Baked Oats

American Baked Oats Recipe

American baked oats (also referred to as baked oatmeal) made up as muffins make a speedy breakfast.

Good porridge takes time which is sometimes that is in short supply in the morning. I whip up a batch of these baked oats on Sunday and then during the week just reheat and eat. Two minutes to a healthy breakfast.

If you like these, you’ll also like our blueberry baked oats¬†– it is like cake with a big dollop of yoghurt, maple syrup and coconut. Also, try our sinful cinnamon roll baked oats.

Baked Oatmeal

I use an overripe banana instead of oil or butter in this baked oatmeal recipe. It keeps the fat content down. I always have a stash of peeled, overripe bananas in the freezer for baked oatmeal and smoothies. Also, I have cut the sugar back in the recipe because I add a dollop of maple syrup before digging in.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

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Baked Oats

Baked Oatmeal Cups work brilliantly for portion control and a speedy breakfast.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American, British
Servings 6 muffin cups


  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 15 grams dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 150 ml milk semi-skimmed
  • 100 grams banana overripe, mashed
  • 150 grams oats preferably rolled oats
  • maple syrup to serve


  • Prep a 6 muffin tin with non-stick spray
  • Heat oven to 180C (fan)
  • In medium bowl, beat the egg.
  • Stir in mashed banana, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Add oats, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir together until combined.
  • Spoon into muffin cups (all the way to the top)
  • Bake for 20 minutes until brown.
  • To serve, put a muffin cup in a bowl and top with yoghurt, fruit and maple syrup.
  • To reheat, put a muffin in a microwavable dish, add two tablespoons of milk and heat in microwave for 1 minute. Break up muffin into the milk by stirring and heat another 1 minute until piping hot. Top with fruit.
  • Also delicious cold as a muffin.