Indulge in a scrumptious chocolate baked oats recipe without banana that's perfect for one! These choc baked oats make the perfect easy Candida diet breakfast or snack.
In a hurry? Enjoy as microwave baked oats or alternatively, you can bake in the oven depending on your preference and the time you have available.
Looking for a more conventional oatmeal recipe? Give my sugar free Coconut Chia Oatmeal a try.
💕 Why You'll Love This Recipe
If you've been looking for a recipe for baked oats with no banana in order to avoid the added sugar, then this recipe is for you!
It's the perfect single-serving treat that requires minimal effort and time to prepare. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, a midday snack, or a guilt-free dessert, this chocolate chip baked oatmeal is sure to become your new favourite.
👅 What Do Baked Oats Taste Like?
In terms of the texture, baked oats are moist, spongey, fluffy, and satisfying. If I had to compare it with another food, I would say it is most like a soaked sponge pudding.
Paired with the melting chocolate chips and you have the ultimate guilt-free chocolate indulgence!
The predominant flavour for this recipe is of course chocolate! Don’t expect an overly sweet flavour, however. Enough xylitol has been added to balance out the bitterness of the cacao powder, but there is not so much that it feels like you’re eating birthday cake for breakfast.
If you’re very new to a sugar-free diet you may want to increase the amount of xylitol from ½ tablespoon to 1 tablespoon, however, I encourage you to try it with less first and see what you can get away with. You’ll be amazed how effectively a few berries, or a dollop of almond butter on the side can create enough delicious flavours and textures without relying on sweetness.
To make these delicious and easy chocolate baked oats for the candida diet, you will need the following ingredients:
- Organic rolled oats
- Raw cacao powder
- Chia seeds
- Baking powder – choose aluminium free
- Granulated xylitol
- Pure vanilla powder
- Egg – preferable organic
- Plant milk e.g., oat, soya, hazelnut, almond, coconut - try my homemade coconut milk recipe made from desiccated coconut
- Unsweetened dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Note: If you cannot source candida-diet friendly unsweetened dark chocolate chips, you can substitute for cacao nibs or frozen blueberries. I like to make my own clean-ingredient unsweetened dark chocolate chips.
Firstly, you will need to assemble all your ingredients, adding them to a small capacity blender container. I use my 500ml / 18oz Nutribullet container for this recipe.
Next, blend all of the ingredients for a few seconds until smooth.
Add the blended ingredients to your baking dish of choice. This single-serve recipe can be cooked in a small bowl, ramekin or even a mug. Just ensure that the container is oven and microwave safe. I would advise against using a plastic container, even if it is microwave safe.
Top with unsweetened dark chocolate chips or frozen blueberries.
Bake for the recommended time in either the oven or microwave. See notes below.
The total cooking time required will depend on the container you use, it’s size and the number of portions you have chosen to make. Use the following cooking times as a guide.
In the microwave: Around 3 minutes at 750 watts will result in a firm cake-like texture.
In the oven: Around 20 minutes will result in a firm cake-like spongey texture.
Once cooked, allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving hot with your favourite toppings such as almond butter, berries or unsweetened coconut yogurt.
- Feel free to experiment with different plant-based milk options to find your favourite flavour.
- Swap rolled oats for quinoa flakes if you would like to avoid oats entirely.
- To increase the protein and lower the carbohydrate level, substitute half the weight of oats for your favourite candida-diet friendly protein powder. i.e., 40g oats becomes 20g oats + 20g protein powder
- If you don’t have any to hand, substitute the unsweetened dark chocolate chips for frozen blueberries or cacao nibs.
- For a fruity twist, serve with a handful of fresh berries and a dollop of unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt.
- Top with a tablespoon of almond butter for added satiety and nutrients.
✨ Top Tips
- Use a non-plastic, microwave-safe, single-serving dish for best results.
- Keep an eye on the oats while microwaving to prevent overflowing.
- Half a tablespoon of xylitol is enough to off-set the intensity of the cacao powder, however, the result is not a very sweet flavour. You can customize the sweetness by adjusting the amount of xylitol, but I recommend starting with less to begin with. You’d be surprised how a few fresh strawberries on the side can bring out enough sweetness.
- Choose organic oats where possible to avoid exposure to glyphosate residue.
It's best to use rolled oats for this recipe as they soften more quickly and evenly during microwave cooking.
These baked oats are best enjoyed fresh, but you can refrigerate any leftovers for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving.
Indulge in a delightful and wholesome treat with this quick and easy chocolate chip baked oats recipe without banana. It's a scrumptious and guilt-free way to start your day or satisfy your sweet tooth.
More Candida Diet Breakfast Ideas
Looking for other sugar free breakfast recipes on the Candida Diet? Try these:
Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Baked Oats Recipe Without Banana
- 40 g organic rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ tablespoon granulated xylitol
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla powder or ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 120 ml plant-based milk e.g., almond, soy, oat, coconut
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened dark chocolate chips or frozen blueberries
- Pinch of salt
- If baking, preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F), or if microwaving prepare a non-plastic, microwave-safe single-serve baking dish.
- In a 500ml / 18oz blender container, combine all of the ingredients and blend for a few seconds until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the chocolate chips or frozen blueberries.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or microwave on medium (750watts) for 2 to 3 minutes, until the oats are fully cooked and set.
- Remove the dish from the microwave or oven and let it cool for at least 5 minutes before diving in and enjoying hot.