Baked Oats Without Banana (For One!)

Last Updated on February 13, 2023 by Kayla Berman

Baked oats are an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast recipe for one! Made without banana in under 30 minutes … this recipe has two variations, blended or not blended. The blended oats have a fluffy, cake-like texture and the non-blended version has a more chewy, classic oatmeal texture. Either way this recipe is a perfect morning meal for both kids and adults alike!

Looking for another single serving oatmeal? Check out my Healthy Cocoa Baked Oats, Banana Bread Baked Oats, or Single Serve Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal.

baked oats without banana topped with berries, peanut butter, and honey

Easy, Healthy, & Delicious Breakfast Recipe

Baked oats have been quite the popular recipe on social media recently! I’ve seen trending recipes all across my TikTok For You page and Instagram Reels. And let me tell you … it is for good reason!

They are a quick, easy, and heathy choice for your morning meal. But most important of all … they are pretty much an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast!

Now I have created two different, yet delicious variations of this viral recipe. Both with only a handful of simple ingredients!

Version one is made by just mixing the oatmeal ingredients together in a bowl and baking. You get a chewy, moist, more classic oatmeal texture.

Version two is a blended oats version – meaning the same ingredients are blended into a batter and then baked. This result is a fluffy, cake-like texture.

Either way, this baked oats for one recipe is the perfect sweet treat breakfast for oatmeal lovers! It is easy to make, customizable, great for kids, and a good meal prep option too.

Looking for more viral recipes? Check out my Viral Italian Grinder Salad Sandwich.

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Ingredients

This easy baked oats recipe is made with only a handful of healthy ingredients! You probably already have most of them on hand.

Ingredient Notes

  • Oats: The number one ingredient in this nutritious breakfast is of course oats! You will need 1/2 cup old fashioned oats.
  • Almond Milk: Vanilla unsweetened almond milk is my milk of choice for this recipe. 1/2 cup is just the right amount.
  • Pure Maple Syrup: 1 tbsp pure maple syrup gives this easy breakfast recipe the perfect amount of sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract adds that classic taste to this meal.
  • Cinnamon: I love to add cinnamon here too for more delicious and warm flavor. 1/4 tsp is all you need.
  • Baking Powder: 1 tsp baking powder bakes this sweet treat breakfast to perfection.
  • Chocolate Chips: Lastly, chocolate chips are optional here – but highly recommended. They make this healthy recipe taste like a chocolate chip cookie. Measure with your heart!
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Substitutions & Additions

There are a few substitutions you could make to this recipe for it to meet your personal preferences, tastes, or needs!

Milk: You could really use any type of milk in this oatmeal! Any non-dairy milk could be swapped in – perhaps coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk. You could also use regular milk with dairy if you’d like!

Sweetener: My sweetener of choice here is pure maple syrup. I love its rich and delicious flavor! However, it could be replaced with other sweeteners like brown sugar or honey.

Mix-Ins: This recipe could really be considered a base recipe! There are so many additional ingredients you could mix in to spice up the flavor.

  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Cocoa Powder – To make a chocolate version
  • Protein Powder – This would be a great way to make this breakfast a bit more well rounded. I would suggest adding a bit more liquid to the oatmeal mixture if you do this.
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly – For a PB&J variation
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How To Make This Recipe

This healthy breakfast recipe can be made in two different ways!

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Set the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2:

Option 1: Combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in a small mixing bowl – old fashioned oats, almond milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and baking powder.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Option 2: Blend the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in a blender – old fashioned oats, almond milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and baking powder – until a smooth batter is formed.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 3: Transfer the oat mixture to a greased ramekin dish and spread evenly.

Step 4: Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5: Top the baked oats with fresh berries, peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey.  Enjoy!

Expert Tips

Use a high speed blender or food processor for blending.

Add toppings and mix-ins to your heart’s desire! This recipe truly is super customizable.

Thoroughly grease the ramekin with cooking spray for much easier cleanup.

Meal prep these single serve baked oats ahead of time. Then just pop in the microwave on a busy morning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are baked oats good for you?

I am not a dietician or nutritionist, but yes! In my opinion baked oats are a very healthy breakfast option.

This recipe itself is full of whole grains and complex carbohydrates and when topped with nut butter and fresh fruit you get lots of fiber and healthy fats too.

Plus it is refined sugar free and vegan!

What dish should I use for this recipe?

You can use any small baking dish or oven safe bowl here.

My favorite option however are these ramekins. They are super cute and work perfectly for this recipe!

What oats should I use in this recipe?

I recommend you use old fashioned rolled oats.

I think quick oats could also work, but I can not guarantee you will get the same results.

How to best serve this recipe?

This recipe is best served warm and fresh straight of the oven!

Add all of your favorite toppings for a breakfast that truly tastes like dessert. My personal favorites are fresh berries, peanut butter, and honey.

Almond butter, banana slices, extra cinnamon, and more chocolate chips are also great ideas.

How to best store this recipe?

You can store leftovers of this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep best for 3-5 days!

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Baked Oats Without Banana (For One!)

Baked oats are an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast recipe for one! Made without banana in under 30 minutes … this recipe has two variations, blended or not blended. The blended oats have a fluffy, cake-like texture and the non-blended version has a more chewy, classic oatmeal texture. Either way this recipe is a perfect morning meal for both kids and adults alike!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Option 1: Combine the old fashioned oats, almond milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and baking powder in a small mixing bowl.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Option 2: Blend the old fashioned oats, almond milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and baking powder in a blender until a smooth batter is formed.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer the oat mixture to a greased ramekin dish and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Top the baked oats with fresh berries, peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey.  Enjoy!

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6 Comments

  1. This recipe is awesome! I have lots of dietary sensitivities and was on the hunt for an easy and delicious breakfast recipe when I came upon this one. Super quick and customizable (not to mention yummy!) 😃 thanks for the recipe

  2. For smaller portions, could a muffin tin be used? If so, is the baking temperature the same? What would be the baking time? Looking forward to trying these! Yum!

  3. Eating this as we speak and I love it! Definitely will be making this again 🙂

  4. Done the baked oats and instead of coming out cake like and fluffy it came out sticky and porridge like (I even gave it an extra 5 mins in the oven) however the flavour was delicious. Did anyone else get similar results

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