The Best Black Forest Gateaux Baked Oats (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Yield: serves 1Category: Breakfast
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These single serve black forest gateaux baked oats make the perfect decadent breakfast, brunch or even dessert! They are a gluten free, vegan and nutrient dense option that are ideal on those colder mornings you want something a little more comforting. If you like these baked oats, you may also like my recipe for the Chocolate Peanut Butter version which you can find here.

This is a great breakfast to make on those days you have a little bit more time than usual and are ideal on weekends or days you are working from home. They only take a few minutes to prepare and, once in the oven, you can tick a few jobs off while waiting for them to cook.

The amounts listed are for one serving, however, to make this for two people just double up on batter and split between two ramekins. I have noted the bake time to be 25 minutes in a preheated oven, however, ovens do vary so keep an eye on the oats to ensure they do not burn. If you are in a rush or working from an office you can actually microwave this for 2 – 3 minutes instead!

I love the combination of flavours and textures in the centre of these black forest gateaux baked oats. You can either use a dairy free cream cheese alternative or a vanilla flavoured dairy free yogurt in the centre of these or, if you would rather not use them at all, you can omit this entirely. You could also omit the chocolate squares in the centre and add chunks throughout the batter instead if desired. I like to add a little sprinkle of white chocolate across the top of these oats but this is optional.

I use soya milk in this recipe but any type of milk will work. Use a little bit of oil or spray in your ramekin to ensure the oats do not stick.

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  • 50g 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 handful frozen cherries
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 60ml 4 tbsp soya milk
  • 3 squares dairy free dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dairy free cream cheese or yogurt
  • 10g 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Place the oats in a blender and blitz until fine
  2. Add the banana, soya milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder and baking powder to the blender. Blend until a smooth batter forms
  3. Pour just over half of the batter into a greased oven proof remekin, mug or bowl
  4. Place the frozen cherries into the centre of the bowl and top with a few squares of chocolate. Spoon the cream cheese or yoghurt on top
  5. Pour the remaining batter over the top of the fillings so they are fully covered
  6. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius


  1. Soph

    Can sub the soya milk to almond milk? x

    • Natasha Gelder

      hey! Yes any plant milk will work x


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