What Are Baked Oats And Why Are People Obsessed?
Porridge can draw mixed reactions from people, but this new food trend is taking over social media and making the staple into dessert-like breakfast. So what exactly is it? Read on for all the information you need to know.
What are baked oats?
If you have any form of social media, there's a pretty big chance that you’ve seen videos of people baking their porridge. It may seem strange at first, but people are going crazy for it, and it’s actually really good — and super easy to make. 'But why??' You’re probably asking. A valid question. Porridge makes an excellent breakfast that will keep you feeling satisfied until lunch, but admittedly it's not always the most exciting thing in the world to eat every day. Lots of people are also averse to the texture of porridge and it's a big reason why some people hate it. Enter baked oats — which does change the texture of porridge and can make it a lot more palatable for those who don’t usually like it, and it makes it more fun for those who get bored of it.
How do you make it?
The beauty of baked oats is that it's super adaptable to whatever you’ve got in your kitchen, and they don’t often require many ingredients. Simply take a serving of oats, a banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a splash of vanilla extract and a cup of milk and blend before adding in a ramekin and baking for around 20 minutes. Customise this basic recipe with another nut butter, throw in a spoonful of your protein powder, or garnish with your favourite fruits. If you love chocolate, add some chunks into the middle of the ramekin before pouring your batter in for a molten chocolate centre.
Want to stick to more traditional porridge? We’ve got you. Check out our recipe here.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.