Want a delicious, dense and filling baked oatmeal but don’t want to wait over 15 minutes to bake in the oven? This delicious oatmeal hack will see you enjoying all the taste and texture of baked oatmeal by using an overnight oats method- No eggs, oven and suitable for those following a gluten free, vegan and sugar free lifestyle!
Firstly, I owe a huge thanks to the double J’s- Jenn and Juli.
Jenn for being the original naming queen of today’s post and Juli for once again, being my guinea pig to trial the recipe for taste, texture and satiety factor.
Let’s talk baked oatmeal.
J’adore baked oatmeal.
Seriously, baked oatmeal is perhaps my favorite way to enjoy oatmeal. It’s filling, has a firm and tender texture on the outside but inside? It’s fluffy and just a little bit doughy. While overnight oatmeal and warm oatmeal are both delicious, if I had to choose, their baked counterpart takes the cake.
My favorite way to enjoy baked oatmeal is in this healthy sticky cinnamon roll baked oatmeal. However, being one who loves variety (and being a singleton!), I get bored after the third serving. Throw in the time factor- I needed some new method. Granted, the ‘time factor’ is still quite minimal compared to other recipes, but sometimes, I want something which can be single serve and take literally a minute- This hack has been my answer to it.
In this post, I mentioned that for me to feel satisfied after a meal, I need a solid balance of protein, carbs and fats. This healthy one minute overnight baked oatmeal completely fits the bill. So how does this work?
When coming up with this healthy one minute overnight baked oatmeal, I had to play around with ingredients, proportions and swapped a few things out.
In Overnight oatmeal- I’d usually include Greek yogurt and more dairy milk.
In baked oatmeal- I’d usually add applesauce, banana and often an egg.
Bar the milk, I nixed all of the above ingredients in order to create a quick and easy breakfast which tastes amazing and has the BEST texture.
In Juli’s words- This recipe kept her satisfied and full for hours.
This healthy one minute overnight baked oatmeal is filling, delicious and has incredible texture which resembles baked oatmeal but requires no oven at all! A simple prep the night before and a quick 60-second microwave the next day results in a delicious baked oatmeal, with an unconventional twist! It’s packed with wholesome carbohydrates, healthy fats and with the use of protein powder, gives a solid dose of protein. Not only that, but the chia seeds give that much more satiety- a breakfast guaranteed to keep you satisfied for hours! It’s also suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free lifestyle!
HACK! Short on time or don’t have a microwave? This does indeed work in a toaster oven and a standard oven- You’d just need to decrease the baking time compared to traditional baked oatmeal and use a high broil (aim for 5-7 minutes, or until firm and golden brown on top). You also don’t need to technically make it the night before and can microwave it as is.
Make this healthy 1 minute overnight baked oatmeal and stay tuned- I’ve got three delicious recipes based off this to share over the next week!
Healthy 1 Minute Overnight Baked Oatmeal
- The night before or at least an hour before consumption, place the oats, chia seeds, sweetener, sea salt and protein powder and mix well.
- Melt your nut butter and pour into the dry mixture and mix well. Add your dairy free milk and optional chocolate chips and refrigerate overnight/for an hour +.
- The next morning, microwave for up to 1 minute.
Toaster oven option
- Follow as above but bake on high broil for 5-7 minutes, or until golden.
How do you enjoy your oatmeal?
Are you a fan of baked oatmeal?