Baked oats without banana is a quick and healthy breakfast that is perfect for busy days. This recipe requires only a few basic ingredients and can be ready in less than 20 minutes!
If you love my recipe for oatmeal pancakes without banana, you will absolutely LOVE these baked oats!
It has all the same goodies like fibers and filling oats, and the recipe is super easy to make.
In fact, it might be one of the easiest recipes on my blog!
So, if you are looking for a quick, healthy breakfast that is full of creamy oats and fibers, then this is the one for you.
Why you will love this no banana baked oats recipe
It's super quick and easy to make. This recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes, plus you can prepare the oats in your baking dish, so no extra bowls to clean!
The recipe is very versatile. Oats have a neutral flavor that goes perfectly with chocolate, fruit, and nuts. Because of this, you can easily adjust your breakfast and make something special every day!
You can make it two ways. I like to add all the ingredients to a baking dish and bake the oats as they are, but there is another way!
If you've been on TikTok recently, you might have come across the viral recipe for blender baked oats.
To make a more smooth, cake-like baked oats, you pop all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until your oats have the desired consistency.
Oats are incredibly healthy. Oats are full of fibers and other nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
No banana. You can, of course, add a banana, but if you're like me and you would be fine if you never saw a banana again, this is your recipe.
The recipe is vegan and gluten-free! Oats don't contain gluten, so this baked oats recipe is gluten-free.
You should, however, always check the packaging because it can be contaminated during processing.
You can make this recipe in an air fryer! Just follow the recipe, but instead of putting the oats in the oven you bake them in an air fryer for 10-14 minutes at 300 F (150 C)
Oats - for this recipe, you will need old-fashioned rolled oats. Rolled oats retain moisture better, and that is what gives you a soft dessert like breakfast!
Milk - for the softest baked oats, I recommend whole milk, but any milk will work for this recipe.
I also LOVE to use coconut milk when I make this recipe. The mild, sweet flavor and the nutty oats are the perfect way to start my day.
If you're using coconut milk or any other type of plant-based milk, make sure it is unsweetened or adjust the amount of sugar to taste.
Salt - adding salt enhances the rest of the flavors, so unless you're on a low-sodium diet, don't skip this ingredient.
Sugar - granulated sugar is perfect for this recipe, but if you want to add a more caramel flavor, you can use brown sugar instead.
Another option is to leave out the sugar altogether and replace it with unsweetened fruit puree. This way, you add sweetness and make your oats healthier in one go
Chocolate - you can use any chocolate you like, but make sure it is suitable for cooking.
Add fruit. I love to add fresh fruit like apples, peaches, or blueberries to the oats. This adds a ton of flavor and vitamins to start your day.
It is also a great recipe to use up any left outer fruit puree like pear or applesauce.
Chopped nuts for some crunch. If you like your oats to have a crunchy texture, add a handful of finely chopped nuts. I recommend adding hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds.
Coconut. I love the combination of the nutty oats and the sweet tropical flavor of coconut.
Replace the milk with coconut milk and add ½ of desiccated coconut. Just like my coconut overnight oats, this will make this baked oats recipe completely vegan!
Dried fruit. Dried fruit like dates, apricots, or raisins add extra fiber and sweetness to your breakfast.
Coffee! If you're a coffee lover, replace half the milk with coffee. This will not only wake you up but also enhance the flavor of the chocolate.
Add fall flavors. I know it is not a fall breakfast, but hear me out.
Stir in a tablespoon of fall spices like speculaas spice mix, apple pie pieces, or pumpkin spice to the oats!
Maybe add some apples or pears and a handful of chopped walnuts for the ultimate fall dessert.
To make this recipe for baked oats without bananas, you will need a 9-inch baking dish to bake the oats, measuring cups, and a spoon.
Baked oats without bananas will keep in the fridge for about 2-3 days. Make sure to cover your bowl to prevent the oats from drying out.
If you want to reheat your oats, you can do this by popping them in a preheated oven or microwave until warm.
If your oats are a little dry, you can add some milk before reheating.
More easy breakfast recipes with oats
Baked oats without banana
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 ½ cups milk
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Add the dry ingredients to a bowl or baking dish and give it a quick whisk.
- Pour in the milk and mix until everything is well combined.
- Divide the chocolate chips over the oats and bake them for 10-15 minutes.