Baked Oats are the new trending recipe all over social media and it's one I'm super excited about! I mean who wouldn't be excited about the idea of eating a “cake” like dish for breakfast and still be a balanced healthy meal??
You can see all of my baking recipes including my Banana Bread, Strawberry Muffins, Banana Chocolate Slice and even my Pancake recipe all use rolled oats as the “flour” component so I had to make my version of this viral TikTok concept.
Here I’ve made Almond Banana Baked Oats which is so easy to make, delicious, and extremely healthy being full of nutrients to get your day started.
If your after an egg-less version, I've also made Vegan Baked Oats in the microwave, so be sure to check it out.
Ingredients to Make Baked Oats
- Rolled Oats are the base of the dish which are blended to make oat flour. You can use quick oats or oat flour however steel-cut oats will have a much coarser texture so I wouldn't recommend using them.
- Ripe Banana is added for it's sweetness and soft texture, you can also substitute with apple sauce
- Egg is used to bind the ingredients together along with creating an airy texture. You can also substitute with using a flax egg or increasing the milk ratio however the timing and texture will be slightly different.
- Almond milk is always my preferred milk of choice but you can also use your preferred milk
- Maple syrup is used as a sweetener, you can also use honey or agave
- Vanilla extract is added for a subtle vanilla flavour
- Baking powder is used to help the oats fluff up into a cake-like texture
- Cinnamon is added for its beautiful smell and taste
- Pinch of salt added for some flavour
I also love adding different flavours in the middle. These are some alternatives you can use:
- Biscoff spread
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Raspberries, blueberries or strawberries
- I always find it's best to blend oats into oat flour to start with. This achieves a much smoother batter quicker and will assist with a softer texture once cooked
- When picking your banana, the riper the banana the better as it will provide a naturally sweeter taste
- Don't over blend the mixture as you want the batter to remain airy
- Make sure to grease your ramekin well before adding the mixture. I prefer brushing on melted coconut oil but you can also use oil spray
More Breakfast Recipes
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Melted coconut oil or cooking oil spray
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
- Fresh sliced banana
- Drizzle of almond butter
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
- Blend oats in a high speed blender to create a fine oat flour
- Add the banana, egg, milk, cinnamon, baking powder, maple syrup, vanilla and salt into the blender and blend for 10-20 seconds until well combined. It should be a thick runny cake batter-like consistency (If batter is too thick, add a splash of extra milk)
- Grease a small ramekin by brushing melted coconut oil or cooking spray, making sure to coat the bottom and all the sides
- Pour the batter into the ramekin and gently tap it on the kitchen benchtop to flatten the top
- Add the flaked almonds to the top evenly and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes depending on oven strength.
- Remove and check if its cooked all the way through by sticking in a toothpick in to the centre. It should come out mostly clean with a few crumbs. If it's still wet, it may need an extra few minutes depending on your oven strength.
- Let it cool for 5 minutes then garnish by adding some sliced bananas, a good drizzle of almond butter and dig in!