Here is the TikTok famous 1-Pan Baked Oatmeal recipe that’s ready in under 30 minutes. Only 7 ingredients and no added sugar! A scrumptious, hearty, hot oatmeal breakfast, brunch or snack topped and served any way you please.
This 1-pan Baked Oatmeal recipe from TikTok is taking the internet by storm (we can thank Smart Gusto for that!). And for good reason! It’s SO easy, perfect for serving a crowd and super quick to throw together.
It’s not like my other baked oatmeal recipes, like blueberry baked oatmeal or strawberry baked oatmeal. Think of it as more of thick stovetop oatmeal, but everything is prepared and baked in the same pan.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy clean-up since all you need is one baking dish, a fork and a few measuring cups!
- The ultimate crowd-pleaser, best served for brunch and mid-morning get togethers!
- Perfect for meal prep – bake it on Sunday and have breakfast the rest of the week!
- Unapologetically vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free!
The ingredient list for this baked oats recipe is short and sweet. I have also given some topping ideas to inspire you to make it your own. Here’s what you need:
- overripe bananas – you want superripe, brown-speckly bananas. The extra sweetness takes the place of refined sugar.
- chia seeds – chia seeds add healthy Omega-3 fats, fiber and a subtle crunch and nutty flavor.
- rolled oats – go for whole old-fashioned rolled oats. If you are gluten-free, pick up a bag of certified gluten-free oats – I love Bob’s Red Mill.
- ground cinnamon – a dash of cinnamon goes a long way and adds a warming aroma. Ground ginger, nutmeg or cloves would also be delicious if you really love spice.
- fine sea salt – to enhance all those oat-filled flavors.
- non-dairy milk – use whatever dairy-free milk you have on hand – almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk and coconut milk all work. Whole milk would also work, if dairy is not a concern.
- vanilla extract – this adds just another level of floral, fragrant sweetness.
- mixed berries – feel free to use fresh or frozen mixed berries. If the strawberries are on the bigger side, you can halve or quarter them. But fruit doesn’t have to stop at berries – go crazy with peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, more bananas, dried fruit, or any fruit that’s in season! Chocolate chips would be delicious, too.
- yogurt – regular whole milk yogurt, skyr or dairy free yogurt are all great options.
- honey – a drizzle of your favorite honey adds a healthy dose of sweetness.
- maple syrup – sweet and smokey maple syrup makes it feel like breakfast, and keeps it vegan.
- hemp hearts – a sprinkle of raw hemp hearts adds a boost of plant-based protein and more heart healthy fats.
- nut butter – use any jar of nut butter you have – almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, the options are endless. Sunbutter or pumpkin seed butter keeps it nut-free.
Prepare and Bake in the Same Dish!
This berry topped oatmeal is incredibly easy, it will be ready before you know it. I gather all my toppings while the oatmeal is baking away in the oven.
Preheat oven to 350ºF and butter or grease 8×8 baking dish (or similar size).
Peel bananas and mash directly into greased baking dish.
Add Chia Seeds, Oats and Spices
Sprinkle chia seeds, rolled oats, cinnamon and salt directly over mashed bananas.
Add Wet Ingredients
Pour milk over top of dry ingredients and add vanilla; use fork to mix the ingredients together a bit, making sure chia seeds and oats are evenly distributed (it’s okay if some banana stays on the bottom of the pan).
Top with Berries
Add mixed berries to top of oatmeal mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the liquid has absorbed.
This healthy baked oatmeal recipe is just that – as healthy as can be. And you will surely be happy to serve this to any lucky tasters. Some of my favorite ways to serve include:
- Breakfast and Brunch: Bring it to all your breakfast and brunch soirees for a treat to feel good about. Make sure to have bowls of yogurt, maple syrup, seeds, nuts and extra fruit for topping!
- Afternoon Snack: Enjoy a spoonful or two when the craving strikes, with coffee or tea to wash it all down.
- Dessert: This may be a sugar-free recipe, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a little indulgance. Top it off with ice cream or coconut whipped cream!
How to Store and Reheat
The banana and berry-baked oatmeal will keep tightly wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 4 days in the fridge. I keep it in the same baking vessel to cut down on clean-up, but you can transfer it to a large airtight container if that is your preference.
When ready to reheat, scoop a spoonful or two into a microwave-safe bowl. Reheat in 20-30 second intervals until warm to your desired temperature. Finish with toppings and enjoy!
Yes, you can freeze this baked oatmeal with frozen berries. Just cool completely, then transfer to a freezer-safe storage bag or container – either one large or multiple individual portions. Freeze for up to 2 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the fridge.
- Use over ripe, almost black bananas. These are sweeter and easier to mash with a fork.
- Coat the baking dish with oil. This prevents sticking and makes for easier clean-up.
- Double the recipe for a crowd. If bringing to a large brunch party, double all the quantities and bake it for a few minutes longer in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Frequently Asked Questions
I do not recommend quick oats because they will cook too quickly and lose their texture.
Yes! Just replace the bananas with approx 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce to keep the sweetness and moisture level the same.
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes You’ll Love:
- Golden Milk Baked Oats
- Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oatmeal
- Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Espresso Chocolate Chip Baked Oats
If you make this 1-Pan Baked Oatmeal recipe, be sure to leave a comment and review on the blog! I love hearing from you, and it helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx Ashley
- 2 small-medium ripe bananas
- 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1.25 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1.25 cups non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups mixed berries for topping (fresh or frozen)
- maple syrup
- hemp hearts
- nut butter
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and butter or grease 8×8 baking dish (or similar size).
- Peel bananas and mash directly into greased baking dish.
- Sprinkle chia seeds, rolled oats, cinnamon and salt directly over mashed bananas.
- Pour milk over top of dry ingredients and add vanilla; use fork to mix the ingredients together a bit, making sure chia seeds and oats are evenly distributed (it’s okay if some banana stays on bottom of pan).
- Add mixed berries to top of oatmeal mixture.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until liquid has absorbed.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
NOTE – This style of oatmeal has a consistency similar to stovetop oatmeal. It is much different than my baked oatmeal recipes that rise when baking and set. This is meant to be served as a bowl of oatmeal and does not work as squares.