Cookie Dough Baked Oats
Ingredients & substitutions
old fashioned oats– I use the organic old fashioned oats from Trader Joe’s, but you can use any old fashioned oats that you’d like. I have no tested it or tried it with quick oats, so i’m not sure if they would work for this recipe.
baking powder- a small amount of baking powder is used in this recipe to help the center rise. You can omit this ingredient and they baked oats will still work, they just won’t be as fluffy! If you don’t have baking powder, you can substitute baking soda, but please note it won’t be the exact same.
pinch of salt– a pinch of salt to help balance out the sweetness of these oats.
banana- Since this recipe is vegan and doesn’t use egg, a banana is necessary for a binding agent. If you don’t have banana or don’t like banana, you can replace this ingredient with apple sauce, pumpkin, tofu, avocado, or yogurt.
cashew butter- I think cashew butter gives this recipe that “cookie dough” taste. But if you don’t have/like cashew butter you can replace this ingredient with any other nut butter or choice. Almond, peanut, pecan etc!
almond milk- I really only ever have almond milk on hand, but like cashew butter this ingredients can be switched out for any milk alternative. Coconut, cashew, oat, cow’s milk etc.
maple syrup- I use a small amount of maple syrup to really sweeten up this recipe. If you don’t have to have your oats too sweet you can omit this ingredient all together or even replace it with agave, honey or date syrup!
non-dairy dark chocolate chips- to make this recipe vegan, you must use non-dairy vegan dark chocolate chips. However, you can replace this with any type/flavor of chocolate chips or chunks that you’d like!
How to make baked oats
I was so excited to see that Baked Oats were trending. I’ve been making baked oats for years, and i’m so happy it’s a recipe that everyone is enjoying/trying.
They are so easy to make, all you need is a blender, baking dish and that’s really it. These oats will taste like you’re having dessert for breakfast.
To prepare the baked oats, all you need to do is add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into an oven safe baking dish and bake away!
This specific recipe is vegan and I add a tablespoon of cashew butter in the center for a warm and gooey center. It’s amazing and I think you are going to love them as much as I do!
However, if you prefer a more “cake like” center without the gooeyness, you can simply bake the oats for a longer period of time and they will be more of a muffin texture on the center!