This super easy and healthy blended baked oats recipe is completely taking over the internet right now, and for very good reason!
Baked oats have been all over social media this month.
Have you tried the popular recipe yet?
As someone who first started posting single serving baked oatmeal recipes way back in 2010 (yes, seriously… here’s proof), I am one hundred percent here for this trend.
For my take on the viral TikTok recipe, I used the chocolate chip cookie baked oats from my blog, doubled the milk for more of a gooey cookie dough texture and added a little baking powder to help the baked oatmeal cake rise.
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Baked oatmeal ingredients
The recipe calls for rolled oats, baking powder, salt, milk of choice (plant based milk is fine), banana or applesauce, sweetener, and optional add-ins or toppings.
Can I use quick oats? Yes, you can! The recipe works with quick cooking oats or old fashioned oats. I do not recommend using steel cut oats in baked oatmeal.
What kind of sweetener? Use your favorite all purpose granulated, powdered, or liquid sweetener. For sugar free baked oats, erythritol or a stevia baking blend are fine.
What if I don’t want to use banana or applesauce? Substitute in ingredient with a similar texture, such as plain yogurt, canned pumpkin, mashed sweet potato, or silken tofu for high protein baked oats.
Can I use almond milk? Yes, almond, cashew, soy, coconut milk, or oat milk all work if you want to make vegan baked oats.
I topped mine with chocolate chips and Coconut Whipped Cream.
Here’s a chocolate version: Chocolate Baked Oats
And now I’m debating whether or not to actually start posting recipe videos on my currently empty TikTok account (chocolatecoveredkatie).
There are just too many forms of social media these days… it’s impossible to keep up!
How to make baked oats
If you’re baking the oatmeal in the oven, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Or skip this step for microwave oatmeal.
Stir the rolled oats, baking powder, salt, milk of choice, banana or applesauce, sweetener, and optional nut butter together. Blend if desired.
Pour the baked oatmeal batter into a heat safe dish. If you want a gooey center inside, use a deeper dish or large mug. Otherwise choose a wide and shallow dish.
Bake 25 minutes on the oven center rack, or microwave one to two minutes. Apply toppings as desired, and enjoy.
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TikTok baked oats
Feel free to bake the oatmeal in the microwave or the oven, whichever you prefer.
Or you can always skip the baking step entirely and just eat the unbaked oatmeal batter cold. To each their own.
Many of the trending TikTok baked oat recipes call for blending the oats (or using oat flour), so I blended mine this time too.
If you don’t have a blender or prefer a chewier texture to your baked oat cake, it’s fine to skip the blending step and simply mix everything together with a spoon instead.
As for variations, feel free to add a tablespoon of your favorite protein powder, stir 1/4 tsp of cinnamon into the batter, or add your favorite nut butter or Homemade Nutella to the center of the oatmeal cake.
Above, watch the baked oats recipe video
*For a larger serving size, make these Baked Oatmeal Bars.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 cup mashed banana or applesauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp sweetener of choice
- optional 1-2 tbsp nut butter of choice
- If using the oven, preheat oven to 350 F. Stir all ingredients, blend if desired, and pour into an oven-safe dish. Use a deeper dish if you want it gooey inside or a wider dish if not. (Watch the recipe video above – You can either blend in the optional nut butter or add it in the middle.) Bake 25 minutes (or microwave 1-2 minutes). Add any toppings if you wish.View Nutrition Facts
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