Citrus Spiced Tahini Baked Oatmeal

Sleepy Sundays

Can you believe that September is just about over? It feels like only yesterday that we packed up and moved back to school for a new year in uninterrupted stress-free fun academia.
1172528_241704382645553_2002234115_o What blows my mind even more is the fact that I published a post every day this month for Vegan MoFo! I’ll have more comments and thoughts on my month of blogging tomorrow, so for now just take in this Sleepy Sunday recipe; it’s sure to spice up your life!
OatmealemergencyI’m a bit of an oatmeal addict. So much so that when my stash dwindles to this level, I begin twitching with oat-induced withdrawal. After making this recipe I had to immediately replenish my stash before I could breathe again.

The above may have been slightly exaggerated , but it’s no lie that I love oatmeal. Among my favourite recipes are Angela’s overnight oats, Kathy’s Peach Pie oats, and Grace’s Maple-Tahini-Blueberry oatmeal. Tahini in oatmeal might be a strange concept but I promise you it is delicious; hopefully the following recipe proves it to you!

Citrus Spiced Tahini Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 2 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 1 c. rolled oats (certified gluten-free if required)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp. chai spice or cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • zest from one orange (approx. 1 tbsp.)
  • juice from one orange (approx. 1/2 c.)
  • 1/2 c. non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • orange slices

For the tahini sauce

  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a small baking dish with oil or cooking spray.
  • Zest and juice orange and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix in the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Scoop the mixture into the greased baking. Top the oatmeal with chopped orange pieces.
  • Mix together the tahini sauce, and spread on top of oatmeal.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and cool slightly before enjoying.


This recipe is perfect for two, but don’t be afraid to double the recipe if needed. Truthfully, I was planning on posting a larger scale recipe, but I really wanted to put this tiny baking dish to use! If doubling, note that you may have to increase the baking time by 5 or 10 minutes. As for the tahini sauce, you can spread it atop the oatmeal before baking, or slather it on afterwards; either way is good!

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6 Thoughts on “Citrus Spiced Tahini Baked Oatmeal

  1. I have been looking for new things to eat for breakfast. I’ve never actually HAD oatmeal if you can believe it. This is a good option because I don’t ever have time to cook breakfast in the morning…as it is, I eat at my desk. I like meals that I can do food prep and then have them for the week.
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  2. Summer is over, and I can’t believe September is nearly over! Halloween is just around the corner and I’m excited to see how the locals celebrate Halloween in Buenos Aires. We have been eating oatmeal lately here, it’s one of the most frugal breakfast dishes we can make, especially with the limited ingredients we can find from the small food shops & Chinatown. I wish you can deliver some of that delicious baked oatmeal, perfect for the both of us ;) Love the tahini sauce idea – you can use it sweet or savory!

  3. Tahini in oatmeal is a brilliant idea!
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