Portable Baked Oatmeal – Snack Size! Plus, 10 Other On the Go Snack Ideas

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 15, 2012

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Strange, yet familiar, back-to-school feelings have been making their way into my brain lately. It has been 4 years since I graduated with a master’s degree in social psychology and I’m convinced I will forever feel like a student this time of the year. Sometimes, I wish I could do it all over because I’d do things a bit differently. For starters, I wouldn’t settle for a major that I wasn’t completely in love with and secondly, I would’ve fed myself better and not beat myself up so much. I loathed my body in university and now when I look back on pictures I think, damn, why was I so hard on myself? Live and learn.

When I entered university, I wanted to become a registered dietitian, but I was lacking a few science courses. Instead of delaying university for a year (and not getting to go with friends), I decided to major in psychology even though nutrition was my true passion. Knowing my passions now, I would’ve majored in photography/food styling, culinary arts, or waited a year to pursue my RD. The thing is, I didn’t really figure out I had a passion for photography until many years later, which just goes to show that you have to figure some things out as you go. Things always have a way of working out one way or another. If you don’t get it right the first time, you certainly aren’t doomed (this took me a while to figure out).

Anyway, I came to tell you about portable snack ideas and got a bit side-tracked.

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Lately, I’ve received several questions with a similar theme – what are some portable vegan snacks that I can bring to work or school? I figured it was time to put a post together on this very subject.

Here are some of my favourite portable snacks:


You can add this mini baked oatmeal to the list now too!

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I love baked oatmeal and when I make it, I often find myself eating leftovers for a snack – straight from the fridge! So, I thought – why not make mini baked oatmeal purposely for on-the-go snacks? These mini mason jars (125ml/4.2 oz) are the perfect size for a snack and they won’t take up a lot of room in your bag. I picked mine up from Canadian Tire. You can find different sized mason jars at many home hardware type stores, as well as Wal-Mart.


It only takes 5-10 minutes to whip up the recipe and then it’s into the oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before putting on the lid and placing in the fridge. Now you have 6 grab-and-go snacks ready for the week ahead. Well, actually, you have 5 snacks because you’ll obviously eat one right out of the oven!

Fill your mason jars like so. You want to leave some room for toppings.

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After baking, you can enjoy them plain…

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Or add your favourite toppings just like you would with regular oatmeal. Here I added almond butter and jam.

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Other topping ideas:


Last night I also discovered this can be turned into dessert. Serve it warm with a scoop of non-dairy ice cream for a healthy dessert. Just throwing that out there.

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Portable Baked Oatmeal – Snack Size!

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  • 1 cup rolled oats (use GF oats if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp chia seed (or ground flax)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 peach (or other fruit like apple or banana), chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans (or use seeds for nut-free), chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grab 6 mini mason jars (125ml/4.2 oz) and remove lids. Alternatively, you can use 8oz jars and make 3-4 servings.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chia seed (or ground flax), cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder.

3. Add the almond milk, vanilla, and maple syrup and stir until combined. Fold in the chopped fruit and nuts.

4. Keep stirring the mixture so some of the milk will absorb. Divide the mixture between the 6 mason jars (about 1/3 cup mixture each), leaving about 1.5 cm at the top. If any milk remains at the bottom of the bowl, divide it between the jars. Gently push the oatmeal down with your fingers.

5. Bake at 350F for 22-25 minutes on a small baking sheet, or until slightly firm and golden on top. Allow to cool completely for about an hour or longer. Add any toppings you desire, place on lid, and into the fridge.

For nutritional info, see here.


Want another in-a-jar recipe? Check out my Mini Peanut Butter Cups In A Jar.


I’ll leave you with Sketchie’s latest hobby…camping in his new cat “tent”.

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As always, he’s thrilled to have his picture taken for the blog.



