When I saw #BakedOats trending on TikTok, I thought to myself thinking wonderfully, I have tons of baked oatmeal recipes to share! But this isn’t your typical baked oatmeal. These are baked oats that pop and taste like cake. And completely in the blender for a smooth, airy texture! Below you’ll find the vanilla and chocolate versions!
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.
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.
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 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.