Oatmeal: The Latest TikTok Craze

If you are lucky,  you may come across “Oattok” while scrolling through your For You Page on the social media platform TikTok. “Oattok” is the nickname for oatmeal TikTok. Over the last couple of months, oatmeal has been rebranded from a boring breakfast to what many people would say is their favorite food, thanks to TikTok. “Oattok” contains many videos on how to prepare this grain, from an easy morning meal to a birthday cake oatmeal. Like many, the first time I saw one of these recipes I knew I had to try! 

My personal favorite recipe, which I now eat almost every day, is very simple. It takes under 5 minutes to make. You can also add and substitute any toppings!


  1. Add ¼ cups of oats in a microwavable bowl
  2. Add about ½ cup of water to the bowl
  3. Microwave for 1 minute
  4. Add a spoon full of Cacao powder
  5. Stir
  6. Add banana slices and chia seeds to the bowl
  7. Finally, drizzle melted peanut butter on top

(Recipe by @annierosenelson)

A new oatmeal trend  that is also hitting TikTok right now is called baked oats. These recipes are just as easy to make as the previous one, however you bake it in the oven. There are videos of people making strawberry cheesecake, cookie dough and even s’mores baked oatmeal. Personally, I tried a basic recipe last week that became quite popular overnight. I was able to make 6 muffins from this batter. However, most people use a smaller pan to make a loaf. You can also add or drizzle peanut butter on top if you would like!


  1. Add one egg 
  2. Add ½ banana 
  3. Add ¼ tsp of baking
  4. Add a splash of milk
  5. Add 1 Tbsp of peanut butter 
  6. Add a Pinch of cinnamon and salt
  7. Optional add chocolate chips
  8. Blend
  9. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes

(Recipe by @eatingbirdfood)

Experts say this oatmeal craze is certainly a healthy one, as oatmeal is a gluten-free whole grain, source of important vitamins, minerals and fiber.