baked oats

Swap your daily porridge and fall in love with delicious Baked Oats


Rolled oats, porridge oats, steel cut oats, pinhead oats, whatever you call your oats, one thing is sure, they are good for you! Oats are traditionally seen as a carbohydrate, but they do contain a healthy amount of protein too! Oats also contain fibre called beta-glucan which helps you feel fuller, slows the rate of digestion and can also stop you feeling hungry! Oats have good amounts of Iron, B Vitamins, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc making them well worth considering as a pantry staple! Why baked oats? Baking the oats gives them an almost cake like texture – completely different to porridge!

spoonful of baked oats
Cake like texture of baked oats

The Baked Oats Recipe

As this is a plant based blog, this recipe for baked oats replaces the egg with banana, alternatively, you could use pureed apple. I have also added half a spoon of flax (ground linseeds) to help with the binding but you can miss this out if you need to. Obviously you need oats – whatever you have will work, then your choice of liquid – water, milk, even yogurt, or a combination. A pinch of salt and a bit of baking powder are the other ingredients you need, although I have also added a bit of nut butter. What else you add to your baked oats is up to you! You can make them plain and add your extras after, or you can bake them into the dish whilst cooking. I like adding berries, nuts and chocolate chips – separately or all together depending on my mood! I love adding coconut too and a sprinkle of mixed spice goes perfectly with oats. If you are after a more decadent baked oats, hide a spoonful or two of nut butter, chocolate spread or biscoff spead in the centre before baking!

Baked Oats
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: baked oats, breakfast, oatmeal, oats, porridge, vegan recipes
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 50 g oats
  • 75 ml milk (or water/yogurt)
  • 50 g banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed (can omit if you must)
  • 1 teaspoon nut butter (can omit or swap for choc/lotus spread)
  • extras of choice: fruit, nuts, chocolate, peanut butter, spice,
  1. Put everything (except your extras) in a mini mixer (or blender) and pulse until you have a semi-smooth batter.

  2. Either, divide into 2 ramekins, then add your extras by pushing them in (then you can customise each one), or, fold in your extras, then divide the mix into 2 ramekins.

  3. Bake in the oven at gas mark 4 (350f / 180c) for around 20-25 minutes. Alternatively (if you are in a hurry), pop then in the microwave for two to two & a half minutes.

  4. Remember the dishes will be very hot. Add any extra toppings.


More oat recipes

If you are after more oat recipes, have a look at these Overnight Oats, or learn to make the Perfect Porridge. If you love your breakfast with chocolate, then chocolate porridge is a great start to the day! Are you looking for something crunchier? Homemade granola stays fresh for ages and is great for customising to your tastes. If you prefer toast for breakfast, then make this simple but delicious oat bread! If you really can’t face oats for breakfast, make these tahini flapjacks for afternoon tea instead!

What do I need?

You can (as with most of my recipes), make your baked oats as simple or elaborate as you wish!

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Serve your baked oats with your favourite toppings. I often eat mine as they are, or sometimes I add a spoonful of natural yogurt. As I love spice, I might sprinkle some on top, and add nuts, seeds or coconut too. A drizzle of your favourite syrup or sauce works well – maple syrup is great, so is chocolate, or even a spoonful or two of jam. Load the oats with fresh or frozen fruit, especially berries, mango and banana. Then make more baked oats again the next day and try different flavours!

baked oats
Baked crunchy peanut butter oats with yogurt & pomegranate


This is something which I recommend making and eating immediately. You can of course store any leftovers in the fridge for a couple of days, but the texture will change when you reheat it (although it’s good cold too)!

baked oats
Fluffy textured baked oats


I hope you have a go at making baked oats! What are you baking in yours? Or are you adding more flavours after cooking? I love seeing your adaptions and interpretations of my recipes and I’d love to see your photos of baked oats! Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,  Facebook or Twitter.

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I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x

baked oats
Baked oats for breakfast, snack or dessert!


  • tulips79 18th March 2022 at 07:56

    Hi Laurena, you know I like my baked oats: I made a creme caramel-flavoured one recently 😋 I feel almost virtuous eating porridge oats lol- eating something so tasty, yet so good for you. Lots of apple sauce over here, I tend to use that regularly. I also cook down my own apples with raisins. I love adding mixed spice all year round. I like adding tahini too, of course (and sometimes lemon😛)

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 18th March 2022 at 08:08

      Creme caramel baked oats is something I’ve not heard of, but sounds yum! Do you make individual ones or a bigger one for you both? and… with eggs or without? I have cooked apples in the fridge at the minute but usually use them for a quick layered dessert with yogurt and oats/granola. Tahini I’m with you, have you made tahini and chocolate oats? (adding walnuts/pecans is great). Lemon with oats I’ll have to play with and see what I think! Today it’s a blueberry and coconut oats day!

      • tulips79 18th March 2022 at 12:17

        I usually make individual ones. No eggs (I saw this in SW recipes a few years ago but used flax instead). I don’t even use that these days☺️ I don’t usually make choc porridge but have made tahini hot chocolate! I got the idea from a Swedish vegan youtuber. Love the idea of adding walnuts/pecans, I should do that more often😊 Make sure you have enough sweetness when adding lemon hehe.

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 18th March 2022 at 12:42

          Tahini hot chocolate sounds good. Adding nuts is great for that extra protein too! I’m still not convinced on the lemon (at the minute I can only think of lemsip as colds are going around)! I’ll write it down to see what I can come up with! Any weekend plans?

          • tulips79 18th March 2022 at 14:13

            We’ve been invited to stay round some English friends (about an hour’s drive away) who I’ve not seen since Christmas’ 20…I’m always the one who never gets drunk lol. Have a nice weekend 😙

          • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 18th March 2022 at 14:17

            Fab… enjoy! 😊

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