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.
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
- Preheat oven to 180°c
- Pour oats into deep oven friendly dish and spread them evenly across the bottom.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Scoop baked oats into a bowl and serve with dairy free yoghurt and chopped strawberries.
Serve and enjoy!
Would you make this dish dessert or breakfast? Do you like the texture of baked oats?