A healthy breakfast is easy with this single serving Easy Baked Oats For One recipe. If you love a hot breakfast then you'll love this simple recipe made with a few pantry ingredients and regular oatmeal. The best part is that produces a cake-like texture. Enjoy this delicious breakfast or snack in less than 30 minutes.
Easy Baked Oats for one recipe is based on the viral tiktok recipe. You'll think your eating an indulgent breakfast, but it's actually quite healthy!
Why it's great
Single serve, easy breakfast - uses individual ramekins and simple ingredients like old fashioned oats, egg, and cocoa powder.
Different ways to make it - easy to try different fresh fruit toppings like banana slices or fresh berries, or a drizzle of peanut butter.
Healthy and family friendly- these easy baked oats are healthy and so tasty, you might get the whole family to love them too.
Try my Vegetarian Egg Cups for a protein packet breakfast perfect for meal planning.
Old fashioned oats - you will blend this to make oat flour. I don't recommend using steel cut oats or instant oatmeal.
Greek yogurt or banana - `I usually make this with Greek yogurt for a neutral flavor. Use banana for added sweetness and nutrients.
Egg - one large egg needed to help the oats rise and adds protein.
Milk - you can use regular milk, or non-dairy milk like oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk. You can also use buttermilk, sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Cocoa powder - for the chocolate lovers. You can use chocolate or vanilla protein powder instead, if you prefer.
Maple syrup - I love the flavor of maple syrup, but you can try honey instead since it's similar, or some brown sugar. You may also opt for a sweetener like a Splenda, stevia, or one made from monk fruit. Adjust to taste.
Chocolate chips - I love chocolate, so adding some chocolate chips makes perfect sense to me. Use chips (regular or mini), chunks, or just leave it out.
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Step One: Preheat oven to 350 F. Blend ingredients (oats, yogurt or banana, milk, egg, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt) in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla extract (or other flavoring).
I use my Nutribullet to make this recipe. In fact I can't live without because it makes delicious smoothies and salad dressings too.
Step Two: Spray a ramekin (8 ounce) or small baking dish with cooking spray. Pour oat mixture into ramekin. Fill about about ⅔ of the way full (there may a bit left over, which you can discard). Top with some extra chocolate chips.
Step Three: Bake for 20 minutes. The baked oats should be set on top and the edges, and soft set in the center. A toothpick test won't work well since the inside should be slightly soft.
Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and fresh fruit and chocolate chips.
For best results, don't over bake! The baked oats will be rubbery if it gets over baked. The outside should be set, but the inside will be soft.
Skip the banana and use ¼ cup Greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce. Since banana adds some sweetness, you may want to add more sweetener.
Best eaten immediately after baking.
Love chocolate? Try my No Bake Chocolate Pie for a quick and easy treat!
Skip the cocoa powder for a plain baked oatmeal. Be sure to add some fruit like banana or blueberries for added flavor.
Add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon - it brings out the chocolate flavor.
Try adding ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder to the mix for a mocha flavor.
Add one tablespoon of you favorite nut butter for an added does of healthy fats. Almond butter tastes great with chocolate.
Drizzle with chocolate sauce or thinned out nut butter.
Gluten free: be sure you use gluten free oats (check label).
Storage and reheating
Easy baked oats for one are meant to be eaten right after baking, but if you have leftovers they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
You can also freeze your oats for up to three months (just put them in a freezer-safe bag).
If you want to make it ahead, I suggest under baking by 5 to 7 minutes. Then when you reheat, it won't be overdone.
To reheat from frozen: thaw your leftover frozen oats in the fridge overnight before reheating in the microwave.
Yes, they are! Oats feature large amounts of multiple vitamins and minerals, such as copper, B vitamins, iron, selenium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.
Oats are not only packed with nutrients, but they also contain a healthy balance of carbs, protein, and fat, which makes these oats a great meal to start off your day!
Oats are one of the most nutritious grains on the planet. They're a whole grain and a great source of minerals, antioxidants, essential vitamins, and fiber.
Not only are baked oats high in nutrients, they are also high in fiber, and a diet with plenty of fiber can be beneficial. Losing weight can be a complex process and varies from person to person. It's best to consult a doctor or nutritionist for a plan that's right for you.
If you want to know more about the health benefits of oatmeal and these baked oats, read this article from Good Housekeeping.
Easy Baked Oats for One
- Cooking spray
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ banana; ripe or ¼ cup yogurt
- 1 egg large
- ¼ cup milk any variety
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder or protein powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt about a pinch
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoon chocolate chips white chocolate, chopped nuts
- Toppings fresh fruit
- Maple syrup; honey, choclate syrup for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Blend all ingredients (banana through salt) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in vanilla and chocolate chips.
- Spray an 8 ounce ramekin or small baking dish with cooking spray. Pour oat mixture into ramekin until about almost full. Top with a few more chocolate chips.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the top and sides are set. The inside should be soft and a little gooey.
- For best results, try not to over bake! The baked oats will be rubbery if it gets over baked.
- Skip the banana and use ¼ cup Greek yogurt or unsweetened applesauce. Since banana adds some sweetness, you may want to add more sweetener.
- I used my Nutri Bullet, but a Vitamix would also work great.
- Best eaten immediately after baking.
- Inspired by TikTok
- Read blog post for full FAQs