If you are looking for a breakfast or snack inspiration, baked oatmeal might be for you.
The easy-to-make dish has become a popular food trend on TikTok, where the hashtag “baked oatmeal” has been viewed more than 139.7 million times.
In summary, baked oatmeal resembles a granola bar or an old-fashioned oatmeal cake.
All it takes to make baked oatmeal at home is oats plus water or milk; a selection of optional sweeteners, fruit, nut butters and garnishes; and of course an oven or air fryer.
“I think the latest push in the trending baked oatmeal has a lot to do with the fact that the prep and baking is all done in one pan,” Yumna Jawad, CEO and founder of Feel Good Foodie, a digital food media company, told Fox. News Digital.
“You can mash the banana in the pan, mix the mix and oatmeal in the pan, and then fry it all together,” Jawad continued.
“And if you make a small portion, you can even eat it right out of the pan. It feels like a simple breakfast that you just have to dump, mix and bake.”
Here are three viral baked oatmeal recipes that have attracted attention on TikTok.
Quaker Canada shared an Apple Crumble Baked Oats recipe in April 2021.
The video continues to be a popular post with over 3.7 million views, 44,300 likes and 283 comments.
1.5 cups oatmeal flakes
1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 diced apple
3 cups of milk of your choice
The dish can be made by mixing the oatmeal flakes, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, diced apple, and milk in a single bowl.
Once mixed, pour contents into a roasting pan and bake in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes.
When the pan comes out of the oven, garnish the Apple Crumble Baked Oats with a few apple slices and a dollop of peanut butter.
Frederikke Kjaer Waerens, a verified TikTok user and lifestyle blogger from Denmark, put an even sweeter spin on the food trend with her Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal recipe.
Dating back to September 2021, her recipe has been viewed more than 37,200 times and has been recreated and tested by several users on the video-sharing app.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 tablespoon honey
2-3 cup dark chocolate chips
Pinch of salt
To make the Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal, place all ingredients – minus the chocolate chips – in a blender.
Blend the contents until smooth and then add the chocolate chips. Make sure to stir the fries well before pouring the mixture into a greased baking dish.
Cook in an oven at about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
The end result should resemble a large chocolate chip cookie with a cake-like consistency.
Ashley Morton of Ashley’s Bowl, a UK-based food lover and verified TikTok user, shared a recipe for salted caramel with white chocolate and raspberry baked oatmeal on her account in December 2020.
This one dessert-like baked oatmeal has been viewed over 39,100 times on TikTok.
½ cup oat flour and mixed oats
⅛ cup salted caramel whey protein
1 teaspoon chia seeds
¼ mashed banana
1 tsp raspberry syrup (optional)
½ tsp vanilla extract
⅛ tsp baking powder
4 ounces almond milk
Fresh or frozen raspberries
Caramel sauce and white chocolate bar, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a single bowl to make this decadent baked oatmeal recipe.
Pour the contents into a baking dish and place in an oven set to about 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for about 20 minutes.
When the baked oatmeal is ready, garnish with caramel sauce and a white chocolate bar.
The five US states that have searched the most for baked oatmeal recipes in the past year are Pennsylvania, Alaska, Maine, Montana and Wisconsin.
This is evident from search data published by Google Trends.