Gluten-Free Chai Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

September is here! And that means one thing: it’s time for all the cozy flavors. There is nothing more comforting than a warm chai latte on a blustery Fall morning. Okay, there’s one thing. These Gluten-Free Chai Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!

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Just look at that beautiful oat texture! These bars are essentially baked oatmeal but with tons of extra flavor, more chewy, and packed with even more goodness. The best part is, they can be vegan if you omit the collagen and they are packed with plant-based protein. And, they make the perfect Fall meal prep!

What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

If baked oatmeal isn’t your thing, then I dare you to try these gluten-free oat bars! They are more of a cross between a blondie and oatmeal than just straight up baked oatmeal, which is a more appealing texture for some people. These bars are moist and the warm notes of cinnamon and cloves with the spicy ginger work splendid together.

Chai Oatmeal Bars are a healthy Fall breakfast.

These oatmeal bars are healthy for the body and the soul! The most important thing to me is that the foods I share with you are easy to make, contain accessible ingredients, and are fun! Because of this, I want to share lots of cozy easy recipes with you this fall. Starting with these bars. The flavor of chai comes through in these bars in the most beautiful way. It reminds me of a gorgeous latte or cozy morning by the fire. Topped with vegan whipped cream, these are absolutely good for the soul. And, these may be considered healthy for your body. These oatmeal bars contain lots of complex carbs, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Now, I’m no dietician, but I do know a yummy and filling breakfast when I see one.

As a reminder, if you are inspired by this recipe and make it or make something inspired by it, be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace for a chance to be featured on my story! For the inspiration behind this recipe, check out Minimalist Baker. Catch my recipe below!

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Gluten-Free Chai Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These gluten-free chai oatmeal breakfast bars are easy to make, taste fantastic, and are healthy for your body and your soul! They can also be made vegan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter or other neutral nut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond milk

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats

Optional

  • 1 scoop Doctor's Best Collagen
  • 1 scoop Designer Protein vanilla plant based protein

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Grease a 7x10 baking pan (or 9x13 but bars will be thinner).
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla. Once smooth, stir in milk.
  • Gently stir in all the dry ingredients until just combined. Add your collagen and protein here if desired.
  • Add batter to greased dish and bake for 22-25 minutes
  • Let cool, then cut and serve with vegan whipped cream or toppings of choice.
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Caramelized Banana Vegan Breakfast Bowl

This Caramelized Banana Vegan Breakfast Bowl is a great way to use up leftover rice. It is a sweet, comforting, hearty breakfast that is easy to customize and easy to keep vegan and gluten-free! Warm creamy rice meets spicy cinnamon, sweet maple syrup, and deep caramelized bananas in a beautiful Coconut Bowl. You could add whatever spices and toppings you want to make this bowl the breakfast of your dreams.hand holds a coconut vegan breakfast bowl filled with warmed rice, non dairy yogurt, and caramelized banana. Brown wooden table and sliced banana are shown in the background

One of my coziest memories from childhood is waking up on an early Winter school morning. My dad would build us a fire in the fireplace, and my mom would heat up rice with butter, cinnamon and sugar for breakfast. If you’ve never had rice this way, you are SERIOUSLY missing out. It is the definition of comfort. In this bowl, I reheat it with a bit of oat milk as well and it is truly a beautiful combination.

Why you need this vegan breakfast bowl

I love my mom’s classic sweet rice, but I also love elevating it a bit for a more nourishing breakfast bowl. Combined with non-dairy yogurt and deep caramelized banana, it feels a little fancier and tastes a little more wholesome while maintaining the same comfort. The best part of this breakfast bowl is that the caramelized banana takes no time at all! By no time I mean less than 5 minutes. You just throw your ingredients into a hot pan for a few minutes and boom, delicious caramelized banana!

