Single serve chocolate baked oats… fudgy, cakey, with a little bit of chew. I love making single serve versions so they get a little crispy round the edges, bake in a speedier fashion, and I’m also just a sucker for something that looks cute and compact!
I created this recipe for Pulsin, as I’m an ambassador for their amazing protein, snack bar and food ingredient range. It’s a relationship that came about quite naturally as I have used their product for years. I was always keen to get involved in creating recipe content to help showcase their product range.
These oats can be made with or without protein powder, depending on your preference. If you like you instead whip up a little protein frosting using the chocolate pea protein or their vanilla whey, which if you can tolerate dairy is one of the purest and most delicious whey protein powders around.
You can make a bigger batch of these oats or cook multiple single servings at a time if you want a few to keep you going during the week. Meal prep used to be so completely alien to me but if I didn’t prep some food in advance these days I would end up spending a hefty chunk of each day cooking. I’d also most likely end up in panic trying to piece together meals to meet my, at the moment, pretty dang high macros; that lean bulk life!
I love serving these chilled, but they are also awesome reheated in the microwave, placed under a preheated grill to crisp up a little around the edges or you can even give them a little time in a hot pan with some coconut oil before topping them with all that your heart desires.
If you have any favourite baked oat combinations or requests for different variations be sure to leave them down below!
Single Serve Chocolate Baked OatsPrint Recipe
- 50g oats
- 10g millet, quinoa or buckwheat flakes
- 135ml unsweetened almond milk
- 30g banana puree
- 15g cacao powder
- 10g @pulsinandbeond chocolate pea protein + 30ml extra almond milk (optional)*
- 5g whole or milled chia seeds @linwoodshealthfoods
- 5 to 10 ml organic maple syrup @meridianfoods *1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Blend together cacao powder, almond milk, banana puree, maple syrup and vanilla.
If using protein blend into this mixture and add an additional 30 ml of almond milk.
Pour over oats, chia seeds, additional flakes of choice and baking powder. You can also just use 70g oats.
Spray your oven safe dish. Place oats into your dish. You want them at least an inch deep.
Bake for 20 - 25 mins. I cover mine after 15 mins with foil to prevent them burning; my oven is a little temperamental.
Allow to cool before popping out of the dish. You can eat warm, chilled or reheat if desired.
*Alternatively you can mix protein of choice with a little water to icing consistency and spread over the top of your baked oats!