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3 Single Served Baked Oats Recipe with or without Banana

When a creamy oatmeal and a fluffly cake join together you’ll end up with these gorgeous single served baked oats. They have the texture of a cake on the outside and the creaminess of porridge on the inside. Isn’t that fantastic?

That paired with three delicious flavors and considered their simple preparation, these baked oats recipes will perhaps are your new favorite breakfast.

And to accommodate all tastes, I also have three different ways for you to make these baked oats without banana. Cause I know, not everyone likes them. So, without any further ado, let’s get started!

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single served baked oats three ways - first with chocolate and cashew butter, second with hemp flour and yogurt filling and third with peanut butter and jelly

Healthy & Nutritious

Starting your day with a healthy and well-balanced breakfast not only gives you the energy you need for the day. Starting your day with something wholesome also helps to continue your healthy eating resolutions throughout the day. I mean if you start your day with a Nutella bread you’ll probably won’t go with a salad for lunch, would you?

But even better than that is, to start your day with a wholesome breakfast that actually tastes like a single served cake. That way, you satisfy your sweet tooth right away with the first meal of the day.

And well, these single served baked oats are perfect for that job. Not only do they contain satiating carbohydrates and fiber in form of oats and bananas, but they also contains proteins and healthy fats.

And if you serve them alongside with some fruit, you’re all set with a perfectly balanced and nutritious breakfast.

single served baked oats with chocolate and cashew butter served with fresh cherries on top

Ingredients and Substitutions

The given quantities will make one serving of these single served bake oats. However, you can also multiply the quantities to prepare several portions at once. I’ll tell you more about that later.

I always base portion sizes on my personal dietary needs (presumably those of the average woman). However, you or perhaps one of your fellow eaters may need more or less than I do. So, feel free to adjust.

Ingredients for the basic recipe:

You’ll need the following ingredients for our basic baked oats recipe:

  • rolled oats which we blend up into a fine oat flour
  • half of a ripe banana – for binding, sweetness and juiciness
  • some non-dairy milk or low-fat dairy milk
  • additionally, you can add some vegan protein powder of choice to add some extra proteins to your single served baked oats

If you don’t have a blender for pulverizing the oats, I would use a 50-50 mix of fine rolled oats and instant oat. However, even a cheap smoothie blender will do the job. It really doesn’t take a powerful blender to turn rolled oats into a fine flour.

ingredients for the basic baked oat recipe: almond milk, bananas and rolled oats

Baked Oats without Banana

I know a lot of people can’t stand bananas. And if you’re part of that group too, you’re probably wondering if you can make these baked oats without banana. 

And sure, you can. In fact, I have three different ways for how you can replace the banana in this recipe. However, before I do share them, I want to assure you that you most likely won’t taste the banana at all. Especially if you’re going to try one of my three flavor variations. 

But having grown up with a banana-hating sister and a banana-despising father, I also know that’s probably only true for 90% of people. So here are three alternatives for bakes oats without banana:

  • use 50 grams of unsweetened applesauce
  • use one tablespoon of ground flax sees with three tablespoons of water
  • use one egg

If you decide to use the egg alternative, then it’s important that you bake the oats in the oven for at least 20 minutes, instead of the 15 minutes indicated in the recipe. Depending on the size of your egg you may need a little less milk. So start with 80 milliliters or 1/3 cup and see how much more you really need.

For the version with the flax seeds, we sort of replace the banana with a flax seed egg. Therefore, the flax seeds must first swell in the water for about seven to ten minutes before we can mix them into our baked oats batter.

Substitutions for banana for baked oats: flaxseeds, egg and applesauce

How to Make this Recipe

Okay, now that we have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to prepare these single served bakes oats. And depending on whether you want to make your baked oats in the microwave or the oven, the first thing you need to do is preheat the oven.

Personally, I prefer to prepare them in the oven. But alternatively, you can microwave the baked oats at 800 watts for 2:20 minutes.

So, to prepare this recipe, first put the oats in a blender and blend them into a fine oat flour. Next mash the banana with a fork and then add all the other ingredients. Mix everything well and transfer the dough into a small, ovenproof, greased baking dish. Just a small drop of oil or a quick spray of non-stick baking spray will do the job.

If you like your baked oats the way I do, meaning with a super creamy, porridge-like consistency in the center, then leave your baked oats in the oven for just 15 minutes. If you prefer them with more of a cake-like consistency, leave them in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

3 Ways on How to Jazz up this Recipe

For the first variation, you’ll need some vegan chocolate protein powder and cashew butter in addition to the three basic ingredients. Instead of the protein powder you can also use a teaspoon of cocoa and some sweetener, for example xylitol or maple syrup.

The protein powder is simply mixed into the dough with some additional milk and the cashew butter is spread on top of the dough before baking. 

For the Peanut Butter & Jelly version, mix in either some powdered peanut butter or some regular peanut butter into the batter. Also, lightly mash the raspberries with a fork and stir them in as well. 

For the third flavor combination of our baked oast, I have a slightly fancier combination for you. For this, we not only mix in some hemp flour into our batter, which gives it a nutty flavor. In addition, we also chop up a Medjool date and mix it in the dough as well. 

But as if that weren’t enough, we first fill only half of the dough into our ovenproof dish. On top of that, we add a layer of soy yogurt, Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt before spreading the rest of the dough on top.

