These single serve baked oats make such a decadent breakfast despite being a nutrient dense option. The chocolate chips and banana give a nod to banana bread but the oats and maple syrup make this an appropriate choice to kickstart your day. If you like these oats you may also like my Chocolate & Peanut Butter Baked Oats recipe which you can find here or my Apple Pie & Custard version here.
This is the perfect cosy breakfast to make on those mornings you have a little more time than usual, making it ideal for weekends or days you are working from home. Personally, I like to whip these up after training and shower while they are in the oven!
The amounts noted are for one single serving, if you wanted to create this for two people just double the amounts and split between two ramekins. The bake time is 25 minutes in a preheated oven, however, ovens do vary so keep an eye on the oats to ensure they don’t burn and allow up to 30 minutes. If you really are in a rush, you can treat this as more of a mug cake and simply microwave for 2 to 3 minutes!
I like to hold a handful of chocolate back to scatter across the top of my oats as soon as I remove them from the oven. You could experiment with other ingredients thrown into the batter and with toppings such as nut butter or white chocolate, etc, if desired. I class this as breakfast but these baked oats make a delicious dessert too, especially when you add extra chocolate and vegan marshmallows as toppings!
Use a little bit of oil or spray to line your ramekin, small bowl or mug to ensure your baked oats do not stick. To grease my ramekins I usually add a little bit of coconut oil to the bottom of my dish and place in the oven while it preheats to allow it to melt.
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