This Vegan Baked Oatmeal with chocolate chips recipe is where breakfast meets dessert! With just 8 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, you'll be diving into a healthy breakfast that tastes like a heavenly fusion of cake and banana bread!
I came across the trend of blended and baked oats on TikTok and I knew I had to try it immediately! All of the baked oatmeal recipes I came across used eggs and milk, so I knew I had to make a vegan version, and I am so glad I did as this has quickly become my new breakfast obsession!
When the oats are blended and baked up it cooks just like a cake. The blended oat cake is warm and super moist from the banana, so it tastes like you are eating a cross between cake and banana bread. I love to sprinkle chocolate chips on top of mine which get all melty in the oven. YUM. You can enjoy your vegan baked oats plain, or dress them up a little with your favorite toppings (I added a drizzle of natural peanut butter).
This recipe makes a single serving, but feel free to multiply the recipe as needed to make several individual servings.
Are baked oats healthy for you? Yes! Baked oats are just as healthy as making oatmeal. With rolled oats, plant-based milk, and banana this makes a nutritious breakfast option. Even though it tastes like cake, it's super healthy for you!
Is it OK to eat baked oats every day? It sure is! A diet rich in whole grains (such as oats) is shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and stroke. Source.
Are baked oats as healthy as overnight oats? Yep! They contain the same ingredients so they are just as healthy, it's just a different way to enjoy them.
Do you have to blend the oat mixture? To get the cake-like consistency you will need a blender, but if you don't have one, you can simply mash the banana with a fork, and then blend everything together. Let rest for 10 minutes before baking so that the oats can absorb the moisture, then bake as usual. The final texture will be more textured similar to bread pudding.
Can I eat baked oats as a snack? Of course,! This is one of my favorite treats for when I'm craving dessert but want something healthy. It's also nice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top 😉
Can I make more than one serving? Yes, you can! Just multiply the recipe as needed and then divide it among 10oz/ 284g ramekins and bake as usual.
Can I make one large vegan baked oatmeal that will serve multiple people? Yes, just multiply the recipe as needed and pour it into a larger baking dish and bake at 350℉ (180℃) until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (about 25 minutes, but time will vary based on how big or small you make it so keep an eye on it).
How to Make Vegan Baked Oats:
Preheat your oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Add the banana, oats, plant-based milk, maple syrup, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to a blender.
Blend until completely smooth. (Makes about 1 cup of batter)
Pour into a 10oz/ 284g ramekin (or similar-sized oven-proof bowl). Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the vegan baked oatmeal to cool for 5 -10 minutes, add desired toppings if using and enjoy warm. I like to drizzle mine with peanut butter, but you could also top it more maple syrup, almond butter, chopped nuts such as walnuts, an extra sprinkle of cinnamon, coconut flakes, chopped apple, a sprinkle of salt, fresh berries such as blueberries, banana slices, vegan nutella, or even ice cream!
These vegan baked oats are best enjoyed fresh. If you want to prep ahead you can prepare the uncooked batter and store it in the fridge in an air-tight container overnight, then bake fresh in the morning. Note that the batter may turn a darker brown due to the banana.
This vegan baked oatmeal is:
- easy to make
- single serving
- tastes like a cross between banana bread and cake!
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Vegan Baked Oatmeal - Chocolate Chip
- 1 small ripe banana, (3oz/ 85g when peeled)
- ½ cup oats, old fashioned, 1-minute oats, or instant (gluten-free if preferred)
- ⅓ cup plant-based milk, (such as oat or soy)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, (or sweetener of choice)
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips, (add more to taste)
- Optional toppings: peanut butter, maple syrup, chopped nuts, sprinkle of cinnamon, coconut flakes, fresh berries, banana slices, or ice cream!
- Preheat your oven to 350℉ (180℃).
- Add the banana, oats, plant-based milk, maple syrup, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to a blender and blend until completely smooth. (Makes about 1 cup of batter)
- Pour into a 10oz/ 284g ramekin (or similar sized oven-proof baking dish). Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 5 -10 minutes, add desired toppings if using and enjoy warm. These vegan baked oats are best enjoyed fresh. If you want to prep ahead you can prepare the uncooked batter and store it in the fridge in an air-tight container overnight, then bake fresh in the morning. Note that the batter may turn a darker brown due to the banana.