Between the work-from-home order and the having zero social life outside the home, these past couple of years has yielded us lots of time on our collective hands.
Suddenly, with nothing else going on in our lives, we had time to actually try out all those delicious recipes we kept coming across on Pinterest or see go viral on TikTok.
From the now-iconic feta cheese pasta to whipped coffees and carrot bacon, we have tested them all.
And now – I think I can safely say I have found the next amazing thing – and having tested it now twice, let me assure you that your winter life needs this breakfast recipe.
Say hello to baked oats – the breakfast or brunch trend that is about to give your usual morning porridge a run for its money – and then some.
And the best news? It could not be easier to make – or customise however way you like your oats best:
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The trick, according to the TikTokers, is that the oats need to be blended into oat flour and then baked into a little cake. Just blend, mix and bake, they say – and who am I to argue with the experts.
The formula is so simple – and kind of goes as follows:
- Blend. Add oats, milk, egg, banana, sweetener, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Mix. Stir in your add-ins: fruit, chocolate, spices, nut butters, or anything you love.
- Bake. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Here are some ingredient ideas to get you started:
- Oats: the best oats for baked oatmeal are rolled oats or quick oats. Steel-cut oats won’t work because you need to soak them.
- Milk: you can use any milk or milk alternative you like, even oat milk!
- Egg: an egg adds protein and makes these oats more cake-like.
- Banana: the banana helps thicken the oats and gives it heft and body. Bananas also add a bit of sweetness.
- Sweetener: You can use any sweetener you like: maple syrup, honey, brown sugar.
- Baking powder: a little bit of baking powder will give your oats some lift and fluffiness.
- Salt: a pinch of salt will help bring out the sweet flavors and accentuate the flavor of oats.
- Mix-ins: fruit, nut butters, nuts, chocolate, cookies, granola, anything really!
Here is a delicious vegan recipe we came across on Simplyquinoa.com:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips/frozen berries
- drizzle of almond butter
For full instructions on how to make these, head over to Simplyquinoa.com