This is the best baked oats for one recipe. It's so easy to make, and you get to choose your preferred fillings, whether it be chocolate, fruit, or chopped nuts. Naturally sweetened with honey this baked oatmeal recipe is an easy, healthy breakfast that even your kids will love.
Why you will love this recipe:
- This baked oatmeal for one is such a delicious breakfast option that's also really versatile.
- This recipe is so simple and easy to make and only requires a few minutes of hands on time.
- You get to choose what you add to your baked oatmeal, whether that be chocolate, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, chopped nuts etc to give it the flavour you prefer.
- This healthy baked oatmeal recipe is made with rolled oats, the milk of your choice, eggs, and it's naturally sweetened with honey.
- This oatmeal recipe is gluten free and you can make it dairy free by swapping dairy milk for any dairy free milk that you like including almond milk, coconut milk etc.
- You can make this baked oats for one recipe with banana or with no banana.
- It's refined sugar free.
- It makes great leftovers so it's a great option for meal prep.
- Kids love it!
- If you love baked oats you will also love protein baked oats!
Taste and texture:
These baked oats are soft, fluffy and have a cake-like texture. They taste nothing like stovetop oatmeal but the flavour will vary depending on the fillings you add. This oatmeal is sweet, but not too sweet, and can be made to taste like chocolate, fruit or even nuts.
Key ingredients and substitutions:
- Rolled oats - The base of this delicious healthy baked oatmeal for one. I use gluten free sprouted rolled oats which are easier to digest, gluten free and glyphosate free. Make sure you use rolled oats and not quick oats or steel cut oats for this recipe.
- Eggs - to help the oats hold together when they bake, plus they add an extra bit of protein to this breakfast.
- Milk - choose any type of milk you like whether that be dairy milk or a dairy free milk such as almond milk or coconut milk.
- Honey - My favourite natural sweetener which is filled with vitamins and minerals! You could swap this for maple syrup.
- Fillings of your choice - the options are endless: chocolate chips, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, strawberries, chopped nuts etc. Whatever you like!
How to make this recipe:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk them together until they are smooth.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir everything together.
Transfer the mixture to 4 ramekins and add in any fillings that you want such as fruit, chocolate chips or nuts. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake them for 35-40 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and then serve and enjoy!
Tips and variations:
- You can use any type of milk that you like for this oatmeal, whether that's dairy milk or any dairy free milk of your choice such as almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk etc.
- You can fill this oatmeal with whatever you like, whether that is chocolate chips, with banana or without banana, chopped nuts, berries, chopped fruit etc.
- Use rolled oats and not quick oats or steel cut oats for this oatmeal recipe.
How to serve:
These baked oats are delicious served as is, but you could also pair them with bacon or sausages for a complete meal that's higher in protein. These oats can be eaten warm or cold, whichever you prefer. You could also make them even more decadent by topping them with ice cream, yogurt or whipped cream!
How to store:
Store these single serve baked oatmeals in the fridge for up to 5 days. When you are ready to eat them, put them in the microwave for a few seconds to heat the oatmeal back up, or serve them cold if you prefer.
If the ramekins you have don't come with lids, I recommend covering them with these silicone covers when storing them in the fridge.
Frequently asked questions:
The calorie count of this baked oatmeal recipe will vary depending on the fillings you put in them. To make it lower in calories, use fillings such as fresh fruit rather than chocolate.
I have not tried making this oatmeal without the eggs or with any egg replacements. I am not confident it would work out as well but if you try it please let me know how it goes.
A single serving of oats can be anywhere from 1/4 up to 1/2 cup of rolled oats.
Baked oatmeal is a healthy breakfast option. Oats contain many important vitamins and minerals and are full of soluble fiber and beta-glucan which has numerous health benefits including helping reduce cholesterol and helping to regulate blood sugar.
Rolled oats, also known as old-fashioned oats, are oat groats that are steamed and rolled into flakes. The larger surface area means they will cook more quickly than steel-cut oats. Quick oats on the other hand are cut into smaller pieces, rolled thinner, and steamed longer so they cook more quickly but don't end up with as much texture as rolled oats.
Other recipes you will love:
- Dairy Free Rice Pudding
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
- Carrot Cake Banana Bread
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Baked Oats For One
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or butter)
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- chocolate chips
- chopped nuts
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in any extras you want to add (such as fruit, chocolate chips or chopped nuts).
- Transfer the oat mixture to 4 ramekins and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through.
- To make this a single serving only, divide the recipe by 4.
- You can use any type of milk you like for this recipe including dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk etc.
- Use rolled oats to make this recipe.
- The nutritional values for this recipe will vary depending on what type of milk you use and what you add to the oats (chocolate chips, fruit, nuts etc).
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