2020 was the year I discovered and fell in love with baked oats. So much easier than stirring porridge on the hob top as you can just throw these ingredients into a bowl and pop it into the oven to bake whilst you get on with other things. The end result, a delicious breakfast! You have to give these Chocolate Orange Baked Oats a try.
Why these chocolate orange baked oats are worth making!
Cake-like texture: the baked consistency tricks your mind into thinking you are eating cake for breakfast, which is a winner in my book. Especially when it is this healthy and easy to make
Festive combo: chocolate orange always makes me think of Christmas, so pull this one out as Christmas approaches. But with the citrus season extending long before and after Christmas this breakfast is one you can rely on throughout the winter
Gluten and refined sugar free: making it suitable for a range of diets
Can be eaten hot or cold: making it a great option for leftovers the following day if you double the recipe
Easy to make: meaning you can have fancy midweek breakfasts too!
Recipe notes and adaptations
** This recipe using a pre – made chocolate porridge mix however, you can swap out the same quantity for regular porridge oats and an extra 0.5tbsp raw cacao and you will get similiar results.
** Your banana wants to be ripe, almost the riper the better as it gives a lovely sweetness to the breakfast. It is a great way of using up those bananas you have lying around
** I have added unflavoured protein powder to this recipe to increase the protein %. If you aren’t a fan of protein supplements you don’t need to add but you may find you need another 20g of oats to get the desired consistency. I’ve stuck to an unflavoured protein so not to inhibit the flavour of the oats, but you could use an orange or chocolate flavour if you wanted
** Try to use raw cacao rather than cocoa powder. Raw cacao in the UK tends to be the natural product and full of nutritional benefits, whereas cocoa it usually processed with added sugars
** Any plant based milk will work, just try to use one that is unsweetened and not of a barista grade. Barista grade milks have added oils and emulsifiers which are great when you want a frothy coffee, but aren’t needed in this breakfast recipe.
One thing I love about this breakfast is the vast opportunity it gives for toppings. In the pictures, you will see a mixture of sliced fresh orange, cashew yoghurt, cacao nibs and hemp hearts but others you can add are (and if you think of any others please let me know):
- Dried fruit
- Chocolate chunks
- Chocolate sauce
- Toasted seeds
Peanut Butter and Banana PorridgeCourse: BreakfastCuisine: PorridgeDifficulty: Easy
These Chocolate Orange Baked Oats are a filling fuss-free hot breakfast option, that are exactly as they sound, oats that are baked!
- Porridge Ingredients
50g Chocolate porridge mix
1 tbsp Raw cacao
1/2 Banana, mashed
100ml Dairy free milk
2 tbsp Orange juice
1/2 tsp Baking powder
20g Unflavoured protein powder
Zest of 1/2 orange
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh orange, sliced
Plain dairy free yoghurt
- Pre-heat an oven to 170oc
- Place all of the baked oat ingredients in an ovenproof dish and mix until well combined
- Pop in the oven for 15 minutes to bake
- Whilst baking chop up the orange
- Once baked, take the oats out of the oven and load with all the toppings. ENJOY!
- Double the recipe quantity for 2 portions
I can’t wait to hear what you think of these Chocolate Orange Baked Oats so please leave a comment below and tag me in your wonderful creations! I’m @fortheutterloveoffood on Instagram and use the hashtag #theutterloveoffood. I’m also on Facebook – please say hello!