You need to make these delicious cookie dough baked oats without banana and eggs immediately. They’re fluffy, gooey, and chocolatey in all the right ways. They’re easy and healthy, and a great breakfast, snack, or dessert that will nourish your soul and your body. Plus, they’re perfect for those who prefer baked oats without bananas.
Baked Oats recipes took the internet world by storm a few years ago, and the trend never really died down. Want to know why? IT’S INCREDIBLE, that’s why. Essentially, you take your regular oatmeal ingredients and you bake it. What comes out will blow your mind – it’s like cake! And who doesn’t want cake for breakfast? Not only is baked oats an impeccable breakfast, but it also makes a perfect snack or dessert that nourishes your soul and your body.
There are a few different ways of making baked oats – you can make it the traditional way (by baking it in the oven), bake it in the air fryer or even in the microwave. You can make many different variations of flavors to suit your cravings – it really is a fantastic invention.
Some people blend all the ingredients together and then bake it and others blend the oats separately and then combine the ingredients, both methods work fine and will result in a cake-like texture. You can even skip the blending and bake the rolled oats in whole – but I feel like that’s a whole other thing – more like a flapjack than baked oats!
I’m going off on a tangent now and you just want to make baked oats, but there’s just so much to say about baked oats – it’s a hot topic (I’m so funny). Let’s just focus on what you came here for: Cookie Dough Baked Oats (without banana)!
Most baked oats recipes involve either banana or egg, sometimes even both – and I know a lot of people want to make baked oats without bananas blended oats and egg. So, let me show you how!
Why you’ll love these cookie dough baked oats without banana
- They’re made with just 6 ingredients
- Made without banana
- Made without egg
- Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free and can also be made vegan.
- They’re gooey, filled with chocolate and delicious.
- They’re good for your soul and your body.
- A perfect breakfast, snack or dessert.
- Ready in under 15 minutes.
- They’re naturally high in protein – over 17g of protein per serving!
Ingredients to make baked oats:
- Oat Flour – Oats are a nutritional powerhouse in baked oats, providing a rich source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and various essential vitamins and minerals. They contribute to sustained energy, promote digestive health, and help regulate blood sugar levels. You can use shop-bought oat flour or make your own by blending oats into a fine powder.
- Baking Powder – Baking powder serves as a leavening agent, ensuring the baked oats rise and achieve a light, fluffy texture.
- Liquid Sweetener – Because these baked oats are made without bananas, we need to add sweetness in a different form: liquid sweeteners, such as honey or pure maple syrup, add sweetness without refined sugars.
- Greek Yoghurt – Greek yogurt enhances moisture, adds a creamy texture, and delivers a dose of protein and probiotics for gut health. I use 5% fat Greek Yoghurt for extra protein and healthy fats.
- Milk – Milk contributes to the overall consistency, enriching the dish with additional nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. I use Whole Milk for extra protein and healthy fats.
- Dark Chocolate Chips – Dark chocolate chips introduce a delightful touch of indulgence while providing antioxidants and potential mood-boosting benefits.
- Optional Flavour Boosters – Vanilla extract and Salt are optional extras in this recipe, they will elevate the flavours.
- Oat Flour – You can use shop-bought oat flour or make your own by blending oats into a fine powder. Or, if you want to use a different flour, you can make my Chocolate Chip Mug Cake recipe which calls for All-Purpose/Wholemeal Flour.
- Baking Powder – please don’t use baking soda instead of baking powder, this will unfortunately not work.
- Liquid Sweetener – Maple Syrup, Honey, Agave, Date Syrup etc. are all great options!
- Greek Yoghurt – To make this recipe vegan, you can use soy yoghurt or coconut yoghurt. Alternatively, you can use any other yoghurt like skyr, plain or kefir and you can even use apple sauce.
- Milk – you can use any milk or plant-based alternative such as almond milk or oat milk.
- Dark Chocolate Chips – You can use any chocolate. Or you can use nuts or fruit!
- Blender (optional) – to blend oats into oat flour if not using shop-bought.
- Kitchen Weighing Scale – to accurately measure your ingredients.
- Mixing Bowl – to combine the baked oats ingredients
- Spatula – To gently combine the ingredients.
- Oven-Safe Ramekin – To bake your baked oats in!
How to make baked oats without bananas
I’ve added the step-by-step instructions and a few images below AND I’ve also got a video for you to follow along with.
Step 1: prepare your ingredients
If you are not using shop-bought oat flour, you can make your own by placing old-fashioned oats into a blender and blending into a fine powder. I usually do a large batch at a time and store it in a container to use for all of my oat flour recipes! Grab the rest of your ingredients: baking powder, liquid sweetener, milk, yoghurt, chocolate and optional flavour boosters and weigh them out using your kitchen weighing scale.
Step 2: combine your ingredients
Add your ingredients to a mixing bowl and fold with a spatula until combined. TOP TIP: I usually add the oat flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl first and mix before adding the wet ingredients. This ensures even distribution.
Step 3: transfer into ramekin
Lightly grease your ramekin with cooking spray or butter then transfer the cookie dough baked oats batter in. Top with a few more chocolate chips if you wish.
Step 4: bake
Pop that bad boy in the oven (preheated @ 180°C / 160°C fan / 350°F) for 12-15 minutes depending on how baked you want it. Bake for less time if you want gooey baked oats, and longer if you want it more like cake. Just be careful to not go beyond 15 minutes, otherwise, it may be dry.
Tips to make the best baked oats ever:
Mix-ins: Enhance the flavor and texture with mix-ins like dark chocolate chips, nuts hemp seeds, or dried fruit. These additions can add a delightful crunch or chewiness.
