Do you like baked oatmeal but don't want to make a big batch? This Single Serving Baked Oatmeal is the perfect solution! It's healthy, easy to make, and packed with flavor. The recipe requires minimal ingredients and just one bowl; it takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to bake!
Why This Recipe Works
Simple and easy - Baked oatmeal takes longer to make than regular oatmeal but it's still super easy to make! Plus, it doesn't require as much hands-on work as regular oatmeal. It cooks while you get ready in the morning and in 45 minutes, it's ready to eat!
Hands off - All you need to do is mix all the ingredients in a bowl (which takes about 5 minutes), transfer the batter to a baking dish, and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Versatile - The recipe calls for cacao, berries, and peaches but you can use any spices and fruits you prefer and have on hand. If you want to make the oatmeal vegan, you can add a flax egg instead of a regular egg. Add more or less sweetener and almond butter. The recipe is really forgiving and it will always come out delicious!
- Rolled oats - The recipe calls for old-fashioned rolled oats. You can also use quick-cooking oats but they don't keep their texture after baking. Steel-cut oats won't work here because they wouldn't cook properly. Use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
- Egg - Adding an egg gives this baked oatmeal a cake-like texture and binds everything together. You can use a vegan egg substitute too (like flax egg).
- Almond butter - Any nut or seed butter works here. It adds creaminess, healthy fats, and protein. Skip it if preferred.
- Milk - The recipe calls for almond milk to keep it dairy-free but you can use any milk you prefer and have on hand. I would recommend avoiding canned coconut milk because it's too thick for this recipe.
- Sweetener - Maple syrup is what I add here but you can use any sweetener you prefer or skip it completely. It doesn't have to be a liquid sweetener either.
- Fruit - Frozen berries like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are what I add most often. I also added frozen peaches to this recipe for extra flavor and freshness. Both fresh and frozen fruit work.
- Flavors - Cacao powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract are what I add to this recipe. You can add different spices or superfoods depending on your preference. Acai, maca, or protein powder are all great options that would go with this oatmeal.
Variations and Substitutions
Different fruit - You can add either fresh or frozen fruit. I like berries the most but apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, or plums also work great. I recommend chopping up any larger fruit into bite-sized pieces.
Different flavors - If you're using different fruits you might want to also add more spices. Add apple pie spice, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, or any other spices you like!
Make it vegan - You can add a flax egg instead of regular eggs in this oatmeal to make it fully vegan. Mix 3 tablespoons with 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds and let the mixture sit for
- Whisk in the almond milk. I do this after whisking the eggs and almond butter because it's easier to mix everything together this way.
- Add rolled oats, baking powder, cacao powder, and cinnamon to the wet ingredients.
- You can mix the dry ingredients separately first but it’s not necessary. Whisk until well combined.
- Add blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. Stir to combine. You can chop the peaches up into bite-sized pieces or leave them as wedges.
- Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and sprinkle with turbinado sugar if desired. The sugar will caramelize in the oven and create a delicious sweet crust on the oatmeal
- Bake the oatmeal for 40-45 minutes, serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Serving and Storing
Since it's a single serving, this oatmeal is best served right from the oven while it's still hot. You can use a spatula to scoop it out and serve in a bowl or on a plate but I like to eat it right from the baking dish!
Top the oatmeal with fresh berries, nut butter, yogurt, or other toppings, and enjoy!
I don't recommend making the batter in advance but you can bake the oatmeal the night before. It keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. In the morning, you can just warm it up in the oven and top with your favorite toppings.
The recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free but you can also make it fully vegan by using a flax egg or other egg alternative instead of regular eggs.
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes
Baked oatmeal can be made ahead and stored in the fridge. When you're ready to eat, you can simply warm it up in the oven. Below are four delicious baked oatmeal recipes you should definitely try! They're bigger batches but they keep well and taste just as delicious reheated as they do fresh from the oven. Head over to the Oatmeal recipes category to see all the latest oatmeal recipes.
This Single Serving Baked Oatmeal is healthy, easy to make, and packed with flavor. Made with lots of berries, cacao, and almond milk.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ¼ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup peaches, chopped (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (optional, for garnish)
- Toppings: fresh berries, yogurt, nut butter, hemp seeds, honey
- Preheat your oven to 375F (190C) and prepare a small baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together an egg, almond butter, maple syrup (if using), and vanilla extract.
- Whisk in the almond milk.
- Add rolled oats, baking powder, cacao powder, and cinnamon to the wet ingredients. You can mix this separately first but it’s not necessary. Whisk until well combined.
- Add blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. Stir to combine.
- Pour the batter into your prepared baking dish and sprinkle with turbinado sugar if desired.
- Bake the oatmeal for 40-45 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Storing: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat the oatmeal in a preheated oven at 350F (175C) for 10-15 minutes.
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