Baked oats will make you feel like you’re eating cake for breakfast, but in reality, this nutrient-rich recipe is loaded with wholesome ingredients like whole grain oats, banana, and eggs. And it’s all done in a blender and then baked for a fine and fluffy texture!
If you haven’t tried baked oats yet, you’re missing out! It was one of our favorite viral food trends of 2021. It’s still popping up all over social media, with hundreds of different versions, each tailored to the creator’s tastes.
While the options are endless, you’ll only really need a few ingredients to get started:
- Oats: This is the base for the recipe. You can use rolled oats, quick oats, or even oat flour. Steel-cut oats, unfortunately, won’t work, as they don’t blend down as finely as rolled types of oats.
- Egg: You can skip the egg, but the oats won’t be as fluffy.
- Banana: Adds moisture and a touch of sweetness to the mix. The riper, the sweeter. You can substitute the banana for a 1/4 cup of any milk if you prefer.
- Baking powder: Helps the oats rise while baking.
- Sweetener: Optional, but you can use any sweetener of your choice to taste i.e maple syrup, sugar, or honey. I found the banana brings enough sweetness on its own.
Let’s talk about all the fun flavor variations you can try!
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few…
- Chocolate chip: Add chocolate chips to your batter after blending.
- Pumpkin spice: Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and chopped pecans. We like this recipe.
- Carrot cake: Add grated carrot, pecans, and ground cinnamon into the batter.
- Chocolate flavored: Add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder to your mix.
- Coconut almond: Add sliced almonds.
- Use a high-speed blender to blend the ingredients well.
- Grease the ramekins with cooking spray, or grease with vegetable oil.
- An 8-ounce ramekin works perfectly for this recipe.
- Double or triple the recipe and divide it into multiple ramekins or transfer it to a cake pan or loaf pan.
- To cook in the microwave, microwave for 90-120 seconds in a microwave-safe bowl that is at least twice the size of the batter as it will rise.
- Do not overbake: baked oats come out dry if you bake them too long.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25
- ½ cup oats
- 1 egg
- 1 banana
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth batter-like consistency.
- Pour the mixture into a small baking dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!