Chocolate baked oats

This recipe offers numerous health benefits due to its nutritious ingredients. It's high in fiber, supporting digestive health and promoting satiety, thanks to the oats and bananas. The added  vegan protein powder helps muscle repair and growth, making it suitable for vegan diets. Healthy fats and antioxidants from walnuts and cocoa powder support heart health and reduce inflammation. The natural sweetness from bananas and maple syrup provides a healthier alternative to refined sugars. Optional toppings like raspberries and yoghurt add probiotics and additional vitamins, enhancing gut health and overall nutrition. This recipe is a energy-boosting, and heart-healthy option, perfect for a balanced meal or snack.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Baking: 25-30 minutes


  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop Essablend choco-spice vegan protein
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (based on preference)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts crushed
  • 1,5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups milk of choice

To serve (optional):

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • Yoghurt of choice


  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, fan forced.
  2. Place the frozen raspberries in a bowl and let them defrost.
  3. In a greased oven-safe container/baking tray (6-8 x 6-8), combine the banana, mashing this like so, followed by the remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until firm to touch.
  5. Allow the oats to cool completely in the container/ tray, and then loosen the edges with a knife. 
  6. Upon serving, cut into ~4-6 servings. If serving warm the next day (reheat a slice in the microwave for ~1 minute and serve with mashed berries and yoghurt of choice.

Store it refrigerated.