To-Go Baked Oatmeal with Your Favorite Toppings

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To Go Baked Oatmeal with your Favorite Toppings- A standard baked oatmeal recipe is prepared in a muffin tin and topped with your favorite flavors (chocolate, fruit, etc.). A great grab and go breakfast!

To-Go Baked Oatmeal with different Toppings on a cutting board

I love the idea of everyone getting to personalize breakfast with their favorite flavors.  A few months ago I came up with a standard muffin recipe.  The idea is to use a basic muffin batter recipe, fill up a muffin tin with batter, then top off each muffin with your favorite flavors (fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.).  I got a lot of positive feedback about that recipe.  I thought, why not do the same with oatmeal?  So, I came up with this recipe for to-go baked oatmeal with your favorite toppings.

It’s the same concept as the standard muffin recipe.  You start by making a standard recipe for baked oatmeal.  I say standard only because there are not any chunks of fruit or nuts involved at this point.

bowl full of uncooked oatmeal muffin batter

Fill a prepared muffin tin with the oatmeal mixture.

This plain oatmeal mixture is actually quite tasty all on its own.  You could make this baked oatmeal without any additional toppings and it would be delicious.

unbaked oatmeal muffins in a muffin tin

But, I like to play around with different toppings.  I went with chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and fresh blueberries.

Just sprinkle the toppings (I used about 2 tsp.) on each oatmeal cup.  Then, press the toppings down into the oats with a spoon.

unbaked To-Go Baked Oatmeal with Your Favorite Toppings in a muffin tin

Bake for 30 minutes, and you end up with these beautiful babies.

oatmeal muffins with different toppings on a cutting board

These are such an awesome grab-&-go breakfast.  They are perfect to make on a Sunday and eat throughout the work week.  Or, you could even freeze some and defrost as needed.

If you like these baked oatmeal muffins, you’ll also love this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Muffin recipe. 🙂

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baked oatmeal muffins with different toppings on a cutting board

To-Go Baked Oatmeal Recipe

4.95 from 70 votes
To Go Baked Oatmeal with your Favorite Toppings- A standard baked oatmeal recipe is prepared in a muffin tin and topped with your favorite flavors (chocolate, fruit, etc.). A great grab and go breakfast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Servings 16 servings
Calories 170 kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk or whatever milk you like
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Optional: your favorite toppings fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper or paper/foil muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the applesauce, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until well combined. Stir in the oats and baking powder.
  • Fill the muffin tin with ¼ cup of the oat mixture in each muffin cup. Add your favorite toppings. Push the toppings down into the oat mixture with a spoon.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes before eating. Store in an airtight container or freeze in a zip top storage bag.


Don't skip the muffin liners in this recipe


Serving: 1muffin (without additional toppings) | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.2g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.9g
Course Bread/Muffin, Breakfast, brunch
Keyword baked oatmeal muffins, oatmeal muffins, to go baked oatmeal
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks

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  1. So what do I do with the frozen muffin when I’m ready to eat it? Just zap it in the microwave for a few seconds??

  2. 5 stars
    I have shared this recipe with so many people I’ve lost count. My boss loves it, because I have to eat gluten free and it’s a treat she can make without worry that it’ll make me sick. One year, she accidentally added egg nog instead of milk, and now we all get excited for Christmas season so she can do it again. My husband loves the plain muffins, and I Iove adding chocolate chips. They freeze perfectly, so we make large batches, and I can’t remember the last time I actually measured the cinnamon. If I could rate 50 stars I would.

  3. Great base recipe, but be mindful about the full cup of brown sugar in just 16 servings. That equates to 13g or just over 3 tsp brown sugar/serving of baked oatmeal. Given that, I was genuinely surprised to learn the recipe writer is a nutritionist. I normally leave out most of the brown sugar (maybe use 1/4C) and increase the unsweetened applesauce a bit to compensate. Sometimes I won’t use any brown sugar and sprinkle on a few dark chocolate chips instead.

  4. 4 stars
    This is my all time go to recipe for a hot nutritious breakfast. I use less brown sugar…but then I do in all recipes. Thanks for the recipe

    1. 4 stars
      These are like muffins…I put mine in a bowl, chop up a bit and pour milk over. my daughter just eats them out of hand

    1. Yes, would someone answer this question? How many muffins does this make? For one batch, the recipe says serves 16! But the video shows the hands only filling six muffin cups.

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I found this YEARS ago and it is still a go to recipe for my family. BUT instead of putting it in a muffin pan, I put it in a brownie pan lined with parchment paper and when done, cut them like brownies. Oh and I use dark chocolate chips in the recipe. My family and friends LOVE them!

    1. 5 stars
      Love these. Great to take to work. My husband loves them as well. Fun to experiment with different topping.

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About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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