High Protein Blended Baked Oats

Blended baked oats are a delicious and easy breakfast option that is plant-based and high in protein. Their cake-like texture and light and fluffy consistency are perfect for your day. Plus, they are incredibly versatile and can be flavored with your favorite ingredients, such as chocolate chips, berries, nuts, and spices.

Six different flavors in ramekins before being baked.
Pre-Bake

Blended baked oats are a delicious and easy breakfast option that is sure to become a new favorite. The oats are blended into flour before baking, giving them a cake-like texture in just five minutes. They are also incredibly versatile and can be flavored with your favorite ingredients, such as chocolate chips, berries, nuts, and spices.

One of my favorite flavor combinations is “sundae ice cream” baked oats. This recipe includes chocolate syrup, nuts, and sprinkles; it tastes like a decadent dessert. However, it’s important to note that this version is not the healthiest. I have 13 additional fun flavor combinations below that are healthy.

If you are looking for something else, try making Dark Chocolate Granola with Strawberries or apple cinnamon overnight oats recipe.

Sundae flavored baked oats with a spoon in the dish.

Why You Will Love Blended Baked Oats

  • Perfect for meal prep. You can make a batch of baked oatmeal on the weekend and enjoy it for breakfast throughout the week.
  • Smooth and cake-like texture. Blending the oats into flour before baking gives them a light and fluffy consistency.
  • Easy breakfast. This recipe can be made in five minutes!
  • Versatile. You can customize this recipe with your favorite ingredients, such as chocolate chips, berries, nuts, and spices. You can load up on protein by pairing baked oats with a caramel protein shake!

Ingredients

Ingredients used in making the recipe.
  • Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are whole oats that have been steamed and flattened. They are a good source of fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates.
  • Ripe Banana: Ripe bananas are soft, sweet, and easy to mash. They add natural sweetness and moisture to baked goods. When choosing bananas for this recipe, look for yellow bananas with brown spots. Avoid bananas that are green or have black spots. They are either unripened or over-ripened.
  • Milk or Plant-Based Milk: You can use any milk or plant-based milk in this recipe. Good plant-based milks include almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is a natural sweetener often used in vegan baking. Its rich caramel flavor enhances the flavor of other ingredients. When choosing maple syrup, look for pure maple syrup. Avoid maple syrup that contains added sugar or artificial flavors.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the flavor of many baked goods. It adds a warm, sweet flavor that complements the other ingredients in this recipe.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the batter rise. It comprises baking soda, an acid, and a cornstarch filler. Baking powder is used in many baked goods, such as cakes, muffins, and quick breads.
Side by side pictures oats before baking and after baking.

Personalize This Recipe

The recipe above tastes like mild banana bread and is delicious. But as oatmeal lovers know, oats are easily customized. Get creative and have fun creating your own flavors! The possibilities are endless! Here are some suggestions:

FlavorsAdditional IngredientsRecipe
Apple Cinnamon* 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
* 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Substitute applesauce for the banana. Add applesauce and ground cinnamon to the ingredients and blend normally.
Banana Nut* 1 full ripe mashed banana
* 2 tablespoons chopped nuts
Instead of 1/2 a banana, add one full banana and blend as normal. Pour the oat mixture into the ramekin and top with chopped nuts.
Blueberry* handful of fresh blueberriesPour the oat mixture into the ramekin and top with a handful of blueberries
Brown Sugar and Maple* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 2 tbsp maple syrup
Add the brown sugar and maple syrup to the ingredients and blend normally. Pour into a greased ramekin and bake. Top with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Caramel Macchiato* 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce
* 1 tablespoon of espresso powder
Add to the mixture before baking. Top with additional caramel sauce if desired.
Chocolate* 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
* Drizzle chocolate syrup and/or chips on top
Add the cocoa powder to the ingredients and blend normally. Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and/or chocolate chips.
Funfetti * 1/4 cup of sprinklesStir in sprinkles before baking.
Lemon Blueberry* Handful of blueberries
* 1 tbsp lemon zest
Add the lemon zest to the ingredients and blend as normal. Pour into the ramakin and top with blueberries.
Peanut Butter and Jelly* 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
* 1 tablespoon jelly or jam
Add peanut butter to the ingredients and blend. Pour the oat mixture into a ramekin, top with your favorite jelly, and bake.
Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chocolate Chip* 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
* 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
* 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips
Add cocoa powder and peanut butter to the ingredients and blend. Pour the oat mixture into a ramekin. Sprinkle a handful of vegan chocolate chips on top and bake.
Pumpkin Spice* 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin spice Add pumpkin spice to the ingredients and blend
Snickers * 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
* 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips
* 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts
Stir in all ingredients after blending and before baking. Top with extra chips and peanuts.
Sundae* 2 tbsp cocoa powder
* 2 tablespoons of vegan chocolate chips
* 1 tablespoon of sprinkles
* 1 tablespoon of chopped nuts
Add cocoa powder to the ingredients and blend. Pour the oat mixture into a ramekin. Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and sprinkle chocolate chips, sprinkles, and peanuts.

