Craving brownies for breakfast? This easy Vegan Chocolate Baked Oats recipe is just what you need to satisfy that craving for chocolate in a healthier and more wholesome way! You only need a handful of ingredients to make these individually portioned chocolatey baked oats. They're gluten-free, vegan, healthy, and no one would ever guess because the texture will remind you of a brownie! Try these ooey gooey treats today for a make-ahead breakfast, dessert, or snack!
Why you will love this recipe
This healthy blender baked oatmeal recipe will provide 4 mini baked oatmeals that are the perfect portion for a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert. This recipe is gluten-free, it's so simple, and it is a great way to curb that hankering for brownies! All you need to do is add the ingredients into a blender, blend, and bake.
You will also love these chocolate baked oats because they are a great grab and go or make-ahead breakfast! Simply bake them and store them in your fridge for the next day! Reheat to serve warm!
What You Need
- Oats: We recommend using either old fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats in this recipe. If you are gluten-free, be sure to use oats that are labeled gluten-free. While oats naturally do not contain gluten, some brands may have cross contamination if they don't have the GF label.
- Sugar: We recommend using either organic cane sugar or purecane sugar substitute in these chocolate baked oats. Big thanks to our friends over at purecane for sponsoring this recipe and helping us create it without added sugar!
- Butter: To keep these chocolate baked oats vegan, use melted vegan butter. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, regular butter will work. You can also use melted coconut oil to replace the butter.
- Milk: To keep these mini vegan chocolate baked oats vegan, use almond or oat milk in this recipe. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, regular milk will work.
- Cocoa: Cocoa powder is how we get that lovely chocolatey taste!
- Flax Seed: Flax seeds will give us more of a nutty flavor and provide healthy fats and fiber! We recommend using ground flax seeds.
- Vanilla: Vanilla enhances the chocolatey flavor of these baked oats.
- Banana: A mashed overripe banana will provide additional nutrients, give these oats a moist texture, and give us more sweetness without needing to add more sugar.
- Salt: A pinch of salt to balance the sweetness and enhance the chocolate taste.
- Baking Powder: Baking powder helps these oats rise and get super fluffy.
- Chocolate Chips: Our favorite brand of vegan chocolate chips are Enjoy Life. Any brand of non-dairy chocolate will work!
- Peanut Butter: I love to drizzle peanut butter on top of these oats to provide healthy fats and help with satiety and fullness.
- Banana Slices: Banana slices go perfectly on top of these chocolate baked oats!
- Cacao Nibs: Cacao nibs are another way to add more chocolate flavor. Add them on top before serving.
- Almond Milk: Feel free to serve your warm oats with a splash of almond or oat milk. This is especially recommended when reheating in the microwave!
- Maple Syrup: For sweeter chocolatey oats, drizzle 1-2 tablespoon of maple syrup over the warm oats before serving.
Chocolate Baked Oats Instructions
Step 1: Preheat the oven. Grease 4 ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Add the overripe banana, melted vegan butter, milk, cocoa powder, salt, purecane or sugar, vanilla, and baking powder into a blender and blend. It's that simple.
Step 2: Pour the chocolate baked oatmeal batter into the ramekins. Top with chocolate chips and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the oats are fluffy.
Step 3: Serve topped with peanut butter or any of your other favorite oatmeal toppings listed above.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Chocolate Baked Oats
- 4 ramekins
Ingredients for Chocolate Baked Oats
- 1 ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats
- 4 tablespoon sugar or 2 tablespoon purecane sugar substitute
- 3 tablespoon melted vegan butter or melted coconut oil
- pinch of sea salt
- 2 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup plain and unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 1 overripe banana
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips
Instructions for Chocolate Baked Oats
- Preheat the oven to 375. Spray 4 ramekins with non stick cooking spray.
- Add the oats, sugar or purecane, ground flax seed, vanilla, almond milk, banana, cocoa powder, and baking powder to the blender. Blend for 15-30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth. Pour the batter into 4 ceramic ramekins and top them with vegan chocolate chips (about 1 tablespoon each).
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they have completely risen. Carefully remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before enjoying warm. I like to drizzle them with peanut butter before serving.
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.