Now, I know we all love our oatmeal here, but there’s something about the rice that just adds some nice variety! It has a similar vibe to oatmeal, but honestly is a great way to change it up, and is just as (if not more) cost effective. Be sure to tag me on instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you make your own caramelized banana vegan breakfast bowl!

vegan breakfast bowl served in a coconut bowl filled with warmed rice, non dairy yogurt, and caramelized banana. Brown wooden table and sliced banana are shown in the background

Caramelized Banana Vegan Breakfast Bowl

This cozy vegan breakfast bowl is ideal any time of year. Warm notes of cinnamon and maple syrup combine with caramelized banana over warmed leftover rice for a beautiful meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

Rice Base

  • 1 cup leftover cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Caramelized Banana

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Build your bowl

  • 1 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 Brazil nut garnish

Instructions
 

Rice base

  • Add all rice base ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes on High, where some of the oat milk boils off and rice is heated through.

Caramelized Banana

  • Add the vegan butter and maple syrup to a medium high heated pan. Let melt together then add in 1 sliced banana, so each slice has a flat side down.
  • Let the banana cook in the sauce for 2 minutes, flip over to the other side, and sprinkle on cinnamon. Let cook for 2 more minutes then remove from heat.

Build Your Bowl

  • Add the creamy warm rice base to a bowl. Add some non-dairy yogurt of choice.
  • Top with caramelized banana and garnish of choice. Enjoy!
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Vegan Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats (TikTok Recipe)

The only thing more cozy and comforting than a cinnamon roll is cinnamon roll baked oats. I kid you not, these taste like Christmas morning, your birthday, a warm hug, your favorite candle, and a really fuzzy blanket all tied into one delicious baked breakfast.

cinnamon roll baked oats in a mini cast iron skillet served with utensils cloth napkin on wood table

Cinnamon rolls are one of life’s true joys. I believe they bring happiness and joy wherever they go. SO why not bring joy to yourself and those around you?! These Vegan Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats are sure to start your morning off on a positive note. Baked oats are “trending” right now, but I’ve loved them for years! It’s sort of like a high fiber excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Besides peanut butter & chocolate, like in my Vegan Tagalongs, ┬áCinnamon Roll is the best flavor ever for breakfast! There’s something about the hearty oats, the sweet spicy cinnamon swirl, and the creamy icing that is a beautiful combination. When it all comes together in one big bite, washed down with a giant cup of coffee, I feel truly at peace. Even if you’re one of those folks capable of washing it down with a big glass of milk, I won’t judge!

inside texture of vegan cinnamon roll baked oats served in a cast iron skillet with a fork on a wood table

Why should you make Vegan Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats?

  • They’re so easy yet so tasty
  • It’s a fun way to make a fancy-feeling breakfast
  • Baked oats are delicious and nutritious!

If those reasons don’t convince you, I don’t know what will. Maybe the fact that you can make these ahead of time as a delicious vegan meal prep, or that you can easily double or triple the batch to make enough for the whole family? Honestly, I would double the batch just for myself because that’s how darn good these baked oats are.

Be sure to try out the recipe down below to see for yourself!

inside texture of vegan cinnamon roll baked oats served in a cast iron skillet with a fork on a wood table

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats (TikTok Recipe)

The tiktok trending baked oats get a vegan upgrade with these Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats. It's basically like eating cake for breakfast, but is wholesome and oh so cozy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

Cinnamon Oat Batter

  • 1 1/2 cups oats old fashioned
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder plant based
  • 1 tbsp creamy nut butter any neutral flavor
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Cinnamon Swirl Sauce

  • 1 tbsp creamy nut butter
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or more to taste

Icing

  • 2 tbsp icing of choice store bought or homemade

Instructions
 

Cinnamon Oat Batter

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all oat batter ingredients to a high-power blender.
  • Blend until ingredients are combined and smooth, with a little texture left.
  • Pour batter into greased mini skillets or ramekins.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Cinnamon Swirl Sauce

  • While oats bake, make cinnamon swirl sauce.
  • Combine all cinnamon swirl sauce ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds to loosen everything up.
  • Once everything is heated, stir vigorously to combine into a sauce. Set aside.

Final Steps

  • Once oats are baked, take out of oven.
  • Top with cinnamon swirl sauce in a swirl pattern.
  • Top with icing if desired in a swirl pattern as well.
  • Enjoy!
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