* Chocolate lovers will appreciate more chocolate flavor by adding extra chocolate chips.


Baked oats with blueberries.

Expert Tips

  • Use fresh baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps create a cake-like texture. Over time, baking powder loses its potency, so it is important to use fresh baking powder for the best results.
  • Grease the ramekin: Greasing the ramekin prevents the oats from sticking to the sides and makes it easier to remove the oatmeal.
  • Use a high-speed blender: A high-speed blender is necessary to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency for the blended oats.
  • Use the right oats: Rolled oats (also known as old-fashioned oats) are the best for this recipe. They have a slightly chewy texture and a nutty flavor. Steel-cut oats are not recommended.
  • Blend into a fine texture: This will help to create a smoother and more cake-like texture for the oatmeal.
Baked oats with chocolate syrup and chopped peanuts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make blended baked oats ahead of time?

Yes, blended baked oats can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. This makes them a great option for meal prep or for busy mornings when you don’t have time to cook from scratch.
To make ahead of time, follow the recipe as directed, but do not bake the oats. Instead, pour the blended oat mixture into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, remove the mixture from the refrigerator and bake it according to the recipe instructions.

Can I use steel-cut oats for the recipe?

Some recipes say you can use steel-cut oats. However, I would not recommend this recipe in my trials. This recipe has a cake-like texture; you cannot achieve the same texture with steel cut oats.

How do I store blended baked oats?

Countertop: Place in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap and store on the counter for up to 2 days at room temperature.
Refrigerator: Place in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freezer: Allow the oats to cool fully, place them in an airtight container, and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Baked oats with a spoonful of the oats.
Sunday ice cream style baked oats.

Blended Baked Oats: TikTok Breakfast Trend You Need to Try

Vegan baked oats are a delicious and healthy breakfast option that is perfect for busy mornings. They are made with simple, whole-food ingredients and are dairy-free and egg-free. Blending the oats before baking creates a light and fluffy texture, similar to a cake.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: all
Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 high speed blender
  • 1 ramakin

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats, old-fashioned oats, or oat flour
  • ½ banana mashed
  • ¼ cup milk/plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Prep: Preheat your microwave to high power and grease an 8-ounce heat-safe ramekin with non-stick cooking spray or neutral oil.
  • Blend: In a blender, combine all of the base ingredients (rolled oats, ripe banana, plant-based milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and baking powder) and blend until smooth.
  • Bake: Pour the blended oat mixture into the prepared ramekin and top with your favorite toppings (such as chocolate chips, berries, nuts, or seeds). Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until the oats are fully cooked.
  • Enjoy: Let the oatmeal cool for a few minutes before enjoying it.

Notes

  • Make sure to use ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are sweeter and have a more intense flavor than unripe bananas. 
  • Use a high-speed blender to get the smoothest texture possible. The smoother the batter, the fluffier the oats will be.
  • Don’t overfill the ramekin. The oats will rise as they bake.  When filling your ramekin, leave about one inch of extra space.  This will give the oats room to rise. 
  • Storing: Place in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • For flavor ideas, check out the flavors table in the blog post.
Enjoy warm or cold!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Blended Baked Oats: TikTok Breakfast Trend You Need to Try
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
305
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Sodium
 
246
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
61
g
20
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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