The best baked oats recipe
Could there possibly be a sexier combination than chocolate and peanut butter? Rich, antioxidant boosting raw cacao and lashings of creamy peanut butter, it’s my go to oats flavour. Cacao is happy hormone inducing, and rarely a day goes by where I don’t have my daily fix! This baked oats recipe is creamy, indulgent, and even secretly good for you. I hope you’re ready, because these chocolate peanut butter tray baked oats are about to become your new obsession.
What makes these oats different to other baked oats recipe?
Many baked oats are dry and firm, almost like a flapjack but not my traybake oats. They’re like overnight oats but a warm version for Winter. They’re unbelievably creamy, no stodgy, shrivelled up baked oats on my watch!
The perfect oats for those colder mornings; you’ll be dancing through the day after having a bowl of these for breakfast.
Chocolate peanut butter oats might sound super indulgent, but these chocolate oats are super healthy, packed with wholefoods, no dairy or sugar and you can sweeten to taste using maple if you like.
Whole grain jumbo oats are absolutely fab for breakfast – they’re one of the best and most affordable slow release carbohydrates you can buy. Paired with super creamy almond milk too, for a boost of vitamin E and anti-oxidants (Plenish is my holy grail – it’s just 3 ingredients (almonds, water and salt and absolutely no rubbish).
Cacao powder isn’t just for that rich chocolatey flavour, but it’s also amazingly good for you! It’s crazily high in anti oxidants, and is the one of the best plant based sources of iron. Why does that matter? Cacao is a powerful ingredient to help fight fatigue, as well as having mood-boosting properties making it absolutely perfect for breakfast!
Plus, it’s unquestionably delicious! A total win-win.
Did you know that one of the best ways to fight fatigue and avoid the dreaded mid-morning energy crash, is to have a high protein breakfast? Not only does it keep you energised, but you’ll be fuller for longer too.
This is where the mighty peanut butter comes in…
One thing you’ll get to know about me guys is i’m absolutely peanut butter mad! I am addicted the the stuff – the runnier the better. It’s always a good day when I get to crack open a brand new jar.
But not only is peanut butter one of the best tasting things in the universe, it’s also packed with a hefty amount of natural, plant based protein, as well as lots of healthy, skin-loving fats. So you can enjoy these creamy chocolate and peanut butter oats knowing they’ll be making you feel great too.
If you’re in an oaty mood..
Why not try out my other creamy tray bake oats recipe?
10 minute tray bake blueberry oats
high protein oats recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Traybake Oats
- 2 cups Jumbo Oats
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- 1 tsp sugar free vanilla extract or 2/3 tsp vanilla powder
- 2 - 2 3/4 cups almond or cashew milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- Optional 1/4 cup coconut yoghurt
Optional to serve
- 3 tbsp salted peanuts, chopped
- 1 square dark chocolate, melted
- Preheat the oven to 190C / 170 fan.
- Add the oats, cacao, vanilla, 2 cups of plant based milk, 1 tbsp of peanut butter, optional 1 - 1.5 tbsp of maple to taste to a deep baking tray and stir to combine
- Bake for 8 minutes or until soft, stirring once. If you didn't put your oats straight in the oven you may need up to 3/4 of a cup more milk. Check the oats after 6 mins, stir and add more milk then if you like.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven adn stir through the optional coconut yoghurt - my fav as it makes these baked oats super creamy. Top with the remaining 1 tbsp of peanut butter and optional salted peanuts and a drizzle of melted dark chocolate.