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Kathleen @ fittitude freedom August 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

You are absolutely right that you figure things out as you go. I’m 46 and much older than you and I have decided to really switch gears from a successful career in medical practice administration to going back to school full time to pursue a masters degree in nutrition. This fall will be my second full time semester obtaining all the necessary nutrition & science pre reqs that I didn’t take for my B.S. or MBA. Lots of sacrifices short term but I know long term the payoff will be huge! You have obviously discovered what you love to do sooner vs. later and your passion for what you do is beautifully shared with others everyday. I will definitely be making the portable snacks to take with me to school. Thanks for the recipe.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Congrats Kathleen! It sounds like it will be an exciting new direction for you. I’ve toyed with the idea of going back to school at some point in my future…it’s definitely never to late to learn and try something new. Goodluck with everything & keep me posted!


Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

What a well-timed post! Even if I’m taking the upcoming semester off, I can always use great ideas for snacks. Thank you!


Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife August 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

What a great idea! I absolutely love baked oatmeal & making extra just makes sense! I could totally seeing it taste amazing with ice cream :) thanks for such a great idea!!

Love the cat tent!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

These are so freaking cute Ange!! Love all of your vegan portable snack ideas. I’m making a bunch of bars today to take with me when I travel (all the way to Toronto.. lol!) this weekend and definitely appreciate a good mess-free portable meal. Might have to do something similar to this for breakfast – or at least buy some cute mason jars hehe! :)


Danica Kordic August 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Mason jars can go in the oven? Just wanted to make sure I am understanding that correctly before I explode my oven! lol I would do that…I suck at making things! I must try this tonight! I have all of the ingredients at home so it was meant to be!


Angela August 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yep :) I’ve made baked cakes-in-a-jar before and those worked fine too. I’m not sure what max heat they will tolerate, but 350F is what I’ve used in the past with no issues.


Karen August 17, 2012 at 6:57 am

What a surprising revelation…never knew that mason jars could withstand oven temps! How fun!


Karen August 17, 2012 at 7:54 am

Angela – What other grains do you think would work in baked-in-a-jar snack concoctions? How about a quinoa version?


Rachel August 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I was just coming to your site to look up snacks! Thanks for the ideas. I’m also going to look at your other snack recipes–my parents will be in town this weekend and I want to have some healthier stuff around to munch on!


Andrea @ Vegvacious August 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

As a person who is always running late and taking breakfast on the go, I am in love with these breakies in a jar! …and they look super cute too!


Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) August 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Great idea, I didn’t know you could put mason jars in the oven. I’m so excited to try this. I’m always on the look out for quick portable snack (and breakfast) ideas.


Laura August 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

What a great idea! Last time I tried to buy these small mason jars my bf said I already had enough mason jars (love the 1.9L and 500mL) and we had no space to store them (not that size though!), and kept giving me the “look” to put them back. I’ll sneak these in sometime soon and make this oatmeal! Sounds like a perfect mid-morning work snack.


Emily August 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

These are adorable – must try this fall!


Shannan August 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

This is just in time for my husband starting school in the fall. We are constantly trying to think of things to pack for his dinner, or snacks for him to eat!


Brenda Lynn August 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I just saw a post like this on Pinterest. (not vegan) I make my hubby’s breakfast like this. I use 1/2 pint jars with steel cut oats mixed with a good quality slow cook oat, cinnamon, walnuts (to fil 1/2 the jar) and in the morning when he leaves I just add hot water from the tea kettle and syrup or stevia with fruit throw on the white lid. By the time he gets to work it’s all ready to go. I like the idea of adding almond butter and cooking ahead of time and having it for a snack to grab and go. Great idea! I’ll have to give this a try!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I always thought it was so sill that at 18 they expect you to know what you want to be when you “grow up.” I would have gone down a totally different path. They should encourage kids to take a couple of years off exploring the world and learning about their passions.

As some one who is ALWAYS running late to work, I love this ideas! Would love to try them with mashed banana subbed for the syrup.


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Yum, I’m gonna do that this weekend! Of course I immediately wanted it with pumpkin ice cream.

