This Banana Blended Baked Oatmeal recipe is so easy to prepare and is ready in less than 40 minutes! Make it for meal prep as a healthy grab and go breakfast, or prepare it as a treat for guests.
Have you tried my single-serve recipe for Banana Blended Baked Oats?
I’ve made that recipe dozens of times after sharing it, using all sorts of different add-ins for different flavors. It is undoubtedly my go-to treat when I’m craving something sweet but don’t want to consume a lot of excess sugar.
The single serving recipe was inspired by the viral TikTok recipe, but I have adapted it to make what I consider to be the absolute best blended baked oats.
Well, I’m back with a full batch sharable version of that very recipe!
Rather than making just one serving, we’re making 9 servings. Perfect for meal prepping or for sharing with the whole family.
The difference between regular baked oatmeal and blended baked oats is the texture. A classic baked oats recipe turns out dense with the texture of the old-fashioned oats very distinguishable. Blending all of the ingredients for blended oats results in a cake-like breakfast, as the oats become nice and fluffy when combined with the right amount of eggs.
The way the recipe is written, the blended oats do not turn out very sweet. This is my preference, but if you’re serving guests or kids, I recommend adding ¼ to ⅓ cup of any granulated sweetener like brown sugar, coconut sugar, or maple sugar.
I leave the baked oats oil-free only to keep the fat content low, but you can add two tablespoons of avocado oil, melted coconut oil or butter to give the recipe more of a cake vibe.
If you combine these two suggestions (adding more sweetener and some oil), you will end up with a delicious breakfast cake.
In this sense, the recipe can be adapted to be strictly health oriented or it can be turned into a treat. Plus, there are all sorts of flavor variations you can try out by getting creative with the list of ingredients.
Regardless of the level of sweetness you choose, you’ll end up with a delicious breakfast with cake-like texture.
Let’s discuss the healthy ingredients for this baked oatmeal recipe!
Ingredients for Banana Blended Baked Oats:
Rolled Oats: For the best light and fluffy texture, use old fashioned rolled oats rather than quick oats or instant oats. Steel cut oats won’t work with this recipe. Oat flour may work too but I haven’t tested the recipe myself using it.
Ripe Bananas: Use overripe bananas with plenty of brown spots for the best flavor and texture. This banana bread oatmeal cake contains very little added sugar but still tastes sweet.
Eggs: Four (yes, four!) eggs give this yummy recipe the same texture as cake! They fluff up the oats to make them light and airy rather than dense. I wouldn’t recommend using a flax egg replacement for the chicken eggs as the oats will turn out very dense rather than light. If you’re find with that, proceed with the vegan version using flax eggs.
Milk of Choice: I use oat milk, but any dairy or non-dairy milk like unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, or soy milk will work.
Pure Maple Syrup (Optional): In order to bump up the sweetness of this easy banana blended baked oatmeal recipe, we add a touch of pure maple syrup. If you’re serving individuals who have a sweet tooth, skip the pure maple syrup and add ⅓ to ½ cup of brown sugar or regular cane sugar. You can also use sugar-free sweetener if you’d like.
Avocado Oil (Optional): A little avocado oil adds fat for flavor and makes the baked oatmeal more tender. Skip it to keep the recipe lower in fat (that’s what I do).
Ground Cinnamon: Cinnamon gives the blended baked oatmeal a warm and inviting flavor.
Baking Soda: The leavening agent here, baking soda is crucial to bring rise to the recipe to give it a cakey consistency. Don’t skip it unless you have to!
Salt: A pinch of sea salt enhances all of the flavors.
Chocolate Chips (optional): Mix in some chocolate chips to bring added sweetness and fun little pockets of chocolate go. You can add anywhere between ¼ and 1 cup of chocolate chips. White chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips are all great options.
- Add 1 ½ teaspoons of pure vanilla extract if you have it on hand.
- Love the combination of nuts and oats? Add ½ to ⅔ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans.
- Mix in ½ to ⅔ cup of raisins or dried cranberries if you like them.
- Make Double Chocolate Baked Oats by adding 1/3 cup of cocoa powder and use 1/3 cup of granulated sweetener instead of a liquid sweetener.
- Add up to 1/4 cup of protein powder for a greater protein boost.
Now that we’re all lined out on the simple ingredients list, let’s make it!
How to Make Banana Blended Baked Oats:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
Add all of the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until everything is completely combined and a smooth batter forms.
Pour the blended oat mixture into the prepared baking dish. If you’d like, you can sprinkle the batter with chocolate chips – they will sink but this is a great way of getting chocolate chips inside of the baked oats. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the oats are fluffy and test clean.
If you’d like, sprinkle the breakfast cake with more chocolate chips.
Allow the oats to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For the best result, serve the baked oatmeal warm with some honey on top and any of your favorite toppings.
If you do dairy, I highly recommend smearing the breakfast cake with some butter, then drizzling it with honey. Peanut butter and almond butter are excellent toppings as well.
- Follow this recipe to a T for a fluffy cake-like consistency.
- If you love denser oatmeal and you don’t mind a non-fluffy texture, you can use 3 large bananas instead of two. You’ll end up with a stronger banana flavor and a very thick and dense oatmeal.
- Replace the ripe bananas with ⅔ cup of applesauce if you’re allergic to bananas. If you go this route, I recommend adding more sweetener, as the baked oats won’t have much flavor without the bananas.
- If you want to make individual portions, line a muffin tin with muffin papers and make blended oatmeal muffins. Bake them at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
- You can also use individual ramekins to make individual servings. To do so, lightly spray oven-safe ramekins with cooking spray, fill them 2/3 of the way up with batter, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until they test clean.
And that’s it! A yummy healthy breakfast the family can enjoy!
I love how adaptable this recipe is to fit varying dietary needs. Get creative with your changes and additions!
Put this easy breakfast recipe on repeat for meal prep to eat throughout the busy workweek, or make it for special occasions to serve guests.
If you love a good baked oatmeal recipe, also check out these baked oats recipes.
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Vegan Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Mixed Berry and Apple Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Enjoy this yummy oatmeal cake!
Blended Banana Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract optional
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup*
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil optional
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ cup to 1 cup chocolate chips optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
- Add all of the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) to a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until everything is completely combined and a smooth batter forms.
- Pour the blended oat mixture into the prepared baking dish. If you’d like, you can sprinkle the batter with chocolate chips – they will sink but this is a great way of getting chocolate chips inside of the baked oats.
- Bake on the center rack of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until the oats are fluffy and test clean.
- If you’d like, sprinkle the breakfast cake with more chocolate chips.
- Allow the oats to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
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