Fruit, Nut, and Brown Sugar Freezer Oatmeal Cups


With just a quick zap in the microwave, these fun oatmeal cups are ready to eat!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Freeze Time:
6 hrs
Stand Time:
5 mins
Microwave Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 22 mins
12 oatmeal cups


  • 5 cup water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cup regular rolled oats

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup dried cranberries or tart cherries, raisins, and/or snipped dried apricots or pitted whole dates

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and/or chopped strawberries

  • ½ cup chopped toasted almonds, walnuts, and/or pecans

  • Milk (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan bring the water and salt to boiling; stir in oats. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (mixture will be very thin). Remove from heat. Stir in brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Transfer to a bowl; cover and chill until cool (mixture will thicken as it cools). Stir in dried fruit.

  2. Grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the oatmeal into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle with fresh berries and nuts; press lightly. Cover and freeze 6 hours or until firm.

  3. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Transfer oatmeal cups to freezer bags or airtight containers. Freeze up to 3 months.

  4. To serve, in a small bowl microwave one frozen oatmeal cup at a time, covered, 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Stir before serving. If desired, stir in milk.

    Fruit Nut Brown Sugar Freezer Oatmeal Cups
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3.4mg 17%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Folate, total 5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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