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Baked Oatmeal 4 Ways

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: vegan, dairy-free
Servings: 1 person
Author: Tansy Boggon

Ingredients

Ingredients – Base

  • ½ cup rolled oats 50 g
  • ¼ cup milk of choice or water 60 g
  • Pinch of salt the tiniest amount
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice honey, maple syrup, brown sugar etc.

Ingredients – Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

  • ½ mashed banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips or cacao nibs optional

Ingredients – Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

  • ½ grated apple or ¼ cup apple sauce 60 g
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients – Berry Baked Oatmeal

  • ½ cup berries mashed (80 g after mashing)
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated or shredded coconut

Ingredients – Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

  • ½ carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup milk of choice or water in addition to that added in base
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated or shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180oC.
  • Spray a 1-cup ramekin with cooking spray, or line with baking paper. Alternatively, you could use a jumbo muffin pan.
  • Combine dry ingredients for the base and chosen flavour of baked oatmeal. Then mix in the wet ingredients for the base and chosen flavour.
  • Pour mixture into prepared ramekin or pan.
  • Cook for 15-25 minutes, until firm and lightly browned on top.
  • Enjoy still in the ramekin or use a butter knife to loosen the sides and pop the baked oatmeal out of the ramekin or pan. Some of the flavours will hold together better than others when removed from the ramekin. You judge how you want to enjoy them!
  • Serve topped with yogurt, nut butter, sliced banana (raw or pan-fried), berry compote, roasted berries, pumpkin butter, milk or a dusting of cinnamon.

Notes

Preparation
You can prepare baked oatmeal for eating straightway. Or you can prepare it the night before and either eat cold or warm up in the oven or microwave before eating. Further, you could make a batch at once and store in the fridge for the days ahead or freeze them.
Make two at a time
Given that some of the flavours call for half a piece of fruit, it might be most practical to make two baked oatmeal at a time. That way, you’ll also be prepared for tomorrows breakfast!
A note on the Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
It will seem a little dry when you put it together. However, the apple will provide moisture and help it to stick together.
Mix It Up!
Try to vary the above recipes to your taste and what you have on hand. You could try pears, stone fruit and other dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Get creative and let us know in the comments below what favour variations have worked for you.