These single serving chocolate baked oats are easy to make – a super healthy breakfast recipe that tastes like dessert!
If you’re bored of cereal every day, definitely give these chocolate oats a try.
Packed with rich chocolate and heart-healthy oatmeal, it’s the perfect balance of healthy and delicious, and even hardcore night owls will actually want to get out of bed in the morning for breakfast.
Baked oatmeal cakes are super popular on social media right now; if you’ve spent more than 30 seconds on instagram or tiktok in the past few months, you’ve probably seen them everywhere!
Also try this Banana Bread In A Mug
Today’s recipe is a chocolate version of my Single Serving Baked Oatmeal.
You can choose to blend them before baking so the results turn into an oatmeal mug cake, or skip the blending step if you’re in a rush or would prefer some texture to your baked oats.
I baked mine in a 1-cup ramekin because I wanted to ensure the middle would stay undercooked and gooey. If you want the oat cake to be cooked evenly instead, use a wide and shallow baking dish, such as a 7×5 pan, instead of a ramekin.
Chocolate Lava Baked Oats: You have two options for the lava filling – either add up to three tablespoons of your favorite seed or nut butter (such as chocolate almond butter), or add a few squares of your favorite chocolate bar.
Protein Baked Oats: Feel free to substitute the cocoa powder in the recipe with chocolate protein powder. Including the optional peanut butter also ups the protein.
Chocolate Coffee Baked Oatmeal: Stir half a teaspoon of instant coffee into the batter. Or replace two tablespoons of the milk of choice with brewed espresso.
More Flavor Ideas: Add a fourth teaspoon of cinnamon or pure vanilla extract, a handful of shredded coconut or some mini chocolate chips, or stir in a few drops of pure peppermint or coconut or almond extract.
Above, watch the chocolate baked oatmeal video
Chocolate Baked Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/4 cup yogurt, or mashed banana, or sweet potato puree
- 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
- optional lava filling (see above)
*I like the gooey center, but if you want it cooked evenly instead, use a wide and shallow baking dish (such as a 7×5) instead of a ramekin.
If using an oven, preheat to 350 F. Stir all ingredients, blend if you wish, and pour 2/3 of the mixture into an oven-safe dish. Add the filling if using, then top with remaining mixture. (Watch the step-by-step recipe video above.) Bake 25 minutes, or microwave 1-2 minutes. Add any toppings if desired.
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