Easy Air Fryer Baked Oats with Banana and Peanut Butter

These fluffy, creamy, with a crispy surface Air Fryer Baked Oats are a quick and delicious breakfast that your family will love.

Best breakfast products like oats, bananas, peanut butter and almond milk come together as a perfectly baked oatmeal.

How would you like to eat cake for breakfast and still feel good about it? Air Fryer Oatmeal is the answer! It’s rich and cakey, while being super healthy and nutritious.

Why do we love Air Fryer Baked Oats?

  • soft and moist
  • mostly hands-off recipe
  • easy to prepare in just 15 minutes
  • set your air fryer and go prepare for busy day
  • feeling like you’re eating dessert for breakfast
  • all healthy ingredients
  • nut free, dairy free, egg free,
  • may be gluten free with GF certified oats

Ramekins with Air Fryer Baked Oats.

Easy Air Fryer Baked Oats with Banana and Peanut Butter

Ingredients And Swaps

You just need few healthy and easy to find ingredients and you can enjoy this nutritious breakfast every morning.


Rolled oats, quick or instant oats will all work great in this recipe, I do not recommend using steel cut oats (Irish oats) if you want this creamy, cakey texture. Here’s more information about types of oats.


Very ripe banana is the best for baked oats. It is sweet, easy to blend and provides this lovely creamy texture. If you don’t have banana you can try replacing it with 1/3 cup applesauce.


Any plant based milk will do – my favorite is almond, soy vanilla and hazelnut.


Crunchy or creamy peanut butter will all be great. I like adding almond butter for a change.

Ingredients for baked oatmeal laying on decorative board: banana, oats, almond milk, peanut butter and baking powder.


Baking powder or baking soda will make the oats rise a little providing fluffier and lighter texture.


Tiny bit of vanilla extract makes the taste really dessert like. If you added almond butter, how about adding almond extract instead of vanilla? You will get amaretto oats, yum.


You can use chocolate chips, chocolate chunks or do what I did – chop a small (or bigger) piece of your favorite chocolate bar.

Not a fan of chocolate? Add fresh fruit (I added chopped apple in one version), frozen fruit or chopped nuts.

MAPLE SYRUP (optional)

If you want your air fryer baked oats to be more of a dessert than a breakfast add some maple or agave syrup.

How to make Air Fryer Baked Oats with Banana and Peanut Butter


Grind oats in a high speed blender. You can also use oat flour if you have it. I grind half or the oats and leave the rest for a bit more texture. You can grind all of the oats for creamier result or completely skip this step for a firmer version.

Ground oats prepared for baked oatmeal.


Blend banana, peanut butter, almond milk, baking powder and vanilla extract. You can just add them to previously blended oats, or blend them separately.

Oats mixed with Banana and Peanut Butter in blender container.


Pour blended ingredients into a bowl and add remaining oats. Mix to get homogenous, thick dough.

Oats being added to banana, peanut butter and milk mix.


Chop the chocolate, measure quantity of chocolate chips or other additions you decided to use.

Chocolate being chopped on the board.


Fold additions into the oat dough to make sure they are evenly distributed.

Chocolate being added to oatmeal and banana dough.


Place the oats in the ramekins, leaving some space from the edge .The dough will rise just a little.

Decorate top of your oatmeal with chocolate chips or some fruit. I put pieces of apple and some brown sugar on top of mine.

Oats in ramekin prepared for baking on a decorative tray.


Place ramekins in the basket of the air fryer. Bake for 10 minutes in 320°F / 160°C .

I like to check on my oatmeal after 5 minutes just to make sure everything is baking well.

Oats being baked in air fryer.

Expert tips

This recipe is very easy and forgiving, but here are some ideas how to improve it further.


If you would like to take your baked oats out of the ramekins and cover them with ice cream, or fresh fruit, or more peanut butter you can do so by lining the ramekins with baking sheets. Less cleaning too!


If you have oat flour at hand you can skip the first step and prepare your air fryer oatmeal even faster. Just blend other ingredients and add oat flour to them later.

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How to serve Air Fryer Baked Oatmeal

Wait for the ramekins to cool down a little and serve baked oats warm for the most creamy texture and a lot of flavor.

You can serve air fryer oatmeal cold as well. I even like it straight from the fridge. The texture is a little tougher, but it still tastes good.

Add your favorite toppings just like you would do with the regular oatmeal.

Topping ideas

  • fresh strawberries
  • berries: blueberry, raspberry, blackberry
  • tropical: chopped banana and pineapple plush shredded coconut
  • plant based yoghurt
  • chopped apple or applesauce with cinnamon
  • maple syrup and chopped pecan nuts / walnuts

Other Variations Of Air Fryer Oatmeal

Chocolate chips are classic addition to the oatmeal, but there are so many other ways, how you can enjoy your morning baked oats. Here are some additions you can use instead of choco chips:

  • with lemon zest and blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • with raising and various chopped nuts
  • swap vanilla with almond extract and add almond slivers for amaretto verision
  • use coconut milk instead of almond and add desiccated coconut

Questions and Answers

What air fryer baked oats taste like?

The main flavors are banana and oats. They are slightly sweet with fluffy, light texture and crispy top. We can compare it to cake tasting like porridge.

How to store baked oats?

You can store the baked oats in the covered ramekins in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to reheat baked oatmeal?

You can reheat your oatmeal in:

  • microwave for 1 minute
  • in air fryer for 5 minutes at 285°F / 140°C
Air Fryer Oatmeal being scooped on spoon.

Is Baked Oatmeal healthy?

Yes, of course!

What could be healthier than oats (protein, healthy carbs, and loads of fiber), banana (fiber, potassium) and peanut butter (proteins, B-complex vitamins). This baked oatmeal is cholesterol free and can be gluten free with GF certified oats.


Air Fryer Baked Oats with Banana and Peanut Butter

Recipe by VegnFitCourse: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These fluffy, creamy inside and crispy outside Air Fryer Baked Oats are a quick and delicious breakfast that your family will love.


  • 1 cup oats

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 very ripe banana

  • 2/3 cup almond milk

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

  • 1 small apple chopped (optional)


  • Blend all oats (or half of them) in high speed blender.
  • Blend all the wet ingredients plus baking soda.
  • Mix oats with blended wet ingredients.
  • Fold in your additions (chocolate chips, or something else).
  • Pour the dough into ramekins and decorate top.
  • Bake the oatmeal in air fryer for 10 minutes in 320°F / 160°C checking them after 5 minutes.


  • After baking open the air fryer, wait for the ramekins to cool down a little and serve baked oats with your favorite topping.
  • You can use oats that you will grind, or you can use oat flour – no grinding required.

Let me know how did you like Air Fryer Oatmeal ! Please share the recipe on Pinterest and Yummly!

Pinterest Pin showing air fryer baked oats in ramekins.

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