These healthy blended baked oats are a cross between a bowl of oatmeal and a blueberry muffin and are absolutely delicious! Moist, fluffy, and full of flavor, these baked oats are an easy breakfast or meal prep idea that is perfect for busy weekday mornings.
If you’re on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve likely seen videos of the viral blended baked oats going around. From chocolate chip to carrot cake to pumpkin, it seems like everyone is giving blender baked oats a try, so I decided to jump in the mix and, let me tell you, they did not disappoint!
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While similar to classic baked oats, which I’m a huge fan of and have shared many baked oats recipes before, blended baked oats are super easy to make – just blend, bake, and enjoy! So, if you’ve yet to hop on the blended oats train, I highly suggest you give it a try. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, but once you get the base recipe down you can mix up the flavors, fillings, and toppings any way that you like.
What are blended baked oats?
Blended baked oats are made by grinding rolled oats in a blender to create oat flour, which is combined with a banana, egg, milk, and leavening agents to create a moist, fluffy, muffin-looking, cake-like breakfast that is absolutely delicious.
What You’ll Need
You will need the following ingredients to make this baked blended oats recipe:
- Rolled Oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats will work best, unfortunately, steel-cut oats will not work for blender baked oats.
- Banana: To add moisture and texture, the riper the banana the better.
- Milk: You can use any type of milk you like.
- Egg: To add a bit of protein and ensure the oats are fluffy.
- Maple Syrup: To add a bit of sweetness. You can use honey if you prefer or omit it completely if you like.
- Baking Powder: To lighten the texture and help the oats rise.
- Salt: To season and activate the leavening agent.
- Vanilla Extract: To enhance the flavors.
- Blueberries: To add more fiber, flavor, and color to the baked oats. See the section below for other filling and flavor options.
In addition to the above, I like to serve my baked blended oats with a dollop of Greek yogurt to post the protein content of my breakfast.
To Make them Gluten-Free: No adaptations are needed, just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
To Make them Dairy-Free: Swap the milk for almond milk or oat milk.
To Make them Vegan: Swap the milk for a cup of almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk, and swap the egg for a “flax egg”.
How to Make Blended Baked Oats:
Making baked blended oats is incredibly easy and only requires 3 simple steps:
- Blend: Add the ingredients to a blender and blend until a smooth batter is formed.
- Pour: Pour the batter into small ramekins.
- Bake: Transfer the ramekins to the oven to bake until fluffy and golden.
That’s it! Once the oats have been baked, they can be served immediately or covered and stored in the fridge or freezer.
Red’s Nutrition Tip
While these baked oats might look and taste like cake, they are, in fact, a healthy breakfast and a fun way to mix up your morning oatmeal! This recipe is a good reminder that healthy eating doesn’t need to be boring or bland, and a little creativity in the kitchen goes a long way when it comes to creating a sustainable, healthy, and balanced diet and lifestyle.
While I opted to go the blueberry route with my recipe, you can flavor blended baked oats any way that you like. Once you’ve got the base recipe down, you can add any mix-ins you like, other flavor options could include:
- Carrot Cake: Add shredded carrots, chopped walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter: Add cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and peanut butter.
- Apple Cinnamon: Add chopped apple and cinnamon.
- Pumpkin Pie: Swap the banana for pumpkin puree and add pumpkin pie spice mix.
In addition to the above, you can also add toppings to boost the protein, fiber, and fat content of the meal.
- To boost the protein, top the oats with yogurt, Greek yogurt, skyr, or cottage cheese.
- To boost the fiber, top the oats with additional blueberries, strawberries, chopped apples, or other fruit of your choice.
- To boost the fat, add chopped nuts, drizzle your oats almond butter, or peanut butter, or top them with a bit of full-fat dairy, such as yogurt or milk.
Yes! Blended oats are made of whole foods and are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. The process of blending oats, along with other ingredients, does not diminish the nutritional value in any way.
While it is not overpowering, blended oats do have a slight banana flavor.
If you’d prefer to omit the banana, you can swap it for 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree or 1/2 cup of applesauce.
Yes, simply puree all the ingredients in the blender and pour the batter into ramekins, as outlined in the instructions below, and then cook them in the microwave for 3-5 minutes until they have risen.
Simply cut the recipe in half and transfer the batter to one ramekin and bake as per instructions. You can also make the double serving and store the second portion in the fridge or freezer.
Storage + Reheating
To Store: Allow baked oats to cool completely, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To Freeze: Once cooled, cover the ramekins with a lid or cover them with plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To Reheat: The oats can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Ensure the oats are completely thawed before reheating.
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Blended Baked Oats
With a cake-like texture, these blended baked oats feel just like you’re having dessert for breakfast while being a healthy and high-fiber meal.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 ramekins 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 egg, cracked
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup berries
- 1 cup yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two oven-safe, 6 to 8-ounce ramekins with butter or cooking spray. (See notes for microwave instructions.)
- In a blender, add rolled oats, milk, banana, egg, maple syrup, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract, and blend or puree until a smooth batter is formed. (If your blender is not very strong, add the rolled oats on their own and blitz them into an oat flour, and then add the remaining ingredients and blend until a smooth batter forms.)
- Pour the mixture into the ramekins and then sprinkle blueberries, dividing them evenly across the two ramekins.
- Transfer ramekins to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until they have risen and are slightly golden around the edges.
- Once baked, remove them from the oven, allow them to cool slightly, and then serve as it or with toppings of your choice.
- Any leftovers can be stored, covered with a lid or plastic wrap, in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
To Make Blended Baked Oats in the Microwave: Follow steps 1-3 as outlined, then place ramekins in the microwave and cook on high for 3-5 minutes until oats have risen and are fully cooked.
- Serving Size: 1 ramekin
- Calories: 372 calories
- Sugar: 26 grams
- Fat: 3 grams
- Carbohydrates: 70 grams
- Fiber: 7 grams
- Protein: 12 grams
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