Lava Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

[The following post and recipe was submitted by reader Laura.]

Hi guys it’s me, @laura__kiss, again  🙂 You may remember me as I was the Oatmeal Enthusiast in March.

I was so happy and excited that so many people liked my guest post!


And I think Lauren liked it to 😉 She asked me to send her and all her readers the recipe for the lava baked oatmeal, so here you go 🙂

There isn’t any more luxurious dessert as a lava cake with a liquid center that floats out when you take your first bite! That gave me the desire to create a healthy yet delicious and elegant breakfast or even dessert ….

[TOA: The following recipe has been updated and modified based on my experience and reader feedback.]

Lava Baked Oatmeal (Guest Post by Laura)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 heaping cup old-fashioned oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 apple sauce or mashed banana
  • 1 or 2 tbsp dark chocolate drops
  • (optional) sweetener, as much as you like
  • (optional) more chocolate drops, cacao nibs or any nuts or seeds you'd like to have in your oatmeal ...

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate drops (whatever you are putting in the center) in a blender or food processor and puree until it forms a batter.
  2. Fill a muffin case (I get the best results when I grease the muffin case a little) with the half of the mixture.
  3. Place the chocolate drops in the middle and try to keep then as close together as possible to create a liquid core.
  4. Add the rest of the mixture careful on top.
  5. Bake for 15-20 min at 350 F; have an eye on it to make sure it's not getting too dry.
  6. Take it out and flip it immediately on a plate and eat it while it's still hot and the core melts out 🙂

Just an FYI:

It may not come out of the case, so make sure it's greased enough or use a non stick. I've never tried to do it in the microwave, good luck with that 😉 The more chocolate drops or chips you add to the center, the more "lava" you get ... You can try to substitute the chocolate drops with pb (or any other nut butter) and cocoa powder, but I've never tried it, so you're on your own risk 😉


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About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

6 Responses to Lava Baked Oatmeal [Guest Post]

  1. Stephanie M says:

    WOW chocolate fondant for breakfast. I’m thinking a silicon muffin case would make this pop out easy, I’ll have to give it a go!

  2. Only takes 5-10 minutes to bake? Won’t the oats still be hard?

  3. I tried to make this oatmeal this morning in a ramkin with rolled oats and an immersion blender as you suggested above and ended up with a goopy mess. Any advice?

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