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Chocolate Baked Oats

Satisfy your sweet cravings with a protein-packed twist on breakfast—Chocolate Baked Oats. Decadent and nutritious, this gluten-free and vegan delight features homemade chocolates and swirls of almond butter and jam.

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! If you’re seeking a delectable breakfast that doubles as a guilt-free dessert, look no further than my Chocolate Baked Oats.

This delightful creation seamlessly blends the perfect ingredients resulting in a satisfying and high protein treat that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I believe it should be an experience that always leaves me smiling. My Chocolate Baked Oats recipe is the perfect balance between healthy and indulgence. Whether you’re starting your day with a hearty meal or satisfying your sweet tooth after dinner, this recipe is the perfect fit.

To achieve the rich chocolatey flavor, I’ve incorporated cacao powder into the mix.

The aroma alone is enough to transport you to a world of indulgence. But the magic doesn’t stop there; this recipe invites you to embrace your creativity by swirling almond butter and strawberry chia jam into the batter, adding bursts of flavor and a hint of fruity sweetness.

If you’re feeling whimsical, might I suggest a heart-shaped baking dish or something cute to bake this masterpiece. While it’s not essential, it adds a touch of love to every bite.

overhead view heart shaped bowl with baked homemade chocolate granola by teri-ann carty
heart shaped bowl with baked homemade chocolate granola, planted based milk and silver spoons, healthy breakfast by Teri-Ann Carty

Speaking of love, let’s not forget the optional chocolate hearts; whether you craft them yourself or opt for store-bought varieties, these chocolatey gems add a delightful surprise to every spoonful.

As your Chocolate Baked Oats emerge from the oven, your kitchen will be filled with an intoxicating aroma that’s hard to resist. Give it a few moments to cool, allowing the flavors to meld and the textures to settle. Then, with eager anticipation, indulge in a mouthful of pure bliss. If you’re into this recipe or love oats be sure to check out some of my other oat recipes here

heart shaped bowl with baked homemade chocolate granola, planted based milk and silver spoons, healthy breakfast by Teri-Ann Carty

Chocolate Baked Oats

Teri-Ann Carty
Breakfast for dessert is never a bad idea especially when there's chocolate involved. I added homemade stuffed chocolates but you don't have to. This protein rich breakfast is perfect without them.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2


  • heart shaped baking dish optional
  • air fryer or oven


  • 1 cup gluten free oats blended
  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp ground flax + 2 1/2 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 scoop Botanica Health protein powder (see blog for link to purchase)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • ¾ cup soy milk
  • 3 tsp almond butter
  • 3 tsp strawberry chia jam
  • 3 chocolate hearts optional


  • Prepare flax egg and set it aside to gel for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Blend 1 cup of oats in a high speed blender.
  • In a medium sized bowl add mashed banana, flax egg, oat flour (blended oats), oats, vanilla, cacao, salt, baking powder and milk. Mix thoroughly.
  • Scrape into a greased pan. Add dollops of almond butter and jam. Use a skewer or knife to swirl into oats.
  • Press chocolates into oats making sure they are covered. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  • Wait 5 minutes before enjoying.


The heart pan isn't necessary but it IS FUN.
If you want to use chocolates but don't have time to make them use store bought!
Keyword chocolate, dairy free, gluten free, plant based, vegan pasta

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