Birthday-Cake Baked Oats

Have your cake and eat it too—every morning—with this fun and filling baked oats recipe inspired by the latest TikTok trend. If you don't have a small blender or food processor, use quick oats and stir the batter together by hand. It will have a more rustic, toothsome texture, but will taste just as celebratory!

Birthday-Cake Baked Oats
Photo: Casey Barber
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup low-fat milk (see Tip)

  • 3 tablespoons vanilla or plain low-fat Greek yogurt, divided (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon rainbow sprinkles, divided

  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place oats, brown sugar, baking powder, milk, 2 tablespoons yogurt and vanilla in a small blender or mini food processor. Blend until the oats are finely chopped.

  2. Coat 3 silicone or paper muffin cups (placed in a standard muffin tin) or a 6-ounce oven-safe ramekin or baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the cups or ramekin. With your fingers, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon rainbow sprinkles evenly over the batter.

  3. Bake until domed and golden brown, about 15 minutes (if using muffin cups) or 20 minutes (if using a ramekin). While the oats bake, whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon yogurt with honey to make frosting.

  4. Let the oats cool slightly, then top with the yogurt frosting and remaining sprinkles.


You can substitute any type of milk or yogurt, including nondairy options.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 3 muffins or 1 ramekin
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 251IU 5%
Sodium 46mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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