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Chocolate Baked Oats

4.98 from 36 votes

These single serving chocolate baked oats are easy to make – a super healthy breakfast recipe that tastes like dessert!

Popular TikTok Recipe Chocolate Baked Oats

If you’re bored of cereal every day, definitely give these chocolate oats a try.

Packed with rich chocolate and heart-healthy oatmeal, it’s the perfect balance of healthy and delicious, and even hardcore night owls will actually want to get out of bed in the morning for breakfast.

Baked oatmeal cakes are super popular on social media right now; if you’ve spent more than 30 seconds on instagram or tiktok in the past few months, you’ve probably seen them everywhere!

Also try this Banana Bread In A Mug

Baked Chocolate Oatmeal (TikTok)

Today’s recipe is a chocolate version of my Single Serving Baked Oatmeal.

You can choose to blend them before baking so the results turn into an oatmeal mug cake, or skip the blending step if you’re in a rush or would prefer some texture to your baked oats.

I baked mine in a 1-cup ramekin because I wanted to ensure the middle would stay undercooked and gooey. If you want the oat cake to be cooked evenly instead, use a wide and shallow baking dish, such as a 7×5 pan, instead of a ramekin.

And if you’re still craving oatmeal, try these Overnight Oats or my Banana Oatmeal.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
Chocolate Baked Oats

Recipe Variations

Chocolate Lava Baked Oats: You have two options for the lava filling – either add up to three tablespoons of your favorite seed or nut butter (such as chocolate almond butter), or add a few squares of your favorite chocolate bar.

Protein Baked Oats: Feel free to substitute the cocoa powder in the recipe with chocolate protein powder. Including the optional peanut butter also ups the protein.

Chocolate Coffee Baked Oatmeal: Stir half a teaspoon of instant coffee into the batter. Or replace two tablespoons of the milk of choice with brewed espresso.

More Flavor Ideas: Add a fourth teaspoon of cinnamon or pure vanilla extract, a handful of shredded coconut or some mini chocolate chips, or stir in a few drops of pure peppermint or coconut or almond extract.

Above, watch the chocolate baked oatmeal video

Chocolate TikTok Baked Oatmeal Recipe
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Chocolate Baked Oats

These single serving chocolate baked oats are a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 1 oat cake
5 from 36 votes


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, or mashed banana, or sweet potato puree
  • 2 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • optional lava filling (see above)


  • *I like the gooey center, but if you want it cooked evenly instead, use a wide and shallow baking dish (such as a 7×5) instead of a ramekin.
    If using an oven, preheat to 350 F. Stir all ingredients, blend if you wish, and pour 2/3 of the mixture into an oven-safe dish. Add the filling if using, then top with remaining mixture. (Watch the step-by-step recipe video above.) Bake 25 minutes, or microwave 1-2 minutes. Add any toppings if desired.
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This recipe was adapted from the famous TikTok Baked Oats.

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      • Jen says

        I did not blend, but I did weigh my old fashioned oats and used 1/2 cup oat milk and 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt. I did microwave for over two minutes but all it did was boil over.
        I just ended up with oatmeal soup lol. Flavor was good and once it cooled a bit it was almost like a reg bowl of oatmeal.
        Next time I’ll try baking it and maybe blend a little.

        • CCK Media Team says

          Hi! If you don’t blend or bake, then yes it’s just going to taste like chocolate oatmeal because it IS chocolate oatmeal ;).

  1. Alex says

    When you say “sweetener of choice,” does that include wet AND dry? Does one come out better than the other?

  2. Alex says

    What about cacao vs cocoa powder? I only have cacao but I think it’s super strong and bittrt. Do you just up the sweetener or decrease the cacao?

  3. Alex says

    If i double the recipe to make two batches, should I also double the cooking time? 50 minutes seems like way too long to cook but I also want it to cook inside

  4. Casey says

    soooooooo yummy! mine ended up being 332 calories because i added a buckeye in the middle and a tbsp of chocolate chips on top! it was so amazing!!!

  5. Abbi says

    Hmm, not bad…but when you could have your warm brownie, & bowl of (cinnamon-raisin-cream-pecan-coconut 😉 oatmeal separately, I would prefer eating my chocolate & oats that way.

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