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Healthy baked oats made without gluten, dairy, or eggs. These oats have lots of fresh pear, a hint of vanilla, and warm chai-style spices. They’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup and made with clean, wholesome ingredients. This is a great recipe for meal prep or whenever you’re craving a warm comforting breakfast.
What I love about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes to get it in the oven, and you have breakfast ready to go for the next few days. You can double the recipe if needed and have a great breakfast to serve a crowd. It’s full of warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom that complement the sweetness of the pear and add delicious flavor to the oats.
- rolled old-fashioned oats: The star of the show. Be sure to choose gluten-free if needed.
- cinnamon, cardamom, ginger: Warming spices that add so much flavor to this dish.
- ground flaxseed: To help bind the oats together.
- baking powder: Gives the dish a bit of rise.
- kosher salt: Brings out the flavor of the oats.
- oat milk: To soften the oats. Feel free to substitute your favorite milk.
- maple syrup: Adds a touch of sweetness.
- melted coconut oil: For a touch of richness.
- vanilla extract: Compliments the pear and spices.
- unsweetened applesauce: Helps bind together the dish and add moisture.
- fresh diced pear: For natural sweetness and vitamins.
- walnuts: A bit of crunch and some protein.
Making these baked oats
Preparing these baked oats is so simple. Just mix your ingredients, add them to your pan, and pop them in the oven. You’ll only need a mixing bowl, a large spoon, and an 8×8-inch baking dish for this recipe. I like to make this on Sunday, then I have breakfast already prepared for the busy week ahead. When I’m ready to eat I just pop the oats in an oven-proof dish and reheat them in my air fryer. You can also reheat these for 30-60 seconds in your microwave. I love to top my oats with a dollop of nondairy coconut yogurt. Cocojune unsweetened vanilla is my current favorite.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rolled old-fashioned oats are best in this. Be sure to use gluten-free oats if needed.
Oat milk will help give this an even deeper oat flavor, but feel free to use your favorite nondairy milk. I do not recommend using canned coconut milk.
Absolutely! They may need longer to bake, so be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly. The oats should be set in the middle and lightly browned on top.
This recipe is delicious as-is, but I love to top it with a dollop of nondairy coconut yogurt.
Healthy means something different for everybody. For me, these oats are a great source of fiber, calcium, plant-based protein, and carbohydrates to fuel a hard workout. Using flax and applesauce in place of eggs helps bind this dish together without increasing the saturated fat.
Healthy Dairy-Free Baked Oats With Pear
- 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats gluten-free if needed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 3/4 cup oat milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup fresh diced pear
- 3/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped
- Preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Grease or spray an 8×8-inch baking dish. I use coconut oil spray.
- Add all of your ingredients to a large bowl and stir until well combined. Pour the mixture into your baking dish.
- Bake at 375°F for 35-40 minutes, until set and lightly browned on top.