Were you hoping that Giada de Laurentiis would react to TikTok like Gordon Ramsay loves to? Sorry to disappoint. De Laurentiis celebrated TikTok’s baked oats obsession, assuring her Instagram followers that “it was worth the hype.” Because, as the genius behind Everyday Italian points out, “Getting to eat cake for breakfast in any capacity is a win.” The chef’s Instagram followers might be more experienced at making baked oats than she is. After posting her attempt at the TikTok trend, posters began suggesting recipe alterations, including using bananas and Medjool dates “for sweetness,” and adding applesauce to the mix.
Anyways, we hate to do this to you, Giada, but Chrissy Teigen has known about the goodness of baked oats for far longer than you. She included yellow cake baked oatmeal in her 2016 cookbook, Cravings. “This . . . tastes exactly how it sounds. Like heaven,” Teigen described her recipe (via Self).