TikTok Baked Oats – Chelsea’s Messy Apron

TikTok Baked Oats are a viral sensation — blend up oats with a few other ingredients and bake it into a cake-like breakfast full of good-for-you ingredients! Today we’re sharing four different versions of TikTok Oats — a plain version (jazzed up with fresh berries!), double chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookie.

For regular baked oats (where the oats aren’t blended up first) try our original Baked Oatmeal or Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal.

Overhead image of the Tiktok Baked Oats

TikTok Baked Oats

Just to be sure we’re all on the same page, TikTok is a social media platform that only shows videos. People love to see a Tiktok video and try to copy it or add their own flare to it.

When I first saw baked oats on TikTok, I was instantly intrigued and had to give them a try. To be honest, I wasn’t impressed with the flavor or texture — the oats were pretty gooey, too dense, and fairly flavorless.

But the idea of it still had me intrigued and after a few weeks of tweaking and testing, I’m excited to share a version that is still just as nutritious, but with a wonderful flavor and texture.

And with all that testing, I’ve come up with four flavors — all of which we’ve been heavily rotating at my home. My personal favorite? Double-chocolate!

[/quicktip] Most versions of TikTok Baked Oats start with an overripe banana, but we created these baked oats without banana. We found the texture to be better and the flavor more cake-like without that addition. [/quicktip]

Tools Needed

  • This recipe is quick and easy to make, but you do need a good, powerful blender (think Blendtec® or Vitamix®) to break down the cashews and oats into a smooth mixture. We love this mini “Twister” jar for this recipe since there isn’t a whole lot of batter!
  • 8-ounce ramekins are a must-have for this recipe. Unfortunately, these TikTok Baked Oats won’t bake up the same in different-sized ramekins.

Process shots of the Tiktok Baked Oats-- images of the ingredients being added to a blender

What Do Baked Oats Taste Like?

These particular baked breakfast oats honestly taste like a healthy cake! The texture is a little more dense and moist than your typical sugar-and-butter-laden cake (cough, cough oh hey chocolate cake).

The chocolate version of these Tiktok Baked Oats especially feels like you’re eating a rich chocolate dessert for breakfast!

Process shots-- images of the mixture being measured and poured into the ramekins

Are Baked Oats Good For You?

These TikTok Baked Oats are first and foremost delicious but they’re also made with very nutritious ingredients.

Check out all these benefits:

  • No flour: We use whole old-fashioned oats instead. (Yes, these baked oats are naturally gluten-free.*)
  • No butter: Instead, we’re using nutrient-dense coconut oil.
  • No refined sugar: Really, there is none! We’re sweetening this cake with pure maple syrup — a natural sweetener made from the sap of trees.
  • Cashews: They’re the “secret” ingredient in TikTok Baked Oats! Cashews are loaded with good-for-you fats, protein, and nutrients, among other benefits.
  • Protein: Thanks to the nuts and eggs, this recipe is packed with protein!
  • Dairy-Free: Again, no butter. Also, no milk or heavy cream.

*While the ingredients in this recipe are naturally gluten free, make sure to check all your ingredient labels to be sure they weren’t processed in a facility with gluten.

Process shots-- images of the chocolate oats being made

Tiktok Baked Oats Ingredients

Below are a few ingredient-specific notes:

  • Cashews. We love dry-roasted and lightly salted cashews best — more flavor without any extra effort on your part. (Here’s what we use in Baked TikTok Oats.)
  • Old-fashioned oats. Although it would make sense that any oats would work since they’re getting blended anyways, it’s important to use old-fashioned oats to ensure you get the right measurement. Both quick and steel-cut oats are smaller, denser, and more compact so measurements would be off.
  • Pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener (unlike corn syrup or pancake syrup) made from the sap of a maple tree that is boiled down to a thicker consistency. Maple syrup is just one ingredient and all-natural — the best way to sweeten these TikTok Baked Oats and add the perfect amount of moisture.
  • Dutch-process cocoa powder (in the chocolate oats) produces softer and moister baked oats. Regular cocoa powder will create a less-flavorful and drier texture. Hershey’s® “Special Dark” cocoa powder is a Dutch-process cocoa powder that is delicious in these cookies and is readily found at most grocery stores. 

Process shots of Tiktok Baked Oats before and after baking

VARIATIONS

How To Make TikTok Baked Oats (Different Variations)

  • Add some spices. If you’d like to jazz up the plain version, try adding in some ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom.
  • Swap out the toppings. Even keeping the base recipe the same, you can enjoy so many different variations just by swapping out the toppings. Some of our favorite toppings are fresh berries, sliced banana, various types of nut butter, chopped nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, and coconut.
  • Pumpkin Tiktok Baked Oats: For a pumpkin version, add pumpkin pie spice to the baked oats mixture and spread some good pumpkin butter on top.
  • Cinnamon Roll Tiktok Baked Oats: For a cinnamon roll version, add ground cinnamon to the baked oats mixture and then spread some cream cheese frosting on top after baking.

Process shots-- images of the TikTok Baked Oats fresh out of the oven

STORAGE

Storage

Enjoy these TikTok Baked Oats right out of the oven; they don’t store very well (they get too moist and dense). That said, the unbaked batter stores really nicely in the fridge for 5-7 days. Give the leftover stored batter a quick stir before adding to ramekins and baking fresh for breakfast or a snack.

More Nutritious Breakfast Recipes:

TikTok Baked Oats

TikTok Baked Oats are a viral sensation — blend up oats with a few other ingredients and bake it into a cake-like breakfast full of good-for-you ingredients! Today we’re sharing four different versions of TikTok oats — a plain version (jazzed up with fresh berries!), double chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookie.

TikTok Baked Oats

TikTok Baked Oats are a viral sensation — blend up oats with a few other ingredients and bake it into a cake-like breakfast full of good-for-you ingredients! Today we’re sharing four different versions of TikTok oats — a plain version (jazzed up with fresh berries!), double chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookie.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Blender: This recipe is quick and easy to make, but you do need a good, powerful blender (think Blendtec® or Vitamix®) to break down the cashews and oats into a smooth mixture. We love this mini “Twister” jar for this recipe since there isn’t a whole lot of batter that it won’t blend as easily in a larger jar.
Note 2: Ramekins: 8-ounce ramekins are a must-have for this recipe. Unfortunately, these baked oats won’t turn out the same in different-sized ramekins.
Note 3: Baked Oats Recipe For One: Only bake one cake at a time. Transfer the rest of the batter to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use. The batter stores nicely in the fridge for 5-7 days. Give the leftover stored batter a quick stir before adding to ramekins.
Nutrition information isn’t included, since it will vary by the variety of cake made.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.2g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 12.4g | Cholesterol: 46.5mg | Sodium: 27.1mg | Fiber: 46.5g | Sugar: 27.1g

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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