Single serve blender double chocolate baked oats that are healthy, high protein, and made with cocoa powder. This easy 20 minute chocolate baked oatmeal recipe is naturally sweetened and is made with good for you ingredients. They are rich, soft, taste like cake, and are super filling!
Baked oats with cocoa
As you can probably tell by now, I am obsessed with baked oats! I love my vegan baked oats and pumpkin latte baked oats, but when I am feeling a single serve version, I make these insanely delicious chocolate ones. If you have 20 minutes in the morning before work or school, you have got to try these!
This chocolate baked oatmeal tastes like a fluffy, rich, and soft cake but is absolutely packed with nutrients, good carbs, and protein to kick-start your day. They are made with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, which makes them DOUBLE CHOCOLATE! I top mine with some peanut butter to give me energy and keep me more full!
Plus, you do not need to be a professional chef to make this recipe. Just pop all the ingredients in a blender, pour the batter into a single serve ramekin, and bake in the oven. Cocoa protein baked oats are the best healthy breakfast, snack, and dessert!
Are chocolate baked oats healthy?
Yes, chocolate baked oats are healthy! They are such a balanced and filling breakfast. You get a hearty dose of fiber and whole grains from the rolled oats, protein from the egg, and antioxidants from the chocolate. Plus, they are made refined sugar free since we use maple syrup and gluten free since we use gluten free certified rolled oats. There are no preservatives and random ingredients in this healthy breakfast recipe!
You’ll only need a handful of very simple ingredients to make this blender chocolate baked oatmeal recipe going! You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now. Here is a quick list of all the ingredients you need:
- Rolled oats: To start, add 1/2 cup of roll oats or quick oats to your blender. If you are gluten free, make sure to use gluten-free certified oats.
- Egg: One egg is what makes these baked oats high in protein and help them bind together.
- Banana: This recipe calls for 1/2 a ripe banana. Try to use a very spotty banana because it will make these baked oats taste better.
- Almond milk: Just 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk is needed for this recipe! But you can use any milk you want, so feel free to try cashew milk, regular milk, or oat milk!
- Maple syrup: Add 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup or honey to sweeten these cocoa baked oats.
- Vanilla extract: A splash of vanilla extract is super important and goes a long way flavor-wise.
- Baking powder: 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder to help them rise.
- Chocolate chips: I used Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips because they are lower in sugar, gluten free, and dairy free.
Kitchen tools needed
Cocoa baked oats are made using 2 kitchen tools: a blender and an oven. You are going to love how easy clean up is going to be! Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need for this healthy breakfast recipe:
- High speed blender or food processor
- Ramekin (5.5 or 6 oz): alternatively you can use any single-serve oven-safe dish!
- Measuring cups: 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1/4 cup, and 1/2 cup.
How to make double chocolate baked oatmeal
Double chocolate baked oats are incredibly easy to make! All you need to do is add all the ingredients to a high speed blender, blend until smooth, and then bake until fluffy! Here, I’ll walk you through the steps of how to make this healthy breakfast recipe.
Step 1: To start, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, lightly grease single-serve baking dish or ramekin.
Step 2: Then, add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a blender and blend until fully combined.
Step 3: After that, pour the batter into a greased single-serve baking dish or ramekin. Feel free to top with some extra chocolate chips.
Step 4: Bake for 18 – 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let your chocolate protein baked oats cool, top with a drizzle of peanut butter or chocolate, a dash of maple syrup, or a splash of milk. Enjoy!
Tips for making the best baked oats
These single serve chocolate baked oats are light and fluffy. Here are my tips and trick to make the very best cakey blender baked oats:
- Baking powder and baking soda are not the same things. Make sure to use packing powder when making these baked oats!
- Use a high-speed blender to blend the ingredients. To get the fluffy cake-like texture of baked oats you need to blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
- Lightly grease the ramekin. I recommend using cooking spray so the baked oats don’t stick to the side.
- Easily double or triple this recipe. You can just divide the batter into multiple single serve ramekins or use a cake pan.
- Do not use steal cut oats. To make the fluffiest baked oats make sure to use rolled oats or quick oats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are they gluten free?
Yes! Just make sure to use gluten free certified rolled oats.
Can I make them vegan?
Yes! You can make these double chocolate chip baked oats vegan by using a flax egg. To make a flax egg, add 1 Tablespoon of ground flax meal with 2.5 Tablespoons of warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes before adding to the blender.
Can I make this recipe into a family sharing size?
Yes! I recommend tripling or quadrupling this recipe and then baking them in a greased 8×8 inch baking dish for 25 – 35 minutes, or until cooked through.
What is the difference between cocoa vs cacao powder?
Cocoa powder and cacao powder are similar. The main difference is that cacao powder can be more bitter due to how it is processed and created. I used cocoa powder in this recipe!
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Double Chocolate Baked Oats
- Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a single-serve baking dish or ramekin.
- Add all ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) to a high-speed blender and blend until fully combined.
- Pour batter into the greased ramekin and top with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 18 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let them cool, top with a drizzle of peanut butter, a dash of maple syrup, or a splash of milk. Enjoy!
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