This vegan baked oats for one makes a great healthy breakfast to kickstart your day! It is decadent, moist and fluffy, yet incredibly hearty and satisfying. Plus, it is fuss-free and is ready in 30 minutes.
Ever since baked oats gone viral on Tiktok, I know I will have to come out with some variation of it! I am a big fan of it, and already have a few baked oatmeal recipes including this chocolate banana baked oatmeal and vegan apple baked oatmeal.
All that being said, there is a key difference between baked oats and the traditional baked oatmeal, which is their texture. The former has a more cake-like texture, and is fluffy and light, while the latter is denser and chewier with more bite to it. One is not better than the other, and it all comes down to personal preference!
💚Why you will love this recipe
- Taste like dessert - Trust me, this vegan baked oats seriously taste just like cake! It is perfectly sweetened, with melted chocolate chips in every bite.
- Single-serving - Making it especially great for anyone who is living alone, and is not keen on eating leftovers for the rest of the week!
- Easy and quick to make - Just blend everything up in a blender and bake it. For a quicker version, you can even microwave it.
- Filling and healthy - It is naturally sweetened and only calls for wholesome ingredients. This recipe is also packed full of fiber, making it extra satisfying.
🌾What you will need
- Oats - Both quick and rolled oats can be used. You can even use oat flour in place.
- Applesauce - Can be substituted with half a ripe banana.
- Plant milk - Any kinds of plant based milk can be used, with the exception of coconut milk due to its strong flavor.
- Maple syrup - Feel free to use other liquid sweetener in place like agave or date syrup. You can even use a few drops of stevia in place.
🔪How to make
If you have decided to bake it, preheat oven to 180C / 350F. Grease an 8 oz oven-safe ramekin with non-stick spray or oil.
In a high speed blender, add in all ingredients except chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
Stir in chocolate chips using a spoon or spatula.
Transfer batter to the prepared ramekin.
Bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Alternatively, you can cook it in the air fryer for 20-25 minutes, or microwave it on high for 2-3 minutes.
Enjoy your single served baked oats while warm!
- Grease your ramekin - As this vegan baked oats is naturally oil-free, greasing the ramekin ensures that the batter does not stick to it while baking.
- Don't fill up ramekin to the top - Instead, leave some space for it to rise, especially if you are planning to make it in the microwave!
- Making a bigger batch - You can easily multiply the ingredients and bake it in a larger casserole or baking dish if you are feeding a crowd or making it as part of your meal prep.
- Do not use steel cut oats - They will not blend enough to form a smooth batter and chances are, you will end up with a lumpy mess instead. If you still insist of using it, I recommend blending steel cut oats into flour first, before adding in the rest of the ingredients.
You can easily switch things up by substituting or adding in ingredients into your baked oats for one. Here are some fun flavor ideas to try out -
- Peanut butter - Add in 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Optionally, you can drizzle on some addition peanut butter before serving.
- Banana bread - Replace applesauce with ½ a ripe banana. You can add in a pinch of ground cinnamon if desired.
- Double chocolate - Mix in 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder. Carob powder works fine too. I also love throwing in ½ teaspoon of espresso powder to further enhance the chocolate flavor.
- Blueberry - Omit chocolate chips and stir in a handful of blueberries instead before baking. Both frozen or fresh berries will work.
- High protein - Add in a tablespoon or two of your favorite vegan protein powder. You might need to add more milk to thin the batter out.
This blended baked oats for one is seriously super versatile, and you can pair it with almost anything!
- Nut butter, be it almond, peanut or cashew. I also love pairing it with my coconut almond butter or some Biscoff spread.
- Fresh fruits like sliced bananas or berries
- Granola, like this matcha granola or protein banana granola
- Chopped roasted nuts for some extra crunch and texture
- Maple syrup
- Vegan yogurt to give vegan baked oats some extra protein and creaminess
❔Commonly asked questions
You can definitely make this single served baked oats in the microwave. Microwave it on high for 2-3 minutes, or until set. You might want to use a bigger ramekin as it will rise significantly and quickly before deflating when cooking.
Yes, blended baked oats tends to have the texture of a denser, moist cake. You can bake it longer if you prefer it to be drier. On the flip side, pull it out of the oven earlier if you want the middle to be gooey.
It is possible to make vegan baked oats without a blender, but a few changes need to be made. First of all, ensure that you are using oat flour instead of rolled or quick oats. If using banana, mash it first before whisking together all ingredients by hand.
Vegan baked oats will be slightly browned and puffy when it is done baking. You can also stick a toothpick down the middle to test for doneness. Toothpick should come out fairly clean with a few crumbs.
Single served baked oats will keep well in room temperature for 1-2 days in a sealed container, or in the fridge for up to a week.
You can also freeze them too, and they can be frozen for 3 months.
To reheat, let the frozen ones thaw completely first in the fridge overnight or on countertop for a few hours. You can either reheat in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or microwave it for 30-90 seconds, or until it is thoroughly warmed.
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Vegan Baked Oats (Tiktok inspired)
- 1 8 oz ramekin
- If you have decided to bake your vegan baked oats, preheat the oven to 180C / 350F.
- Grease an 8 oz oven-safe ramekin with non-stick spray or oil.
- In a high-speed blender, add in all ingredients except chocolate chips. Blend until smooth.
- Stir in chocolate chips using a spoon or spatula.2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- You can either bake, microwave, or cook it in an air fryer. Baking - Bake them in an oven preheated to 180C/350F for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is set and golden brown in color. Microwave - Microwave for 90-120 seconds, or until the baked oats is cooked through. Cooking in the air fryer - Cook baked oats for 15-20 minutes at 180C/350F, or until it is set and lightly browned.
- Top your baked oats with toppings of choice, and serve it while warm!
- Grease the ramekin - This ensures that baked oats do not stick excessively to the sides of the ramekin.
- Use a high-speed blender - If possible, blend your batter in a high-speed blender to produce a smooth batter, resulting in a cake-like texture.
- Don't fill up the ramekin to the top - Instead, leave some space for the batter to rise. This will prevent it from overflowing and making a mess.
- Be careful not to overbake - Overbaking will result in baked oats that is dry and crumbly. It is done baking as long as it appears firm and is cooked through without being excessively gooey in the middle.
Nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.