Friday, April 18, 2014

Chocolate Chip & Banana Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Chip & Banana Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free & Vegan!)

(yield is 2 servings, baked in 3-inch ramekins)

1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 medium/large bananas (or 2 small ones)
1/4 cup* nondairy milk of choice
2 Tbsp. cacao
1 scoop chocolate plant-based protein powder, or 1 more Tbsp. of cacao
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. sea salt
Warmed coconut oil to grease ramekins or baking dish
Optional: 2 packets stevia (for sweeter, brownie-like flavor)
Optional: 1 Tbsp. nondairy chocolate chips

*If you intend to eat these warm out of the ramekin, use only 1 banana and 3/4 cup almond milk; it will be more like chocolate bread pudding, which is obviously a good thing.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease ramekins or baking dish with warmed coconut oil.

Mix all dry ingredients — oats, protein powder, cocao, stevia, baking soda and powder, and sea salt.

Blend all wet ingredients — banana, applesauce, nondairy milk.

Mix wet and dry ingredients, optionally adding in chocolate chips.

Pour into ramekins, it should fill to the top or almost overfilling. If you don’t have ramekins, you can pour it into 1 baking dish, and adjust the time to 45 minutes, checking on it before taking out.

Place ramekins in oven, bake for 30-35 minutes. They should be hardened on the top but are still gooey on the inside.


1. Let cool for at least 30 minutes, then eat straight from the dish with a spoon. Your taste buds will be pretty much be blown, so leave ample time to process.


2. Let cool for 8-12 hours (overnight is usually best), then pop them out and eat it with a fork or with your hands like a pastry if you don’t mind getting a little messy.

They're great to bring with you on the go if you work out in the morning and want a hearty, chocolaty treat waiting for you afterward, or sliced in half as a delicious, nutritious midday snack.

Enjoy and experiment if you’d like, as well! I’d love to hear where your baked oatmeal adventures take you.

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