March 26, 2021

by Alyssa

Blended Vegan Baked Oatmeal

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This easy blended vegan baked oatmeal is made with banana, chocolate chips, almond butter and maple syrup. It's a healthy breakfast idea that tastes incredibly decadent and makes you feel like you're eating cake. This is our vegan version of that viral tik tok baked oats recipe!

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When I first saw the blended baked oats recipes circulating on Instagram, I was skeptical. Everyone was talking about how good it was, but I just wasn't sold.

It seemed silly to me.

That was…until I tried it. I can honestly tell you, this is 100% worth the hype! It's so easy to make, tastes absolutely incredible and it makes you feel like you're eating cake for breakfast. I knew I wanted to create my own version – and one that many of you would like as well – so we went with an egg-free version that is still every bit as light and fluffy as the traditional recipe!

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How to Make Vegan Baked Oatmeal with a Blender

Similar to how you might make traditional vegan baked oatmeal, these blended baked oats are essentially just all the same ingredients, blended up! Then you'll pour them into ramekins and bake them up!

For the ingredients, you'll need:

  • Rolled oats: you'll want to use either quick cooking or regular rolled oats. Steel cut won't blend well enough and makes the cake a little too thick.
  • Banana: for lightness, sweetness and fluff factor, the banana is definitely prominent, but not overpowering.
  • Almond milk: we just use a little liquid to blend it up and you can feel free to use any milk you'd like.
  • Almond butter: nut butter adds a bit of healthy fat, as well as flavor. I love that almond butter also amps up the protein a little bit!
  • Maple syrup: you don't necessarily *need* more sweetness, but the maple really does round out the flavor.
  • Baking powder: since we're not using eggs, the baking powder will help make the blended baked oats nice and fluffy
  • Sea salt: and finally just a pinch of salt helps to boost the flavor and make the whole recipe taste amazing!

You'll also see that I used chocolate chips! More on the mix-ins in a second 😉

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Mix-In Ideas for a Breakfast Casserole

Want to make your vegan baked oatmeal a bit more interesting? That's what the mix-ins are for! If you want to a different mix-in that we've used here, just use the same amount and you can use them as a 1:1 swap.

Here are some of my favorite mix-ins:

  • chocolate chips
  • blueberries
  • chopped strawberries
  • grated apple
  • chopped walnuts
  • chopped dates
  • dried raisins/cranberries
  • grated carrot
  • grated zucchini

Basically anything you might add into a muffin or quick bread, you can do that with these vegan baked oats!

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Tips & Substitutions

If there are some items on this list that don't work for you, here are some of my tips for making swaps in the recipe:

  • Oats: if you can't do oats, quinoa flakes also work well!
  • Almond butter: any nut or seed butter will work
  • Banana: 1/4 cup of applesauce can be used
  • Almond milk: any milk can be used, including flavored!
  • Maple syrup: honey or any other liquid sweetener

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Can I Make Baked Oatmeal Ahead of Time?

Baked oatmeal is great for meal prep! You can either store it in the fridge and reheat it, OR you can store it in the freezer!

For the fridge

Allow the oatmeal to cool completely. Pop a cover/seal onto the container and place in the fridge for 4 – 5 days. To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds or back in the oven at 250ºF for 15(ish) minutes.

For the freezer

If you want to freeze your vegan baked oats, again allow it to cool completely. Cover it and pop it in the freezer. For reheating, remove it from the freezer and pop it in the microwave for 60(ish) seconds until hot. Or you can put it back in the oven (from frozen) and heat it on 300ºF for 15 – 20 minutes.

More Vegan Oatmeal Recipes

Vegan Blended Baked Oatmeal

This easy vegan baked oatmeal with banana, chocolate chips, almond butter and maple syrup is naturally sweetened and made in a blender!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 235kcal
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4.8 from 20 votes

Ingredients

for topping

  • drizzle of almond butter

Instructions

For the blended baked oatmeal base

  • Add the oats, banana, almond milk, almond butter, syrup, baking powder, extract, and salt into a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spray two ramekins with cooking spray. Pour the contents of the blender into the ramekins. Top with a few extra chocolate chips if desired.

To cook in the oven

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake for 23 -25 minutes until the top is golden and the cake feels mostly firm to the touch. Remove and let cool slightly. Top with almond butter and enjoy.

To cook in the microwave

  • Place both ramekins in the microwave. Cook on high for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove, let cool slightly and top with almond butter.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cake | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I love how it tastes like cake but it’s actually nutrient rich oatmeal! I add 1/8 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp cinnamon to make my baked oats taste like golden milk

  2. I added 1/8 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp cinnamon for a golden milk-inspired baked oats. I also folded in 3 tbsp of whipped aquafaba to make the baked oats even fluffier

  3. These are AMAZING!!! I’ve shared the recipe with at least 10 people and they all LOVE how easy and versatile this recipe is. I tried it with quinoa flakes, pecans, and cinnamon today — it was fantastic. I made four different batches today and have half in the fridge and half in the freezer.

  4. Has anyone tried freezing the batter in the ramekins to cook later? I have a lot of bananas that need using and wanted to make a batch.

    • If you want to freeze your vegan baked oats, again allow it to cool completely. Cover it and pop it in the freezer. For reheating, remove it from the freezer and pop it in the microwave for 60(ish) seconds until hot. Or you can put it back in the oven (from frozen) and heat it on 300ºF for 15 – 20 minutes. Enjoy!!

  5. This was really good! Moist and still felt like healthy cake. I blended the oats by itself first to make sure it was smooth and then added the other ingredients. I added blueberries and cinnamon 🙂 I’d love to try this with shredded carrots and spices to make it like carrot cake! Will make again

    • Love the addition of blueberries and cinnamon! and SUCH a good idea to do carrot cake!!

  6. Hey! I tried this today and it was incredibly delicious 😍 I used applesauce instead of 1/2 banana and topped mine with cherries before they went into the oven.
    Will be making it again tomorrow haha
    Thank you for the delicious recipe! 💕

  7. Hi, I made this yesterday and it tasted amazing but It didn’t rise much as it did in your video. I’m a bit confused with the baking powder because in the video I saw you used a teaspoin measure for the baking powder but said 3/4 in the voiceover, but in the blog post you said 1/2 tsp. So what is the actual measure for baking powder?

  8. Hi, I made this yesterday and it tasted amazing but I didn’t rise much as it is in your video. I’m a bit confused with the baking powder because in the video I saw you used a teaspoin measure for the baking powder but said 3/4 in the voiceover, but in the blog post you said 1/2 tsp. So what is the actual measure for baking powder?

  9. I love how easy (and delicious!) this is!! I’ve made it a few times and my husband and I love it!

  10. Hi Alyssa! I tried your recipe today and it was delicious. However, it didn’t rise as much as it did in your video. The baking powder amount you say in the voiceover of your video is 3/4 tsp, I took a close look at the video and saw that you used a teaspoon measure, and in the blog post you write a 1/2 a tsp. So what if the actual measurement of the baking powder?

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