Chocolate Chip Oats

This week is all about my favourite oatmeal recipes that are super simple, flavourful and great breakfast ideas, or lunch if you are like me and obsessed with oatmeal. Being vegan, you certainly can’t indulge in all the different desserts out there, and with a sweet tooth that is even sadder.So thinking through recipes and ideas, I thought of combining these familiar, classical dessert flavours into something as simple and versatile as oatmeal

I started off the week with a simple chocolate chip inspired oatmeal. Super simple and a great way to start the day. I actually baked these oats. I shared my baking instructions it in my staples feature on Oats, so check that out, but any of these recipes could be made over the stove or as overnight oats.

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Ingredients

1 cup of oats

2.25 cups of water.  For baked oats add 1 cup of water

Sweetener–I use 1 tbsp of maple syrup but you can use either agave nectar  or coconut sugar

1 tsp of chia seeds

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup of pecans

For Baked Oats, add

1/2 cup of almond milk

1 tsp baking soda

Directions

  1. Overnight Oats
    • In a jar combine 1 cup of oats with 2.25 cups of water
    • Add the chia seeds, sweetener, and chocolate chips. The chia seeds adds more volume to the porridge.
    • Take out of the fridge the next day and pop it in the microwave for a creamy porridge on the go. The chocolate chips will melt and remind you of the very familiar flavours of a chocolate chip cookie.
  2. For stove top
    • start by boiling the 2.25 cups of water in a saucepan. When the water is steamy add the rolled oats, the sweetener, some vanilla extract..
    • Take a look at my blog post on oats for more detailed cooking instruction. Just remember to keep staring the porridge till creamy. Serve in a bowl and top with pecans and chocolate chips                                                        Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset
  3. For Baked oats
    • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    • In a bowl combine the dry ingredients (oats, sugar, dark chocolate chips, pecans and baking soda) in one bowlProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset
    • Add the wet ingredients in the another bowl and add some vanilla extract for added flavour.
    • Combine the ingredients into a bowl and bake the oats for about 35 minutes till the oats crisp up at the top. Top the baked oats with a few more chocolate chips
    • Take the oats out and let it rest and cool. Cooling allows the baked oats solidify
    • You can eat this hot or bake in muffin tins and store in the freezer for breakfast on the goProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

 

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