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Hot Cross Bun Baked Oats

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This super simple baked oats recipe tastes just like a warm hot cross bun, you can’t beat cake for breakfast! It’s made with all healthy, whole food ingredients to start your day off right and nourish your body from the inside out.

If you’re looking for the perfect single serve baked oats dish, look no further than the accessories section on our online shop here.

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Why Baked Oats Are A Superior Breakfast Food?

Blueberry Baked Oats

Baked Oats – A healthy breakfast treat that’s easy to prepare and delicious to eat!

Breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day, and what better way to begin it, than with warm, cake-inspired baked oats. Baked oats have been receiving a lot of great press. Maybe you’ve been making them for years, or maybe you’ve discovered them since they went viral on TikTok, but all we can say is, if you haven’t tried them yet, then you NEED TO!

At Oat Pantry we want to make oats so tasty that everyone would be excited about eating them every morning. With this in mind, you can’t go wrong with baked oats, full of flavour and nutrients—and with lots of soluble fibre, it keeps you fuller for longer. You can have all the health benefits without sacrificing taste!

Still not convinced?? Here are some more reasons why this breakfast choice is so impressive:

  • High in nutrition. Not only will your taste buds explode with joy, but your body will thank you too. They’re certified gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and contain all the vitamins and minerals your body requires to function properly. Plus, they are low in fat and high in fibre.
  • Provides you with energy. Forget that cup of coffee, baked oats have the power to wake you up, too. Oats and fruit are a great source of carbohydrates that your body can utilize for energy. Making them a great choice for breakfast or pre-workout.
  • It can be made ahead and in bulk. Whether you like to bake a huge tray of oats to enjoy throughout the week, or you’re making a single-serving for your breakfast in the morning. It’s easy to make a head of time and store in the fridge, covered for up to 3 days.
  • Easy to customise. With all our Oat Pantry Porridge flavours (available here) it has never been simpler to customise. You can also easily switch up topping ideas, or how about a delicious melty peanut butter or jam middle to your baked oats?

Are Baked Oats Healthy?

Yes, they’re a great source of fibre, which helps to keep you full for longer and makes it easier to achieve your weight loss goals. They are also packed with essential nutrients that keep your body healthy and fit.

How To Make Baked Oats?

Below you will find a fool-proof recipe which can be easily customised.

Ingredients:

• 40g Oat Pantry Porridge Oats of your choice
• 1 level tsp of maple syrup or your sweetener of choice
• 1 small egg or chia/flaxseed egg for a vegan friendly version (replace an egg with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes or you can prepare it the night before)
• 100g plain yoghurt of your choice

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together well. Transfer the mixture to a small ovenproof dish. Then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until browned.

Further Recipe Inspiration:

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Mince Pie Baked Oats

Mince Pie Baked Oats

This recipe definitely makes it onto both Santa’s naughty and nice list! It tastes so good it should be naughty but with all the wholegrain goodness of oats and with 100% natural plant based ingredients, there’s a healthier twist.

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Baked Oats Mixture:
• 60g Oat Pantry Limited Edition Mince Pie Porridge Oats
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 125ml almond milk
• 1/2 banana

Middle Filling:
• Handful of mixed fruit e.g. raisins, sultanas, dried apricots, dried orange peel
• 1 tsp Nutblend Cinnamon, Hazelnut & Almond Butter
• 1/2 tsp maple syrup

Topping (optional):
• 2-3 tbsp Alpro Custard

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease an oven proof baked oats dish, we have some perfect single serve baked oats dishes in the accessories section on our online shop here.
2. In a saucepan mix together the middle filling ingredients, you only need to heat for 1-2 minutes on medium heat until the nut butter has melted and coated itself around the fruit.
3. Into a food blender, add porridge oats, baking powder, almond milk and banana.
4. Blend until fully combined.
5. Empty half the mixture into the oven proof baked oats dish.
6. Add your filling into the middle of the mixture and then top with the remaining baked oats mixture.
5. Place in the oven for approx. 15 minutes or until browned.
6. Top with a little custard and enjoy!

Mince Pie Baked Oats
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Apple Pie & Custard Baked Oats

With all your favourite flavours from the classic dessert, this recipe for Apple Pie & Custard Baked Oats will warm you up on cool Autumn mornings.

