Learn to make the quickest and yummiest breakfast recipe - chocolate orange baked oats! This recipe makes the perfect portion size for one person, but feel free to double up the recipe to make baked oats for two people. This recipe only needs a few simple ingredients and can be ready to eat in under 10 minutes.
I love adding a slice of Terry's Chocolate Orange to my baked oats when it comes out of the oven - it gets the chocolate so nice and melty! Baked oats went viral on TikTok last year and it's easy to see why.
They only take a few minutes to prep and leave me full all morning. Plus, I know a lot of baked oat recipes use banana, however this is a baked oats recipe without banana!
Tell me about this recipe!
- This simple recipe for chocolate baked oats only needs 7 ingredients and you probably have all of them in your pantry already.
- While I've made my baked oats with milk, you can substitute in a dairy-free milk if you wish.
- You will need a blender to pulse the oats into a powder along with the cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
The printable recipe card with the full list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
- Oats: I'm using rolled oats in this recipe, these are always my favorite type of oats to use when it comes to baking and to breakfast recipes.
- Cocoa Powder: this cocoa powder doesn't have any added sugar to it, be sure to use the best you can as it makes a huge difference to the flavor of the chocolate baked oats.
- Orange: we're going to be adding orange zest and orange juice to this recipe. Don't like oranges? Leave it out!
- Baking Powder: be sure to use baking powder and not soda for this recipe. This is what will make your oats fluffy and rise.
How to make the recipe
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a blender pulse the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. Pour into your ramekin.
Step 2: Pour in your milk, orange juice, vanilla extract and your orange zest. Use a fork to whisk it all together until smooth.
Step 3: Bake your chocolate orange oats for 5 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven. I placed a slice of Terry's Chocolate Orange on top when it came out of the oven and sprinkled over a bit more orange zest.
Step 4: Allow the oats to cool slightly, then dig in!
- I used a Le Creuset ramekin to bake my oats, this makes the middle nice and gooey. Do you prefer your oats to be firmer and less gooey? Then bake them in a wide baking dish instead. This will make the oatmeal layer thinner and cook evenly.
- Want to up the protein? Substitute the cocoa powder for chocolate protein powder!
- Make sure you don't fill your ramekin up to the top, otherwise the baked oats might overflow!
Frequently Asked Questions
These baked oats have fiber and no added sugar, they make a perfect healthy breakfast!
While I think they taste better just after baking, you can let the baked oats cool and store in the fridge. Just reheat in the oven or microwave when you're ready to eat.
Instead of blending the dry ingredients, you can leave the oats whole. This will give you more texture and it will be less cakey, but it'll still be delicious.
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Chocolate Orange Baked Oats
- 1 small ramekin
Chocolate Orange Baked Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- pinch salt
- ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup milk
- ½ tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
- In a blender, pulse the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt
- Pour into your ramekin and then add in your milk, vanilla extract, orange juice and orange zest. Whisk everything together.
- Bake for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool for a few minutes then enjoy!