A delightful mix of warm, comforting flavors perfect for breakfast, these matcha baked oats are also vegan and gluten free! Fruity, green matcha notes pair perfectly with the sweet, caramelized banana and pure maple syrup. Simply blend, bake, and enjoy!
1cupold-fashioned oatsuse gluten-free oats or substitute with oat flour, if desired
¾cupunsweetened plant-based milkI used soy
¼cup chopped pecans
2tablespoonspure maple syrup
2tablespoonsvegan chocolate chipsoptional
2teaspoonsmatcha powderI use organic matcha powder, culinary grade is fine as well
1teaspoonground chia seeds
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1 teaspoonbaking powder
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
If desired, dry roast the pecan halves in a skillet over medium heat before chopping into rough pieces.
¼ cup chopped pecans
Add the old-fashioned oats to the blender or food processor and blend until the texture is mostly fine and consistent. If you are starting with oat flour, you can skip this step.
1 cup old-fashioned oats
Add the remaining ingredients except the pecans and chocolate chips, blending until smooth.
1 large ripe banana, ¾ cup unsweetened plant-based milk, 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 2 teaspoons matcha powder, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 pinch kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds
Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips. Top with a few extra pecans or chocolate chips, if desired for presentation.
¼ cup chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
Pour the mixture into the ramekin.
Bake for 30 minutes, removing from the oven when a skewer inserted into the center is clean upon removal.
Your preferred nut instead of pecans. I think macadamia nuts would be delicious with the matcha flavor!
Ground flax seed instead of ground chia seeds.
Vegan white chocolate chips, vegan dark chocolate chips, or no chocolate chips.
Oat flour in place of the old-fashioned oats.
Half the sodium in the recipe comes from baking powder. You are welcome to reduce the amount of baking powder and kosher salt to reduce your sodium intake.
Chocolate chips are optional and the amount can be customized to suit your needs. About half the sugar in this recipe comes from fruit. If you need to reduce sugar, reduce or remove the chocolate chips first or reduce the pure maple syrup by one quarter (½ tablespoon).
The matcha baked oats are dense, so you can stretch this to 4 servings, if needed.
Matcha does contain caffeine, which does not bake away while in the oven.