Gotta love an annoyed kitty shot! :-)


Christa @ Edible Balance August 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

love love LOVE this idea!! so simple… can’t wait to stock up on mason jars :)


geosomin August 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

This is a great idea. I have to eat my breakfast at work and I’m always looking for portable ideas to break up the same old…and I LOVE baked oatmeal.


Jess August 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I am loving these! I will definitely be making these in the future!


emma August 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

This is a GREAT portable treat!
I am pregnant and looking for foods that I can easily warm up and prep early for after the baby comes…these will be PERFECT. : )


Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See August 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Love the idea of baked oatmeal! I always take hot oatmeal to go in mason jars too :)


Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

i use little mason jars for overnight oats and smoothies all the time – love the idea of baked oatmeal in them!!


allison August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

WHAT A great idea for my kids lunch. I can’t take glass into work for security reasons..but they can :-) mason jars can withstand lots of heat…boiling them to process when canning in rolling boil on the stove is super hot :-) make sure it’s canning jars, not recycled store jars. Just sayin’. For me for portable snacks I always make my signature green bars, containers of hummus and veggies and wholegrain crackers…and green monsters in a thermos :-)


Erica { EricaDHouse.com } August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Lovely idea! I haven’t seen mini mason jars yet but I’ll be on the lookout now!

I also finished my M.A. in Psychology without really thinking it through. I have dabbled with the idea of getting another degree in a health/nutrition field but I settled with obtaining my personal training license, for now!


jo @ including cake August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

love these mini oatmeals…i can also identify with the ‘wishing you knew back then what made you tick’ as it’s only in the last couple of years that my love of photography and nutrition has really taken off also…combined with my love of being active (but that has never changed) crazy thing is my degree and job is as an architect…currently working to that change all that though :-)


Laura August 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

How do you recommend reheating these? Microwave? Oven? I’d love to make a batch and have these for breakfast every morning. Great idea, by the way :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

You could probably reheat them either way. I don’t bother, but I cant see why it wouldnt work! Just be sure not to dry them out so maybe bake them for a couple mins less.


Allie August 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Ooh, this looks good!
Quick question: I have celiac and I react to GF oats… do you know of a substitution that will hold together like oats do? I’ve been waiting to make trail mix, but can’t seem to find a good alternative…. TY :).


Jo April 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Have you tried barley, or quinoa flakes?


Debra November 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Celiacs can’t eat barley, which also contains gluten either. Quinoa flakes would work.


Kayla Moothart August 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

This looks perfect! It will be the perfect afternoon snack between work and dinner!


Jennifer August 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Mmmm, that looks great! What a good idea and addition to my lunchbox! And now my cats are demanding tents of their own.


Teri August 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

What about freezing them in the mason jars, recommended? if yes, would you freeze before or after baking? Great, great idea~


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I was wondering the same thing. I just popped a couple into the freezer (cooked) so I’ll see how that goes and update the recipe in a week or so. I can’t imagine it will be a problem.


Averie @ Averie Cooks August 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Food in jars is just automatically cuter – therefore it tastes better :)

And totally convenient, too! Score! And in snack size, not massive jumbo huge bowl size, which is perfect for 5 year olds as well as moms. :)


Layla August 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Haha totally! As much as I’m almost a minimalist, I think I’m going to break my rule… as a bit of an organization junkie, I think the promise of lining up identical-sized jars in my fridge may just be enough to overcome my laziness when it comes to packing lunches.


Liz August 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I majored in English because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. When I graduated, I thought I wanted a MA in psychology but decided to wait. In 1.5 weeks, I start the (long) journey to take all my science classes and get my MS in nutrition in like, a million years. My mom went back to school at 42 to get her masters in counseling – it’s never too late!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Totally agree! Congrats to you both! I’ve toyed with the idea of going back to school to get another degree sometime. We’ll see! Life has many twists and turns…


Liz August 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm

oops – actually she had me at 42 – she went back to school at 46 – plenty of time!


