This incredibly delicious thin mint baked oatmeal for one is a breakfast that feels like eating a dessert. If you are familiar with the traditional Girl Scouts cookie and the newest baked oatmeal (or oat cake) trend, you’ll know how good this is. It is made without any added sugar and is completely vegan and gluten free!
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Since moving into my new apartment with only one roommate, I have found myself wanting to do more single serve recipes or recipes for two. While I know that many people love big batch recipes for families or meal prep, I have been loving the small batches so that I can test out more recipes. Over on my instagram (@naturallybeingnat) I have realized that many people want those small batch recipes so stay tuned for many more to come!
First up with the small batch journey is this thin mint baked oatmeal for one. This breakfast seriously tastes like dessert but is vegan, gluten free and naturally sweetened with bananas! Plus, the seasonal Thin Mints flavor is the perfect touch. If you are reading this not in March (hello St. Patrick’s Day as well!), this flavor still is perfect all year around.
SO… what will you need to make this thin mint baked oatmeal for one?
- Chocolate Protein Powder
- Cacao Powder
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Milk of Choice
- Baking Powder
Baked Oatmeal in the Microwave:
You can easily make this recipe in the microwave instead of the oven if you are on a time crunch! Microwave the thin mint oats for 2 minutes.
How Can I Reheat Baked Oatmeal?
Place it in a microwave safe bowl or on a dish. Reheat in the microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
This recipe also stores well in a refrigerator for one week. If you would like, you can freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. If reheating from frozen, it will take up to 2 1/2 or 3 minutes in the microwave to warm up. I love using Pyrex containers to bake the oatmeal in and also store – a nice two in one!
Can I make any substitutions or add more ingredients?
- Oats: I have made this recipe with steel cut, old fashioned, quick and irish – all have worked! You can use any kind of oats because this recipe with blend the oats anyways. You can also replace with 1/3 cup oat flour.
- Ripe banana: this makes the oatmeal extra creamy and provides a that extremely moist texture. Feel free to replace with about 1/4 cup applesauce, 1 egg or 2 large egg whites.
- Liquid: either water or milk of choice work here. All milk will provide a slightly creamier taste but all up to preference. I typically use water and almond milk with a 1:1 ratio
- Protein powder: If you want to omit the chocolate protein powder, replace with an additional 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
- Cacao powder: You can use cocoa powder instead or replace with more protein powder
- Peppermint essential oil: You can replace with a few drops of peppermint or mint extract instead. Essential oils are very sorry so limit to just 1 small drop!
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Thin Mint Baked Oatmeal for One
- Ramekin or Oven Safe Dish
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 banana see note
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 drop peppermint essential oil see note
- 1 tsp maple syrup optional
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a blender combine oats, banana, chocolate protein, cacao powder, milk, baking powder and peppermint essential oil (and maple syrup if using)
- Pour batter into a greased ramekin, mini cast iron skillet or small baking dish
- Bake for 20 minutes and optional pour more milk over top to mix.
- You can omit protein powder and add 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
- You can replace the 1/2 banana with 1 egg or 1/4 cup applesauce but they both will result in a less sweet baked oatmeal so I would recommend 1 tsp of sweetener of choice
- You can use a few drops of mint or peppermint extract instead or a few fresh mint leaves