Indulging in these Blended Oats is the best way to start the day. Simply blend the oat mixture into a creamy consistency then bake until light and fluffy. Top with your favorite oatmeal toppings and dive right in!
Oatmeal is one of my top breakfast choices for several reasons. It's easy to make, hearty, nutritious, budget friendly, and stores incredibly well for meal prep.
If you're ready to elevate your oats game, you're in for a treat. These blended baked oats are as delicious as it gets.
Or, if you're looking for more ways to switch up your morning oatmeal bowl, try one of these popular blog recipes: Tiramisu Overnight Oats, Chocolate Chip Baked Oats, or Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Cake for breakfast! Skip the boring bowl of oatmeal and bake up this blended oats recipe. Blended oats bake into a fluffy, light cake-like texture and are the ultimate way to enjoy your oats when you're tired of the basic version.
- Made with simple ingredients. The base recipe of these oats are as simple as it gets. All you need is 6 basic ingredients you likely already have stocked in the pantry.
- Vegan friendly. As you may know, the viral Tiktok recipe is made with eggs. These oats are egg-free and when made with plant-based milk, this delicious breakfast is 100% vegan.
- No banana. No ripe bananas? No problem. This healthy breakfast is made without banana and is more neutral in flavor.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Oats - Similar to oat recipes like Baked Oats or Overnight Oats, these blended oats are best with old fashioned rolled oats. If you don't mind a softer, creamy texture, quick oats will work as a substitute.
- Milk - Any milk will work. I like to use non-dairy milk, but cow's milk will work well too.
- Pure maple syrup - A small splash of liquid sweetener enhances the flavor of the blended oats without being overly sweet. If you're out of maple syrup, use another liquid sweetener such as agave or honey.
- Nut butter - A drippy nut butter is best. If you want the flavor of your oats to be neutral, use almond butter or cashew butter.
- Chia seeds - These omega rich seeds act as egg replacer and help bind the blended oats together and bake into the proper cake-like texture.
Step by Step Instructions
- Blend all ingredients together. Place the rolled oats, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, nut butter, and chia seeds into a blender or food processor. Blend for 30-60 seconds, or until the oats are blended completely smooth.
- Transfer to a baking dish. Pour the smooth batter into a 5x5 baking dish or bread tin.
- Bake! Place the blended oats uncovered into the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
The base recipe of these oats are neutral enough to pair with several types of toppings. Here are a few of my favorite toppings to enjoy these oats with:
- Fresh fruit: Try sliced banana or fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
- Nut butter: Any nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, nutella, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter if you have a nut allergy.
- Chocolate: Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, cacao nibs, or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
- Nuts and seeds: Top with pumpkin seeds, chopped peanuts, or slivered almonds.
- Coconut: Sprinkle with your favorite sweetened or unsweetened desiccated coconut or coconut flakes.
- Yogurt: Both dairy or non-dairy yogurt is delicious here. For an added protein boost, use your favorite plain Greek yogurt.
- Syrup: For added sweetness, drizzle with a bit of honey, maple syrup, or a pancake syrup of choice.
Storing and Reheating Instructions
Baked blended oats will keep for up to 3 days in a sealable container or tightly covered in the refrigerator.
I haven't tested it, but these baked oats should freeze well. Allow the oats to cool completely, remove from the baking dish, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 3 months, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
Leftovers will reheat best in a microwave safe dish or in the oven, covered, until warmed through, about 10-12 minutes.
Time Saving Hacks
These oats make a great meal prep recipe because they store and reheat well. Bake the blended oat mixture at the start of the week and reheat each morning in individual portions.
As written, these blended baked oats serve 2. If you're serving a larger family, double the recipe and bake in either a larger baking dish or in two smaller baking dishes.
If you are gluten-free, make these blended oats using gluten-free certified old fashioned rolled oats. Oats are naturally a gluten-free whole grain, but they are often cross contaminated with gluten-containing grains.
I haven't tested this baked oatmeal recipe with added protein powder. Doing so would require additional liquid to compensate for the added powder. Instead, I'd recommend my Quick + Simple Protein Overnight Oats or my Pumpkin Protein Muffins or Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins.
Yes! These oats are meant to be blended raw into an oat flour. Don't use pre-cooked oats. The result will be very gummy instead of light and fluffy. Follow this blended overnight oats recipe.
Any unsweetened or lightly sweetened plant-based milk will work. Try unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk.
Tips for Success
- Use a high-speed blender. If you have the option, I'd recommend a blender over a food processor. A blender will make the blended oats mixture a super smooth consistency which makes it a great cake-like breakfast.
- Adjust the bake time as needed. I recommend using a baking pan as close in size as possible to mine, but if you choose to bake in a smaller or larger baking dish, be prepared to alter the bake time. The smaller the dish, the longer the baking time and vice versa. No matter what size you use, bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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2 Step Blended Baked Oats (vegan)
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup plant based milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Toppings (optional): Strawberry, Banana, Blueberries, Extra Nut Butter, Yogurt, Whip Cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor then blend for 30-60 seconds, until the oat mixture is completely blended.
- Once the oat mixture is blended, add it into a 5x5 greased baking dish or bread tin.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes or until you are able to insert a toothpick into the center and remove it cleanly. Add your choice of toppings!