Baked oats recipes are the latest craze on TikTok. I have totally gotten involved and tried so many different variations of this baked oatmeal recipe.
The chocolate baked oatmeal version is my favorite – the main reason being that I can finally get my kids to eat oats without them complaining! The recipe can be enjoyed as healthy breakfast cuisine or even as an after-dinner desert.
The best thing about these nutritious and baked oatmeal recipes is that they’re healthy, filling (you can even add fruit) and versatile – you’ll find that there are endless flavor combinations possible with just a few adjustments!
Read on and follow this awesome recipe to learn how to make baked oatmeal.
Ingredients for Baked Oatmeal
To make this healthy baked oatmeal recipe you will need the following ingredients (Serves 4)
- 3 cups of rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 4 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder (use aluminum free baking powder if you can)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of less of melted butter to grease the baking dish
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar or coconut sugar (optional)
Instructions for Baked Oatmeal
The steps to follow for the baked oats recipe is super simple.
Preheat your oven at 374° F (190° C) and grease your baking dish with the melted butter or cooking spray.
Throw your dry and wet ingredients into the blender and blend for about 1 minute until everything is smooth
Put the oat mixture in your prepared baking dish, transfer into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
Insert your cake tester through the middle of the bake, if the cake tester comes back clean, your bake is ready. Allow the chocolate baked oatmeal to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Vegan Baked Oatmeal Variation
This baked oatmeal recipe is just as flavorsome as the traditional baked oatmeal and even healthier, as it is packed with fiber protein and is low in calories. It is made without eggs so is perfect for vegans. You will find the vegan baked oatmeal recipe has a nice comforting thick and chewy texture to it as well. For this recipe you will need:
- 3 cups of rolled oats
- 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 6 tablespoons of peanut butter (or any other nut butter of your liking)
- 6 tablespoons of pure maple syrup (or liquid stervia if you want a natural sweetener)
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 5 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 tablespoon or less of melted coconut oil (for greasing the baking dish)
To make the vegan baked oatmeal recipe, follow the same steps as the traditional baked oatmeal recipe.
Baked Oatmeal Add-ins
You can make this baked oatmeal recipe even more interesting by adding a few extra ingredients. You can experiment with any of the variations below:
- Apple and cinnamon baked oatmeal: add 1 cup of diced apples to your oatmeal mixture and bake as usual.
- Blueberry baked oatmeal: Stir in ½ cup of chopped pecans, 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, and a squeeze (1 tbsp) of fresh lemon juice into your oatmeal mix and bake as usual.
- Peanut butter and banana baked oatmeal: Add 1/4 cup of peanut butter and two ripe mashed bananas. Remove one egg and reduce the milk to half a cup. Mix in with the rest of the wet ingredients before you add to the dry ingredient. Bake as usual and top with sliced bananas.
- Pumpkin baked oatmeal: Add 1/2 cup of Pumpkin purée and one tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice (1/4 tbsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tbsp ground nutmeg, 1/4 tbsp crushed cloves and 1/4 tbsp ground ginger)
- Chocolate delight baked oatmeal: Add 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder with 2 mashed ripe bananas
You may choose to leave out and mix and match certain ingredients from the baked oatmeal recipe variations above – the most important is to experiment and have fun!
Baked oatmeal toppings
I recommend you play around with you favorite toppings until you find your perfect match. Some that I have really enjoyed are chocolate chips, chopped nuts (walnuts or slivered almonds), blueberries and dried cranberries.
Equipment for Baked Oatmeal
One Blender to blend the rolled oats nice a fine and mix all the ingredients together.
A Cake tester to make sure your baked oats are cooked through.
Can I do a baked oatmeal in the microwave?
Yes, of course, you can make baked oats in our microwave. To do so, prepare your baked oatmeal mixture as normal, transfer it to a microwaveable baking dish and microware for one to two minutes or until cooked.
Are baked oats good for weight loss?
Baked oats are packed with fiber, which will slow down your digestion and keep you full for longer. It can therefore help you to stop overeating and thus lose weight. Oats can also lower you cholesterol and lower your blood sugars.
How do I store baked oatmeal?
Baked oatmeal will keep for about two days when stored in an airtight container or covered up to a week if kept in the fridge. If frozen, it will keep up to 3 months.
How do I reheat baked oatmeal?
You have three different options when it comes to reheating baked oatmeal:
Microwave: The microwave is the quickest option for anyone that is short of time. Put the baked oatmeal into a microwave-safe bowl, add a little water or milk to make sure you don’t dry it out, cover and nuke it for 2 minutes – stop and stir every 30 seconds to make sure your baked oatmeal reheats evenly.
If you’re like me and not a big fan of microwaves, then you can either reheat your baked oatmeal on the stove or in the oven.
Stove top: To reheat your baked oatmeal on the stove, add a little bit of water or milk to a pot and bring to a boil, then mix in the leftover oatmeal bake, turn the heat down and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
In the oven: reheating your oatmeal bake in the oven takes time but it’s worth every minute. Simply place your leftovers in an oven-safe dish, add a little water or milk, cover with foil and leave it in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.