat them warm (reheat in microwave for a few seconds), straight from the fridge or room temperature.
Either way, they are nourishing, satisfying and a delicious gluten-free breakfast or snack!
Packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients, satisfying and so delicious, these Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. BEST flavor (hello peanut butter + banana + chocolate chips!) and super EASY to make! Gluten-free, Egg-Free and Dairy-Free optional. And substitute any nut or seed butter of choice. Store in freezer to last longest.Celiac friends, please see latest article from Gluten-Free Watchdog to make sure you are purchasing and using safe gluten-free oats.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners, lightly spray liners with cooking oil.
If you haven't already, prepare your flax egg by mixing flax seed meal with water and let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl add all liquid ingredients: milk, maple syrup, mashed banana, flax egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add peanut butter and mix to combine.
Add dry ingredients: oats, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and mix to combine.
Add chocolate chips and mix just a few seconds to just combine.
Using a small ladle or large spoon, spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins as evenly as possible, gently spooning or pressing mixture flat and into corners. The batter will come to almost the top of the paper liner. Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
Bake 32 minutes, or until set and a toothpick comes out clean. The top will be slightly golden.
Let rest for 5 mins, then enjoy! Or let cool on a baking rack.
Store in the refrigerator for several days or freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheat in microwave for 15-30 seconds to warm as desired
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10 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups”
Can you breakdown this recipe as far as carbohydrates, sugar, protein and calories for us diabetic 2s? They look so good!
Great question! At this point, I don’t have a nutrition calculator for the website. I am looking into it.
what to use in place of the chia seeds?
You can skip them if you don’t have any or don’t like them. They are there to add extra nutrients and omitting them won’t affect the recipe.
Can you use an egg instead of the flax egg?
Yes! I haven’t done it but it should work fine!
How much difference will it make if I don’t use chocolate chips. Or can I substitute cocoa powder?
Would still be great without chocolate chips! I haven’t tried it with cocoa powder so not sure of the quantity but always worth trying! Let me know if you make them!
Delicious. Healthy. And easy to make. This recipe is adaptable and definitely a keeper. Thank you!
So happy you enjoyed them! Thank you!