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Hot Cross Bun Baked Oatmeal

By Sunday, April 20, 2014 , , , ,

I figured that instead of baking a massive batch of hot cross buns that my family would struggle to eat, I'd make my life easier and bake a big hot cross bun oatmeal for breakfast. It's packed full of spices such as cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and it has juicy raisins, so it tastes like the real thing, and the cross on top even makes it look authentic too!


Makes 1

You will need:

1/2 cup oats
2-3 tbsps raisins
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 banana, mashed

For the cross:

2 tbsps brown rice flour
Enough water to make a thick paste


Firstly preheat your oven to 180C and allow it to warm up whilst you cook. Soak your oats in a bowl with the almond milk and raisins for 10-15 minutes so they can soften up. Meanwhile, mash your banana roughly with a fork, then combine the oats, spices, vanilla extract, baking powder and banana in a bowl. Pour into a small baking dish and bake for approximately 10 minutes, then carefully use a spoon to make the cross pattern and bake for another 10 or so minutes or until crispy and lightly browned on the top. Then devour!

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26 comments

  1. Did this 1 dish serve your whole family or is the recipe for 1 dish for 1 person? Also did the white cross not taste bland as it was flour and water? I would add another 1/2 a tsp vanilla flavour to the cross :)

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    1. This is just breakfast for one person! And a normal cross is just flour and water too, you don't even notice the taste :)

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  2. Love your spin on hot cross buns! You could always make a cross using a sliced banana too. :)

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  3. You are the only blog that i go to for recipes. All your recipes are so simple and yummy

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  5. how many raisins should you use??

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  6. Sorry for this bother but do you know roughly what size your tins are for baking the oatmeal? I haven't tried baked oatmeal because I don't have tins yet and its killing me!

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    1. Maybe roughly 10cm diameter and 2-3 cm deep? :)

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  7. What brand of oats do you recommend? I am trying to find something gluten free.. Thanks so much!!! :)

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    1. Since I'm not a celiac, the tiny tiny tiny amount of gluten that MIGHT be present in oats from cross contamination is not an issue for me. I just buy regular oats. A teeny flake of wheat isn't going to make me sick!

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  8. This is sooooo good!!!! So spicy and sweet mmm. I have one question though... Every time I make your baked oatmeal I feel like they always turn out wrong? They're not supposed to get baked like a cake inside, are they? Mine are very gooey and just like regular cooked oats just with a crispy top.

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    1. Mine isn't gooey in the middle, perhaps you need to cook it for longer? I also use a pretty heaped 1/2 cup measure of oats

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  9. LOVE this recipe, as I do of all your oatmeal recipes. I actually really loved the taste of the cross on top. A top to the other anon though is that they could add vanilla, spices or sweetener to the cross paste. Thanks!

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    1. I think the cross works well too, thanks for the feedback!

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  10. Where do you get your baking dish from? I'm looking for a suitable one to make this dish. Thanks!

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    1. This is just a mini tartlet tin from a bakeware store!

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  11. Whats the use of the cross?

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    1. It's what they have on a hot cross bun and I made this for easter to look the same

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  12. Hi, I was just wondering if I could use anything in place of the banana. In your overnight oats and baked oatmeal etc, you use half milk and a banana. In my overnight oats I do milk and natural yogurt. Would the yogurt work in place of the banana in the baked oatmeal recipes. Really really want to try them. All of your recipes look soooo amazing xxx

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    1. The banana is to make it sweet and moist, it's essential for the recipe!

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  13. Sorry, just saw this after the reply on the other page. Ok, thank you :)

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  14. Do you suggest that the banana is quite ripe? Can't wait to try this!

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    1. Yes I do- ripe bananas are essential for everything, underripe aren't sweet at all!

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