Banana Chia Oat Walnut Cups

A delicious make-ahead vegan breakfast bite with no added sugar

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup milk soy or plant-milk work too
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray or oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine chia seeds and water. Let sit for 1-2 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  3. Add the banana, oats, milk , cinnamon and vanilla to the bowl. Stir well.
  4. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray or oil. Pour the mixture into the slots of the muffin tin and top each one with a sprinkle of walnuts. Bake for 15-20 minutes. You should be able to insert a knife into the cups and have it come out dry.

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