Baked Oats (TikTok Recipe)

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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
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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 2195 votes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 400
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a ramekin or oven-safe pan with cooking spray.
  • In a blender combine all the ingredients 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.

Cuisine American

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  1. Jeena says:

    Hi Yumna! I have put the batter into the oven just right now. I’m excited! One doubt: in the recipe, milk has not been mentioned for the chocolate baked oats. My batter was quite thick and non-pourable. I saw that you did use milk for the vanilla one. Should we add milk for the chocolate baked oats? If yes, what’s the quantity? Thanks!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Hi Jeena, you can add a little milk if the batter turns out too thick. It won’t need much, about 1/4 cup should do the trick!

  2. Lori Turner says:

    Awesome

    1. Yumna J. says:

      So happy you liked it, Lori!

  3. Emma says:

    Around how many calories is it per serving?

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Hi Emma, it’s about 400 calories per serving! The exact amount will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

  4. Lucy says:

    I usually hate breakfast, I just made this and LOVE it. I will happily eat this tomorrow for breakfast 😊

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Wow, thank you!! That is a huge compliment, I’m so glad you love this one!!

  5. Angela says:

    Fail fail. Not enough liquid. Had to add milk. Would not recommend.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      So sorry to hear it didn’t turn out how you expected! I usually add a little milk to a thick batter to adjust the consistency. You could also try an extra egg or banana if they’re on the smaller side. Hope this helps!

  6. Joseph says:

    I doubled this recipe and placed it into a loaf tin like a banana bread. I cooked it the same temp and same time and it turned out beautifully. It was so moist just like a traditional banana bread but much lower in oil and calories. Im a big fan!!!

  7. Jay says:

    Any idea on what we could use as a ramekin alternative? Could a mug possibly work, even when baking?

    1. Yumna says:

      You could try making them in muffin tins with paper liners! Not all mugs are oven safe, so I’m not sure about using a mug.

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