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers August 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Brilliant. :) This sounds like a great change from my typical go-to snacks.


Tamara August 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I can’t wait to make these! Do you know how long they will keep in the fridge? They don’t look too freezer friendly but if they are…let me know!
Tamara :)


Andrea August 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm

This is great! I’m continuing on with my PhD programme in September and this will be great! Thanks!


Lisa @ the raw serenity August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

These Look awesome!
The problem I have with most snack ideas ( such as hunmus) are that the majority of me need to be refrigerated.
So if your a student or traveling that can be very difficult.
I sometimes take an ice brick but they also take up a lot of room and are also quite heavy.
Love the idea of baked oatmeal for a snack though!


Emily @ www.main-eats.com August 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I really wish we could go to college/university later in life! It is cruel to expect teenagers to decide what they want to do the rest of their lives! I’m 26 and still trying to figure it out! : )
That oatmeal looks great and perfect as a snack to bring to work. I’m a teacher so school is officially in session!


Sonal August 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

How cute are these oatmeal snacks!! :) What a wonderful idea, i just have to find mini jars like the ones you have. You know I think snacks are actually the hardest “meals” for me because aside from carrot/ bell pepper sticks and fruit, i don’t take anything else out. Will definitely try this :)


summertimedaffodily August 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

These are so adorable! I can’t wait to try them when I head back to college this weekend. :)

It’s so strange to be in this phase of life. Although I’m supposed to already have my future career all figured out (according to supervisors and job recruiters), there are a lot of days when I wonder if I’m truly passionate about what I’m doing…and, to that effect, if I’m not passionate about this, then what else? Where does a hobby end and a job begin? haha
Let’s chalk that one up to living and learning I suppose.

Anyway, thanks again for the recipe! :)


[email protected] Girl in Jordan August 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I have a degree in Geology and I hate working outside. Brilliant, huh? And this is after I changed majors about 6 times. If only we could turn back time……….

By the way, I love the site. I am steadily reading through all your past posts. Very fun and informative.


Balancing Sylvia August 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I’ve been getting busier and busier lately and have actually found myself skipping breakfast in favor of more sleep. It’s terrible I know! Thanks so much for this idea though. It’s fantastic!


Janae @ Bring-Joy August 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love your cat’s little mansion. What a cute little guy.


jenna August 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I love the Sketchie-house too. Can we get ones like it?


Jac August 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I LOVE Sketchy!!


amy August 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Just finish making these. They were so good and very easy. Just in time too I have a case of peaches to use up.


Emily August 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

These look so good! I’ve finally let go of the small amount of animal products I had left in my diet (due to the August Challenge) So I’m taking all the recipes I can take! They look fantastic!


Danielle August 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks for writing about snacks! I’m a teacher and my year is going to be extremely busy – I need snacks that I can prepare ahead and bring to school for those late afternoons!


Shannon August 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Another stroke of genius, thank you.


Tricia August 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm

How cute! I love portable sized anything!


[email protected] August 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

i just love the portability of these. i’ve revamped my work breakfast & lunch (in this new school year) to make it ultra portable. it has really made my life so much easier & i love having healthy options on hand all of the time!


Kath August 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Fun fun recipe!!!


Theresa August 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

This looks delicious. I’m totally making this for portable breakfast. It will be something different than the overnight oats I usually eat. :)


Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

oh my gosh that looks perfect! and i love the little jars:)


Judy August 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I had emailed you a couple of weeks ago about shortbread cookies for wedding favours. I decided to have the local bakery help me with this task. They are making cute little bride, groom, and heart sugar cookies (not vegan). They gave me a good price and I thought that they would do a much better job baking the 55 dozen cookies. Thank you for responding to my original question.
I went back to school as a mature student at age 32 and have no regrets. Education is always a good thing.


Kerry August 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

What a great idea! I love oatmeal, but I never thought of it as a portable snack option before. I get tired of always having the same packaged bars, so this will be a great change! I can’t wait to make them!


