This baked oats for one recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast to start off the day right! This single serving of baked oatmeal takes just 5 minutes to prepare and you’re able to customize it. I love topping mine with chocolate chips. It basically tastes like having cake for breakfast, but it’s healthy!
This recipe was originally published in February 2021. It has been updated with a new recipe, pictures and step by step photos.
Though on the weekends I love having an indulgent breakfast like my brioche cinnamon rolls, during the week I need a breakfast that I know will keep me full until lunch. This fluffy baked oats recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and can be topped with fruit, chocolate chips, peanut butter or any other toppings!
Tell me about this recipe!
- This recipe is super quick! It only takes 5 minutes to prep and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry.
- The ingredients are all blended together for about a minute before being poured into an oven safe ramekin.
- You can easily double up the recipe if you want to make two portions
- Hardly any clean up! Just your blender and the dish you use to bake the oats.
- It is so easy to customize this recipe, I’ve got 4 different flavor variations for you here
- You can prep all the dry ingredients the night before to make your mornings even smoother.
- Oats: I am using old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. You could also use oat flour if that is what you have at home.
- Egg: this recipe uses 1 egg. Note, I haven’t tried making this with a flax seed egg but let me know if you do! If you need an egg free recipe then check out my chocolate orange baked oats recipe.
- Banana: I use about 1 medium to small banana. If you don’t like banana though I promise it doesn’t taste like banana when it is baked!
- Honey: I used honey as a sweetener but you can replace it for maple syrup if you’re vegan.
- Baking Powder: This is what helps the baked oatmeal rise in the oven!
- Vanilla: This is optional but if I’m making a plain version of oats (without any extra toppings) I’ll add a bit of vanilla extract to give it more flavor.
How to make this recipe
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Take your ramekin and spray it with a bit of baking spray, or use a pastry brush to lightly brush it with vegetable oil. Pour the wet ingredients and dry ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend everything for about 30 seconds until it is completely smooth.
Step 2: Pour the batter into your ramekin. If you have any extra toppings you can add them now. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- Make sure to grease your ramekin! Otherwise the baked oats might stick to the sides, making it difficult to eat and also difficult to clean later.
- Speaking of ramekins, do make sure your ramekin is the right size. The oats should only go up half way to three quarters of the way up, otherwise it might overflow in the oven.
- If you want to make this for more than one serving, double or triple the recipe. Pour into 2 or 3 ramekins and bake for the same amount of time.
- I don’t recommend using steel cut oats for this, just old fashioned rolled oats or oat flour.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate chips to the batter just before pouring into the ramekin. You can also add these to the top of batter just before baking.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to the blender before mixing. Pour the mixture into your ramekin and then dollop a spoonful of your favorite jam on top. Bake.
Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder before blending. Sprinkle over a small handful of chocolate chips just before baking.
Cookie Butter Biscoff
Add 1 tablespoon of cookie butter or Biscoff spread before blending. Place a Biscoff cookie on top just before baking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! These baked oats are sweetened naturally with bananas and honey plus they have fiber. This breakfast will keep you full until lunch!
Check the oats you use to make sure they say they are gluten free oats.
They aren’t exactly the same. These baked oats are made with an egg and baking powder, giving it a more cake like texture.
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Baked Oats for One
- 1 small baking dish
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 banana
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 egg
Mix-ins – choose one:
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ½ tablespoon chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon cookie butter
- 1 Biscoff Cookie
Peanut Butter & Jelly
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon jelly
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Lightly grease a ramekin with baking spray or use a pastry brush to brush over vegetable oil.
- In a blender, blend together all of the main ingredients. If you want to add any mix ins (like nut butters, spreads or cocoa powder) add them now. Pour into your ramekin. If you want to use chocolate chips or berries, sprinkle them over now. If you want to add jam, swirl that in now.
- Pour into your baking dish and bake for 22-25 minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes before eating.