Easy and nutritious blended baked oats are the too-good-to-be-true dessert-for-breakfast recipe that’s taking TikTok by storm. A quick mixture of oats, banana, egg, brown sugar, and spices bakes into a perfect cake-like treat you can finish off with all your favorite toppings. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and full of nutritious ingredients!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- TikTok has given us a lot of things. Cute baby videos, tons of dance moves, and some really tasty recipes – like the viral baked feta pasta, and the only tortilla hack you’ll ever need. Well, add these baked oats to your “TikTok made me do it” list. They’re super delicious, pretty nutritious, and couldn’t be easier to make!
- You’ve probably had baked oatmeal before. You know, the kind that vaguely resembles oatmeal cookies or a chewy granola bar? These aren’t that. Baked oats are more like cake – fluffy, soft, moist cake that you can 100% eat for breakfast.
- The flavor possibilities are ENDLESS! The baked oat base is pretty neutral, so you can use anything you like as toppings. Bananas, raspberries, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, a streusel topping, more oats… whatever you like!
Rolled Oats – These give you the most cake-like texture and blend up better than steel cut oats. Quick oats would also work, though!
Eggs – I haven’t tried it personally, but you can probably make this recipe totally vegan by using flax eggs instead. The end texture may be a little different than if you used traditional eggs, but it should still taste amazing!
Banana – SUCH a great way to use up leftover bananas before they go bad. Don’t have any bananas handy? Use milk instead. The banana makes the baked oats moist and rich, so milk is a great alternative for a similar effect. ½-¾ cup should do the trick, but adjust as needed.
- Need a quick breakfast that doesn’t need to bake for 20 minutes? Blend your ingredients the night before, and then in the morning, pour the oat mixture into a bowl and pop it in the microwave. 1-2 minutes is all you need for perfect microwave baked oats!
- For a fluffier “cake”, blend all the ingredients and then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or so before pouring it into the ramekins. That gives the oats more time to soak up the moisture from the other ingredients.
- Cooking for a group? You can easily double or triple the recipe and bake it in a loaf pan or baking dish rather than ramekins for an easy breakfast “cake”. SO perfect for holidays! Just make sure it’s cooked-through fully, since it has eggs in it, but be careful not to overbake it.
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For the Baked Oats
Suggested Toppings (All Optional)
- chocolate chips
- sliced bananas
- streusel topping see Notes
- thinly sliced apples
- 2 10-ounce ramekins
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Lightly grease ramekins with cooking spray and set aside.
- Add oats, bananas, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt to blender. Blend until smooth, then pour mixture evenly into ramekins.
- Add desired toppings to oat mixture. Place ramekins on baking sheet and transfer to oven. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until completely cooked-through. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
- Be super careful not to overbake the baked oats, or they’ll be incredibly dry.
- Brown Sugar: You can also use honey, maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar instead.
- Streusel Topping: Using hand mixer, combine 3 tablespoons butter, ½ packed cup light brown sugar, and ½ cup all-purpose flour. Crumble on top of oats mixture before baking.
- Make it Added-Sugar Free: Use Brown Swerve instead of brown sugar.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
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