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These chocolate baked oats without banana might be the most delicious breakfast ever! This recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and you don’t need any fancy equipment!
You may know baked oats from those viral Tiktoks, but these chocolate baked oats are even easier since you don’t have to blend the ingredients.
I have always loved eating oatmeal for breakfast, like these vegan baked oats or these 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls for something to grab and go, but these cocoa baked oats are perfect for when you want a chocolatey treat for breakfast.
There are so many variations and delicious toppings you can serve it with, I have no problem getting up in the morning when I know I have tasty baked oats to look forward to!
Why You'll Love These Chocolate Baked Oats
- These baked oats can easily be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan.
- Unlike the tiktok viral baked oats, these oats aren’t blended and don’t have any bananas!
- This recipe can be made gluten free, nut free, dairy free and egg free too!
- These oats are healthy, nutritious and will keep you feeling full and satisfied.
- You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry to make this recipe already, it’s so simple!
- Eggs: you’ll need 2 eggs for this recipe. If you want to make this recipe egg free or vegan, you can use 2 flax eggs.
- Milk: You can use any type of milk, regular or vegan! I love using unsweetened oat milk.
- Applesauce: if you don’t have applesauce you can substitute it for an equal amount of mashed bananas.
- Oats: Rolled oats (also known as old fashioned oats) are used, just make sure you aren’t using quick oats or steel cut oats! If you don’t eat gluten then make sure to use certified gluten free oats.
- Maple Syrup: You can also use honey instead!
- Chocolate: I like using semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
Step By Step Instructions
Note: Full ingredient measurements and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray a baking pan with cooking spray.
Step Two: In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Step Three: Pour in your dry ingredients and chocolate chips, stirring everything together. At this point you can stir in any extra mix-ins you’d like.
Step Four: Pour the oatmeal mixture into the pan and sprinkle over more chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The center should no longer be jiggly! Let it cool for about 5 minutes before eating.
Chocolate Baked Oats Variations
- Add chopped nuts to the mixture (up to ⅓ cup) to the mixture just before pouring into your baking pan. Sprinkle over some extra chopped nuts on top!
- Add 2-4 tablespoons of coconut flakes to the batter to get a delicious chocolate coconut flavor!
- Add 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds or chia seeds to the batter to make this recipe even more nourishing.
- Make triple chocolate baked oats by adding 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips! Or leave out the semisweet chocolate chips entirely and just use white chocolate.
- Drizzle peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter!) over the oats after baking.
FAQs and Expert Tips
Once you’ve baked the oats, you can eat them cold but the texture will change compared to what the oats are like when warm or hot. If you’re storing baked oats in the fridge, you can also reheat them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Yes! Double the recipe and bake in a 9x13 pan. You will only need to bake them for 25-35 minutes.
- Properly measure the oats - I highly recommend using a $15 kitchen scale to weigh the oats (metric measurements are in the recipe card below).
- Add some mix-ins - you can add chopped nuts (up to ⅓ cup), 2-4 tablespoons of coconut flakes, white chocolate chips, or 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or hemp seeds to the oat mixture before pouring it into the baking pan!
- Use a baking dish - make sure you’re using a baking dish and not an aluminum pan for this recipe.
Storage and Freezing Instructions
These baked oats can be kept in the fridge, covered or in an airtight food storage container for up to 5 days.
To reheat, heat the oats in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.
You can also slice up the oats into individual pieces and freeze them in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Follow the instructions above to reheat them.
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Chocolate Baked Oats (Without Banana)
- 1 8x8 baking dish
- ¼ cup nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, or cashews)
- 2-4 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tablespoons hemp seeds and/or chia seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray a baking pan with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your wet ingredients (milk, eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla) and whisk until smooth.
- Pour in your dry ingredients (oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, then add chocolate chips, stirring everything together. At this point you can stir in any extra mix-ins you’d like.
- Pour the oatmeal mixture into the pan and sprinkle more chocolate chips over the oats if desired. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The center should no longer be jiggly!
- Let it cool for about 5 minutes before eating, then top with more maple syrup, yogurt, berries, whipped cream or anything else you'd like!
The calorie information provided for this recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.