Healthy Chocolate Mint Chip Baked Oatmeal

Healthy Chocolate Mint Chip Baked Oatmeal

How good does that melty chocolate look? Makes me want to lick the screen 😉 This is one of those easy recipes that I threw together in an attempt to use up the random ingredients that were taking up room in my fridge. You will love this rich chocolatey bowl of baked oatmeal!

Well, it’s officially feeling like winter out here in California. Seems like it showed up a bit later than usual this year, but we are finally getting some rain (and hopefully some snow up in the mountains soon). Sadly, having grown up in California and only briefly living outside the state (Sydney, Australia for a year- which is even warmer), I’m a pretty big wimp when it comes to the cold. As soon as it hits the 50’s I’m wearing a full on fleece robe in the morning and huddling in front of my heater while getting dressed. My boyfriend isn’t much better either. This weekend he came over for breakfast and requested something “warm and chocolatey”.

Normally, when I have no idea what to make, my routine involves walking over to the fridge and staring inside. Just staring… like suddenly something will magically appear despite the fact that I was too lazy to grocery shopping. This time I got lucky.. I had a carton of this AMAZING Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk that I had snatched up at Whole Foods. It’s stats are pretty good for a sweet and thick flavored milk.. (50 calories for a half cup). It’s very rich too, so a little goes a long way! After seeing that glorious carton I knew I wanted to make a big batch of healthy baked oatmeal.

If you don’t have this milk and don’t want to make that trip to Whole Foods to pick it up (even though it’s totally worth it), any other milk would work just fine. I’d go with some unsweetened chocolate almond milk if I didn’t have this stowed away. =)

Healthy Chocolate Mint Chip Baked Oatmeal

The big chunks of dark chocolate on top are totally optional as well (but not really).

So, next time you are freezing to death in the morning make this oatmeal. It will warm you up and keep your tummy happy and full for hours =)

Healthy Chocolate Mint Chip Baked Oatmeal

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used 34g of this chocolate protein)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate mint coconut milk (or any other milk of choice)
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 30 drops chocolate stevia (I've found it cheapest here)
  • optional: 1/2 dark chocolate bar, broken into chunks (I added half to the oats before baking and used the other half on top once done baking)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray a large ramekin with non-stick spray
  3. Mix together all ingredients (including half the chocolate if you decide to use it) and pour into ramekin.
  4. Bake for 20-30m until top is crunchy and center isn't soggy.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Note: This recipe serves two (or one very hungry husband/boyfriend. You can easily triple this recipe and bake in a 9x13 glass pan to serve 6. May require a few extra minutes baking time

Notes

Nutrition (does not include optional chocolate)- Calories: 257, Fat: 7g, Carb: 37g, Protein: 18g

https://proshapefitness.com/2013/11/24/healthy-chocolate-mint-chip-baked-oatmeal/

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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