Flavor Boosters: Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, or other spices for an extra layer of flavor to quick oats. These optional additions can elevate the taste of your baked oats.
Preparation Time: Allow the oats to soak in the liquid mixture for a few minutes before baking. This ensures that the oats absorb the liquids and results in a better consistency.
Baking Time and Temperature: Follow the recommended baking time and temperature in the recipe. Bake for less time if you want gooey baked oats, and longer if you want it more like cake. Just be careful to not go beyond 15 minutes, otherwise, it may be dry.
Serve Warm: Baked oats are best enjoyed warm. Serve them fresh out of the oven for the ideal texture and flavor.
Refrigeration: If you have leftovers, it’s best to store baked oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria and maintains the texture. Allow the baked oats to cool completely before storing them. Placing warm or hot food directly into the refrigerator can create condensation, leading to sogginess.
Reheating: When ready to eat, reheat the baked oats in the microwave or oven. Adjust the reheating time based on your preferred level of warmth and texture.
Can I prepare the dry and wet ingredients the night before and bake it in the morning for a quicker breakfast?
Certainly! Mix the dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips) in one container and combine the wet ingredients (liquid sweeteners, Greek yogurt, milk) in another the night before. Refrigerate the wet ingredients in an airtight container. In the morning, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine then bake. This time-saving approach ensures a quick and convenient breakfast while maintaining the freshness of your baked oats.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Yes, very easily! Simply replace the Greek Yoghurt with a plant-based alternative like Soy or Coconut yoghurt and replace the milk with a plant-based milk alternative of your choice.
Are these baked oats gluten-free?
If you use gluten-free oats, yes!
Can I use whole oats if I don’t have oat flour?
Yes, you can blend your whole oats into a fine powder and use that – or you can use the whole oats as they are, but the texture will be completely different.
Can I use oat milk in my baked oats recipe?
Yes, oat milk can be used as a substitute for traditional dairy milk in baked oats recipes. It adds a creamy texture and subtle flavor that complements the oats well. Simply swap out the dairy milk for oat milk in equal amounts in your favorite baked oats recipe.
What’s the difference between baked oats and baked oatmeal?
While both baked oats and baked oatmeal use oats as the main ingredient, they differ in texture and consistency. Baked oats are typically lighter and fluffier, resembling a cake-like texture, whereas baked oatmeal has a denser, more pudding-like consistency. Baked oatmeal often contains additional ingredients like eggs and mashed bananas to bind the oats together.
Can I incorporate protein powder into my baked oats or baked oatmeal?
Yes, protein powder can be added to both baked oats and baked oatmeal to increase the protein content of the dish. Simply mix the protein powder into the dry ingredients before combining them with the wet ingredients. This can add extra nutrition and help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
How do I meal prep baked oatmeal?
To meal prep baked oatmeal, prepare a large batch according to your favorite recipe and portion it into individual servings. Allow the baked oatmeal to cool completely before storing it in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, simply reheat individual portions in the microwave or oven until warmed through.
Can I use steel-cut oats in my baked oats recipe?
While traditional rolled oats are more commonly used in baked oats recipes due to their softer texture and quicker cooking time, you can use steel-cut oats as well. Keep in mind that steel-cut oats will result in a chewier texture and may require a longer baking time. It’s also a good idea to soak steel-cut oats in liquid overnight to soften them before baking.
What’s a good substitute for unsweetened vanilla almond milk in baked oats?
If you don’t have vanilla almond milk on hand, you can substitute it with any other type of milk, such as dairy milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. Choose the milk that best suits your taste preferences and dietary needs.
Why aren’t my baked oats baking?
If your baked oats aren’t baking properly, it could be due to several reasons. Ensure that your oven is preheated to the correct temperature as stated in the recipe. Additionally, check the ratios of wet to dry ingredients; too much liquid can result in soggy oats. Lastly, make sure you’re using the right type of oats and adjusting baking time accordingly.
This recipe for Cookie Dough Baked Oats without bananas offers a delicious and healthy twist on a popular breakfast or snack option. With just a few simple ingredients like oat flour, baking powder, Greek yogurt, and dark chocolate chips, you can create a fluffy, gooey, and chocolatey treat in under 15 minutes. Whether you enjoy it as a quick breakfast, satisfying snack, or guilt-free dessert, these oats are sure to nourish both your body and soul. Plus, with options for various substitutions and customization, you can tailor this recipe to suit your preferences and dietary needs. So why not give it a try? Whip up a batch of these irresistible Cookie Dough Baked Oats and indulge in a delightful, protein-packed treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.
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Gooey Cookie Dough Baked Oats (without banana)
- Blender if not using ready made oat flour
- Preheat oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / 350°F and grease your oven-safe ramekin with cooking spray or butter.
- Add oats, baking powder and salt to a bowl and give it a mix with the spatula.
- Add liquid sweetener, yoghurt, milk and vanilla if using and fold till combined.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the batter into the greased ramekin. Add some extra chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes and enjoy!
- Mix-ins: Enhance the flavor and texture with mix-ins like dark chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit. These additions can add a delightful crunch or chewiness.
- Flavor Boosters: Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, or other spices for an extra layer of flavor. These optional additions can elevate the taste of your baked oats.
- Preparation Time: Allow the oats to soak in the liquid mixture for a few minutes before baking. This ensures that the oats absorb the liquids and results in a better consistency.
- Baking Time and Temperature: Follow the recommended baking time and temperature in the recipe. Bake for less time if you want gooey baked oats, and longer if you want it more like cake. Just be careful to not go beyond 15 minutes, otherwise, it may be dry.
- Serve Warm: Baked oats are best enjoyed warm. Serve them fresh out of the oven for the ideal texture and flavor.