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White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats (Vegan Gluten-Free)

Thick, chewy and cake-like White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats packed with fruits, chocolate and delicious ingredients. These oats are naturally vegan, gluten-free and so quick and easy to make for a healthy breakfast, brunch or even dessert.

Watch the recipe video here.

I have a thing for baked oats, they are just so easy to make yet so comforting, cosy and they taste like dessert… when baked correctly that is. These White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats may just be my new favourite recipe. I just love the texture of these oats, and they are made in the same bowl they are baked in meaning minimal washing up.

A dish of Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Chocolate Berry Baked Oats

How fantastic are these oats?

These are my new favourite, these oats are:

  • Chewy, cakey and fudgy in texture
  • Golden and crisp on the outside (like flapjack)
  • Made with healthy ingredients
  • Naturally vegan, gluten-free and nut-free
  • Packed with fibre, protein and healthy fats
  • Easy to make and bake in the same bowl
  • Easy to customise with your favourite add-ins

If you already love these oats then skip ahead to the recipe card below. Or, let’s firstly discuss the ingredients and method in more detail.

Two spoons in a dish of Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Chocolate Berry Baked Oats

What ingredients go into these oats?

The oats in these White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats are just so deliciously simple:

  • Banana: this adds a lot of the sweetness and helps bind the oats to make the lovely cakey texture. Ripe banana is best here, or you can use about 100g of applesauce, too.
  • Thick yoghurt: this is the secret ingredient that keeps these oats so moist and fudgy. Make sure the yoghurt is thick and dairy-free: my favourite is coconut yoghurt and even better is vanilla coconut yoghurt.
  • Plant-based milk: and carton of milk is great here like oat, almond or coconut.
  • Maple syrup: just a little for sweetness or you can use any sticky syrup like agave, brown rice or vegan honey.
  • Vanilla essence: this adds a lovely cake-like flavour to the oats but if you use vanilla yoghurt then you can skip this.
  • Chia seeds: these are powerful little seeds that absorb liquid so make the oats nice and thick. They act as an egg for the reason that they help bind the mix.
  • Desiccated coconut: this adds such a delicious texture and only very slight coconutty taste. If you don’t have any though you can skip this.
  • Baking powder: for the rise.
  • Dairy free white chocolate: ay dairy-free chocolate will work but I love the White Raspberry Chocolate bar from NuCao which is plant-based, low sugar and made with natural ingredients.
  • Berries: I used frozen berries here as that’s what I had at home but fresh will also work. Any berries will be great and I used a mix of blueberries and raspberries.
Pouring maple syrup over Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Eating a slice of Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Chocolate Berry Baked Oats

To serve the White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats I like to keep it simple with:

  • Extra yoghurt: as above.
  • Berries: as above, although fresh s best for on top. You can warm up frozen berries in a pan or in the microwave, too.
  • Maple syrup: no breakfast is complete without it!

How do I make these oats?

The method is so very easy as we make the oats and bake them in one dish and you can watch the recipe video here:

  • Have an 8-inch dish to hand: this is what we will use to bake the oats too.
  • Mash the banana: directly in the dish until no large lumps remain.
  • Stir in the yoghurt, milk, maple syrup and vanilla: until smooth.
  • Pour in the oats, chia seeds, coconut and baking powder: and stir to a thick batter.
  • Fold in the chocolate: and smooth over the top.
  • Top with the berries: and press down slightly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes: or until golden and crisping at the edges and soft and tender in the middle.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes: and then dig in. Or you can enjoy these oats cold.
Breakfast with Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Chocolate Berry Baked Oats

Can I use other add-ins?

Yes, you can use this baked oats recipe as a base and add in any other ingredients like chopped hazelnuts and dark chocolate, swirls of peanut butter and berries, chopped dates and pistachios. Use whatever you have to hand or keep it plain and add in some banana slices.

Are these White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats gluten-free and nut-free?

Make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free and that your milk is gluten-free, too. Then, check that your yoghurt, milk and chocolate are all free of nuts, fi needed.

How long will these oats last?

These are so good to meal prep as they last for up to 3 days in the fridge (make sure you cover hem) or you can freeze portions (or the whole recipe) for up to 1 month and then defrost at room temperature. You can warm them back up in the oven or microwave or enjoy cold.

A slice of Chocolate Berry Baked Oats
Chocolate Berry Baked Oats

What other breakfast recipes can I make?

I hope you will love these White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats and for more breakfast inspiration, how about my:

White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats (Vegan Gluten-Free)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Thick, chewy and cake-like White Chocolate Berry Baked Oats packed with fruits, chocolate and delicious ingredients. These oats are naturally vegan, gluten-free and so quick and easy to make for a healthy breakfast, brunch or even dessert.

Ingredients

    For the baked oats:
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 120g thick vanilla coconut or other dairy-free yoghurt
  • 120ml plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (omit if using vanilla yoghurt)
  • 100g oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40g dairy-free white chocolate, chopped
  • 100g berries (I used half blueberries and half raspberries) fresh or frozen
  • For topping:
  • 2-4 tbsp extra yoghurt
  • Extra berries
  • Maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and have a dish to hand, approximately 8-inch or 20-cm in diameter or equivalent.
  2. Add the banana to the dish and mash well. Stir in the yoghurt, milk, maple syrup and vanilla, if using, and mix well.
  3. Pour in the oats, chia seeds, coconut and baking powder and mix well. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
  4. Smooth over the top and top with the berries.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and crisp at the edges and slightly tender in the middle.
  6. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then enjoy or allow to cool and serve cold. Store leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Serve with extra yoghurt, berries and maple syrup.
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Chocolate Berry Baked Oats

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Chocolate Berry Baked Oats so please let me know in the comments below. If you do make these baked oats, I would love to see them so please tag me in your bakes, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With choco-berry baked oat love x

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