These brownie batter baked oats are simply divine. Chocolatey, with a gooey melted chocolate centre, they feel more like dessert than breakfast.
If you like brownies and — more importantly — brownie batter, this recipe is for you.
Gooey, chocolatey, and indulgent, these baked oats taste exactly like licking the spoon after mixing up a batch of brownies. Thanks to a melty chocolate centre, these oats feel a lot more like a dessert than a breakfast. They’d be great any time of day!
Whether you’re hoping to satisfy your sweet tooth first thing in the morning or searching for a healthier post-dinner treat, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. Made with cacao powder, sugar free chocolate, banana, and oats, this recipe is the perfect balance between healthy and delicious.
How To Create A Gooey Chocolate Centre
Admittedly, this takes a little trial and error.
Different chocolates melt differently, so it can take a few tries to find one that melts perfectly to create a gooey centre. I’ve tried a bunch of different chocolate options, and some create a creamy melt while others simply bake into the centre of the oats without melting completely.
Due to different sugar and fat contents in different types of chocolate, it’s hard to say exactly which chocolates will and won’t melt well. Trial and error is your best friend here, and who could complain about testing out a few different baked oats variations?
If you want to skip the experimental phase and go straight to the part where you have a perfectly-melted centre in your oats, here are a few things I’ve learned through trial and error:
- Chocolate chips are resistant to melting, so will stay in-tact in your baked oats.
- I’ve tried a few types of dark chocolate with higher cocoa levels (60% and higher), and none of those melted very well.
- For some reason, it seems like sugar-free chocolates melt a little bit better inside baked oats. This is also ideal if you want a sweet breakfast, but don’t want to jump straight into your day with too much sugar.
- I’ve had great success using these mini sugar free chocolate bars. Another fellow food blogger also recommends Lindt sugar free as a great option.
Questions and Troubleshooting
They can! The texture will be slightly different, but to speed the process up, skip the oven and microwave these oats for 2-3 minutes instead.
If you’re averse to banana, swap it out for 50 grams of yoghurt instead. I recommend using either coconut yoghurt or a sweetened dairy yogurt, as unsweetened Greek yogurt might make this recipe a little too sour.
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