Baked Oats Without Banana

piece of baked oats without banana on a white plate with a gold fork.

Baked oats without banana are an easy, delicious, nutritious breakfast. You just need one bowl, a few pantry staple ingredients, and 10 minutes to prepare them. Gluten free, dairy free, and packed with flavor, this is an easy breakfast everyone will love.


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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x8 inch square baking dish with olive oil spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, applesauce, honey, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt
  3. Once the wet ingredients are fully combined, fold in the oats and whatever additions are needed for your preferred variation
  4. Pour the baked oat batter into your prepared baking dish and place it into the oven
  5. Bake for 33-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  6. Let the oats cool for 10 minutes, then cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!



  1. Pumpkin Spice: Substitute the applesauce for canned pumpkin and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Peanut butter chocolate chip: Stir in 1/4 cup of peanut butter powder and 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips.
  3. Mixed berry: Add 1 1/4 cups of frozen berries to the oat base, then bake as directed.
  4. Coconut blueberry: Add 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut to the base and top oats with 1 cup of frozen blueberries before baking.
  5. Chocolate: Stir 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup chocolate chips into the plain oat base.
  6. Peanut butter and jelly: Mix 1/4 cup of peanut butter powder into the base and swirl dollops of your favorite jelly into the top. Once baked, drizzle over melted peanut butter.
  7. Apple pie: Mix 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice into the base. Once cooked, serve with air fryer apples and extra maple syrup on top.
  8. Cinnamon roll: Bump the amount of cinnamon up to 1 1/2 teaspoons. In a separate bowl mix together 1/4 cup of coconut sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Pipe a swirl of your filling on top and bake. Finish with a light drizzle of cream cheese frosting.
  9. Orange cranberry: Combine 2 teaspoons of orange zest, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, and 1/4 cup of dried cranberries into the base. Bake and drizzle over an orange glaze or orange infused maple syrup.
  10. S'mores: To the base stir in 2 crushed graham crackers and 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips. Sprinkle marshmallows over the top and bake as directed.

Additional Notes:

  • Do not use steel cut oats or quick cooking oats
  • Always bake with large eggs unless otherwise directed
  • Baking time may vary between ovens
  • It's not very sweet, so add 2 more tablespoons of honey to make it a little sweeter
  • Double the recipe for quick breakfasts for the whole family

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