This wholesome vegan chocolate baked oatmeal recipe is next level. It is both nutritious and delicious and takes less than five minutes to make. Another great feature is that it is 100% gluten-free too!
Making this sweet oatmeal bowl is an amazing way to begin your day. The breakfast treat is so creamy and cozy with its smooth texture which you're totally going to love.
It gets even better! The chocolate oatmeal extra with melted chocolate, as well as gluten free Digestives, making this recipe gooey, crunchy velvety and absolutely delectable.
Why You Will Love This Oatmeal
- Nutritional Value - This recipe is full of fiber and is great for your gut health and cholesterol levels. In my opinion, a breakfast being both nutritious and tasty is a win-win. The same applies to my vegan biscoff baked oats and vegan banana bread baked oats recipes which are also packed with so much goodness.
- Substantial - One of the main things that I love about this oatmeal is that it leaves you feeling full and satisfied after eating a bowl of it. Oats are filling because of that high fiber content, as well as the fact that they're able to soak up water.
- Super Chocolatey - Not only does the oatmeal itself have a gorgeous chocolate flavor, but also the melted chocolate topping which takes this treat to a whole new level. The richness of the cocoa combines perfectly with the sweetness of the chocolate creating a breakfast utopia.
- Allergy Friendly & Plant Based - This vegan chocolate baked oatmeal recipe is completely vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
- Flax egg - If you've never heard of a 'flax egg' before, it is a vegan egg replacer that is often used in baking, as well as other recipes. You can make these by mixing flax seed meal into water. The general rule. of thumb is that to make one flax egg, you need to combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water. I also use these to great effect in my vegan raspberry coconut slices and vegan chocolate fudge cake.
- Maple syrup - I decided to use this as the main sweetner for this chocolate oatmeal recipe, instead of ordinary sugar as not only does it have healthier properties but also a great taste which beautifully sweet.
- Oat flour - I love to use this kind of flour because is it naturally gluten-free, unlike things such as, all-purpose flour. As, it is already fine in texture, I prefer it to the likes of old fashioned rolled oats too.
- Vegan chocolate - This is only used as a topping in this recipe. You'll love using the chocolate as it completely transforms the oatmeal, giving it a gooey and creamier taste which is just incredible.
- Gluten free Digestives - If you want this oatmeal to be fully gluten-free you definitely need to use these. If you don't have this dietary requirement, feel free to use regular ones.
See recipe card for full information on individual ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
- You can add some extra protein to your oats by replacing the cocoa powder with some vegan and gluten free chocolate protein powder. This is a popular and totally optional swap and it doesn't affect the texture of the oatmeal at all. Alternatively, you can remove half of the cocoa powder and replace the other half with the protein powder.
- If you want to spice things up even further, you can change the flavor a little. If you don't like or can get hold of gluten free Digestives, I recommend sprinkling at little ground cinnamon onto the oats instead. Nutmeg also works great. For an extra-sweet start to your day, you could even top the oats with my vegan dulce de leche caramel.
How To Make Chocolate Baked Oats
For the full method, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
1: Add all the wet ingredients except the soy milk to a mixing bowl.
2: Add the dry ingredients and the soy milk. Whisk.
3: Pour the oat mixture into a small bowl.
4: Bake the chocolate oatmeal.
5: Top with melted chocolate and gluten free Digestives.
Don't over-bake the oats - The oats will dry out quick if left in the microwave for too long. Leaving the chocolate baked oats in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds will cause the top layer of the oats to seem a little dry but the insides will be nice and perfectly creamy. If you cook for just 2 minutes they will seem a little creamier all the way through.
Serving the chocolate oatmeal - I like to serve this recipe with melted chocolate and gluten free Digestive crumbs but you can also add things such as, chopped nuts and melted vegan white chocolate. Choose what is best for you!
They are very good for you. Oat flour is full of healthy nutrients and also contains plenty of protein fiber, making it a great breakfast choice.
As well as the fiber and antioxidants being great for physical health, chocolate oatmeal is also great for mental health due to the serotonin production in the chocolate which will often boost your mood naturally.
I recommend eating this recipe straight away but if you want to save it for another day, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store inside an airtight container.
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5 Minute Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- 1 flax egg 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds mixed with 2.5 Tablespoons water
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 0.25 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 90 g oat flour
- 1.5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 0.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 100 ml soy milk
- Vegan chocolate to taste (melted)
- Gluten free Digestive biscuit crumbs to taste
Make the baked oatmeal:
- In a medium bowl, mix your flax egg, mashed banana, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Now, pour in the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soy milk. Mix well with a fork.
- Pour your oatmeal mixture into a breakfast bowl and microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds.
- Top the oats with melted dairy-free chocolate or chocolate spread and Digestive biscuit crumbs.
- The oats will dry out quick if left in the microwave for too long. Leaving the chocolate baked oats in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds will cause the top layer of the oats to seem a little dry but the insides will be nice and perfectly creamy. If you cook for just 2 minutes they will seem a little creamier all the way through.
- I like to serve this recipe with melted chocolate and gluten free Digestive crumbs but you can also add things such as, chopped nuts and melted vegan white chocolate. Choose what is best for you!