Just a quick prep the night before and one minute in the morning is needed to make this delicious and healthy double chocolate ‘baked’ oatmeal! It’s chewy, filling and has ALL the texture of baked oatmeal minus the wait time- It’s packed with protein and also naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and sugar free!
“I saw this girl eating a Mars Bar in my morning lecture. Who eats chocolate that early in the day?”
“People eat chocolate in the morning- You know the cereal aisle. There are so many chocolate options!”
“Um…who eats cereal for breakfast?”
“What do you mean?”
“Fruit loops, jujy fruits and nutrigrain are my popcorn. They fuel my OC binge watching”.
“JUJY fruits a cereal? What are you on about?”
“Well, they are on the corner shelves in the cereal aisle at the supermarket. That means they are a cereal.”
….Okay, Niki. When I see chips and chocolate at the checkout, I’m calling them magazines.
When I see chips and chocolate at the checkout, I’m calling them magazines.
It’s been over a year since I shared this breakfast recipe in the hopes of getting my sister to start eating breakfast- The ‘nutella‘ breakfast cookie dough. The silly rabbit has clearly forgotten that the selling point of this recipe for her was incorporating chocolate. Clearly, she’s gotten back on her high horse and now is judging people who enjoy candy bars for breakfast…
…WHICH THE RECIPE WAS CREATED TO BE LIKE EATING CANDY FOR BREAKFAST.
Over a year later, I can confidently say that Niki has not been eating breakfast. Not only that, her meals have been incredibly random, the chocolate bar for breakfast sounds like toast with peanut butter. Here’s an example of one week- The timing and the meal.
Monday- Mee Goreng Noodles (Indonesian style instant noodles)- 1 pm, at home.
Tuesday- Almonds, yogurt covered raisins and a coke- 11.30 am, at work.
Wednesday- Bolognaise penne pasta with a coke- 2 pm, out for lunch.
Thursday- I forgot.
Friday- Orange juice- 8.30am, on the way to work.
Saturday- Mum made her an egg salad sandwich at home (10.30 am).
Sunday- Mum chased her out of the house with a cheese and spinach wrap on the way to work. She didn’t eat it until 11.30 am, on her work break.
She didn’t eat it until 11.30 am, on her work break.
Safe to say, my sister would still be banished from most food blogging/healthy lifestyle blogger communities out there who think breakfast is as important as their (unborn) child. She’s informed me that she just can’t handle breakfast, nor does she think chocolate is acceptable.
C’est la vie.
I have a brain I am a huge fan of breakfast and should chocolate be involved- I’m game! Last week, I shared this easy and delicious breakfast cake which involves having the taste and texture of baked oatmeal but without the need to turn on an oven or make a huge batch! In that post, I promised some variations and here is one which will have chocoholics swooning- Healthy double chocolate overnight baked oatmeal!
This healthy double chocolate overnight baked oatmeal takes 30 seconds to prep the night before and one minute zipped in the microwave the next morning! What remains? Well, you are left with a delicious, double chocolate oatmeal which has the taste and texture of baked oatmeal- Minus the baking part! It’s chewy, doughy and has the most amazing texture and it’s also single serve- No need to go through a whole batch over a week or so! It’s double chocolate because it uses both cocoa powder and either dairy free chips or sugar free chips. This baked oatmeal is a healthy and wholesome breakfast choice, and it’s also suitable for those following a vegan, dairy free, sugar free and gluten free lifestyle!
HACK! Want to take this oatmeal up to the next level? Once it’s been ‘baked’, top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of dairy free creamer (I recommend this one), coconut cream or some chocolate hazelnut spread– Epic does not even describe it!
Make this delicious, healthy one minute overnight double chocolate baked oatmeal and if you don’t eat breakfast, don’t be like Niki and judge the girl eating a candy bar at 9 am.
…That girl was eating a kit kat which is my favorite.
She’s my idol.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 T chia seeds
- 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice
- 1-2 T cocoa powder
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice (optional)*
- 2 T smooth nut butter of choice
- 1/3 cup dairy free milk of choice
- Handful of dairy free or sugar free chocolate chips
- The night before or at least an hour before consumption, place the oats, chia seeds, sweetener, cocoa powder, sea salt and protein powder and mix well.
- Stir through the nut butter of choice- the dry mixture should be very crumbly. Add your dairy free milk and several chocolate chips and refrigerate overnight/for an hour +.
- The next morning, top with extra chocolate chips and microwave for up to one minute.
- Follow as above but bake on high broil for 7 minutes, or until chocolate chips have melted.
- * If you omit protein powder, reduce the dairy free milk by 1 tablespoon.
Do your family members embrace breakfast the way you do?
Do you know people who skip breakfast consistently?