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Irresistible Baked Oatmeal Cups – Barefeet In The Kitchen


Oatmeal is anything but boring when it’s made into Baked Oatmeal Cups – like warm, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies designed to be eaten for breakfast!

Chewy Raisin Baked Oatmeal Cups - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Baked Oatmeal Cups

A few years ago, while staying in New Mexico, my kids were spending the night with their grandma, so I found myself with a little more time than usual to get our breakfast together. I took advantage of the lazy morning to play with my baked oatmeal recipe.

I take baked oatmeal seriously. Around here, we enjoy it in just about all its forms from Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal to Heart Shaped Craisin Baked Oatmeal.

For this version, I decided to focus on raisins as the primary mix-in. Sometimes the simplest flavors are the best ones.

I knew my husband and I already loved sweet bites of raisin baked into chewy oatmeal. We’re lifelong members of the meal RAISIN Cookie Club, not Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. Since I’m usually making baked oatmeal in large batches for the whole family, this weekend I decided to try something different.

Instead of baking the oatmeal in a 9 x 13 pan, I used individual ramekins this time. The oatmeal turned out even chewier this way with a delicious crisp crust.

We absolutely loved this version with the slightly toasted oats on top. They have all the comforting chewy hominess of a classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie but you can eat them with a spoon.

The individual ramekins also transform a humble bowl of oatmeal into a breakfast that feels extra special. Everyone loves individual servings!

Raisin Baked Oatmeal Cups

Oatmeal with Raisins

Making baked oatmeal is so easy and comes out so tasty that I’m sure you’ll become as hooked on it as we have. All it takes is mixing oats, a bit of brown sugar, spices, and raisins together with milk and eggs, then letting it bake in the oven.

While baking the oatmeal in ramekins gives you so many more delicious crunchy crust bites, a tripled recipe will also bake nicely in a 9×13 pan to feed a crowd.

Raisin Oatmeal

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • old-fashioned rolled oats
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • raisins
  • egg
  • light flavored olive oil
  • milk

Regular raisins will work nicely in this recipe, but if you are lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, I really like their jumbo raisin medley with seedless golden light raisins, flame raisins, and jumbo raisins. This particular mix is delicious enough to mention specifically.

Chewy Baked Oatmeal Cups taste like a warm oatmeal cookie! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Baked Oatmeal doesn’t take much time as is but becomes an even faster weekday breakfast when made in advance. Baked oatmeal is an easy make-ahead breakfast that can be stored in the freezer then reheated in the microwave with a bit of water.

You can bake a big batch of oatmeal on the weekend to enjoy then scoop leftovers into the freezer to eat throughout the week. There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning knowing you already have breakfast covered!

I also love that you can freeze oatmeal cups in individual portions. There’s no waste and everyone can help themselves to a cup of oatmeal when they’re hungry.

If you like the cookie-like taste and texture of raisin oatmeal cups, you’ll also love my Muesli Breakfast Cookies.

For a savory breakfast that’s sure to shake things up, give Pepperjack Green Chile Breakfast Sandwiches a try. These Freezer Breakfast Burritos from Belly Full also sound like a fantastic way to start the day.

These Breakfast Casserole Muffin Cups are another easy make ahead breakfast that can be served to a crowd or in single portions.

Chewy Baked Oatmeal filled with raisins is a breakfast favorite! get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Oatmeal Recipes

There’s no shortage of oatmeal recipes available on this site and I love each and every one of them.

If you like baked oatmeal cups, be sure to try Baked Peach Oatmeal Cups next. Juicy peaches and chewy oatmeal are a fantastic combination that’s not to be missed! Cinnamon Spice Soaked and Baked Oatmeal and Summer Berries Baked Oatmeal are two more recipes you should definitely add to your list.

However it’s served and whatever we add to it,  my family just can’t get enough baked oatmeal! It’s one of those breakfasts that we never get tired of because there are so many different ways to enjoy it.

I can’t wait for you to try Chewy Raisin Baked Oatmeal Cups and let me know how you like it!

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Servings: 2 generous servings or (4) smaller servings

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease (2) 10-12 ounce ramekins or (4) 5-6 ounce ramekins with butter and set aside.

  • Divide the oatmeal mixture between the ramekins. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the oatmeal is lightly browned and a knife inserted into the center should come out mostly clean.

  • Let rest for a few minutes before serving. The oatmeal will be very hot!

FREEZER MEAL: Let the oatmeal cool completely and then cut or scoop into portions. Store the oatmeal in airtight freezer bags or containers. Reheat in the microwave with a tablespoon of water.
If you live near a Trader Joe’s, I LOVE the jumbo raisin medley with seedless golden light raisins, flame raisins, and jumbo raisins. Regular raisins will work as well, but this particular mix is delicious enough to mention specifically.

Calories: 526kcal · Carbohydrates: 75g · Protein: 12g · Fat: 22g · Saturated Fat: 4g · Cholesterol: 88mg · Sodium: 219mg · Potassium: 618mg · Fiber: 7g · Sugar: 21g · Vitamin A: 218IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 173mg · Iron: 3mg

{originally published 10/28/12 – recipe notes and photos updated 6/19/24}

Chewy Raisin Baked Oatmeal - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

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