Lemon White Chocolate Lava Baked Oatmeal

When people hear “lava cake,” they immediately picture a brownie-esque dessert that oozes molten fudge. I’m hear to shake things up.

Lemon White Chocolate Lava Baked Oatmeal - The Oatmeal Artist

What better way to enjoy a springtime lava cake than with citrus and white chocolate?

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Annoyingly, I bought more vegan white chocolate chips to use in more oatmeal recipes, but being the person that I am, I’ve finished two and a half bags already and this is the only recipe I have to show for it. I can’t say for sure where it is all going, but it might have something to do with the chocolate I am constantly licking off the palms of my hand every night… 🙂

Lemon Lava

Praise Zeus that I was able to concoct this one before I inhaled all four bags. Here’s hoping I can pump out a few more, as well.

Lemon White Chocolate Lava Baked Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

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Lemon White Chocolate Lava Baked Oatmeal

Lemon White Chocolate Lava Baked Oatmeal

What you'll need:

  • 1 ripe banana (or 1/2 a small one)
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 heaping cup quick cook steel cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp white chocolate chips

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a single-serving ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mash banana thoroughly. Stir in lemon juice, milk, and lemon extract.
  3. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed, add to wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Pour half of the oatmeal into the ramekin. Pile the white chocolate chips in the center, and then pour the remaining oatmeal batter on top.
  5. Transfer to the ramekin and bake for 22-26 minutes.

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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.

11 Responses to Lemon White Chocolate Lava Baked Oatmeal

  1. It seems like there’s a step missing here. Are we supposed to put the white chocolate chips in the middle of the oatmeal before baking? Oh, and I love Isa Chandra too!

  2. Cassie says:

    That’s a boss GIF! Cannot wait!

  3. sbobet says:

    LAVA? But this food is look so very hungry.

  4. Fran says:

    This looks amazing! Do you think you could make it in advance the night before?

  5. Jen says:

    Looks amazing! could you make this with regular rolled oats?

    • Lyndsey B says:

      I have, and yes, it works just as well. Simply use a 1/2 cup of rolled oats and add a bit more milk (until the mixture is thick and wet, but not soaking). Enjoy 🙂

  6. Lyndsey B says:

    When I saw this recipe, I was a bit skeptical…I’m not the biggest fan of lemon, especially in my desserts. And I prefer a nice, dark, rich chocolate to a fake white chocolate taste. But this recipe is SO GOOD! It’s fresh and sweet and summery and lovely! And it’s fairly healthy, so that’s a plus. Plus, blending the batter with zucchini is my favorite oatmeal technique.

    • Lauren Smith says:

      I’m so glad you tried it! Out of curiosity, did you use dairy or nondairy white chocolate? I’ve noticed that the nondairy ones don’t melt as well, so I’m just curious what your results were like.

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