Want a dairy-free breakfast recipe recipe which is ready in no time at all? These quick and easy vegan banana bread baked oats are such a perfect way to begin your day. They're packed with so many yummy ingredients and such as bananas, chocolate and pecans.
This chocolatey and caramelized treat takes less than 30 minutes to make and I have to say it's totally worth your time. The banana flavor is so strong which makes the baked oatmeal so comforting.
Although, I personally tend to make this recipe for breakfast, it also works very well as a supper snack too in the evening. These oats are creamy, melty and totally drool-worthy.
If you love a sweet treat like this, you'll also love my chocolate cinnamon french toast rolls, vegan brown sugar cereal pancakes and vegan Nutella chocolate oat milk crepes recipes which are just as delicious.
Why You Will Love These Oats
- Comfort Factor - This baked oatmeal recipe is perfect for the first thing you eat in the morning or a cozy fall evening. It's warm, hearty and before you know it, you'll want it to be a part of your daily routine.
- Amazing Toppings - As well as there being tasty fillings like vegan chocolate chips pecans, there are also yummy toppings such as melty slabs of chocolate, bananas and a little sprinkle of sugar and nutmeg. It all comes together beautifully.
- Fall Flavors - The addition of the ground nutmeg and the pecans really brings out the fall vibes in the oats. Once September comes around, this is always my go-to snack, no matter what time of the day it is. I also used ripe a ripe banana to maximize the banana flavors as I wanted them to be dominant. If you have made any other banana recipes of mine such as, my vegan banana chocolate chip cookies or my vegan high protein banana pancakes, you'll see that this is a common theme.
- Allergy Friendly & Plant Based - This vegan banana bread baked oatmeal recipe is entirely vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
- Instant oats - These are the best type of oats for this recipe as you can add them straight to the high-speed blender without any prior preparation. They also tend to have a tasty, light texture when means you can make oatmeal like my vegan 5-minute biscoff baked oats and vegan 5-minute chocolate baked oatmeal recipes which are are smoother.
- Very small ripe banana - As the recipe only yields two servings, one small or medium banana will be enough. However, you need to make sure that you use a banana which is ripe (these usually have lots of brown spots) as they have so much more flavor.
- Maple syrup - This will be used as a sweetener for the baked oats. It's a healthier alternative to sugar and it still tastes great!
- Pecans - These are some of my favorite types of nuts and they add a nice fall twist to this recipe. These are to be mixed into the oats before being cooked.
- Vegan chocolate - Use for the topping. It go all melty when baked and I love it! You can use any dairy-free chocolate that you like.
See recipe card for full information on individual ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
- If you wish, you can change the plant milk in this recipe. Not everyone likes soy milk for varying reasons so you can swap this out for something else. There are many other great options such as, almond milk, hazelnut milk and oat milk.
- Another thing you can do is switch up the toppings and fillings. You may want to substitute in an alternate nut to pecans such as walnuts or you might want to swap out the chocolate chips for raisins to make the oats healthier. As for the toppings you could swap the sliced bananas for another type of fruit. The options are endless. You could even top the oatmeal with vegan dulce de leche caramel for extra sweetness.
How To Make Vegan Banana Bread Baked Oats
For the full method, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
1: Blend together all of the baked oats ingredients.
2: Pour the mixture into a large ramekin and add the fillings and toppings.
3: Bake the oatmeal then let it cool down.
Use a ripe a banana - The riper the banana that you use, the better the overall flavor of these baked oats will be. If you have any spotty brown ones laying around, definitely consider using it for this recipe.
Increase the yield - If you'd like to serve this to more people, you can simply double or triple the recipe amounts easily. Alternatively, you can make one large serving on banana bread baked oats inside an extra large ramekin. Again, use the same ratios of ingredients if you want to make more.
You can make this vegan breakfast recipe nut free by omitting the pecans.
It tastes great on it's own but I sometimes like to add raisins and maple syrup to it which tastes amazing.
Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure that it is covered.
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Single Serve Banana Bread Baked Oats (Vegan & Gluten Free)
For the oatmeal:
- 50 g instant oats
- 1 very small ripe banana mashed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 0.25 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 80 ml soy milk
- 25 g vegan chocolate chips
- 15 g pecans finely chopped
For the topping:
- Vegan chocolate pieces/squares to taste
- Sliced bananas to taste
- Ground nutmeg to taste
- Granulated sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius (356F).
Make the banana bread baked oats:
- Add the instant oats, banana, baking powder, nutmeg, maple syrup and soy milk to a high-speed blender.
- Blitz them all until the oat mixture is nice and smooth.
- Pour the oats into one large ovenproof ramekin or two medium ramekins depending on how much you want per serving.
- Mix in the chocolate chips and the pecans and top the oats with chopped bananas, squares of vegan chocolate and sprinkle of ground nutmeg and granulated sugar.
Bake the oatmeal:
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. The top of the oats should be golden brown and caramelized. Let it cool a little and serve.
- The riper the banana that you use, the better the overall flavor of these baked oats will be. If you have any spotty brown ones laying around, definitely consider using it for this recipe.
- If you'd like to serve this to more people, you can simply double or triple the recipe amounts easily. Alternatively, you can make one large serving on banana bread baked oats inside an extra large ramekin. Again, use the same ratios of ingredients if you want to make more.