Baked oats is the trendy breakfast option right now with recipes here, there and everywhere.
From banana bread flavoured to lemon and blueberry, thousands of people are posting pictures of their delicious dishes on Instagram and TikTok.
However, there is one recipe that stands out from the huge crowd. Why? Because it’s cooked in a frying pan rather than traditionally in the oven.
Instagram baker CakeOnTheRun has shared her interesting take on the viral dish by cooking her oats on the stove.
Not only is it super simple to make, the cooking time is far quicker, shaving off a good 20 minutes – ideal if you’re hungry or in a hurry. The video above provides a clear step-by-step guide on how to do it.
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*267 calories per serving
* Low in fat
* Low in sugar
* High in fibre
* Gluten-free – if using gluten-free oats and baking powder
* Vegan – if using dairy-free yoghurt
Apple cinnamon baked oats recipe (serves 1)
- 60g (2/3 cup) oats
- 1 tbsp low-fat plain or vanilla yoghurt
- 1 tbsp apple puree
5 tbsp boiling water
- 1/3 tsp ground cinnamon
- (Optional – sweetener/sugar or maple syrup to taste)
Measure the oats, making sure you leave 10g of the oats aside for later.
- Put boiling water and 50g of oats in a bowl and stir with a spoon so it’s combined.
- Leave for five minutes to thicken.
- Add the apple, yoghurt and cinnamon into the bowl and stir with a spoon.
- Blitz the remaining 10g of oats in a blender so it resembles flour. If you haven’t got a blender, a tablespoon of any flour will work instead.
- Sprinkle flour over the mixture so it becomes less sticky and you’re able to pick it up in your hand.
- Pop the mixture (it will look like a bit like a patty) into a hot, dry frying pan and using the back of the spoon or spatula, press it down to flatten it so it cooks in the middle.
- Cook the oats on each side for around 3-4 minutes. It should be golden on each side.
- Once cooked, slice and serve on its own or with additional fruit and yoghurt. It can be eaten straight away or the following day cold or warmed up.
Sweeten to taste
You might want to add a tablespoon of sweetener or syrup either to the mixture before you cook it or afterwards depending on your preference.
Yoghurts and apple puree vary considerably in terms of sugar, so sweeten to your taste.
For the recipe above we used a vanilla soya yoghurt and a basic jar of apple sauce from the supermarket.