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Baked Steel-Cut Oat Cups {vegan, gluten-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 oat cups 1x


Baked, portable steel-cut oat cups, packed with apples and dried cranberries. Only 99 calories,each, they are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar free.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • water for soaking
  • 2 large apples, peeled and chopped (pretty fine)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon whole psyllium husk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 11/2 cups nondairy milk, divided


  1. The day before making these, place the oats in a bowl or container and fill with water to cover the oats by about 1/2 an inch. Refrigerate at least 12 hours. When ready to proceed, drain the oats, discarding water.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease or spray all 12 cups of a standard size muffin tin (or line with silicone or foil liners for easier removal; paper liners do not hold up well).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the drained oats, apples and cranberries. Sprinkle with the psyllium, cinnamon, and salt; stir to combine.
  4. Divide mixture evenly between cups (cups will be nearly full). Pour 2 tablespoons of milk over each cupful of oats mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 24 to 27 minutes until tops are golden brown. Cool completely in tin before removing. Serve room temperature, chilled, or re-warmed (microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds).


Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week or freezer for up to 3 months.

Baking Tip: Don’t fret if some of the liquid bubbles up on the sides of the cups as the bake; once you remove the pucks from the cups, the mess remains on the tin, not the pucks.

  • Category: Breakfast, Snack


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 88 mg
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.7 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg