Looking for a healthy protein-rich breakfast? Try this quick vegan baked oatmeal for a healthy breakfast. Baked oats and baked oatmeal are in trend always. These baked oatmeals have an additional flavor of peanut butter, chocolate, banana to this. Plus, these are vegan too. So a rich, healthy, high-protein plant-based oats bar on your breakfast table. 🙂
Oats are whole grains that are rolled and crushed to oatmeals. These are some of the healthiest foods and you must include this in your diet. Oatmeals are good for your health.
Oats are rich in dietary fiber and fiber help in proper digestion and fat excretion from the body. When it is mixed with water it increases in volume and gives you satiety. This is also high in protein. High protein will keep you full for longer and decreases appetite leading to lesser food consumption.
If you are focused on losing some extra pounds from your belly and waist area then you must include oats in your daily diet. Read here my oatmeal diet plan that I had followed personally and seen a really good result.
Oats - Nutrition and Health benefits
- High soluble fiber helps in lowering cholesterol
- Reduces blood glucose and hence helps to regulate diabetes
- High fiber and high protein helps in reducing obesity
- Reduces belly fat and helps in flushing toxins
- High fiber helps in proper bowel movement and relieves in constipation
- Selenium present in oats reduces the chance of cancer
Vegan Baked Oatmeal
Baked oats or baked oatmeal is an easy oatmeal recipe for breakfast. This one-bowl high-protein breakfast casserole is perfect for your busy days.
Check out my collection of high-protein vegan recipes here.
Made with minimal healthy ingredients like rolled oats, milk, honey, banana, and peanut butter. You can also add different flavors and nuts, and fruits to bring in variations. I have made it with chocolate and peanut butter flavor.
Normally when we make oatmeal on the stovetop, it becomes a porridge-like consistency. But this baked oats casserole will give a crunchy, chewy, and soft pudding-like consistency that you can cut into bars.
Read my banana oatmeal recipe that you can make on a stovetop or in an instant pot.
This vegan baked oatmeal is gluten-free and oil-free. Hence healthy too. If anyone is allergic to nuts must avoid adding peanut butter to this.
Vegan Baked Oatmeal
This is a simple recipe with minimum ingredients and minimal effort. Just mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, transfer to a baking dish, and bake for said time. That's it. And in the meanwhile, you can finish your other work in busy mornings.
You can have this warm baked oatmeal instantly after removing it from the oven, can refrigerate it for the next 4 - 5 days in an air-tight container.
Ingredients + Substitutions:
Old fashioned rolled oats: this is the main ingredient in this recipe.
Maple syrup/ brown sugar: I'm avoiding white refined sugar as that is not healthy. Add maple syrup or honey if you are not vegan. Brown sugar can also be a good substitute for refined white sugar.
Almond Milk: For a plant-based recipe, we are using almond milk unsweetened. You can also take chocolate-flavored or vanilla-flavored almond milk if you add some more flavors to the vegan baked oatmeal. Soy milk or oat milk are other options you can choose.
Mashed banana: This brings a lot of flavor to the vegan oatmeal. You can also substitute this with unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin puree, or sweet potato puree for this baked oatmeal.
Peanut Butter - Can substitute with almond butter also. This adds a nice nutty flavor to the oats.
Cocoa powder: for chocolate flavor add cocoa powder. you can also add a lot of chocolate chips to the dish. I missed it as I didn't have that in my pantry. Otherwise, I would have loved some extra chocolaty flavor to my vegan baked oatmeal.
Dried berries: I have added mixed berries (dried) to my baked oatmeal casseroles. However, you may add or skip them as per your taste and availability of these dried berries. These are optional just to add some more nutrition and flavor to the baked oats. Also, you can replace the dried ones with fresh fruits/ berries (chopped).
Baking Powder: Baking powder leavens the oatmeals and makes them softer.
Salt: Just a pinch is essential to balance the sweetness and enhance the taste of the baked oatmeal.
Flaxseeds - This is optional too. Add an equal amount of flax meal to water. Mix and refrigerate for 15 minutes. It gives an egg-like texture, known as flax egg.
Preheat the oven to 200 C or 400 F.
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add a little more milk if the mixture looks too tight. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
Now bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 200 degrees C or 400 F. Don't overcook while baking the oatmeal. Otherwise, it will be too dry.
Storage & Reheat Vegan Baked Oatmeal
You can refrigerate the leftover vegan baked oatmeal in an airtight container for about 4 - 5 days.
Also, this will stay good for up to 3 months in the freezer when packed properly in the air-tight freezer-friendly container or pouch.
The best way to store it in the freezer is after the baked oatmeal is cool enough, cut it into small bars, and then store it. So that you can remove the exact portion size to reheat.
To reheat the baked oatmeal - place the bars in preheated oven at 350 F or 175 C for 5 - 7 minutes. If reheating the whole baked oatmeal, it might take some more 5 - 6 minutes to be done completely.
F A Qs
Absolutely. This is dairy-free and rich in protein. Oats are one of the healthiest grains. These are rich in dietary fiber and help in proper digestion and fat excretion from the body. This is also high in protein. It also helps in shedding extra belly fat.
Yes, you can bake oatmeal without eggs. I have substituted eggs with flax eggs. This flax egg along with milk keeps the oatmeal wet and makes perfect baked oatmeal.
Substitute eggs with flax eggs. To make a flax egg, add 1 tbsp flax meal (ground flax seeds) to 1 tbsp water. Whisk it nicely and refrigerate the mixture for 10 - 15 minutes.
Yes, you can make them without bananas too. Substitute 1 banana with 1/2 cup apple sauce.
Vegan Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Vegan Baked Oatmeal With Peanut Butter And Chocolate
- 1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned)
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or 2 - 3 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 ripe banana or 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed (Flaxmeal) (1 flax egg)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter melted (2 tbsp for oats mixture + 2 - 3 tbsp for toppings)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- salt to taste (1/4 tsp appx)
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup dried berries or 1/2 cup fresh berries chopped
- Preheat the oven at 200° C/ 400 F.
- In a mixing bowl add all ingredients and give it a nice gentle stir.
- Grease the baking tray or casserole.
- Pour in all the mixture.
- Place it in the oven and bake it for 25 - 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and drizzle some melted peanut butter on top.
- Serve it warm or refrigerate for leftover.
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