Let’s talk food trends!
I’m not one to try the newest trends. I prefer to stand on the sidelines and see if something sticks around. That for me is telling to discern whether something is worth trying! The baked oat trend is still going strong, and absolutely worth your time! I had seen endless videos and felt that something so easy couldn’t be impactful with texture and flavor.
However, if you pack on the flavor like this recipe, it completely delivers!
oats are usually thrown in a bowl with milk and microwaved. This can make the oats soup or dried out, but most times it’s just underwhelming. By taking the oats and throwing them in a blender, you get a smoother texture. To get a little rise out of the oats and give it more of a cake like texture, baking powder is used. The combination of blending and baking powder really yields a fun result.
What’s great about this recipe? Everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, packs a rich chocolate flavor, tons of stevia sweetened chocolate chips, has notes of espresso + salt, packs protein and fiber, it’s gluten free, has low added sugar, is free from refined sugar, requires a few extra steps but can easily be done on the fly for breakfast, can be doubled to make larger quantities, you can switch up the toppings and even skip the espresso if desired!
If you love all things oats, you have to try our new vegan Salted Espresso Chocolate Baked Oatmeal!
Why this recipe is great:
Packs protein and fiber
Contains low sugar
Contains no refined sugar
Features stevia sweetened chocolate chips