The Ultimate Guide to Baked Oats

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Baked oats have become a popular breakfast option for those looking for a  tasty and nutritious start to their day. In this ultimate guide, we will explore everything you need to know about baked oats, from understanding the basics to customising your own delicious variations. So, let's dive in and discover the wonderful world of baked oats!

Understanding the Basics of Baked Oats

If you've never tried baked oats before, you might be wondering, what exactly are baked oats? Well, as the name suggests, baked oats are simply oats that have been baked in the oven to create a warm and comforting breakfast dish. Baking the oats gives them a fluffy and cake-like texture, making them a delightful alternative to traditional stove-top oatmeal.

When it comes to baked oats, the possibilities are endless. You can customise your baked oats with a variety of ingredients to suit your taste preferences. From classic combinations like cinnamon and apple to more adventurous pairings like blueberry and almond, the choice is yours. Experimenting with different flavours and textures can make your breakfast exciting and enjoyable every time.

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Furthermore, baked oats are not only a deliciously warm way to start your day but also a convenient option for meal prep. You can easily make a batch of baked oats ahead of time and store individual portions in the fridge or freezer. This makes it simple to grab a nutritious breakfast on busy mornings, helping you stay on track with your health goals.

Not only do baked oats make for a satisfying meal, they can save you time and they also offer numerous health benefits. Let's take a closer look at why you should consider adding baked oats to your breakfast routine.

Health Benefits of Baked Oats

One of the biggest advantages of baked oats is their high fibre content. Oats are naturally rich in soluble fibre, which can help stabilise blood sugar levels, promote gut health and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Additionally, oats are packed with heart healthy beta glucans which lower LDL cholesterol, alongside vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making baked oats a super nutritious breakfast choice.

What is in Baked Oats?

Basic baked oats are made by combining rolled oats with a liquid, such as milk, yoghurt, or plant-based milk, along with other ingredients like honey, fruits, nuts, and spices. The mixture is then poured into a baking dish and baked in the oven until golden and set.

Veloforte’s Overnight Oats

Did you know that you can make protein rich, heart healthy, naturally delicious baked oats with Veloforte’s Complete Overnight Oats?

Each simple serving of Veloforte’s Overnight Oats are made with wholefood ingredients, helping keep you fuller for longer. With nothing artificial, our Overnight Oats contain up to  16g of plant protein per serve (that’s as much as you’d find in three eggs), gut-friendly fibre and heart-healthy beta-glucans and omega-3 - actively reducing cholesterol too.

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They are the perfect base for baked oats and with just a few minutes prep they make a truly delicious, nutritious warming breakfast.

Ingredients & Step by Step Guide to Baked Oats

Now that you understand the basics of baked oats and their health benefits, let's dive into the ingredients you'll need to create this delicious breakfast meal using Veloforte’s Overnight Oats.

Vegetarian Baked Oats

Baked Oats using Veloforte's Overnight Oats
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⅔ cup (1 x 86g serving) Veloforte Complete Overnight oats

½ tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 ripe banana

Jumbo oats are a staple in baked oat recipes, providing a hearty texture and a good source of fibre. Moisture from the egg and banana and helps bind the ingredients together, creating a soft and chewy texture in the final dish while the baking powder helps the oats rise slightly while baking, resulting in a light and fluffy consistency.

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it's time to get baking! Here is a simple step-by-step guide to help you create delicious baked oats:

  1. Mash the ripe banana and add in whisked egg and baking powder. 

  2. Stir in Veloforte Complete Overnight Oats until fully mixed. 

  3. Pour into a buttered ovenproof dish & bake in a pre-heated oven 180C/160C Fan for 25 mins.

  4. Cool for 10 mins & slice into wedges. Enjoy with a scoop of greek yoghurt, a sprinkle of fresh berries & a drizzle of maple syrup.

Top tip: To make a small loaf.. use 3x the ingredients & bake for 30-35 mins in a buttered loaf tin. Cool completely & slice like a fruit loaf.

Vegan Soft Baked Oats

⅔ rd cup (1 x 86g serving) Veloforte’s Complete Overnight oats

¼ tsp baking powder

½ cup (125mls) milk of choice (oat milk, almond milk etc.)

1 ripe banana

  1. Mash the ripe banana and add in milk and baking powder. 
  2. Stir in the Veloforte Complete Overnight Oats until fully mixed. 
  3. Pour into an ovenproof dish & bake in a pre-heated oven 180C/160C Fan for 25 mins.
  4. Cool for 10 mins & enjoy topped with a scoop of greek yoghurt, a sprinkle of fresh berries & a drizzle of maple syrup.

Optional Toppings for Variety

To add some excitement to your baked oats, consider incorporating your favourite top spins. These can include anything from fresh or dried fruits, nuts, seeds, spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, a dollop of greek yoghurt, a drizzle of nut butter or even a sprinkle of chocolate chips. The choice is yours! Experimenting with different toppings will keep your breakfasts interesting and can boost the nutritional content of your bowl.

Adding fresh fruits like berries or bananas can bring further natural sweetness and texture to your baked oats. Nuts and seeds not only provide a crunch but also add a dose of healthy fats and protein.

Veloforte’s Overnight Oats come in 3 delicious flavours; for chocolate lovers the Smooth Cocoa is a decadent choice which transforms your baked oats into a delightful treat. The Apple & Cinnamon gives a warm and comforting aroma while the Strawberry and Coconut provide a burst of freshness to kickstart your morning. 

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Common Baked Oats Issues

Although baked oats are generally easy to make, sometimes they might not go to plan. Here are a couple of common problems you may encounter and how to troubleshoot them:

Dry or Overcooked Baked Oats

If your baked oats turn out dry or overcooked, it may be because you baked them for too long or at too high of a temperature. To prevent this, reduce the baking time or temperature and ensure that your oven is calibrated correctly. You can also try adding a bit more liquid to the oat mixture before baking.

Undercooked or Soggy Baked Oats

On the other hand, if your baked oats are undercooked or soggy, it's likely that they needed more time in the oven. Increase the baking time slightly and make sure the oats are set before removing them from the oven. Additionally, double-check that you're using the correct ratio of liquid to oats, as too much liquid can result in a softer texture.

With these troubleshooting tips in mind, you'll be able to achieve perfect baked oats every time!

Now that you have a comprehensive understanding of baked oats, from the basics to customisation and common issues, you're ready to get started. Try out a simple recipe using  Veloforte’s Overnight Oats  and gradually experiment with different flavours and combinations. Soon, you'll be enjoying nutritious and delicious baked oats that will fuel your mornings and keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

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Head Chef & Co-Founder Lara Giusti. Image by Veloforte.