A comforting way to start the morning and ease into the day. Like a cookie warm from the oven, this cinnamon cookie oat bake is full of nourishing whole grains, is gluten-free and vegan, with no refined sugars. Pure and simple sweetness that will make the soul smile.
I forgot how much I love baked oats! (Recipe circa summer ’14). I had just gotten my own and only little white ramekin from Bed, Bath & Beyond and could finally start making “fun” breakfasts. I had always wanted to make some baked oatmeal, single-serve, just for me, but didn’t have the proper baking vessel. Lucky for me I did a little shopping with the many gift cards I had from BB&B and found the most perfect little dish. This ramekin has now seen it all and I cherish it as much as I cherish my Red Bowl. **Update on the red bowl: it has a chip in the enamel right on the rim. It happened during transport from college to home, I think during Spring Break.** If something ever happens to this ramekin though…I will cry. I’m kicking myself now and should have bought more than just one. Maybe they have more? I’ll have to look!
This ramekin is just the perfect size and depth for so many things. I don’t know what size it is…but it’s perfect for one! From
ramekincakes mugcakes to breakfast bakes, normal oatmeal or baked oats, this little white dish always stands true and never lets my foodie soul down. One time I tried making a mugcake in an actual mug, not this ramekin and it was a fail. It never got cake-like and I knew from that point on to never “cheat” on my little ramekin again.
I was always a bit nervous to be baking with this ramekin in the oven, but that’s what it’s made for! Microwave or real oven, it won’t blow up. It’s ceramic; I can just calm down. Have you ever actually had a baking dish blow up in the oven? Ever put something metal in the microwave by accident? Yes to the metal! But I caught it in time and there was no mass destruction. O, the kitchen can be a dangerous place, not only to yourself, but to the poor little kitchenwares and appliances that call it home.
Cinnamon Cookie Oat Bake
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to combine.
- Lightly grease a single-serve ramekin with some coconut oil and then transfer the oatmeal mixture into the ramekin.
- Bake the ramekin in the oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy right away, or let cool, cover with foil or plastic, and save it for the morning. To reheat, simple microwave for about 1 minute.
This really is like a cinnamon oat cookie. So good and so hearty for breakfast. Only subtly sweet, but all the cinnamon goodness is spot on. I love taking that first “break-in” scoop with my spoon, into the warm deep oat “cookie”, savoring the warm yumminess. It’s one of those breakfast comforts that warms the belly and soul. All oatmeals do that though. I think the ranking of oat comfort would be first baked oats, then normal creamy hot oats, then overnight oats last. But really, any oats in my ramekin and I am a happy-camper!
So tell me:
+ Do you have a ramekin or bowl you always use for breakfast? Oatmeal would never be the same without it!
+ Pick one: Baked oats, hot oatmeal, or overnight oats? Eh, I think I’ll still go with hot creamy oatmeal!
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