Lana August 16, 2012 at 1:39 am

Why have I never thought of having baked oatmeal before?!?! I can’t wait to make this! Or find some cute little mason jars lol :) Nom Nom Nom!


Heidi kokborg August 16, 2012 at 1:57 am

It looks delicious Angela :) I am literally craving peanutbutter and jam after having read your post! I am definetely going to make it this weekend.. And by the way your breakfast muffins with zucchine are yummy! I made a batch the other day, and I had to put them in the freezer just so i didn´t eat all of them at once! :)


Danica Kordic August 16, 2012 at 6:35 am

Made these last night!! I will be honest I ate 2 before they even cooled down! HA! I actually had to hold the jar with mini oven mitt that I have! LOL

It was so easy! I actually prepared most of it while cooking dinner! Plus they make the house smell Fab! These will definitely be made regularly.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 16, 2012 at 9:34 am

hah yea that was me….did I mention Ive made a second batch already? ;)


Tanya @ playful and hungry August 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

Aw,, those jars are so cute!


Nicole August 16, 2012 at 7:10 am

These are some great ! I am a teacher and every year I end up with at least a few students with peanut or tree-nut allergies. Any suggestions for any quick snacks that are nut-free or could be made nut-free?


Michaela August 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

lovely recipes!
you know, Angela, I honestly think that if you had waited or done something differently in uni- you would not be where you are today. The things you DIDN`T do made you become the person you are today.


Jaime August 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hi Angela,
This question does not have to do with your post, although I am very excited to make it for back to school!

I recently found out that I have a high sensitivity to cashews due to their high mold contain. I am being treated for it through my Holistic Allergist in Oakville. But in the meantime, I am to avoid them. I am very upset about this because we use them ALOT. It explains the breakouts I have been having on my face though. I am wondering if Almonds can be subsituted with cashews to make cream sauces for things like Mac n’ no Cheese, alfredo sauce, etc.?


Natalie August 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

Thanks for the recipe! Looks great.

I’m wondering, how long would these keep in the fridge? I’m the only one in my household that would eat this, perhaps a half batch would better suit my needs.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Hey Natalie, They should be fine for about 5-6 days I would guess, maybe longer.


Laura August 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Oh my these look dee-licious! YuM!!


Jessica August 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Lovelovelove the idea of snack size oatmeal! I must make these!


Noelle (@singerinkitchen) August 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

YUM! I think I would need the large mason jars. :-)


Dara August 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I am starting my first classes next week as a graduate student and I am scared as hell, dreading the work, and excited to learn more…. so I am pretty much a train wreck right now


[email protected] August 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Is Sketchies a bengal? I have a bengal which looks just like your gorgeous cat. Love these mini mason jars. They provide you with so many snack options. I’m taking my son up to college next week and I will definitely use some of your wonderful snack ideas!


Laura August 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Hi Angela,
I have followed your site silently for a while now but today I decided to tell you how awesome your recipes are! I made the baked oatmeal snacks and your blueberry streusel muffins. Both were fantastic…and I have to say all of your recipes! I have never once been let down! I really appreciate that you have also been adding the nutritional information to your newest recipes. This is a much appreciated addition. Keep up the good work.


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

Thank you so much Laura, that is so great to hear!! All the best to you.


Ashley Murphy August 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

These are such innovative and healthy options compare to our typical snacks. The busier we become the more peoples diets begin to slack, and with today’s America’s fast paced society we like to see our clients eating more snacks like these. Thank you again for the inspiring post!

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Katrina August 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Mmmm…..these just came out of my oven…..they smell divine!!….I can’t wait to devour them! My bananas are too “unripe” still, so I chopped up a few strawberries. Thanks for getting me back on track – I had sort of fallen off the healthy eating wagon there for a while (not off the vegan wagon though!). The VOO’s were just not getting made, etc. I like this for a quick and easy alternative! Thanks for your amazing recipes – I am a dedicated reader but very infrequent commenter. :) :) :)


Martine August 17, 2012 at 12:59 am

Love this idea! Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast and snack (it’s kind of like a cookie, really), and I love anything in jars. Gives me something to use them for in between canning season!


