easy vegan baked oatmeal recipe

A slice of vegan baked oatmeal with slices of bananas and oranges.

Vegan baked oatmeal! A delightful and healthy, gluten-free oatmeal breakfast disguised as a slightly sweet cake using pantry ingredients.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. salt (if using unsalted peanut butter)
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or raisins

Wet ingredients


  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups plant-milk


  1. Make the flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds with 6 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 3750 F. (1900 C).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Omit the salt if using salted peanut butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, peanut butter, maple syrup, and flax egg. Mix until it is smooth.
  5. Combine this mixture with the oatmeal mixture.
  6. Measure out the milk and add mix in the vanilla before adding it to the oat mixture. Then, add the chopped nuts and dried cranberries.
  7. Pour the mixture into an 8x11-inch baking dish and place it in the middle of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. It should be slightly brown on top and firm in the middle.
  8. Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Cut and serve!
  10. Stove leftovers by covering the dish with plastic wrap, foil, or a fitted lid. It does not need refrigeration and will stay fresh for 3 days.


  • Be sure to use ground flax seeds for the eggs. You can also substitute ground chia seeds in the same amount.
  • Applesauce is used as an oil replacement for this recipe. You can make your own by pureeing a fresh apple.
  • If you need to substitute peanut butter for something nut-free, consider mashed chickpeas. Use the same amount – ¼ of a cup.

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