If you’re looking for a sweet breakfast treat that’s healthy and delicious, baked oats are here for you.

I’ve been eating these oats every morning for the last six days. I saw them everywhere on Tiktok for a solid week before I caved and decide to make a tiny batch to give them a try. I don’t know why I didn’t try baked oats earlier because like a lot of other Tiktok viral recipes, they’re SO GOOD.

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Tiktok baked oats

Unlike your regular baked oats (which is essentially oatmeal but baked) the oats for tiktok baked oats are blended into oat flour and then baked up into a little cake. You can mix in anything your heart desires, get the heart health benefits of oats, and eat cake! If you like your oatmeal gooey you can under bake it a bit and it’ll taste kind of like the soft middle of a really good oatmeal cookie. If you like cake, you can bake it until it’s tall and fluffy. It’s infinitely customizable and I love it because it keeps me full for a long time.

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Baked oats vs baked oatmeal

To be honest, baked oats aren’t a new thing. Baked oatmeal has been around for a very long time: instead of cooking oatmeal in a pot on the stove, oats are mixed up with milk and sometimes egg, baked up into a breakfast casserole type dish. The difference between classic baked oatmeal and Tiktok baked oats are in how they’re prepared. The tiktok version is blended into oat flour whereas regular baked oatmeal is oat that’s baked.

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How to make baked oats

Baked oats have got to be the easiest sweet oatmeal treat out there, just blend, mix, and bake!

  1. Blend. Add oats, milk, egg, banana, sweetener, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Mix. Stir in your add ins: fruit, chocolate, spices, nut butters, anything you love.
  3. Bake. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

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Baked oats ingredients

  • Oats: the best oats for baked oatmeal are rolled oats or quick oats. Steel cut oats won’t work because you need to soak them.
  • Milk: you can use any milk or milk alternative you like, even oat milk!
  • Egg: an egg adds protein and makes these oats more cake-like.
  • Banana: the banana helps thicken the oats and gives it heft and body. Bananas also add a bit of sweetness.
  • Sweetener: You can use any sweetener you like: maple syrup, honey, brown sugar.
  • Baking powder: a little bit of baking powder will give your oats some lift and fluffiness.
  • Salt: a pinch of salt will help bring out the sweet flavors and accentuate the flavor of oats.
  • Mix-ins: fruit, nut butters, nuts, chocolate, cookies, granola, anything really!

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What kind of oats do I need for baked oats?

The best oats to use are rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, or quick oats.

Do I need a blender?

Yes, if you’re looking to make Tiktok baked oats, you need a blender. However, you can bake up oatmeal without blending it, it just won’t look like a cake.

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What should I bake my oats in?

You can bake your oats in any oven safe dish or oven safe mug that holds 1 1/4 cup. To find out if your dish or mug does this, take a measuring cup and pour 1 1/4 cup of water into it. There should be a little bit of space on top still. If it fits, it sits and you’re good to go.

Can I microwave baked oats?

Yes, if you don’t have an oven, you can microwave your oats for 2-3 minutes, or until it puffs up and looks baked through. The texture will be more dense as it cools, so enjoy it right away!

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What if I don’t want to use an egg?

If you don’t want to use an egg, you can just leave it out – I like the egg for the extra protein and fluffiness it provides. If you don’t use an egg your oats won’t come out rising as high and won’t be as cake-y. You can also substitute 1/4 cup thick Greek yogurt. If you’re vegan, you can substitute a flax seed egg: 1 tablespoon flax seeds mixed with 2.5 tablespoons of water, thickened for 5 minutes.

Do I need a banana for baked oats?

Bananas add sweetness and help with the texture – it also has the added bonus of making the oats taste a little like banana bread. If you don’t have a banana, you can sub 1/2 cup Greek yogurt along with some extra sweetener.

Variations

There so many variations you can make! Here are some of my favorites that I’ve tried, some healthy and some extra decadent.

  • Chocolate: mix in 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, and 1-2 tablespoons chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon bun: stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1-2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • White chocolate and raspberries: stir in 1-2 tablespoons white chocolate and 1/3 cup raspberries
  • Banana Chocolate Chip: stir in extra banana slices and 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • Blueberry muffin: stir in 1/3 cup blueberries and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Strawberry cheesecake: stir in 1/3 cup sliced strawberries and 1-2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • Raspberry coconut: stir in 1/3 cup raspberries and 1-2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • Oreo: stir in 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1-2 crushed oreos, and 1-2 tablespoons chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter and jelly: stir in 1-2 tablespoons each of your favorite nut butter and jelly
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Baked Oats

If you’re looking for a sweet breakfast treat that’s healthy and delicious, baked oats are here for you.
Serves 1
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 small banana or 1/2 large banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth and combined.
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  • Stir in any add ins (see post for ideas!) - then, pour the batter into a lightly greased 8 ounce ramekin, oven safe mug, or oven safe dish.
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  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges pull away, the top springs back, and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove, let cool slightly and enjoy!
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Notes

If you want your oatmeal on the gooey side, bake for 15 minutes.
Estimated nutrition doesn't include add-ins.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baked Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.5g13%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Cholesterol 169mg56%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 590mg17%
Carbohydrates 62.4g21%
Fiber 5.7g24%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 13.6g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 Comments

  1. Kamaljeet says:

    5 stars
    I tried it this morning , turned out so good. I topped it with chopped walnuts and shredded coconut

  2. kaitland says:

    5 stars
    this was really good, i made a chocolate version. it is very gooey though maybe bake for 30 minutes. took it out at 20 minutes and it wasn’t done. still very yummy! love you’re blog

    1. Rachel Ellis says:

      5 stars
      Hey, so how many calories are we talking for the varantions? I’m making the chocolate baked oats today! Mmmm…. so good!

  3. Margaret Devlin says:

    okay so I know that the whole point is that it’s like a little cake, but do you think that it would work as pancakes?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi margaret, the batter is a little bit thin but it would work! you can also use it in a waffle maker :)

  4. Nikky says:

    Can’t wait to make this. I was wondering if the variations are based on 1 or 2 serves?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi nikky,
      the variations are for one recipe (one serving) but it’s pretty big so you can split it into two servings :)

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