Weight Watchers Friendly Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Muffin Cups
I'm a big oatmeal fan. I often begin the day with a bowl of it.
I also love oatmeal-filled baked goods like oatmeal muffins & breads and oatmeal cookies & cookie bars.
My mom even made me my favorite oatmeal cake for my birthday this year.
A couple of years ago I discovered the joy of baked oatmeal, and have since then, gathered a wonderful collection of baked oatmeal recipes.
If you're new to baked oatmeal, you're in for a treat. It's a great make-ahead breakfast that can be quickly reheated each morning for a filling and healthy start to your day.
Although it takes a little effort, the preparation is very simple – you just stir everything together, then pour it into a casserole dish (affiliate link) or muffin cups, and bake. It bakes up soft and moist, more like a muffin than porridge.
The only problem with baked oatmeal is that it makes a rather big batch that sometimes goes to waste since I'm the only one who really loves it.
I've seen several recipes lately for oatmeal baked in muffin cups, making perfect single-serving portions, and decided to give it a go.
With 2 very very ripe bananas on the counter, I thought a "banana bread" baked oatmeal would be fun to try.
Skinny on Baked Oatmeal Muffin Cups
I used the baked oatmeal recipe from my Simply In Season (affiliate link) Cookbook as my starting point, swapping out the applesauce for mashed bananas and adding a bit of baking spice.
I loved the way these little personal-size banana bread baked oatmeal muffins turned out and have enjoyed them for breakfast several times this week.
The rest I put in a Freezer-safe bag that I tucked into the freezer.
Now, when the mood for baked oatmeal strikes, I can pull one out and heat it in the microwave (affiliate link) for a couple of minutes!
Having healthy food ready and waiting in the fridge and freezer makes sticking with the Weight Watchers Plan so much easier and is one of the keys for helping me stay at goal.
How Many Calories and Weight Watchers Points in Individual Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups?
According to my calculations, each muffin has 156 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Muffin Cups Recipe Variations
dairy free - substitute your favorite non dairy milk: soy, almond, coconut, etc.
vegan - substitute non dairy milk for the milk and unsweetened applesauce for the egg.
fruity - add a cup or so of your favorite fruit - chopped apples, peaches, berries, cherries, cranberries, crushed pineapple, etc.
desserty - add ingredients to mimic your favorite dessert - pumpkin pie, carrot cake, oatmeal cookie, peach cobbler, apple pie, chocolate covered cherry, chunky monkey, hummingbird cake, etc.
This is definitely the kind of recipe you can get creative with. Enjoy!
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Individual "Banana Bread" Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup brown sugar**
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly coat 9 of the muffin cups of a standard 12-muffin cup tin with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk, bananas, oil, egg and vanilla until well blended.
- Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture and stir well.
- Divide the mixture evenly among the 9 muffin cups.
- Bake until done, about 25 minutes.
Source: Simply in Season (affiliate link) Cookbook
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here's an individual banana baked oatmeal (3PP) topped with ½ a sliced banana (0 PP), strawberries (0 PP), a drizzle of maple syrup (1 PP), ½ cup coconut milk (1 PP) and a tablespoon of sliced almonds (1 PP) - a filling satisfying breakfast for 6 PointsPlus value…
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My sister made these for me last week on a visit. They were sooooo good! We added some flaxseed and chopped apple. Today I’ve added a little salt to the ones I’m making. They were even better the next day heated toasty in the air fryer!
I make these 0 points on purple. 1 cup oats, 2 bananas, 2 eggs, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp baking powder, punch of salt. (The ripper the banana, the sweeter the muffin). Mix in ninja and let set. 1 cup of any kind of fruit you like, I use shredded apple. , I have to squeeze the moisture off these. Mix them with a little truvia and cinnamon and add to mixture. Scoop in large muffin tins, bake 350 for 18 min
I left out the vanilla. 2 tsp
P.S. I never measure anything.
Today I will do a half batch and use some cocoa powder and pb2 to see if I can reach a different flavor. I am addicted to these. I will also be making a batch with cherries. Tossed some walnuts in the above recipe and you make them a point value of what ever they equal ÷ by number of muffins
Sandy, love all your additions. Thanks for sharing! ~Martha
Oh, thank you. 10:00 at night and hungry for something good. I made these individual banana oatmeal muffins and used unsweetened applesauce for my “sugar“. After they baked I gave each one a shake from our cinnamon and sugar shaker. They turned out really good.
Thanks for letting me know!! ~Martha
I made these today for my evening snacks for the week. I changed the recipe just a bit - they were amazing. Instead of sugar I added 2 dates (same points), I upped the cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons, added an extra banana (total to be 3), I changed the milk to plant based almond mile and instead of oil I added a small individual container of granny smith unsweetened applesauce. I ended up with 12 muffins instead of 9 which made my points 2 (blue). YES!Win Win. Next time I will also add the apple that someone else mentioned instead of the 3rd banana. Thank you for recipe.
Love your changes, Robin. So glad they worked for you! ~Martha
I made these and my kids even loved them! I used Swerve brown sugar as opposed to regular and I don't think if changed the taste. Still were DELICIOUS!!!!
Really liked these and will make again. Might add a few chopped nuts for a little texture and will cut back sugar as a bit sweeter than I like