Baked Oats is a viral TikTok recipe that's getting popular because it's an easy, versatile & healthy breakfast with a cake taste and texture!
When I saw #BakedOats trending on TikTok, I thought how wonderful, I have tons of baked oatmeal recipes to share! But this isn’t your average baked oatmeal. This is baked oats that looks and tastes like cake. And it’s all done in a blender for a fine and airy texture! Below you’ll find a vanilla and chocolate version!
Ingredients & substitutions
- Rolled oats: This is the base for the recipe, but you can use rolled oats, quick oats, or even oat flour. Learn how to make oat flour using just rolled oats in my tutorial.
- Egg: You can make it vegan by using a flax egg, or just using 1/4 cup of milk.
- Banana: This adds flavor, sweetness and moisture to the recipe. Feel free to leave it out and just add another egg or 1/4 cup milk.
- Maple syrup: To add a touch of sweetness to oats that can sometimes be bland.
- Baking powder: This helps the baked oats rise while baking.
- Salt: To round out the flavor.
- Cocoa powder: This is optional if you want to try the chocolate flavored baked oats.
How to make baked oats
- Place all the ingredients together in a blender.
- Blend until the mixture is evenly mixed and pourable. You may have to scoop some out though.
- Transfer to a greased ramekin, oven-safe pan or bowl. You can add some toppings like shaved white chocolate, if you’d like.
- Bake until the edges pull away and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- For a chocolate flavor, you can use the same ingredients, but add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and top it off with some shaved chocolate or chocolate chips.
- You’ll know it’s done when the edges of the baked oats pull away from the ramekin – just like cake. That’s the big appeal of this recipe – it’s really just like cake, but for breakfast! Look at that texture!
Tips for making baked oats
- Use a high speed blender to blend the ingredients. The difference between baked oatmeal and baked oats is all in the texture. And getting that cake-like texture comes from adding the egg, but also blending the ingredients well.
- Double or triple the recipe. To double or triple the recipe you can throw everything together in a blender and just divide it into multiple ramekins or transfer it to a cake pan or loaf pan.
- Grease the ramekin. Because we’re not using any oil or butter in the recipe, the cooking spray will help ensure that the batter doesn’t stick to the ramekin when cooking.
- Cook in the microwave. To make it ever faster, consider making it in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Make sure you’re using a microwave safe bowl though, and that it’s twice the size of the batter since it will rise while baking quickly in the microwave.
Frequently asked questions
Unfortunately steel cut oats won’t blend enough to give you the cake-like texture. It’s best with rolled oats, old fashioned oats or oat flour, made from those types of oats.
You’ll probably want to eat this in one sitting. But if you have leftovers, they will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week.
The ramekin pictured is 8 ounces and that works perfectly for this contents of the recipe.
After you try this once and try all the variations out there you’ll be so excited for breakfast again! It’s a gluten-free protein packed healthy cake-like oatmeal that you’ll be dreaming of at night!
More recipes with oats:
- How to Make Oatmeal
- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cups
- Quinoa Oatmeal
- Easy Overnight Oats
- Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Protein Oatmeal
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- ½ cup rolled oats or quick oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch salt
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder optional if making chocolate one
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a ramekin or oven-safe pan with cooking spray.
- In a blender combine all the ingredient until smooth and well-blended, about 1 minute.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared ramekin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out with just a couple crumbs. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving and frosting.