Your Common Questions Answered

In case there are any questions left, I hope these FAQ will help you. If not, feel free to drop your question in the comments below.

How can I prepare the recipe without banana?

Instead of the banana, you can use either 50 grams of applesauce, a combination of one tablespoon of ground flaxseed and three tablespoons of water, or one egg.

Can I prepare the baked oats in the microwave?

Sure, you can. They will need about two minutes and twenty seconds at 800 watts. But keep in mind that every microwave is slightly different and it may takes a little longer or less time for you.

Can I make the bakes oats batter in a blender?

Absolutely. Just put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. However, since I hate scraping out blenders, I just put the dry rolled oats in the blender and do the rest in a regular bowl.

Here’s How to Save this Recipe for Later

Of course, we don’t always have time to prepare these Bakes Oats in the morning. So here are three tips on how you can prepare this breakfast in advance.

  • Bake several servings at once. This way, the ready-baked Baked Oats will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
  • Prepare several portions of the dough at once and fill them into the greased baking cups. Cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge. Over the next few days, you can always take out one of the portions and bake it in the oven or microwave. (This does not work for the egg version).
  • Simply prepare a large portion of oat flour. Once you have that ready in your pantry, the rest of this recipe goes really fast and without a lot of dishes.
single served baked oats with a yogurt filling in the middle

I hope you like these baked oats recipes and that you give them a try soon. 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments, or send me a massage via email at or Instagram (@julesbalancedrecipes). 

And in case, you’ve tried this recipe, I’d appreciate your comment and rating for this recipe. It’s easy to do via the comments section below this post and it would mean the world to me.

Have fun trying it out and bon appétit,

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single served baked oats with chocolate and cashew butter served with fresh cherries on top

Single Served Baked Oats with and without Banana

Julia Schmitt
If you like to start your day with a piece of cake, you’ll love this easy baked oats recipe. Whether you try the basic recipe with banana, one of the alternatives without banana, one of the three variations, or your own version of it, you'll end up with a healthy and incredibly delicious breakfast.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 362 kcal


  • 1 blender (to grind the rolled oats into oat flour – alternatively use a 50-50 mix of quick cooking oats and instant oats)
  • 1 small ovenproof dish


Basic Recipe (same for all three variations)

  • 50 g rolled oats (≈ ½ cup or 1.8 oz)
  • ½ banana *
  • 100 ml unsweetened almond milk ~ 3.4 oz or ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp

Chocolate Cashew Version

  • 15 g vegan chocolate protein powder ~ ¼ cup or half a serving (alternatively 1 tsp cocoa)
  • 20 ml unsweetened almond milk ½ cup in total
  • 10 g cashew butter ~ 1 tsp

Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • 15 g powdered peanut butter or regular peanut butter ~ 1.5 tbsp
  • sea salt
  • ≈ 10 raspberries

Hemp Flour & Dates

  • 15 g hemp flour ~ 1.5 tbsp
  • 1 Medjool date
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 80 g soy Greek yogurt, coconut or Greek yogurt ~ ⅓ cup



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F convection or 200°C/ 400°F. Place the rolled oats in a blender and grind to a fine flour.
    oat flour in a nutri bullet blender

Baked Oats Dough

  • Mash the banana with a fork, add the oat flour and milk. 
    mashed banana with oat flour and milk in a deep plate on a white backdrop

Chocolate Cashew Version

  • Stir in the protein powder and milk and pour the batter into a greased small baking dish. Add the cashew butter on top of the dough and place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the desired consistency. 
    Alternatively, bake in the microwave for 2:20 minutes at 800 watts.
    chocolate baked oatmeal dough in a small baking dish with cashew butter on top

PB&J Version

  • Stir the powdered peanut butter or the regular peanut butter into the batter with a pinch of salt. Wash the raspberries, mash them lightly and stir them into the batter as well. Then transfer this to the greased oven dish and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or in the microwave for 2:20 minutes at 800 watts.
    baked oats dough with peanut butter and raspberries on top

Hemp Flour & Date Version

  • Pit and chop the date and stir it into the batter along with the hemp flour and cinnamon. Pour half of the batter into the greased oven dish, top it with the soy yogurt and finally the rest of the batter. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven or for 2:20 minutes at 800 watts in the microwave.
    baked oatmeal with hemp flour and dates in a baking dish with soy Greek yogurt on top


*To substitute the banana, use either 50g of applesauce, one egg or a mixture of flaxseed and water. For the latter, soak one tablespoon of ground flaxseed in three tablespoons of water for 7 to 10 minutes before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients. For the egg, use only 80 ml or 1/3 cup of milk first and see how much more you need. Bake this version for at least 20 minutes.
nutritional values for the basic recipe (with protein powder):
  • calories: 245 kcal (300 kcal)
  • fat: 5 g (6g)
  • carbohydrates: 39 g (41g)
  • protein: 8 g (18g)
nutritional values for the chocolate and cashew version:
  • calories: 362 kcal
  • fat: 11 g
  • carbohydrates: 40 g
  • protein: 22 g
nutritional values for the PB&J version:
  • calories: 363 kcal
  • fat: 11 g
  • carbohydrates: 42 g
  • protein: 19 g
nutritional values for the hemp four and date version:
  • calories: 399 kcal
  • fat: 10 g
  • carbohydrates: 50 g
  • protein: 20 g


Calories: 362kcal
Keyword baked oatmeal with banana, baked oats without banana, single served baked oats
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