Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 24 cups

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These Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups are an easy, healthy breakfast that is make ahead, freezer friendly, and packed with protein and fiber. Includes step by step recipe video

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  2. Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups Recipe

You should see my kids’ eyes light up when there are chocolate chips in something.

I swear, occasionally I am tempted to sprinkle them onto their supper just so we can eat in peace and not have to struggle for every.single.bite some days.

But then, cheese usually works just as well.

banana oatmeal cups on white plate with banana slices

I still find it a little strange that, given as obsessed as I am with baked oatmeal, that I only have one recipe on TRR — these 4 Ingredient Baked Oatmeal Cups. And it is the only oatmeal recipe of any kind here, excluding cookies of course 😉

BUT, considering how popular they have been, I figured it was high time for another addition.

With my first baked oatmeal cup recipe, I loved seeing how “bare bones” I could make them. How they would be if I took out alllllll of the “unnecessary” ingredients and just stuck to the basics.

I didn’t think they would work at all.

But they did! And they were totally delicious and completely customizable.

oatmeal cups stacked on white plate with blue towel and bananas in the background

These Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups are packed with good stuff — vanilla and cinnamon and banana and chocolate chips and even baking powder, which I took out in my first version.

None of these are really necessary, and you should feel free to adapt to your needs (I’ve given you some suggestions below), but I do think this version is our favorite yet.

Banana and chocolate chip is a flavor combo we just don’t get sick of (see these muffins or this pie or this granola) , and I just love how easy it is to reduce refined sugar by adding bananas to naturally sweeten.

Plus, then you get all of the good things that bananas have to offer!

Are you guys on board with the baked oatmeal cup train yet? I would love to hear your favorite variations!

Variations on these easy Baked Oatmeal Cups:

  • to make dairy free, substitute dairy free milk (I would use almond) and be sure to use dairy free chocolate or omit
  • to make gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats and check the packages of all of your ingredients.
  • these oatmeal cups are naturally vegetarian
  • Swap chocolate chips for blueberries or another chopped fruit or berries for a healthier version
  • To remove refined sugar, substitute brown sugar for maple syrup or honey and reduce milk by ¼ cup

I recommend using these silicone muffin cups for baked oatmeal — they come out so easily!

*This Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups post was updated from its original version from March 2017

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Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

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These Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups are an easy, healthy breakfast (yes, you can swap the chocolate for blueberries if you want!) that is make ahead, freezer friendly, and packed with protein and fiber.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 24 cups
Calories 140cal


  • 4 overripe bananas mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray or line 2 muffin pans with liners — I highly recommend using silicone muffin cups as they come out so easily! (see a link above)
  • In a large bowl, combine bananas, eggs, milk and brown sugar with a whisk until smooth.
  • Add baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon and whisk until smooth.
  • Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin cups ¾ full (try to make sure you have the same amount of liquid in each) and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve warm (alone or with milk) or cool completely to store: in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 3-6 months.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 140cal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Elaine says

    Just made these today, I preferred the texture when they were at room temperature, used a mix of peanut butter chips & chocolate chips. They taste great, will definitely be making them again Thanks for the recipe.🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

  2. Miranda says

    It’s the first day of school being cancelled due to Covid-19, and the kids picked this baked oatmeal recipe for breakfast. We decided to use half chocolate chips and half peanut butter chips. I think baking before breakfast will become part of our new routine.

  3. Raegan Dyck says

    These oatmeal cups have become a staple around our house. I’ve made them with different berries, GF oats, and I always add extra cinnamon. I’ve added nuts too and when I remember I add 1/8 C of chi seeds and and extra splash of milk. They freeze great and I agree the silicone cups are better but I only have a doz. and I put 2 doz. in the oven at the same time on convection so paper cups work too. I love that I can trust Ashley’s recipes and when she says the baking time and amount the recipe makes it does – it’s right on.

  4. Caroline says

    If I substitute blueberries for the chocolate chips is it a 1 for 1 swap? And can the blueberries be frozen or do they need to be fresh?

  5. Emily says

    These are awesome! They are great for my husband to grab out of the freezer as he heads to school/work in the mornings. I love how healthy they are, and I added ground flax to mine just for some extra fiber and such. They are great!

  6. Kathleen says

    Could I use a loaf pan instead of muffin cups. Or could I use metal muffin pans without cup liners. Thanks

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I like to keep a small container in the fridge and the rest in the freezer, that way it’s super quick to warm them up in the morning! They can definitely be thawed from frozen in the microwave though.

  7. Anita says

    Has anyone calculated this for WW Smartpoints? Without the chips? Would love to know! I want to try this tonight as it sounds awesome!

  8. Cara says

    These look awesome. Can you tell me how long they would be good for in the freezer and how do you heat them back up from the freezer? Say 2 minutes from frozen in the microwave or thaw completely…etc?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I think they would last quite a while! 3-6 months for sure. I usually have a small container of them in the fridge, thawed and ready to go, then I microwave them for 1 minute to heat them for breakfast.

  9. Jo Davies says

    These sound great but I don’t have measuring cups, would you be able to tell me what 1 cup is in grams? Thanks

  10. Malena says

    I just loved this recipe from the minute I’ve read it! It’s easy to make, delicious and a great snack to have in the freezer “just in case!”. Defrost for a minute (microwave) or about 30 to 40 minutes (countertop) and enjoy!

    Thank you, Ashley!

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