If a chai latte is your go-to cafe order, these chai spiced baked oats are sure to change your world.
The amount of spice in these is just right, and the coconut yogurt feeling brings a latte-like feel to this little bake oat cake. Though there is some added sugar, I have no problem eating these as a special treat for breakfast.
After all, oats and tea... how much more classic of a brekkie could you imagine?
Keep reading to learn more about the phenomenon that is baked oats, what kinds of ingredients you'll need for this, and most importantly, the recipe!
Why Are Baked Oats so Popular?
I was wondering the same thing. After trying them though, I'm now a baked oats convert. There's even an entire section on my blog featuring this yummy breakfast.
So yeah, safe to say I jumped on the bandwagon.
I think that the popularity of this type of blended baked oats originated on TikTok (of course). By now, you can see different variations all over Instagram as well. They look cute, and the often-gooey centres are very photogenic. I get it.
But if you think it's all hype, all I ask is that you try the recipe before judging. Baked oats are much more delicious than I ever imagined, and I hope you have the same experience.
What You Need to Make Chai Spiced Baked Oats
- Egg replacer: To make it vegan-friendly, I use McKenzie’s Vegan Egg Replacer. If you don’t have egg replacer, you can also use a flax egg. Non-vegans can use a regular egg.
- Banana: The riper the better! You can't taste it much once it's blended, but coconut or dairy yogurt works too if you prefer.
- Oats: I use old-fashioned rolled oats. You can swap quick oats instead. I haven't tried it, but steel-cut oats probably won't yield the same texture.
- Maple syrup: Use any sweetener you prefer. Sugar, honey, or sweet drops would work too. Leave it out if you don't like it sweet, and you can always add more later.
- Diary free milk: I chose soy, but you can use whatever you like best. Regular milk also works.
- Powdered peanut butter: I like to make this with PB2, but you can also use protein powder, or extra blended oats if you prefer.
- Chai tea: Use a loose leaf chai for this one. My pick is Byron Chai, but any will work. You may want to increase/ decrease the amount used, depending on how strong or flavourful your tea is.
- Baking powder: Key to a puffy bowl of baked oats.
- Sea salt: Just a pinch goes a long way, but you can leave it out if you want.
- Coconut yogurt: A dollop of coconut yogurt in the centre really brings this one together. I used a plain coconut yogurt, but vanilla would be great too. Or, swap for dairy yogurt if you want.
- Mixed spice: I chose mixed spice to top this off. Allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg would also work here though!
- Coconut sugar: Whatever you do, please put a sugar topping on these oats. It really hits it home with the chai latte vibe. If you don't have coconut sugar, you can use regular white sugar, brown sugar, or even granulated sweeteners like monk fruit or stevia.
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