Peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cups with flaxseed
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Peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cups with flaxseed


Real Mom Nutrition's oatmeal cups


We’re in a breakfast rut over here. I’m tired of the same old, same old and so is my kid. (the hubs will eat cereal every day of his life). I was looking for inspiration last week when I stumbled upon  Real Mom Nutrition’s  peanut butter, chocolate oatmeal cups.

Real Mom Nutrition does good work. I trust her. So, I set off to make a batch of my own breakfast-y, oatmeal-y thingys. It wasn’t until I was gathering the ingredients that I realized there was no flour in this recipe–I’d been calling these muffins-but, alas–they weren’t muffins at all–they were like mini bowls of oatmeal in muffin tins. And, because of the lack of dry ingredients, there was only 1 bowl to clean. Even. Better. 

Here’s RMN’s recipe with just a few modifications..and FYI, I rarely use muffin liners–I’m a rebel that way.


Adapted from Real Mom Nutrition who adapted from Green Lite Bites
Serves: 12
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 T ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas in mixing bowl. Add rest of ingredients and stir well.
  3. Line muffin pan with 12 paper/silicone liners. Fill each one with batter (it will come to the top or even a bit heaping).
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops become slightly browned.


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  • Sally @ Real Mom Nutrition
    Posted at 17:11h, 09 March

    Love the addition of flaxseed! I will try that next time too.

    • Robin
      Posted at 16:39h, 10 March

      Thanks for the inspiration, Sally—I think that 50 people made these between yesterday and today!!!!!

  • Marisa | Marisa Moore Nutrition
    Posted at 11:58h, 10 March

    Pinned – and actually making these! This is like easy, super oatmeal to go! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Robin
      Posted at 16:38h, 10 March

      Totally, Marisa! Freeze and take out the night before for perfect breakfasts!

  • Kristy @ Chocolate Slopes
    Posted at 16:32h, 10 March

    This is the perfect combo of ingredients (what is better than peanut butter + chocolate?) and I almost ALWAYS have these ingredients on hand. I also love adding flaxseed to just about any baked goods I make these days 🙂

    • Robin
      Posted at 16:39h, 10 March

      Right? I have these available at all times, too–perfect for us!!

  • Karli @ Peas of Cake
    Posted at 16:37h, 10 March

    Mmmm I am so making these this weekend!

    • Robin
      Posted at 16:40h, 10 March

      Thanks, Karli! LMK how they turn out or if you modify…..

      • Karli @ Peas of Cake
        Posted at 10:34h, 11 March

        I couldn’t wait and made them this morning 🙂 They were so good and I couldn’t believe they make a muffin like texture with out flour! Plus I’m obsessed with this ingredient combo which I like to do with overnight oats. I’m excited to have yet another way to make oatmeal. And perfect for on the go. Yaayy! Thanks!

        • Karli @ Peas of Cake
          Posted at 10:35h, 11 March

          Oh I didn’t modify this time except just added some cinnamon. They are perfect the way they are. But I bet the possibilities are endless with other flavors and fruits too 🙂