Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Whatever you want to categorize baked oats as, one thing I do know is they are GOOD.
I kept seeing people boasting online about baked oats and how they were basically like cake, but healthier so of course I had to give it try. I love cake! I’m going to be testing out a bunch of different varieties over the next few weeks but this was the first one I tried today and it turned out great! You can use different spices, different milk alternatives, different toppings to change it up however you want!
First you want to start by preheating your oven to 350.
Next, in a magic bullet blender or any smaller hand held blender you have, combine:
- 1/2 cup (42 grams) of dried oats (I just used old fashioned oats)
- 1/2 (50 grams) banana (I had some bananas that were on their last leg…super spotty and brown. The more ripe, the sweeter your oats will be)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of milk, milk alternative ( I actually used Premiere protein since I was drinking one when I made this)
- 1/4 tsp of baking powder
- sprinkle of cinnamon ( I like a lot so I put a heavy sprinkle)
- 1 tsp cocoa powder ( this is optional if you want it chocolate or not. You could sub this for vanilla or almond extract instead)
- 1 TBL of maple syrup (I used SF maple syrup)
- Pinch of salt
Blend all of the ingredients together and then pour into a small greased baking dish. I used a small glass tupperware container I have!
Once in your dish, you can top with whatever toppings you want! I used 7 grams of mini chocolate chips and 20 grams of fresh raspberries.
Once your desired toppings are on, bake at 350 for 20 minutes!
I ate mine as soon as it was done! The middle was ooey gooey and perfect. The texture of these baked oats is definitely comparable to cake, so good! I’m going to make these again with no cocoa powder, a little vanilla extract and some sprinkles to make confetti baked oats.
This recipe is for 1 serving! For one serving including the chocolate chips and raspberries I used is:
If I was to eliminate the raspberries and chocolate chips, that would make the dish: