Vegan Baked Oatmeal – Healthy and delicious

Warm, hearty, healthy vegan baked oatmeal with lots of berries and figs. This recipe is refined sugar-free and oil-free, can be made gluten-free.
vegan baked oatmeal

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Are you excited for my first recipe post? Because I am!!
Today I introduce you to this lovely breakfast tin of vegan baked oatmeal with berries and figs.
How lovely does that sound for breakfast on a cold morning to warm you up?

Winter morning usually starts darker and dumper, which I think makes it hard to wake up as early as you do in the rest of the year..
But when you have a nice warming breakfast, it’s a totally different story!

I came up with this baked oatmeal recipe when I was in London, I wanted to make something nice and cozy out of things I had in the fridge.

There were only berries and some left over figs I found and thought of having them in a different way rather on my usual stove cooked porridge which I was having almost every morning.

Then voila! I baked them and it turned out so delicious! This recipe is also refined sugar-free, oil-free, egg-free, dairy-free and can be made gluten-free.

What is baked oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is essentially porridge baked in the oven, literally. Why bake it? Personally I love having baked oatmeal because it has more chunky and chewy texture than stove cooked porridge.

Sometimes it can be a little repetitive to have porridge the same say everyday, so baking it introduces a new way to enjoy your everyday porridge!
I’m sure you will love baked oatmeal once you make it.

Just like stove cooked porridge, you can add some fruits/nuts, and top with maple syrup, nut butters, etc. make it all original.

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How to make this vegan baked oatmeal

How to make this vegan baked oatmeal is as easy and simple as stove cooked porridge. The only step this recipe requires is baking in the oven.

Here are some useful tips to make this vegan baked oatmeal.

1. Oats

Using jumbo, old-fashioned, rolled oats is best to make this vegan baked oatmeal. It gives it that nice, chunky and chewy texture that I love! You can also mix half quick oats if you like a more creamy baked oatmeal.

Using only quick oats for this vegan baked oats makes it very creamy but chunkier than stove cooked oatmeal. If you prefer creamier baked oatmeal, quick oats are probably the best.

2. Milk

I like using almond milk for my baked oats as it gives a nice, nutty fragrant flavour, and wonderful texture to it. I usually have unsweetened almond milk in my fridge but you can also go a bit more fancy and use vanilla almond milk or chocolate almond milk depending on your mood.

Soy milk and other plant based milk will work perfectly in this recipe too. You can use oat milk for double oaty flavour! Just like cooking your oats on the stove enjoy any of your favourite plant milks.

3. Sweetener

I used a table spoon of maple syrup instead of sugar in this recipe to make it even healthier and refined sugar-free. This recipe has lots of berries and figs so the fruits gives enough sweetness to to the vegan baked oatmeal. Always go for the fruits in season so that they are at the sweetest and most nutritious stage.

Having said that, you can absolutely drizzle some more maple syrup or any of your favourite liquid sweetener as well. If you are feeling more fancy, see the next section “4. Topping”.

4. Topping

You can top this vegan baked oatmeal with any toppings you like too, such as more fruits, nuts and seeds, etc. When I am feeling extra fancy and have a sweet tooth I top mine with some Lotus Biscoff Spread which you can buy here or my almond biscuit butter which is super delicious!

vegan baked oatmeal

Can I make the vegan baked oatmeal gluten-free?

Absolutely! So many of my friends are following a gluten-free diet now so I’m trying to make more gluten-free recipes. To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use gluten-free oats such as Bob’s Redmill gluten-free organic rolled oats which you can buy here.
It really doesn’t affect the taste or texture when swapping with gluten-free oats.

Also a great news for my gluten-free friends, receive new recipes via email by joining The Chestnut Bakery mailing family below to never miss a gluten-free recipe!

I’m sure you will love this vegan baked oatmeal because it’s:

  • Nice and hearty
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Oil-free
  • Healthy
  • Can be made gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Delicious
  • A lovely breakfast

Vegan Baked Oatmeal – Healthy and delicious

What you need:

For topping:

  • 1 tbsp Lotus biscuit butter cream
  • Handful of strawberries, blackberries and figs
  • 1/4 cup (g) pecan nuts
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Tools:

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C(356F)
  2. In a large bowl: mix the oats, almond milk and maple syrup with a whisker.
  3. Add in the strawberries, black berries and figs and quickly fold with a large wooden spoon.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a baking tin and top with more berries, figs and pecans.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until the oats are soft and cooked.
  6. Top with Lotus biscoff spread and cinnamon. Voila!

It’s best served while it’s warm.
Enjoy your morning!

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Useful cooking tool for this recipe

Baking tin

It’s a very good idea to have a set of baking tins with different sizes in your cupboard!

I have several different sizes of baking tins for different dishes. Something like this baking tin will do a great job for this recipe as you can choose the size depending on how much oats you are using.

And the colour is lovely too!

print this recipe below!

Vegan baked oatmeal

Warm and confortnig breakfast strawberry baked oats.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2 people
Cost: less than 5£

Ingredients

topping

  • 1 tbsp  Lotus biscuit butter cream
  • handful of strawberries, blackberries and figs
  • 1/4 cup (g) pecan nuts
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 180C(356F)
  • In a large bowl, mix the oats, almond milk and maple syrup with a whisker.
  • Add in the strawberries, black berries and figs and quickly fold with a large wooden spoon.
  • Transfer the mixture into a baking tin and top with more berries, figs and pecans.
  • Bake in the oven for 20mins or until the oats are soft and cooked.
  • Top with more fruits, Lotus biscoff spread and cinnamon. Voila!

Notes

It is best to serve while it's warm. Enjoy!
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