Shweta Singhal August 17, 2012 at 5:29 am

Wow! The great idea you have. I think amazing and all jars you have are absolutely beautiful and after looking these i am searching these type of jars in market. I hope i would get them very soon.


B @ Crags and Veggies August 17, 2012 at 6:45 am

Mini peanut buttercups in a jar, oh my those look delicious!


Dara August 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

all I have been able to find are the Ball mason jars. will these work?


Peanut Butter Bunny August 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

*Swoon* I nearly died reading the peach dessert… I never bother buying ice cream, but I think this time I might have to!! I will DEFINITELY need to make those oatmeal jars. I’ve been wanting more variety in my on-the-go snacks… I mean, let’s face it. We all think of “peanut butter” when we think of portable snacks! And apples. Not that both aren’t lovely little jewels of the food triangle. ;)
Happy (belated :3) birthday, Eric! It looks like everyone had a great time…the pictures were awesome, lol.


Katie Zega August 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

I’m pretty sure you’re the smartest woman ALIVE! These ideas are so damn good :)

And perfect because school will be starting soon, and those students really wear me out, so I’ll need some snacks!!!


Angela August 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

These look great, and would totally justify my holding onto my stash of mason jars while I’m not canning regularly!

I am, however, in love with Sketchy’s little tent– where did you find it? My cat would love to get her claws (and the rest of her body) into one of those, I’m sure!


[email protected] OMGosh I'm Vegan August 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

What a wonderful idea! Great snack suggestions to. Work has been crazy recently and it would be nice to have some snacks for those days. Thanks for the tips.


Shannon ~ My Place In The Race August 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Ooooooh those are so cute! They look yummy! And I just love your kitty :)


Heidi kokborg August 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

looks delicious. I am definitely going to make it this weekend. But do you bake the ingrediens, while in the jars? :)


Bek @ Crave August 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

This is awesome! I love it! Saved it already ;)


Holley, versatile vegan August 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Great idea x 32! My only problem would be stopping at one…I should maybe consider using quart jars:)


Jennifer August 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Just made them …they are delicious especially hot out of the oven with a dollop of almond butter. Good for peach season too! Thanks for the recipe – will be trying your enchilada recipe later this week.


wanda sandoval August 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Love the snack idea I’m going to try it I would like to ask a question have you ever tried tofu Sharataki is a noodle subtitute if you have how do you prepare it.


Laura August 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I just found your website and I can’t stop drooling over all the food. What a great post for people who like fast snacks like me! Can’t wait to make some of these recipes. Thank You


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

Thank you Laura. Enjoy the recipes!


Peanut Butter Bunny August 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi again. I’m writing again because I feel so supported on this site (despite not having formally met anyone!), so I wanted to say that tomorrow I’m entering my first 5k! I’m extremely nervous. Excited, but nervous. But I feel better already, typing this. =] Wish me luck! *Grin* Blessings to everyone.


Emily August 19, 2012 at 6:25 am

These look awesome..I always need ideas like this one the go. Can’t wait to try them.


Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset August 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I love how you use the little mason jars! Such a cute idea :)


Sunnie(moderngirlnutrition) August 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I start school soon, and your post just gave me such great ideas for portable snacks that are healthy and delicious! Love, love, love your blog:)


