These chocolate orange baked oats are the chocolate lover’s breakfast of dreams! Is there any combination more delicious than chocolate and orange? This oats so good recipe combines both flavours for a protein-packed treat. Chocolatey and healthy, it’s the perfect oaty breakfast. Serve with thick and creamy coconut yoghurt.
Chocolate orange baked oats ingredients
- Jumbo rolled oats and quinoa flakes: I like a mixture of oats and quinoa flakes. Feel free to just use oats if you like.
- Roasted salted almonds: For extra flavour, you could also use raw almonds instead.
- Cacao powder: Or cocoa powder (same, same). Sift this as it has a tendency to go lumpy otherwise.
- Eggs: For protein.
- Milk of your choice: Use your favourite milk for this recipe, the creamier the better, so if you’re using cow’s milk opt for full fat organic. If you’re using a plant milk, cashew milk is the creamiest, but you can also use oat or almonds – remember to look for a brand with minimal ingredients (ideally just two – the nut/grain and water!), avoiding sunflower oil, emulsifiers and sweeteners.
- Honey: This is optional, to sweeten the oats, you can use maple syrup if you prefer.
- Pure orange extract: Not flavouring. This is for extra orange flavour, if you can’t find orange extract use a squeeze of fresh orange juice instead.
- Orange zest: For extra citrusy freshness. Use extra to sprinkle onto the oats as a garnish.
- Dark chocolate: If you want less sugar, use cacao nibs instead. I like to use Cocoa Loco dark chocolate.
- Coconut yoghurt: A dollop of creamy coconut yoghurt to serve.
- Pumpkin seeds: A sprinkling to serve, for satisfying crunch factor.
How to make chocolate orange baked oats
Before you get started, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a 20cm x 12cm (8-inch x 5-inch) ceramic baking dish with coconut oil. Then follow these two simple steps:
- Make the batter: Place the oats, quinoa flakes, most of the almonds and cacao powder in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Place the eggs, oat milk, honey and orange extract in a jug and whisk to combine. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well.
- Bake the oats: Transfer to oat mixture the prepared dish, sprinkle with the orange zest, chocolate and remaining almonds and bake for 20 minutes or until just set and golden brown.
That’s it! Spoon into serving bowls and top with extra milk. Add a dollop of coconut yoghurt and sprinkle with orange zest to serve. Divine!
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I hope you enjoy this chocolate orange and almond baked oats recipe. If you make it, let me know how it turned out. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below, or post in The Fertility Kitchen Community.
Chocolate orange baked oats
- 90 g jumbo rolled oats
- 60 g quinoa flakes
- 40 g + 2 tbsp roasted salted almonds roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp cacao powder sifted
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 250 ml milk of your choice plus extra to serve
- 1 tbsp honey
- ¾ tsp pure orange extract
- Zest of half an orange plus extra to serve
- 20 g dark chocolate roughly chopped (about 2 squares)
- 2 tbsp coconut yoghurt to serve
- 2 tsp pumpkin seeds to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease a 20cm x 12cm (8-inch x 5-inch) ceramic baking dish with coconut oil.
- Place the oats, quinoa flakes, 40g of the almonds and cacao powder in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Place the eggs, oat milk, honey and orange extract in a jug and whisk to combine. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well.
- Transfer to the prepared dish, sprinkle with the orange zest, chocolate and remaining 2 tablespoons of almonds and bake for 20 minutes, or until just set and golden brown.
- Spoon into serving bowls and top with extra milk. Add a dollop of coconut yoghurt and sprinkle with orange zest and pumpkins seeds to serve.