This vegan tiramisu baked oatmeal recipe is healthy and so easy to make. If you crave the delicious taste of this decadent dessert, you will be amazed at the soft, creamy texture of this tiramisu flavored baked oatmeal recipe. Baked oats will become your new breakfast obsession, especially for meal prep.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make This Delicious, Healthy Tiramisu Baked Oatmeal Recipe?
The most wonderful thing about this vegan tiramisu recipe is how easy it is to make, with only a few simple ingredients!
- Oat Flour: For this baked oatmeal recipe, I make my own oat flour, but you can also use store bought to make your life a bit easier.
- Cocoa Power or Raw Cacao Powder: I personally love using raw cacao powder for the additional vitamin and mineral content, but you can also use traditional cocoa powder too.
- Banana: This adds a natural sweetness to the recipe, but also creates a creamy texture.
- Espresso Coffee Powder: This ingredient is important to get that traditional Italian tiramisu flavor.
- Sweetener of Choice: I prefer maple syrup, but if you want, you can swap for honey (non-vegan), stevia, or even brown sugar works well.
- Plant Based Milk: I love almond milk for the extra protein, but oat milk works equally as well, especially if you want this extra creamy.
- Dairy Free Vanilla Yogurt: This ingredient is important for the mascarpone layer you typically get with a tiramisu recipe. I prefer vanilla but, if you can also use plain unflavored yogurt with a dash of vanilla extract.
What is Tiramisu?
Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert made with ladyfingers soaked in coffee, layered with mascarpone cream, and topped with cocoa powder. It is a classic, easy to make rich in flavor dessert that will knock your socks off in terms of taste.
Why Make Baked Oatmeal?
Baked oatmeal is a perfect, quick option to meal prep breakfast while still having a healthy option of oatmeal. If you have never tried baked oats before, then you are in for a treat, because it's like having dessert for breakfast.
What are Some Possible Health Benefits For Having Oats for Breakfast?
Some possible health benefits of this dish include:
- Oats are high in soluble fiber, beta-glucan, which can help reduce cholesterol levels.
- The fiber intake in oats can help keep you full and manage your weight.
- Rich in antioxidants called avenanthramides, which has been shown to help lower blood pressure levels.
- Oats can also help to lower blood sugar levels due to the beta-glucan, which has shown to improve insulin sensitivity.
How to Make the Best Tiramisu Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
- ½ teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 cup vanilla flavored yogurt (dairy-free)
Topping: Extra cocoa powder
- If using store bought oat flour, move on to step 2. To make oat flour, simply blend 1 cup oats in a blender or food processor until it turns to a flour consistency.
- Next, in a medium bowl, mash 1 whole banana with a fork. Combine the oat flour with the banana. Mix in the cocoa powder, espresso coffee powder, sweetener, and baking powder. Slowly stir in the milk until well combined.
- Next, pour the tiramisu oatmeal mixture into mini ramekins or mini baking dish greased with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil.
- Transfer to a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Let the baked oats cool for 20 minutes, before topping with a layer of vanilla yogurt. Then sprinkle cocoa powder over top. Enjoy.
How Should Leftovers Be Stored?
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. If storing for a quick meal prep, don't add the mascarpone yogurt layer until ready to serve. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave, then top your tiramisu baked oats recipe with the yogurt "mascarpone" layer, sprinkle with cocoa powder. Enjoy.
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