Ingredients:

Serves 1

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease an oven proof baked oats dish, we have some perfect single serve versions available here.
  2. Into a food blender, add porridge oats, baking powder, almond milk and banana.
  3. Blend until fully combined.
  4. Empty the mixture into the oven proof baked oats dish.
  5. Place in the oven for approx. 15 minutes or until browned.
  6. Top with custard and enjoy!
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Banana Bread Baked Oats

Banana Bread Baked Oats

These baked oats are filled with healthy ingredients and take just minutes to blend. Top the oats with fresh banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon to serve.

Ingredients:

Baked Oats Mixture:
• 40g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats (blended)
• 3/4 mashed banana
• 12g vanilla protein
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 80ml milk of choice

Cream cheese filling:
• 20g Nush Foods Almond Cheese Spread
• a dash of vanilla extract
• a dash of cinnamon
•1 tsp maple syrup

Toppings:
• Sliced banana
• Sprinkle of cinnamon

Method:


1. Preheat oven to 180°c.
2. In a bowl mix together all your baked oats mixture ingredients.
3. Then grease your Oat Pantry Baked Oats Dish and tip half of the baked oats mixture into the dish.
4. Then mix together in a separate bowl your cream cheese filling. And spoon on top of your half baked oats mixture in the middle.
5. Next, place the other half of your baked oats mixture on top.
6. Top with sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
7. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown.
8. Enjoy!

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Strawberry & Banana Baked Oats

Oat Pantry Rectangular Baked Oats Dish

Strawberry, banana and chocolate… what could be better? This recipe tastes just like dessert for breakfast! But, it’s made with all healthy, whole food ingredients to start your day off right and nourish your body.

Ingredients:

  • 60g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats
  • 129ml milk of choice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 banana (half for baked oats mixture & half for topping)
  • drizzle of maple syrup
  • 1-2 strawberries
  • small handful of dark chocolate drops

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius & grease an oven proof dish.
  2. Into a food blender, add the Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats, baking powder, milk, maple syrup & half a banana.
  3. Blend until fully combined.
  4. Empty the mixture into the oven proof dish.
  5. Chop into slices the strawberries and other half of the banana. Then place into the top of the mixture, scattering around and lightly pressing into the mixture. Sprinkle the dark chocolate drops on top.
  6. Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until browned.
  7. Enjoy!
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Carrot Cake Protein Baked Oats

Carrot Cake Protein Middle Baked Oats

If you love carrot cake, then you’ll be sure to love this baked oats breakfast version with a vanilla protein yoghurt middle. This Carrot Cake Baked Oats tastes JUST like carrot cake, but in a lighter, breakfast friendly form.

Ingredients:

  • 60g Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge Oats
  • 129ml milk of choice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • half banana
  • drizzle of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt of choice (a thick yoghurt texture is better for that classic Carrot Cake cream cheese feel)
  • 1/3 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius & grease an oven proof dish.
  2. Into a food blender, add the Oat Pantry Carrot Cake porridge oats, baking powder, milk, maple syrup & banana.
  3. Blend until fully combined.
  4. Empty half the mixture into the dish.
  5. In a separate bowl mix together the yoghurt and protein powder, until well combined.
  6. Place the yoghurt & protein mixture into the middle of the baked oats dish and top with the remaining oats mixture.
  7. Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until browned.
  8. Enjoy!

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Jam Roly Poly Baked Oats

jam roly poly baked oats

We’re taking it old school with our breakfast inspiration. If you’re looking for something utterly delicious to fuel you through the day, then this baked oats recipe is the one for you.

Ingredients:

• 40g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Pie Porridge Oats blended into a flour consistency
• 1 level tsp of maple syrup or your sweetener of choice
• 3/4 tsp of baking powder
• 1 small egg or chia/flaxseed egg for a vegan friendly version (replace an egg with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes or you can prepare it the night before)
• 100g plain yoghurt of your choice
• 1-2 tbsp of strawberry jam
• to serve – Alpro soya vanilla custard

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl (excluding the jam and custard) and mix together well.
3. Transfer the mixture to a small ovenproof dish.
4. Partially bake in the oven for 15 mins, take out the oven and score the top of the baked oats with a swirl using a knife. Follow the score line with your strawberry jam to create a delicious roll in your baked oats.
4. Then place back in the oven for a further 10-15 mins, or until browned.
5. Serve with cold or warm Alpro Soya Custard.

jam roly poly baked oats