the farmers chef August 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

HI!!! I’m new to your blog, and I just have to say that your recipes look amazing! I printed out a BUNCH that I can’t wait to try, as my boyfriend and I have been drastically changing our eating habits over the past few months. It started with the GMO elimination…and that was HUGE!!! As far as meat goes, we eat only organic chicken once a week, and fish once a week, as we slowly transition into veganism. Tonight I’ll be making your vegan enchiladas! After reading a lot of your blog, I was wondering if you use organic/vegan makeup and chemical free cleaners? I’ve made the switch, but the cleaning products just don’t seem to be doing it! (In particular, the kitchen!) ok, enough blabbing, thank you for sharing your beautiful food with another foodie/nutrition freak!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Thank you, I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. :)
Ive been making the switch to natural cleaners & makeup over the past year or two. its a long process trying to find out what works and doesnt like you mentioned. Check out this website: V=http://www.goodguide.com/categories/180013-household-cleaners##products I havent found “the one” yet in terms of best natural cleaners, but most have been ok so far. Im trying to find a good local organic brand at the moment. For skin care, check out Skin Deep http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ to see how your fav brands measure up. Goodluck!


Monica Renee Watson @http://eatitveganblog.com/ August 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

This is such a great idea! I made granola yesterday and this recipe is similar in nature. I always am looking for healthy on-the-go snacks. Thanks Angela!


Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

Great ideas! I am a big snacker, so it is always good to have some new ideas.


Moni Meals August 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

Great recipe Ang! I eat oats almost every morning. Great for fall and for the “gals always on the run!”


Linda Pieratt August 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm


I can’t wait to try the Portable Baked Oatmeal recipe. It’s EXACTLY what I was looking for to take to school. When I clicked on the link for the nutritional info it took me to the recipe again. I would really like to see the calorie count for this. Thanks and keep up the great work!


Emily Cooks Vegan August 21, 2012 at 5:55 am

Wow, that baked oatmeal looks so lovely, I’ll definitely try it today – I adore breakfast style snacks :D x


Carmi August 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm

They looked awesome, and you know what they ARE awesome. I made them; ate one right out of the oven! WHAT A SURPRISE… Ate another when cool…. NOT A SURPRISE.. Thanks Angela


Jennifer August 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

These look delicious! I’d like to make 8 oz. serving sizes. How long would you bake them for?


Kuldeep February 6, 2019 at 3:29 am

Yes! these look delicious


SueAnn August 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I love this recipe! The first time I took it as is, and it was wonderful, but tonight I really wanted a fruit dessert that wasn’t too sweet, so I halved the oatmeal and doubled the peaches. It’s like a healthy peach cobbler. Wonderful!


Nawal August 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love these recipes! How long does this one and the Vegan Overnight Oats recipe last in the fridge after you make it?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

This one lasts up to 5 days and the VOO usually lasts 2-3 max.


Jo-Anne August 25, 2012 at 6:33 am

I have accidently fallen on your blog. Have really enjoyed reading it and I have already tried the snack sized oatmeal and peanut butter cups. My husband and I both travel for work and it’s difficult at times to try and eat well while on the road. These are great snacks, easy to make and very portable. Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 26, 2012 at 6:47 am

Hey Jo-Anne, It’s a pleasure to meet you! Thanks for letting me know. I hope you enjoy many recipes to come. :)


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner September 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

You always have the BEST ideas! :D


Michele September 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

Hi Angela,
I made these and found them to be a little dry. Next time I might lower the chia seeds to 1 Tbsp instead of 2Tbsp or lower the cooking time. I should probably check to be sure my oven temperature is accurate. My jars were very full and I only used a small peach for the fruit. I wouldn’t be able to put any toppings on the oatmeal without creating a huge mess while eating.
P.S. I LOVE anything made and served in Mason Jars–it’s just so cute!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Thanks for your feedback Michele!


Marie Stockbrugger September 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Thank you for this recipe – I made it for the farmers this morning I am feeding and they loved it. Easy – so I loved it. Do you eat it cold or warm. We had it both with maple syrup on it! Yummy, I am making it again for tomorrow’s breakfast!


Sandra September 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I am guessing you use the standard rolled oats and not the quick cooking ones. I tried to see if anyone else had commented but missed it if you have already addressed this question. thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Yes I did use regular rolled oats – enjoy!


