Strawberry Donut Baked Oats

March 4, 2022

If you love donuts, but hate the mid-morning sugar crash, then you are going to love this recipe. My Strawberry Donut Baked Oats have the taste and reminiscence of a strawberry jelly-filled donut, but are packed with delicious oats, nut butter, and a homemade strawberry jam, to keep you full and satisfied all morning long. This recipe is loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and is the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast!

A mug full of strawberry donut baked oats, with a big bite taken out of them

Friends, when you go to your favorite neighborhood donut shop, what is your favorite type of donut to get?! For me personally, there isn’t a type of donut that I won’t enjoy. But if we’re picking favorites, one of my all-time favorites has to be a jelly-filled donut. Specifically, a strawberry jelly filled donut.

But, let’s be honest, it doesn’t take a scientist to know that donuts aren’t exactly the healthiest breakfasts (but with that said, there is PLENTY of science to support that!) Sure, they taste delicious and satisfying in the moment, but when that mid-morning sugar crash hits, those donuts don’t feel so good. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I am ALL about indulging in our favorite foods from time-to-time! But on the daily, there are healthier (yet still delicious) choices that we can make, and this recipe is one of them.

Like I mentioned earlier, this recipe is truly the complete breakfast package. It is loaded with fiber, whole grains, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins, which not only means that this recipe is good for you, but also that it will keep you full and satisfied for a long time. But, with that said, this recipe reminds me of my favorite strawberry jelly filled donuts. It’s the best of both worlds, and I just know you’re going to love this recipe.

A close up shot of the strawberry donut baked oats with the jam inside

What are Baked Oats?

If you’re new to the world of baked oats, then let me introduce you to this magical breakfast dish. Baked oats are exactly as they sound… oats that are baked! When made the right way, baked oats form a very cake-like consistency and flavor, except they contain all of the health benefits of oats. In my opinion, they are a truly revolutionary dish, and have become one of my favorite daily breakfast recipes!

In fact, I love them so much, that I had to create a few baked oat recipes of my own! If you love the combination of chocolate and nuts, then you’ll love my Chocolate Chunk Walnut Baked Oats for One. And if zucchini bread is more of your jam, then my Chocolate Chip Zucchini Baked Oats for One is the recipe for you! You can’t go wrong with either of these recipes, if I do say so myself. 😉

What You Need to Make These Strawberry Donut Baked Oats

This recipe consists of three unique parts, which explains why we are using a decent amount of ingredients! First, we have the baked oats themselves; then, we have the homemade strawberry jam filling; and finally, we have the delicious cinnamon sugar topping that ties this whole dish together. It’s the perfect trifecta of flavors!

  • Rolled Oats: You can use rolled or quick cook oats or old fashioned oats for this recipe. Basically, you can use ANY oats you’d like, except steel cut oats. This recipe will not work with steel cut oats, as the texture will turn out completely different.
  • Bananas: The key to achieving the right consistency in this recipe is to ensure that your bananas are perfectly ripe And if your bananas aren’t ripe, fear not – this hack will help you ripen your bananas in only 5 minutes!
  • Almond Milk: Any non-dairy milk works great in this recipe, but I use almond milk because it’s my favorite!
  • Egg: To make baked oats, you need one egg. If you are vegan, simply substitute the egg for one flax egg (in a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water and let thicken for 5 minutes.
  • Maple Syrup: The maple syrup just adds a touch of sweetness without being too overpowering.
  • Almond Butter: I love the touch of almond butter in this recipe, but you can truly use any nut butter here! Peanut butter and cashew butter also work well. And when it comes to nut butters, I am obsessed with the Georgia Grinders brand, and if you haven’t tried it, use code KALEJUNKIE20 for 20% off OR KJFREESHIP for free shipping.
  • Baking Powder: This will help your baked oats rise! ⁣
  • Cinnamon: We’ll be using cinnamon both in the baked oats themselves, and in the topping, Yum!
  • Chia Seeds: I love chia seeds, because they are rich in plant-based protein, fat, and omega-3’s. Don’t underestimate these tiny seeds, they pack a punch AND are delicious in this jam!
  • Strawberries: The best thing about the jam in this recipe? You can use either fresh OR frozen strawberries. Woohoo!
  • Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar will help form the delicious cinnamon sugar topping, which I highly recommend NOT skipping. However, if you want to keep this recipe truly sugar-free, you can use monk fruit sweetener instead!

How to Make These Strawberry Donut Baked Oats

This recipe may look complex, but I promise, it’s truly simple and easy! Start by greasing a large mug or a ramekin and set aside. Then, add all of your baked oat ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour half of your mixture into the ramekin, and save the other half for later! Then, make your jam. Once your jam is finished, you can add it to the baked oats, and then pour the other half of the mixture on top, so the jam remains inside. Sprinkle your baked oats with the cinnamon sugar mixture, and then bake for 25 minutes, and enjoy!

Since this recipe serves one, I recommend eating it right away!  And if you want to make it for two, simply double the recipe, and you’ve got two servings good to go!

I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx

Dairy Free/gluten-free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/snacks/Vegan

Strawberry Donut Baked Oats

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
SERVES 1 Serving
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If you love donuts, but hate the mid-morning sugar crash, then you are going to love this recipe. My Strawberry Donut Baked Oats have the taste and reminiscence of a strawberry jelly-filled donut, but are packed with delicious oats, nut butter, and a homemade strawberry jam, to keep you full and satisfied all morning long. This recipe is loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and is the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast!

Equipment

  • 1 Mug My Hanselmann Pottery soup mugs are my favorite to make these baked oats in! If you missed our collaboration last year, you can still get their signature soup mug, year-round!

Ingredients

For the Baked Oats

  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Ripe Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Egg can also substitute a flax egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter or any nut butter
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

For the Strawberry Filling

  • 5 Strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds

For the Toppings

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Coconut Sugar can also use monk fruit sweetener!

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350F.
  • Next, grease an oven-safe mug or 6-8 oz ramekin and set aside. I grease mine with avocado or coconut oil, but you can also use butter, if you prefer!
  • Then, add all of your baked oat ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour half of the mixture into the mug or ramekin and set the other half aside.
  • Next, prepare the strawberry filling. Add the strawberries and chia seeds to a separate small ramekin and microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  • Once your strawberry filling is done, remove from the microwave and mash until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Let the filling sit for approximately 2 minutes, until it thickens up. Then, add it to the ramekin with the baked oats.
  • Add the other half of your baked oat mixture to the top of the ramekin.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon and coconut sugar for your topping, and then, pour the mixture on top of the baked oats.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the baked oats rise and take on a cake-like consistency.
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy!

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