Persian Love Baked Oats
We've been seeing dozens of videos of blended baked oats all over our Instagram and TikTok feeds recently and being the oatmeal enthusiasts that we are, we just had to create our own version! We've gave these oats a Persian twist by adding rosewater, saffron and rose petals and we've topped them with pistachios and white chocolate chunks for a dessert-like breakfast perfect to serve your loved on Valentine's Day (or any day, for that matter).
What are blended baked oats?
When rolled oats are blended and baked, you get a delicious cake-like dish that you can top with anything you like such as fresh berries, peanut butter, honey, dried fruits and nuts! Unlike regular baked oats that stay pretty flat, with blended baked oats you are basically using oat flour puff up and give it a wonderfully fluffy consistency.
Are blended baked oats good for you?
Baked oatmeal is a great breakfast idea that packs fiber and whole grains. The overall healthiness of the dish depends on what you add to it, but in general baked oats are wonderful way to start the morning and you can get so creative with it. You can add fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, protein powders and tons of other things to boost the nutritional value of the dish and simply take out the maple syrup if you are trying to watch your sugar intake. Plus, these baked oats tend to keep you full all morning!
What you'll need to make blended baked oats:
Rolled oats: To keep this recipe gluten-free we've used gluten free rolled oats, but if you're not concerned about that then any rolled oats or quick oats will work fine:
Bananas: Make sure they're perfectly ripe! The more ripe you're bananas are the sweeter the baked oats will be.
Milk: We like to use unsweetened almond milk but any milk works fine.
Baking powder, almond flour and salt: Helps to make the blended oats bake up fluffy with a bit of rise.
Rosewater: This is totally optional, but we love adding a dash of rosewater to our oats for a subtle floral aroma and slightly earthy taste.
Saffron: Saffron also has a subtle earthy taste with a floral sweetness to it which works wonderfully in this dish.
Maple syrup: This is also totally optional! A lot of the time, the bananas sweeten the oats enough already, but if you have a bit of a sweet tooth you can add some maple syrup.
Chopped pistachio: To stick with our Persian theme we've used pistachios here but any kind of nut works, especially macadamia nuts which pair beautifully with white chocolate!
White chocolate: Because chocolate in the morning helps us get through the day 😉
How do you make baked oats?
This really couldn't be much easier.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
- Separate the mixture into the prepared ramekin dish.
- Add the toppings.
- Bake for 20 minutes!
And there you go, a delicious and nutritious breakfast whipped up in under 30 mins! Be careful not to overbake the oats as they come out super dry if left in the oven for too long.
Customizing Your Blended Baked Oats
One of our favorite things about blended baked oats is how easily customizable they are. We love to add the following:
Fruits: Add in 1/2 cup of your favorite type of fruit; blueberries, chopped apples, diced pears, peaches or strawberries.
Spices: Add cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice or ground cloves!
Toppings. Top your baked oats with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of almond butter or peanut butter, yogurt or whipped cream.
Mix-ins. In addition to or instead of adding fruit you can add in protein powder toasted shredded coconut, nuts and chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Grease two ramekins or any oven safe pas with cooking spray
In a blender combine all the ingredients until smooth and well-blended, about 1 minute.
Divide the batter into the prepared ramekins and top with topping ingredients.
Bake for 20-25 mins until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs
Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving
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