Air Fryer Baked Oats – Yummy Breakfast Hack For Busy Mornings!

Are you tired of the same old breakfast routine? Look no further than this moist, fluffy, delicious, and nutritious air fryer baked oats recipe! Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also packed with wholesome ingredients that will keep you fueled up and ready to take on the day.

How To Make This Air Fryer Baked Oats Recipe

freshly baked air fryer oats

To start, crack an egg into a mixing bowl and add in half a cup of your favorite milk. Mix until well combined, and add in some honey or maple syrup for sweetness. For an extra boost of flavor, mash up a ripe banana and mix it in. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

You can see all the steps in the video below on the recipe card.

making of an air fryer baked oats

But we’re not done yet! Add in some vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder, and mix everything up again.

Finally, add in some rolled oats and a mix of dried fruits, nuts, or seeds for an added crunch.

oat mix in the air fryer basket

Now comes the fun part – pouring the mixture into a heat-proof cup or small cake tin. Make sure to give it a quick spray of cooking oil beforehand to prevent sticking.

Pop it into the air fryer at 320°F or 160°C for 13-15 minutes, and voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious and healthy breakfast that’s both quick and easy.

baked oats cooked in an air fryer

Not only is this air fryer baked oats recipe packed with nutrients, but it’s also customizable to your preferences.

Swap out the dried fruits for some chocolate chips, or add in some peanut butter, a spoonful full of jam, or butter at the center for an extra indulgent twist. The possibilities are endless, and I will give you some more delicious ideas below!

Ingredient Substitution

mixing the ingredients

Ingredient substitutions can be a lifesaver when you’re missing a key component of a recipe or if you have dietary restrictions that prevent you from using certain ingredients. With a few simple swaps, you can transform this air-fyrer baked oats recipe to fit your needs without sacrificing taste or texture.

Here are some suggested ingredient substitutions that can be used in your air fryer baked oats recipe to make it your own.

  • Rolled oats can be substituted with quick oats, steel-cut oats, or other similar oatmeal alternatives. However, the texture of the baked oats may be slightly different depending on the type of oats or rolled grains used.
  • Milk can be substituted with any non-dairy milk, such as almond milk, soy milk, potato milk, or coconut milk.
  • Honey can be substituted with maple syrup, agave nectar, or any other liquid sweetener like liquid stevia.
  • Eggs can be substituted with any of these 17 egg substitutes here.

Recipe Variations

chocolate chips

Looking to switch things up with your air fryer baked oats?

Here are some of my favorite fun and tasty recipe variations to try out. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make these recipes your own – the possibilities are endless!

  1. Chocolate Chip: Add chocolate chips to the oats mixture for a deliciously sweet and chocolaty twist.
  2. Blueberry Lemon: Stir fresh or frozen blueberries and lemon zest into the oats mixture for a refreshing and tangy flavor.
  3. Peanut Butter and Jelly: Swirl peanut butter and jelly into the oats mixture before baking for a nostalgic and delicious breakfast treat.
  4. Apple Cinnamon: Add diced apples that go really well with the cinnamon to the oats mixture for a cozy and comforting breakfast that tastes like apple pie.
  5. Carrot Cake: Mix shredded carrots, raisins, and a pinch of nutmeg and cloves into the oats mixture for a healthy breakfast that tastes like carrot cake.
  6. Pumpkin Spice: Stir pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice into the oats mixture for a festive and flavorful fall breakfast.
  7. Almond Joy: Add shredded coconut, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips to the oats mixture for a breakfast that tastes like your favorite candy bar.
  8. Add a Protein Boost: To add an extra protein boost to your baked oats, you can mix in some protein powder. This will help keep you full and satisfied until your next meal.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to get creative and experiment with your own favorite flavors and ingredients!

Make It In The Oven Instead

To make this air fryer baked oats recipe in the oven instead of the air fryer:

  1. Preheat your oven to 374°F (190°C) or for the fan-assisted oven to 320°F or 160°C.
  2. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  3. Follow the recipe as written, mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth it out.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the oats are set.
  6. Let the oats cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your delicious oven-baked oats!

Air Fryer Baked Oats Recipe

Recipe by Jen Evansy
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option? Look no further than this quick and easy Air Fryer Baked Oats recipe. Packed with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, fruits, nuts, and seeds, this recipe is not only super tasty but also loaded with healthy carbs and protein that will keep you energized throughout the day. Plus, the air fryer method makes it easy to whip up in no time, making it perfect for busy mornings. Try it out and enjoy a nutritious breakfast that’s both delicious and convenient!

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  • 1 cup of rolled oats ( quick oats work too)

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice

  • 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup

  • 1 mashed ripe banana

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

  • 1/2 cup of mixed dried fruits, nuts, or seeds

  • Pinch of salt

  • Cooking oil spray (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, crack one egg and add half a cup of milk. Mix until well combined.
  • Add 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup to the mixture and mix again.
  • Mash one ripe banana and add it to the mixture, stirring well.
  • Add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and half a teaspoon of baking powder. Mix everything together.
  • Add 1 cup of rolled oats and half a cup of mixed dried fruits, nuts, or seeds to the mixture and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Spray the inside of a heat-proof cup or a small cake tin with cooking oil to prevent sticking, and pour the oat mixture into the prepared cup or tin.
  • Place the cup or tin in the air fryer basket and bake for 13-15 minutes at 320°F or 160°C until golden brown on the top and the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once cooked, remove the cup or tin from the air fryer and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve the air fryer baked oats warm, and enjoy! You can add additional toppings like fresh fruits, whipped cream, or yogurt for an extra treat.

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  • Choose the right baking dish: You can use a small cake tin or a heat-proof cup to bake your oats in the air fryer. Just make sure the dish fits in your air fryer basket and is heat-proof.
  • Experiment with flavors: You can experiment with different flavors and spices to make your oats more interesting. Try adding pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom for a warm and cozy flavor.
  • Let them cool: Let your oats cool for a few minutes before serving to avoid burning your mouth. They will also firm up slightly as they cool, making them easier to eat.
  • Preheat your air fryer: Preheating your air fryer for a few minutes before you start baking the oats can ensure the temperature is even and consistent throughout the cooking process. This will help the oats bake evenly and prevent them from burning or undercooking.

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In Summary

If you’re tired of the same old boring breakfast routine, then it’s time to shake things up with this air fryer baked oats recipe! Not only is it super easy to make (even for those of us who can barely fry an egg), but it’s also customizable to your taste buds’ liking.

And don’t worry if you don’t have an air fryer because you can still make this delicious breakfast treat in the good old oven. So say goodbye to plain old oatmeal and hello to a breakfast that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning (or at least hit snooze one less time).

I hope that these air fryer baked oats will be your new breakfast favorite!

2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Baked Oats – Yummy Breakfast Hack For Busy Mornings!”

  1. I absolutely love air fryer baked oats. When I first got my air fryer and decided to experiment with different recipes. I am glad I stumbled upon your recipe for baked oats as I was making it the completely wrong way. Your way is so much better, the result is more delicious and fluffy and even my kids love it for breakfast which is quick and easy to make. Now, I make air fryer baked oats all the time, experimenting with different flavors and toppings, and it has become one of my go-to breakfasts I must say.

  2. This is sooo good. This was such an easy recipe to follow. Tried it today and my family loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!


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About Jen Evansy

Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.