Chocolate Baked Oats

9 servings
45 min

These one-bowl chocolate baked oats are a healthy and delicious way to start your day! Perfect for breakfast or brunch. Made with whole grain oats, flaxseeds, and cacao. No blending required and kid friendly.

This is one of my family's favorite breakfast recipes. This recipe is easy to throw together and requires only 10 basic ingredients.

These have a rich chocolate flavor, are lightly sweet, and are packed with whole grains, fiber, and antioxidants. Can be made ahead of time and reheated throughout the week.

And if you love oatmeal like me, don't stop with just this chocolate baked oatmeal recipe. Try my berry baked oatmeal or protein overnight oats.



Recipe details
  • 9  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • ▢ 1 3/4 cups milk of choice
  • ▢ 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (see notes)
  • ▢ 2 eggs
  • ▢ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ▢ 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • ▢ 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten free if needed)
  • ▢ 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • ▢ 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • ▢ 1/3 cup ground flaxseeds
  • ▢ 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease either an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish and set aside (you could also line with parchment paper for easy clean-up).
In a large bowl, whisk the milk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and coconut oil.
Add the remaining ingredients (rolled oats, baking powder, salt, cacao powder, and ground flaxseeds) to the bowl and then fully mix until ingredients are combined.
Pour oat mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired.
Baked for 35-40 minutes, or until middle of oats has set. If using a 9x9 pan, be sure to check between 30-35 minutes. Try not to overbake.
Allow to slightly cool. Slice and enjoy!
  • This isn't overly sweet, which I like, but if you think you'd like a little sweeter oatmeal, you could use ⅓ cup pure maple syrup, or add in ¼ cup coconut sugar as well.
  • To keep this dairy free, be sure to use dairy free milk.
  • Use certified gluten-free oats for a gluten-free chocolate baked oatmeal.
  • These chocolate baked oats will stay good stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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