Hot cross bun baked oats

Healthy Recipes Aug 28, 2021

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook, 10 mins to cool
  • 456 calories/serving
  • Dairy-free


  • oil, for greasing
  • 60g porridge oats
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 medium ripe banana, roughly chopped
  • 100g plant-based milk-alternative of choice
  • 40g raisins

For the cross Decoration,

  • 1 tbsp dairy-free yogurt-alternative of choice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  2. Lightly grease 2 x 150ml ramekins with oil.
  3. Add all the ingredients, except the raisins for the decoration, to a high-powered food processor and blend until smooth and no whole oats are visible.
  4. Mix in the raisins and divide between the 2 ramekins.
  5. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden, risen and only a few crumbs stick to a skewer when inserted into the middle.
  6. Leave to cool for 10 mins.
  7. For the cross, mix the yogurt-alternative, maple syrup, and cinnamon together until smooth, then spoon over the top of the cakes in a cross shape.
  8. Alternatively, drizzle all over and serve immediately.

Tip: To make this dish gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.


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