Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal (Vegan)

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Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz

I get quite a few requests for plant-based recipes or dairy-free tweaks to my existing recipes so I’m really excited to share this dark chocolate chai baked oatmeal with y’all today. If you’ve checked out any of my other recipes then you know I always use almond milk but this tasty little number is completely dairy free thanks to a couple of easy substitutions! The flavors in play–dark chocolate, chai spice, and nutty almond–make for an indulgent breakfast experience that you can easily meal prep in about 30 minutes for the whole week. You simply mix all the ingredients up in a bowl, spread into a pan, and bake.

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz

I used Silk® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk, unsweetened applesauce, and coconut oil to create this easy dark chocolate chai baked oatmeal and am so pleased with the result. It’s lightly sweet, full of flavor, and a filling and convenient start to the day. I make a batch on Sunday evening, cut it into bars, then pack them up to munch on throughout the work week. My coworkers are always peeking and sniffing around the corner and now I can email them the recipe link. Don’t say I didn’t warn y’all that you might have to guard your breakfast in the office fridge if you make this. 🙂

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz

Silk® Unsweetened Almondmilk or Silk® Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk are my go-tos because they’re dairy and lactose free. It’s my cereal’s best friend and a smart swap for milk in my recipes. I grabbed mine from the milk section at Walmart and, when you pick some up, look for the yellow-tagged new packaging. That’s what I picked up and it has the new silky smooth taste you’ll love. Check out more #PlantBasedGoodness recipe inspiration here.

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz

Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz

If you like chai, check out my chai-spiced pumpkin snickerdoodles, vanilla chai donuts or these pumpkin donuts with cream cheese frosting.  Also, more oatmeal recipes to try: pumpkin maple baked oatmeal, apple cinnamon baked oatmeal, homemade instant oatmeal mix. Thanks for reading!

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Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal
Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Chai Baked Oatmeal tastes like dessert but is a filling and lightly sweet breakfast you can prep in about thirty minutes for to enjoy breakfast all week long! by Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, almonds, cocoa powder, chai spice, and sea salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, and coconut oil in another bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well, ensuring there are no dry "pockets" in the mixture. Spread into a square (8" by 8" or 9" by 9") baking pan.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until top of oatmeal is firm when pressing down on it with your fingers (but not hardened). Cool completely then slice into six pieces. Store covered in the fridge. Keeps for about a week.
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12 Comments

  1. we love baked oatmeal, but i have never thought to make it chocolate. that just may get the kids on board

  2. You always have the best recipes! This sounds delicious.

  3. Yum! These look like a perfect treat without all the guilt.

  4. These sound divine! I love chai so I am going to have to try this soon!

  5. Chai is one of my favorite flavors. I will have to try this. They would be great for a mid-afternoon snack, too!

  6. These look good for oatmeal! I’m impressed at your pictures.

  7. Baked oatmeal is one of my favorites – especially as it gets colder. I love the addition of chocolate because – frankly – I love any excuse to include chocolate 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. momendeavors

    I LOVE Chai, so this sounds SO good!!! (client)

  9. We’ve been following each other on Instagram for a while, but I just realized I’ve never commented on any of your blog posts. This recipe looks delicious – Silk almond milk is all I use!

    1. Thanks, Leslie!

  10. alove926

    This looks scrumptious!

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