free from: gluten and dairy (vegan and refined-sugar free option)
I love trendy foods, but they are rarely tummy friendly. I was excited to see how simple the baked oats trend was, and knew I had to add a gluten & dairy free twist for my Chocolate Chip Baked Oats.
This is a great meal prep option for breakfast, especially if you double the recipe! Think of this as a ~healthier~ cake. You can use a smaller oven safe dish like I did if you want it thicker and fluffier, or a wider pan to create individual slices (like blondies!).
This Chocolate Chip Baked Oats recipe is vegan and can be refined-sugar free if you swap maple syrup for a different liquid sweetener.
I made a step-by-step video on my Instagram as well, which you can view here:
The following makes two servings:
- 1 banana
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp nut butter (can use a chocolate one for extra flavor)
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Toppings: chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Blend all ingredients (except chocolate) together until smooth, then pour into an oven safe dish. Mix in handful of chocolate chips. Bake for 35 minutes and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for later. This reheats really well!
Optional: add a piece of chocolate on top when it comes out of the oven so it’s extra melty and chocolatey 😍