Blended Baked Oats for one person! This single-serve banana baked oatmeal recipe contains no added sweetener, is gluten-free, dairy-free, and a good source of protein! Inspired by the viral recipe on TikTok, this protein-infused rendition is a true delight.
Have you seen viral TikTok recipe for Blended Baked Oats circulating social media?
Well as soon as I was privy to it, I had to jump on board, because your girl loves oats!
Plus, I was also intrigued by the blended smooth batter for a cake-like breakfast, as I knew the texture would turn out like heavenly cake versus the traditional texture of oatmeal.
That’s exactly what happens! We basically make healthy oatmeal cake, which is pure decadence!
What Makes This Recipe Different?:
While there are many ways this blended banana baked oats recipe can be approached, I like keeping it simple and refined sugar-free.
That means few ingredients, very little prep, and no extra sweetener.
Plus, I add protein powder for a macronutrient boost to take a balanced approach to this tasty breakfast.
In this sense, we’re left with a delicious oatmeal recipe that is packed with complex carbohydrates and a decent dose of protein to get the day started on the right foot.
If you’re mindful of pre or post workout meals and snacks, this one is a great one for us gym goers.
Let’s discuss the simple ingredients needed for this healthy breakfast recipe.
Blended Baked Oats Ingredients:
Rolled Oats: The star of the show in blended baked oats is whole rolled oats. Old fashioned oatmeal or rolled oats work best for the dreamiest texture, but you can try it with quick oats if that’s what you have on hand. I use sprouted gluten-free oats.
If you have oat flour, you can replace the oats with 1/3 cup of oat flour.
I haven’t tested the recipe with steel cut oats but I’m betting some adjustments would need to be made for it to work out, as steel cut oats require more time and often more liquid than regular oats.
Banana: We just need half of a ripe banana to add natural sweetness, creamy texture, and volume to this breakfast. This is our only source of sugar (unless you add chocolate chips), so be sure it’s nice and ripe for the best flavor!
If you’re allergic to bananas or if you don’t like the flavor, you can replace it with 1/3 cup of mashed cooked sweet potato or pumpkin puree. If you do so, you’ll want to add sweetener as sweet potatoes aren’t quite as sweet as bananas.
Protein Powder: I add one scoop of my favorite protein powder (which is about 1 1/2 tablespoons) for extra protein. I use goat whey protein, which has no added flavors or sweeteners, but I’m betting vanilla protein powder would be delicious. Use hemp protein powder for plant-based.
Egg: One egg helps the baked oatmeal rise and become fluffy. It also adds protein, healthy fats, and choline for a healthy breakfast.
If you are egg-free, you can replace the chicken egg with a flax egg. The texture will be dense and the oats won’t rise, but they will still taste great.
Milk of Choice: Use your favorite regular milk or non-dairy milk. You’ll need ¼ cup. Unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, cow’s milk, cashew milk, coconut milk or soy milk all work great.
Baking Soda: A touch of baking soda helps the blended oats rise and also keeps them held together nicely so that they bake evenly.
Sea Salt: A pinch of salt enhances all of the individual flavors in the oatmeal and also brings out the flavor of sweetness so that this tastes like a treat without the need for added sugar.
Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds such luscious flavor to any baked treat! I add it to my cookies and brownies every time. Adding it to oatmeal is just a surefire way of getting a great result.
Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips
For a peanut butter flavor, add 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and enjoy the finished product with a dollop of peanut butter. You can also use almond butter or any nut or seed butter.
If you have pure vanilla extract on hand, add ¼ teaspoon. It will add warmth and depth of flavor to the blended oatmeal.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans or walnuts for a nutty adventure.
If you love a sweeter treat and are looking for more of a dessert vibe, add 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, honey, regular cane sugar, coconut sugar, or brown sugar. Any liquid sweetener or granulated sweetener will work.
For a double chocolate version, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, another tablespoon of milk, and a tablespoon of sweetener of your choosing to cut the bitterness of the chocolate. Also be sure to add the dark chocolate chips.
This is a great way of enjoying your morning oats with different flavors so you never get tired of your breakfast. For instance, carrot cake, apple cinnamon, blueberry lemon, and cinnamon roll would all be amazing adaptations.
Now that we’ve covered the list of ingredients for this easy breakfast, let’s make this amazing breakfast that tastes like a chocolate chip cookie!
How to Make Blended Banana Baked Oats:
Add all of the ingredients for the banana blended baked oats to a small blender (I use my Magic Bullet) and blend until completely creamy. A small food processor will work too.
Pour the oat mixture into an oven-safe bowl or 8-ounce ramekin (it will need to be able to hold 8 ounces or more). If desired, stir chocolate chips into the oatmeal mixture or sprinkle them on top. Place the ramekin on a cookie sheet (in case the mixture overflows. It shouldn’t, but better safe than sorry to avoid any oven cleanup).
Bake the blended oats on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the oats have set up.
Remove the blended baked oats from the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes, then serve.
You can serve this delicious breakfast with your favorite toppings such as sliced bananas, a dollop of almond butter (or nut butter of choice), chocolate chips, and a drizzle of your favorite non-dairy milk. Enjoy!
If you have any leftovers, cover the ramekin with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If you don’t own a blender, you can easily prepare this recipe by mashing the banana and stirring everything together until it’s well-combined. Follow the same instructions for baking.
The texture will be like regular baked oatmeal instead of a cake-like texture, but it will still be delicious.
Can I Use a Microwave?:
If you don’t want to take the time to bake a single serving of oatmeal, I’ve got you. You can easily turn this into a microwave mug cake type of a situation. Simply follow all of the instructions and be sure to use a big enough mug, bowl, or ramekin (it needs to be able to hold at least 8 ounces) so that the oats can rise without overflowing the container.
Microwave on high heat (most microwaves are defaulted to high) for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the oats have completely set up and test clean.
So there you have it! A banana bread treat to quench your sweet tooth any time the craving for a bowl of oats strikes.
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More Recipes Using Oats:
- Vegan Peach Pie Bars
- 5-Ingredient Vegan Blackberry Pie Bars
- Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
- Vegan Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Mixed Berry Apple Baked Oatmeal
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Blended oatmeal all day every day!
Blended Baked Oats
- 2 Tbsp chocolate chips optional
- 1 Tbsp almond butter or peanut butter optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add all of the ingredients for the banana blended baked oats to a small blender (I use my Magic Bullet) and blend until completely creamy. A small food processor will work too.
- Pour the oat mixture into an oven-safe bowl or 8-ounce ramekin. If desired, stir chocolate chips into the oatmeal mixture or sprinkle them on top. Place the ramekin on a cookie sheet (in case the mixture overflows. It shouldn’t, but better safe than sorry to avoid any oven cleanup).
- Bake the blended oats on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the oats have set up.
- Remove the blended baked oats from the oven, allow it to cool for a few minutes, then serve. You can serve this delicious breakfast with your favorite toppings such as sliced bananas, a dollop of almond butter (or nut butter of choice), chocolate chips, and a drizzle of your favorite non-dairy milk. Enjoy!
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