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Peanut butter banana baked oats in a white ramekin with a spoon.

Baked Oats for One

Healthy baked oats for one are a quick and easy single serving breakfast option. They're made with simple pantry staples and require just 30 minutes. Plus, you can choose between 5 flavor options like mixed berry, carrot cake, or chocolate chip.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Kosher, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 311kcal
Cost $5


  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspooon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil can also use melted unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh fruit or other mix-ins see notes for ideas!


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 4 inch x 2 inch or 5 inch x 1 inch oven-safe ramekin or baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. If making carrot cake or chocolate baked oats, mix in the other spices or cocoa powder. (See notes for details.)
  • Add the milk, applesauce, egg white, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Stir to combine. If making peanut butter baked oats, add in the peanut butter. (See notes for details.)
  • Fold in any fruit, seeds, nuts, or chocolate chips, if using.
  • Pour the batter out into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is cooked through.
  • Serve warm with an additional drizzle of maple syrup on top.


5 Different Flavors:
Mixed Berry - Fold in 2 to 3 tablespoons of diced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Carrot Cake - Add ⅛ teaspoon of ground ginger, a pinch of cloves, and a pinch of nutmeg. Fold in 2 to 3 tablespoons of shredded carrot.
Apple Cinnamon - Fold in 2 to 3 tablespoons of diced apple. 
Peanut Butter Banana - Reduce the applesauce to ½ tablespoon. Add 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter. Fold in 2 to 3 tablespoons of diced banana.
Chocolate Chip - Add in ½ teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. Fold in 2 to 3 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg