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Baked oats are a food trend that I recently tried and completely fell in love with. With this method you can leave the oats whole and intact in their natural state, or you can blend them into flour and bake them like a cake. The cake-like oats are what I’m really obsessing over lately, and it’s the method I’m using to make these baked strawberry oats.
- I use old-fashioned rolled oats to make this. I have not tested this with any other type of oats, so I can not promise that it would have the same results that I achieved with my tests for this recipe.
- Unsweetened almond milk is my daily milk of choice, so that’s what I’m using in this recipe. Any type of milk should work in this, but I wouldn’t recommend any kind of buttermilk.
- I like maple syrup in this, but honey will also work.
- If you don’t have arrowroot and don’t mind the sugar, you could replace the starch with powdered sugar and omit the maple syrup. Just add only a bit of lemon juice at a time until you reach your desired texture.
- You can also drizzle this with melted white chocolate instead of the lemon drizzle. Some dairy-free options are King David, Evolved, No Whey Foods, or Enjoy Life.
Texture – Gooey or Cakey
When baking these oats you have the option to bake them until they’re still gooey in the middle, or until they’re cooked through with a similar texture to cake. The gooey option will be set on the outside and resemble cake, but the inside will be moist and sticky like oatmeal with a silky smooth texture. If you let this cook a bit longer, the inside will develop a texture that’s cooked through and similar to cake. I love it both ways, so feel free to try it according to what you’re in the mood for. Gooey is great at breakfast, and the cake-like option is perfect when you’re craving a sweet treat.
Strawberry Baked Oats With Lemon Drizzle
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease or spray a 10 ounce ramekin.
- Blend all of the ingredients for your baked oats in a high powered blender until smooth.
- Pour your batter into your ramekin and bake for about 15 minutes. You can underbake it if you'd like the center to be gooey, or cook until a cake tester comes out clean for a cake-like texture.
- To make your lemon drizzle, whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle it over your oats and enjoy!
Did you make these Baked Strawberry Oats?
Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to rate the recipe.