Gluten-Free Oat and Cashew Butter Breakfast Cups

Breakfast is often heralded as the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. It’s the fuel that kick-starts our day and sets the tone for productivity and energy. But finding a quick, nutritious, and delicious breakfast option can sometimes be a challenge. Enter our Gluten-Free Oat and Cashew Butter Breakfast Cups! This recipe is a delightful blend of wholesome ingredients that promise to keep you energized throughout the morning.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These breakfast cups are perfect for busy mornings when you need something quick yet satisfying. They are:

  • Gluten-Free: Using gluten-free, sprouted rolled oats ensures they are suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  • Nutritious: Packed with fiber, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners, they provide a balanced start to your day.
  • Customizable: You can easily swap ingredients to suit your dietary preferences and available pantry items.
  • Kid-Friendly: With their sweet and slightly nutty flavor, these cups are a hit with kids, making mornings easier for parents.

    Kitchen Equipment Needed

    • Mixing bowl
    • Muffin tray or silicone muffin cups
    • Measuring cups and spoons
    • Spatula or spoon

    Gluten-Free Oat and Cashew Butter Breakfast Cups

    Recipe by Chief Taimour


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    • 2 cups oats (gluten-free, sprouted rolled oats)

    • 1/2 cup nut butter (raw cashew butter)

    • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey

    • Toppings:

    • White chocolate or yogurt of choice

    • Berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.)


    • Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tray lightly or line with silicone muffin cups for easy removal.
    • Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the oats, nut butter, and maple syrup (or honey). Mix until the ingredients are well combined and form a sticky mixture.
    • Form Cups: Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray, filling each cup about halfway. Press down the mixture and carve out a well in the center of each cup to hold the toppings later.
    • Bake: Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for about 11 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
    • Cool: Remove from the oven and let the cups cool completely in the tray. This step is crucial as it helps the cups to firm up.
    • Add Toppings: Once cooled, top each cup with a dollop of white chocolate or yogurt and a handful of berries.
    • Enjoy: Your delicious breakfast cups are ready to enjoy!

    Tips and Variations


    • Nut Butter Choice: If you don’t have cashew butter, almond or peanut butter works just as well.
    • Sweeteners: For a different flavor, try using agave syrup or coconut nectar instead of maple syrup or honey.
    • Toppings: Feel free to experiment with different toppings such as sliced bananas, chia seeds, or even a sprinkle of granola for extra crunch.


    • Vegan Option: Ensure your toppings are vegan by using dairy-free yogurt and vegan white chocolate.
    • Nut-Free: Substitute the nut butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini for a nut-free version.
    • Added Protein: Mix in a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the oat mixture for an extra protein boost.

    How to Store Leftovers

    If you have any leftovers (which is unlikely because they’re so delicious!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep well for up to five days. You can also freeze them for up to a month. To enjoy, simply thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat slightly if preferred.

    Perfect Pairings

    These breakfast cups are quite versatile and can be paired with various beverages and sides. Here are some suggestions:

    • Drinks: A hot cup of coffee, a frothy latte, or a refreshing glass of orange juice complements the flavors perfectly.
    • Sides: Pair with a smoothie or a bowl of Greek yogurt for an extra protein kick.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Can I use steel-cut oats instead of rolled oats?

    Steel-cut oats require a longer cooking time and different liquid ratios, so they are not recommended for this recipe. Stick to rolled oats for the best results.

    Can I prepare these breakfast cups in advance?

    Absolutely! These breakfast cups are perfect for meal prep. Make a batch on the weekend and enjoy them throughout the week.

    Can I add protein powder to the mixture?

    Yes, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the oat mixture for an added protein boost. Just ensure to mix well to incorporate it fully.

    Are these breakfast cups suitable for kids?

    Yes, they are! Kids love the sweet and nutty flavor, and you can customize the toppings to their liking.

    Final Thoughts

    Our Gluten-Free Oat and Cashew Butter Breakfast Cups are not just a breakfast option; they’re a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. With their versatility and ease of preparation, they are sure to become a staple in your morning routine. Give this recipe a try, and don’t forget to share your creations with us!

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