Zugey October 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hi Angela here at home both my boyfriend and I are loving the portable baked oatmeal so much that tomorrow I have to make another batch. Thank you again for all your delicious and easy recipes. <3


Andi November 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Yum! Did we find out if they are freezer friendly?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Yes they are. Just be sure to wrap them very well! I had them in the freezer for a couple weeks or so.


Nikki November 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

Just made these last night- used steel cut oats so they looked at little more watery when I plopped them in the jars but still turned out great! I baked them a little longer since they normally take longer to cook than rolled oats :) Eating one right now at work for my morning snack! Topped with your recipe for lower calorie almond butter – absolutely genius to mix it with almond milk to make it lighter and better for dipping fruit in and topping stuff with!

Great blog :)


Kellie @ Melbourne Macaroni Kid January 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I’m curious as to what the texture of these is like. Is it liquid-y after being baked, or solid, more like a cake-y cookie? I do not like regular oatmeal in a bowl…it’s a texture thing for me. However, I love oats in granola or oatmeal cookies, so that’s how I know it’s not really a taste thing. I’m curious enough to maybe try these out! If I don’t eat it, I’m sure somebody around this house will!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm

These get quite firm – almost like my portable oatmeal squares. It’s not mushy or runny like regular oatmeal.


Kellie @ Macaroni Kid Melbourne January 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Great! Thanks so much! I’m definitely making these now!


Sarah February 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Wow. These are amazing! Super easy, handy and delicious!!! I used 250ml jars and doubled the recipe so that each one could be more of a real breakfast rather than a snack. It filled 7 jars! Also just made mixed berry chia jam beforehand! SO good! and the combination of the oatmeal and jam is to die for. So excited about this!


Carriewin May 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I was wondering what the texture is supposed to be like. I made these and they were almost like granola rather than oatmeal.


yana August 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Did you ever find out if you can freeze these?


yana August 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I love these! I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal but I love the drier texture of these, like a bread or cake. I just put a dollop of jam on top, soooo good! I make a whole bunch and then freeze them. I like to warm them up for 30 secs in microwave.


Matt August 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

When you say, in the reply to a post above about freezing this recipe, “just be sure to wrap them very well,” can you explain what you mean by wrapping them? (i.e. what should I wrap them in – foil? plastic bags? – and do you mean wrapping the jars or wrapping the oatmeal after it’s been cooked in the jars?) I’d like to make these in a larger batch and freeze them for a few weeks so I have a few weekends (that I’ll be spending away from home) worth of breakfasts.

I’ve been browsing your blog for the last couple weeks as I transition to a greener, cleaner diet and I’m very impressed! What I’ve tried thus far has been great and everything else looks delicious – I can’t wait to try so many of these recipes (I must have like 100 bookmarked lol)!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thank you Matt!

When I wrap them, I usually wrap in tin foil and then place them into an air-tight container. Hope this helps!


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Judy January 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Anxious to try out the recipe, I bought the exact same Mason jars. I couldn’t find the oven-safe label on the box so I contacted Bernardin and they advised not to put them in the oven as the could shatter and/or explode (they sent me a whole article on the dangers). Just thought I’d let you know. I guess I’ll have to bake them in perhaps custard cups or muffin tin?


Julia May 29, 2014 at 6:09 am

Would Brown Rice syrup or local honey work instead of maple syrup? I am ALWAYS low on that! lol Hoping to make this today (in about an hour lol …yes, I am a night owl!) for the bf to take for breakfast

I will try it out and let you know (if i remember lol)…


Julie June 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

So I’d love to try out this recipes for I don’t want any added sugar (except fruit) so can I swap out the maple syrup for almond milk or water? Thanks :)


Hayley Mills May 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

I was just wondering what the baking powder does in the oatmeal? I have seen a few recipes for baked oatmeal which don’t include this. Sorry I have never made baked oatmeal before as I am from the UK and its not common here!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 20, 2015 at 10:27 am

It just helps it rise every so slightly – but you can probably leave it out! :)


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