Yes, I’m late to the baked oatmeal trend. Truth be told I’m not much of an oatmeal fan, but when I realized I could add dark chocolate to oats and create something chocolately warm and satisfying, I couldn’t resist. This dark chocolate baked oatmeal is delicious – and it’s also super easy to make!
This recipe is sweetened with maple syrup and if you use 70% dark chocolate chips, it’s quite low in sugar. It’s also gluten free and packed with fiber from the oatmeal, flax and chia seeds. And if you make it with plant milk, it’s vegan.
Step-by-Step Video: Dark Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
How to Serve Dark Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
You can serve it hot or cold. (I prefer it warm). For breakfast, you could top it with a dollop of plain or vanilla yogurt and some fresh berries. Or with bananas and peanut butter. If you’re having it for dessert, top it with ice cream, fresh berries, or (traditional or coconut) whipped cream.
Delicious and warming, hearty and filling, it is an easy and healthy recipe, delivering a generous serving of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Are Baked Oats Healthy?
Oats are a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits including weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease. This recipe also includes flax and chia seeds for additional fiber.
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- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut, almond or oat milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 cup cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- handful of dark chocolate chips
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix all ingredients together and add to an oven-safe dish or individual ramekins. I used a 5″ x 7″ glass pan.
Bake at 350 F for 20 – 25 minutes (until fully set).Serve hot or cold
Cover and store leftovers in the fridge for about a week.