Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal / Flapjacks

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADid someone say dessert for breakfast? For those of you who have been following the blog or instagram for a while you will know how on the weekend, I am definitely partial to a dessert for breakfast! Through the week I’m all about eggs and green smoothies but the weekends always call for something a bit more special. This is the most special of them all and is literally the most delicious breakfast of all time (and can actually be eaten as a dessert if you wish). This is my absolute favourite naughty but not so naughty breakfast – Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal.

So why is this breakfast so fantastic I here you say? Well first of all it’s chocolate flavoured… do you really need a second reason? If so it comes with peanut butter drizzle. It’s also jammed with healthy fats and fibre, is refined sugar free and can be gluten free. It can be served warm (or cold on the go) and has a fabulous cakey, flapjack texture. I love it with some Greek yogurt, sliced bananas and peanut butter drizzle.

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Now although this breakfast is far healthier that the chocolate cake texture suggests remember it’s very carb heavy and does have quite a lot of natural sugars so should probably not be enjoyed as your daily breakfast! However it is the absolute perfect weekend treat breakfast, a fabulous easy dessert or a delicious on the go snack when cut into bars. I can’t even explain how delicious this is so I urge you to try!

Happy Dessert for Breakfast!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal/ Flapjacks

Serves: 1           Time: 30 minutes          Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients

  • ½ Cup of Oats (Gluten-free optional)
  • ½ Banana (Mashed) + ½ Banana sliced to serve (optional))
  • 1 Tbsp of Raw Cacao (or unsweetened Cocoa powder)
  • 1 Tbsp of Almond Butter
  • 1 Tbsp of Greek Yogurt (+ 1 Tbsp to serve (optional))
  • 2 Tbsp Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Honey
  • 1 Egg (whisked)
  • Coconut oil (for greasing dish)

Peanut Butter Drizzle (Optional)

  • 1½ Tbsp of Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tsp of Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan).
  2. Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Grease a baking dish with the coconut oil.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked though.
  5. Turn the oven up to 240°C and allow the oats to cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the top is slightly crispy. Enjoy warm or cold.

Peanut Butter Drizzle – Mix the peanut butter and coconut oil together in a pan and heat until melted and runny.


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