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. This recipe is great for breakfast and snack in the afternooon.
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Are you excited for my first recipe post? Because I am!
Today I introduce to you 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 mornings are usually dark, damp and cold, which I think makes it hard to wake up as early as you do 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 cosy out of things I had in the fridge.
There were only berries and some left over figs so I thought of doing something different rather than have 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. Why bake it? Personally I love having baked oatmeal because it has a more chunky and chewy texture than stove cooked porridge.
Sometimes it can be a little repetitive to have porridge the same way 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 fruit or nuts and top with maple syrup, nut butters, etc. to make it all original.
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How to make this vegan baked oatmeal
Making this vegan baked oatmeal is as easy and simple as stove cooked porridge. The only extra step this recipe requires is baking in the oven.
Here are some useful tips to make this vegan baked oatmeal.
Using jumbo, old-fashioned, rolled oats, such as this Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats, is best to make this baked oatmeal recipe. It gives it that nice, chunky and chewy texture that I love! You can also mix half quick oats if you like creamier texture.
Using only quick oats for this recipe makes it very creamy but chunkier than stove cooked oatmeal. If you prefer creamier texture, quick oats are your best buddy!
I like using almond milk for my baked oatmeal 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 fancier 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 with any of your favourite plant milks.
I used a tablespoon 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 give enough sweetness 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”.
You can top this vegan baked oatmeal with any toppings you like, such as more fruits, nuts and seeds. When I am feeling extra fancy and have a sweet tooth I top mine with some Lotus Biscoff Spread you can even make my almond biscuit butter and top my baked oats with it, which is super delicious!
Can I make this recipe 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.
I’m sure you will love this vegan baked oatmeal because it’s:
- Nice and hearty
- Refined sugar-free
- Can be made gluten-free
- A lovely breakfast
Want more recipes like this?
Try my other delicious breakfast recipes you might enjoy!
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pancakes – vegan
- Raspberry muffins – vegan
- Chocolate Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup – vegan
- Lemon Muffins – vegan & gluten-free
- Banana Tahini Muffins – vegan
Please leave a comment and rate this recipe in the comment section below if you like this vegan baked oats! Let me know and tag me @thechestnutbakery on Instagram too. Thank you for making my recipe, friends!Print
Useful kitchen tools for this recipe
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!