Individual Chocolate Baked Oats are a delicious breakfast to start your day! Packed with rich chocolate chips, these baked oats will make you actually want to get up in the morning, no matter how cozy your bed may be. Only a few minutes of prep then you can pop them in the oven while you finish your morning activities!
Chocolate Baked Oats
Feeling sluggish in the morning? Bored of the same old breakfast options like cereal or some sad pre-packaged breakfast bar? Well, have we got the ultimate recipe to reanimate your mornings! Chocolate Baked Oats are hearty, filling, and absolutely delicious.
Packed with chocolate chips and cocoa powder, these banana and oat filled cakes are practically like treating yourself to dessert as soon as you wake up, but with none of the guilt.
You can even customize the type of chocolate, add in protein powder, or top with a drizzle of extra chocolate or melted peanut butter. Indulge in your morning instead of just rushing through it. It’s practically like a healthy chocolate cake for breakfast, who can resist?
How To Make Chocolate Baked Oats
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray 3 (6 ounce) ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Place the ramekins on a small baking sheet and set aside.
- Add the old-fashioned rolled oats, milk, banana, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and vanilla to a blender. Blend until slightly smooth, leaving a little texture and thickness to the mixture.
- Add the egg, baking powder, and salt and blend again until smooth. About 30 seconds.
- Pour the oat mixture evenly into the ramekins and sprinkle each ramekin with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For an extra treat, drizzle the baked oats with melted chocolate, peanut butter, or Nutella and enjoy!
Tips and Variations
- You can use any type of chocolate chips you like for this recipe. Milk, dark, semi sweet, even white chocolate are all wonderful options!
- Try adding in caramel chips, peanut butter pieces, or dried fruit to play with flavor combinations.
- For a gluten free option, use your favorite gluten free oats. You can also swap the milk for a dairy free version to fit dietary needs.
- Make sure to use rolled oats as opposed to steel cut oats. Steel cut oats require more liquid and a longer cook time when preparing.
- For extra protein in your morning meal, swap the cocoa powder for chocolate protein powder!
- Add a dash of cinnamon or splash of vanilla for some spice.
- This recipe can be divided into 2 or 3 (6-ounce) ramekins. The cook time will vary depending on how the batter is divided.
Storage and Reheating
Storage: Store leftover Chocolate Baked Oats in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
Reheating: Reheat in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes or until warmed through.
Recipe Card with Ingredient Amounts and Instructions
- 1 cup(s) old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup(s) milk
- 1 banana
- 3 tablespoon(s) pure maple syrup
- 1 ½ tablespoon(s) cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon(s) kosher salt
- ½ cup(s) chocolate chips, any variety
- Preheat the oven to 350°F, and spray 3 (6 ounce) ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. Set the ramekins on a small baking sheet.
- Add the oats, milk, banana, maple syrup, cocoa powder and vanilla to a blender and blend until slightly smooth but leave a little texture and thickness.1 cup(s) old-fashioned rolled oats¾ cup(s) milk1 banana3 tablespoon(s) pure maple syrup1 ½ tablespoon(s) cocoa powder1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
- Add the egg, baking powder and salt and blend again until smooth, about 30 seconds.1 egg1 teaspoon(s) baking powder⅛ teaspoon(s) kosher salt
- Pour evenly into the ramekins. Sprinkle the mixture in each of the ramekins evenly with chocolate chips.½ cup(s) chocolate chips
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with a drizzle of melted peanut butter if desired.