Vegan Baked Oats is the ultimate food trend recipe – It’s quick and easy to make and perfect for breakfast or as a healthy dessert! Garnish the Baked Oatmeal with blueberries and almonds or other fruits and nuts, or make it a Chocolate Oats version!
Baked Oats – The ultimate food trend
Baked oatmeal (or porridge) from the oven is the ultimate food trend on TikTok! It tastes like a cake, but as a healthy alternative that you can eat not only as a dessert or snack, but also for breakfast.
You can bake the Oatmeal either in the oven or in the microwave and make it even more interesting with other ingredients and different toppings as you like!
Oatmeal with berries or chocolate?
I use blueberries and almonds, but other fruits and berries like apples, pears, raspberries or cherries are great too! Same goes for the almonds – Feel free to use other chopped nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews or whatever you like! Or make it nut-free and use any seeds, chocolate drops, or desiccated coconut instead.
If you’re craving chocolate Baked Oats, feel free to add some cocoa powder as well as some vegan chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. This recipe is so versatile – just get creative!
Simple recipe with just a few ingredients
This vegan baked oats recipe is quick and easy to make, requires only a few ingredients, and tastes absolutely delicious! You only need 4 basic ingredients and the rest is up to you! Here’s everything you need:
For the Baked Oatmeal
- Oats: quick cooking oats or regular rolled oats. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, make sure your package of oats is declared with “gluten-free”!
- Baking Powder: to make the vegan Baked Oatmeal a little fluffier like a cake.
- Banana: you can use applesauce or pumpkin purée instead.
- Dairy-free milk: use any plant milk like almond, oat, cashew, hazelnut, or soy milk.
- Flavors (optional): I like to use vanilla extract or ground bourbon vanilla and some cinnamon, but feel free to use your favorites.
Toppings as desired
- Blueberries: or other fruit as desired. Some suggestions are mentioned above.
- Almonds: or other nuts or seeds or chocolate chips.
- Coconut Sugar: optional to sprinkle on top to lightly caramelize the almonds and create a nice browning.
How to make Vegan Baked Oats
As always, I recommend checking out the recipe video and this step-by-step instruction first. Then you’ll find the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card below!
Step 1: Make the Oatmeal batter
First, put the rolled oats, baking powder, banana, plant milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a blender and blend until smooth. Then pour the batter into two small or one large lightly greased baking dish.
Step 2: Add toppings and bake
Next, garnish with blueberries, sliced almonds, coconut sugar or other toppings as desired. Bake your oatmeal in a preheated oven at 356 °F (180 °C) for about 20-25 minutes. Then remove, let cool briefly and enjoy!
Note: If using 2 small pans, your baked oats are ready 5 minutes faster. Shallow pans or even smaller portions are also usually ready faster.
- Sweetness: if you like your Baked Oats sweeter, feel free to add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup or another syrup or sugar of your choice.
- Nut butter: For more flavor, you can optionally add another 2 tablespoons of nut butter (e.g. peanut, hazelnut, cashew or almond butter).
- Chocolate version: Just add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder plus a splash more plant milk and some chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
- Lava Oats: If you love Lava Cake, you can add a piece of chocolate or a spoonful of vegan Nutella in the middle.
Can I make Baked Oats without a blender?
Sure! Alternatively, you can simply mix the ingredients with a spoon to form a batter. The Baked Oats will then be rather coarser and not as fine as a cake, but still delicious! To do this, first mash the banana with a fork, then whisk with the plant milk and finally add the remaining ingredients and mix everything together.
Vegan Baked Oatmeal in the microwave
As mentioned earlier, you can also cook the Baked Oatmeal in the microwave for about 3 minutes like a mugcake as a single serving. To avoid overboiling, it is helpful to turn off the microwave briefly in between until the Oatmeal sinks again.
How can I store leftover Oatmeal?
You can store leftover Baked Oats covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Then warm it up briefly in the microwave or oven before serving.
Feel free to make the Oatmeal batter ahead of time (the night before, for example) and bake it the next morning.
This Vegan Baked Oatmeal recipe is:
- Dairy-free (lactose-free)
- Can be made gluten-free
- Soft & fluffy
- Quick and easy to make
- Incredibly delicious!
- Perfect for breakfast, dessert or as a snack!
More sweet vegan breakfast recipes
- Chocolate Brioche Buns
- Banana Bread
- Blueberry Scones
- Vegan Nutella
- Pancake Cereal
- French Toast Roll-Ups
- Chocolate Pancakes
- Granola Bars
- Chocolate Granola
- Date Nut Bread
If you try this easy vegan Baked Oats recipe, feel free to leave me a comment and a star rating! And if you share a photo of your baked oatmeal on Instagram, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I love seeing your creations! Enjoy! 🙂
Vegan Baked OatsAuthor:
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Toppings (of your choice)
- ⅔ cup (100 g) blueberries or other fruits, optional
- 2 tbsp slivered almonds or other chopped nuts or chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut sugar optional for sprinkling
*Note: Feel free to check out the recipe video + step-by-step pictures at the top of the post!
- Preheat the oven to 356 °F (180 °C) and grease two small or one large baking dish.
- Add the oats, baking powder, banana, dairy-free milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and garnish with blueberries, slivered almonds, coconut sugar or other toppings as desired.
- Bake the oatmeal in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes (2 small pans will be ready 5 minutes faster. Shallow pans or even smaller portions are usually done faster, too).
- Remove, let cool briefly and enjoy!
- Sweetness: if you like the Baked Oats sweeter, you can add 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup or other syrup or sugar of your choice.
- Nut butter: for more flavor, you can optionally add another 2 tbsp of nut butter (e.g. peanut, hazelnut, cashew or almond butter).
- Chocolate version: just add 1-2 tbsp of cocoa powder plus a splash more plant milk and some chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
- Lava Oats: if you like Lava Cake, you can add a piece of chocolate or a spoonful of vegan Nutella in the middle.
- No blender: Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients into a batter with a spatula or spoon. The Baked Oats will then be rather coarser and not as fine as a cake, but still delicious! For this, first mash the banana with a fork, then whisk with the plant milk and finally add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
- Microwave: You can also cook the Baked Oatmeal like a mugcake as a single serving about 3 minutes in the microwave. To avoid overboiling, it is helpful to turn off the microwave briefly in between until the Oatmeal sinks again.
- More ideas, tips and information about the recipe are mentioned in the blog post above!
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