Baked Oats (TikTok Recipe)

4.97 from 914 votes

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!

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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!

Baked oats in a ramekin topped with caramel sauce

Baked oats video tutorial

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 ¼ cup of any milk instead of the egg.
  • Banana: This adds flavor, sweetness and moisture to the recipe. Instead of one banana, you can also add one egg or ¼ cup of any 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.
Ingredients to make the recipe

How to make baked oats

  1. Place all the ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Blend until the mixture is evenly mixed and pourable. You may have to scoop some out though.
  3. Transfer to a greased ramekin, oven-safe pan or bowl. You can add some toppings like shaved white chocolate, if you’d like.
  4. Bake until the edges pull away and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
4 image collage to show how to make the recipe in the vanilla flavor
  • 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.
4 image collage to show how to make the recipe
  • 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!
Chocolate baked oats with bite taken out to show texture

Tips for making baked oats

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cook in the microwave. To make it ever faster, consider making it in the microwave for 90 – 120 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

Can I use steel cut oats for the recipe?

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.

What size bowl or pan is best for the baked oats?

The ramekin pictured is 8 ounces and that works perfectly for this contents of the recipe.

Can I make this in a muffin or or can pan?

Yes, you can make it in a muffin tin but the recipe will only make about 3 muffins. You can als make it in a cake pan, but it may help to double the recipe in that case. The bake time will depend on the depth of the baking pan, but I recommend starting to check for doneness a 20 minutes.

Close up shot of the baked oats after cooking to show consistency

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!

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Baked Oats

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!
5 from 914 votes
Servings 1 serving
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Calories 400
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder optional if making chocolate one

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Storage: The baked oats will keep well in an airtight container for 2 days at room temperature and up to a week in the fridge.
Freezing: You can freeze the baked oats before or after baking and it will keep for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 73mg, Potassium: 1155mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 313IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 253mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. Hi,
    I tried the chocolate recipe today. I used an egg and almond milk, no banana. A bit of maple syrup and vanille extract. Also one tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. They were so bitter 🙁 Did you use “regular” cocoa powder like Nesquick (with sugar)? Or should I use less cocoa? I really like how easy this recipe is but I just couldn’t get them down. Definitely going to try the vanilla ones. Thank you so much in advance 🙂

    1. I also used cocoa powder without the sugar. How much did you use? I would use less cocoa powder and add more maple syrup. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi
    Thanks for the receipe. I have done many combinations earlier and I tried your version with 90grams of powdered oats 1 egg and 1 banana. Not sure how much is a cup, 128 grams? May be I needed 2 bananas and 2 eggs. I got the cake consistency but somehow not so fluffy and the flavours like banana are not feelable. Can you please mention the oats in grams.

  3. I tried this this morning and it’s very tasty! However, I’m not a huge fan of the banana taste so I think tomorrow I’m going to use 1/3 cup applesauce instead and see how it works! 🙂 But it’s very yummy with a light glaze!

      1. I was just wondering if there is a substitute for the maple syrup if you don’t want so much sugar or carbs ,thanks

  4. Made this and loved it! Lovely texture and a little chocolate in the mirning is a winner.

    My 11 month old enjoyed it too which is a bonus

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