Dark Chocolate Baked Oats | Vg, GF | #RecipeADayMay

Hey everyone and welcome back to #RecipeADayMay. Today I’m making something that could either be breakfast or dessert depending on how you view things. The recipe is for dark chocolate baked oats, which could be a slightly indulgent breakfast or a kinda healthy ish dessert.  

I’ve made baked oats before, but I’ve never made them like this. Honestly, I’m typing the intro while they’re in the oven so this could still turn out to be a complete failure. I usually bake my oats flat, with berries in them and cook them until they’re slightly crisp.  

We’re going with a different approach today. I’m baking them in more of a ball shape, hoping that rather than crispy, I get a slightly chewy texture.  

Future Sophie here: I can confirm operation chewiness was a success, no recipe failure to report. 

baked oats

Oven fresh and gooey

This recipe is very simple to make, you literally have to cover your raw oats in dairy free milk or water, leave it for 10 minutes to absorb most of the liquid, stir your extras in then bake. So simple. Obviously, you could add whatever you want but today, this dish is taking the role of dessert rather than breakfast so I’m thinking berries and nut butter are the way forward.  

This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, soy free and vegan friendly.  

Prep time: 10-15 minutes 

Cook time: 20 minutes  


  • ½ cup GF oats 
  • Enough dairy free milk to cover the oats without any on the surface, around 100ml 
  • 20g dark chocolate chopped into chunks 
  • 1tsp brown sugar  
  • Handful strawberries, chopped 
  • 100g dairy free yoghurt  
  • 1 tsp almond butter  


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c 
  2. Pour oats into deep oven friendly dish and spread them evenly across the bottom.  
  3. Cover oats with almond milk then set aside for 10-15 minutes (I usually go with however long it takes the oven to heat up). 
  4. Then stir through the oats. If there’s little to no almond milk left, stir in the chocolate and nut butter. Don’t flatten mixture out again and lightly push the mixture to one side of the dish. 
  5. Sprinkle sugar over the top then place in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. When they’re ready it should be crisp around the edges but still gooey in the middle. 
  6. Scoop baked oats into a bowl and serve with dairy free yoghurt and chopped strawberries.  

baked oats

baked oats

Serve and enjoy! 

Would you make this dish dessert or breakfast? Do you like the texture of baked oats?  

Until tomorrow,  


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  1. 13th May 2018 / 3:10 pm

    This looks amazing! I usually don’t bother that much with breakfast, I’ll have cereal and that’s it! My favourite cereal is chocolate and crispy oats so I can tell I would love this! xx

    Angela | DreamsAndLashes.com

  2. 13th May 2018 / 3:10 pm

    This looks amazing! I usually don’t bother that much with breakfast, I’ll have cereal and that’s it! My favourite cereal is chocolate and crispy oats so I can tell I would love this! xx

    Angela | DreamsAndLashes.com

  3. 13th May 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Dark chocolate and oats is like the dream combination. I love your suggestion of serving with yoghurt and strawberries. Yum! I think I’d have this for dessert as it’s chocolatey. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sophie <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  4. 13th May 2018 / 8:07 pm

    This looks so cool. I absolutely love dark chocolate and would love to make stuff with it and this looks really cool x

  5. 13th May 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I think i’d rather have it for breakfast than dessert. I never get breakfast in the morning or grab a yogurt at tesco on my way to work but that’s never enough. So I’d need to make that in the evening and take it with me when i head out in the morning! xx corinne

  6. 13th May 2018 / 8:09 pm

    You’re going strong with the “recipe a day May” challenge! I recently got into eating oats and they’re so good! I really like that it is easy to make the spread. I feel like this would be dessert for breakfast XD. Looks tasty! Thanks for sharing :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  7. 13th May 2018 / 8:28 pm

    This looks delicious! I would use milk chocolate personally, as I’m not the hugest fan of dark chocolate. It sounds like it would be sooo nice for a dessert, but definitely could treat yourself in the morning too!


  8. 13th May 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Your posts always make me so hungry! I adore the sound of chewy, chocolatey oats especially with some fresh strawberries. You’re absolutely owning this recipe a day thing and it’s giving me some great vegan option ideas for future dinner parties!
    Alice Xx

  9. 13th May 2018 / 8:40 pm

    Another great recipe! I used to really not like dark chocolate but now I prefer it over milk and white. For some reason, I really love eating sweet things in the morning so I’d probably make this recipe for breakfast rather than dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  10. 13th May 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Great post! This looks delicious, you can’t beat strawberries with pretty much anything haha x

  11. 13th May 2018 / 8:57 pm

    This looks so good! I struggle to find time to eat breakfast in the morning before work so this would be perfect for a weekend morning.

  12. 13th May 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Anything that contains chocolate I love! These look amazing and healthy as well x

  13. 13th May 2018 / 9:17 pm

    This looks amazing and I want to cook it asap!

  14. 13th May 2018 / 9:28 pm

    These look delicious! I have to try them since i love oatmeal and trying to get more gluten free options! Thank you! 🙂

  15. 13th May 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I can never convince myself to eat oats but this does look nice and a good way to introduce it into my diet without putting myself off oats. Makes for a good breakfast & start to the day.

  16. 14th May 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I’m intrigued my this breakfast/dinner!! I’ve never tried baked oats before (I don’t think??) but I’d probs have this as a breakfast ☺️ Xx

  17. 15th May 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I love how some of your recipes can work for multiple meals during the day. The super lazy cook in me always rejoices.

  18. 19th May 2018 / 7:37 am

    I love love love baked oats! This recipe sounds yummy and I’m glad it worked for you. Going to give it a go.

    Kay xx

  19. 22nd May 2018 / 10:55 pm

    This looks so yummy. I would have it for breakfast and dessert ha. I miss having the time to make nice dishes. That makes me sound awful I know. Of course I love being mum. I must make time to explore more with food. Your blog is great and full of so many yummy recipies xHttp://mummythomas.blog

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