These Healthy High Protein Chocolate Baked Oats are the perfect healthy breakfast. They're made with clean and simple ingredients and each serving contains 20 grams of protein!
I've been making baked oats for years. I love the cake-like texture and ease of making them. I love making fun flavors like my Red Velvet Baked Oats or my Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Oats. However, sometimes it's nice to just enjoy the classics.
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- Chocolate Baked Oats Ingredients:
- How To Make Chocolate Baked Oats:
- Baked Oatmeal Substitutions:
- Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Variations:
- What You Need To Make Homemade Baked Oats:
- How To Store Chocolate Baked Oats:
- Top Tip:
- Frequently Asked Questions:
- More Baked Oatmeal Recipes:
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Chocolate Baked Oats Ingredients:
This recipe is great because it uses healthy ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store.
- Oat Flour - You can easily make oat flour by blending up quick oats, rolled oats, or steel cut oats in the blender. Simply blend on high for about 45 seconds, or until it resembles flour. You can also buy pre-made oat flour, however, this is a waste of money since it is much cheaper to just make it yourself. If you are gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free oats.
- Cacao Powder - You can use either cacao or cocoa powder. I always opt for cacao over cocoa powder because it is less processed and is packed full of antioxidants.
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- Baking Powder - I like to add baking powder to this baked oats recipe to achieve the perfect cake-like texture.
- Sea Salt - I like to add a pinch of sea salt to these baked oats to enhance the chocolate flavor.
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips - Any type of plant-based chocolate chip will work perfectly for this baked oatmeal. I always opt for naturally sweetened vegan chocolate.
- Non-Dairy Milk - Any type of milk will work. I love using oat milk and soy milk because they have more healthy fats which makes the baked oats moister. However, lighter milks like almond milk and coconut milk work perfectly as well.
- Vanilla Extract - I like to add a little vanilla extract to my baked oats to compliment the rich chocolate flavor.
- Pure Maple Syrup (optional) - If you have a sweet tooth and want these chocolate-baked oats to be a little sweeter, you can add pure maple syrup to the mix.
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How To Make Chocolate Baked Oats:
These vegan chocolate baked oats are the perfect easy breakfast recipe because they only take about 5 minutes to put together and 20 minutes to bake.
1. Begin by combining all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips together in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly combined. Preheat the oven to 350 (ignore if you are using an air fryer).
2. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add the healthy chocolate chips and mix until combined.
3. Coat two small ramekins with cooking spray and pour the chocolate oats into them evenly. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. If you are using an air fryer, set it to 390 and bake for 15 minutes.
4. Once the oats are done, allow them to cool for 2-5 minutes before enjoying them!
Hint: Add a couple of chocolate chips on top to give the oats the perfect look.
Baked Oatmeal Substitutions:
There are plenty of substitutions that can be made to this recipe if needed. Here are some common substitutions.
- Flour - You can replace the oat flour with any flour. If you are gluten-free, I recommend using sorghum flour. If you are not gluten-free, all-purpose and whole wheat flour will work great.
- Protein Powder - Any chocolate protein powder will work. You can also use vanilla protein powder.
- Chocolate Chips - Any chocolate chips will work perfectly. You can use dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or classic milk chocolate chips. You can also make this double chocolate by using a mixture of mini chocolate chips and regular chocolate chips.
Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Variations:
If you're looking for fun and creative ways to mix these chocolate-baked oats up, I recommend trying some of these delicious variations.
- Nut Butter - Add a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter to the top of these oats for a high protein and delicious topping.
- Meal Prep - You can double or triple this recipe and bake the oats in a muffin tin to make multiple single servings at once.
- Banana - You can mash a banana and mix it in the chocolate oatmeal. I'd recommend using ½ the amount of water that the original recipe calls for.
What You Need To Make Homemade Baked Oats:
Making baked oats at home is great because they don't require any crazy equipment. Of course, equipment can always have an impact on how a recipe turns out, so here's a list of things I recommend using for this chocolate baked oats recipe.
- Large Mixing Bowl - I definitely recommend making the oats in a large mixing bowl rather than in the baking dish. This will ensure the mixture is evenly combined, and you won't have to worry about the oats sticking to the sides of your baking dish.
- Small Ramekins - You can bake these chocolate baked oats in any oven-safe dish.
- Air Fryer - This oatmeal recipe can be made in both an oven and an air fryer. I personally prefer making it in the air fryer because it is quicker. However, if you do not have an air fryer, don't worry an oven works just as well.
How To Store Chocolate Baked Oats:
If you plan to meal prepping these baked oats there are a couple of ways to store them. The best way is in an airtight container. However, to do this you will have to remove them from the baking dish. Therefore if you plan on storing these, I recommend baking them in a glass airtight container that can be tightly sealed when placed in the fridge. If stored properly, these oats will be kept for a full week.
Add some fresh fruit on top of the chocolate baked oats for added sweetness and nutrients.
Frequently Asked Questions:
These chocolate baked oats are a great healthy breakfast. They are baked full of fiber from the oatmeal and antioxidants from the cocoa powder. This oatmeal recipe is the perfect healthy breakfast for the whole family.
If you ever feel overly full after eating oats, they could be making you bloated. However, this is not a bad thing. Oats contain a lot of fiber which is a crucial part of a healthy diet. However, the Standard American Diet is very low in fiber. Therefore if you are used to eating a low-fiber diet, oats may make you bloated at first, but your body will quickly adjust and you will be okay.
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If you love baked oats recipes like these chocolate baked oats, be sure to check out some of the other delicious oatmeal recipes on my website!
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Healthy High Protein Chocolate Baked Oats
- Begin by combining all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips together in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly combined. Preheat the oven to 350 (ignore if you are using an air fryer).
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add the healthy chocolate chips and mix until combined.
- Coat two small ramekins with cooking spray and pour the chocolate oats into them evenly. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. If you are using an air fryer, set it to 390 and bake for 15 minutes.
- Once the oats are done, allow them to cool for 2-5 minutes before enjoying them!
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