Baked Oats: Recipes and tips for the trendy breakfast
Wherever you scroll on TikTok, baked oatmeal is everywhere. No wonder, because the breakfast cake is not only delicious. Because of the oats it is also healthy and gives you the perfect start to the day.
Baked Oatmeal: The trending recipe for breakfast
People have been eating oatmeal, or low-calorie porridge, for centuries. Originally, the oat-based Baked Oats recipe was a food for times of hunger. But times change – eating porridge has been popular for a number of years. Baked oatmeal is the next step and is now one of the most popular food trends on Instagram and Tiktok.
Unlike the classic oats, baked oats are not cooked in a pot, but baked in the oven. Baked oats are available in vegan and vegetarian versions. Once banana, once egg is used as binder. The oat flakes are crushed in the blender. This creates a kind of breakfast cake in the oven, which can be refined with ingredients such as chocolate, fruit or peanut butter.
What nutrients do baked oats provide and how healthy are they?
How healthy baked oats are depends on the ingredients used. Oats have long been a popular breakfast item—not surprisingly, they’re packed with healthy fiber and protein. In addition, porridge contains unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins B1, B6 and E, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. The beta-glucan in oats has a positive effect on blood sugar levels. The roughage provides energy and stimulates digestion. The proteins keep you full for a long time.
If the baked oatmeal is combined with other healthy ingredients such as berries, it provides a healthy base for the day. Berries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. So they are a booster for the immune system. The combination with other fruits or nuts rich in vitamins and nutrients also makes baked oatmeal a very balanced breakfast. Of course, it gets a little less healthy with chocolate and sugar.
Three delicious oatmeal recipes
The basic recipe for baked oats is simple. For Baked Oats, you need rolled oats, (plant-based) milk, ripe banana or egg, baking powder and salt. The ingredients are mixed together and baked in an ovenproof, pre-greased pan until the mixture is golden brown.
Healthy baked oatmeal recipe with berries
This healthy baked oatmeal recipe is quick to prepare, vegan, and low in calories.
Ingredients for two servings:
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 300ml hot water
- 160ml plant-based milk (oat or almond milk works best)
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 75 g berries (raspberries or blueberries, fresh or frozen)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
As a topping:
- 1 banana
- 1 handful of berries
- Coconut or soy yogurt
- maple syrup
Preparation of the vegan baked oats:
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Then mix all the ingredients together, adding the berries at the end so that they are not completely crushed. Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish that you have previously greased. Now garnish the oatmeal with banana slices and the berries. Then bake the mixture for about 20 minutes and serve the baked oats with yogurt and maple syrup.
Recipe for brownie baked oatmeal
Brownie Backed Oats is a real hit on TikTok. They are especially suitable on days when you need soul food.