Chocolate and oats are two of my favourite things and together they work a treat. My chocolate coconut flapjacks are an all round winner and my recipe is now regularly used by friends. This month’s We Should Cocoa was to create something that contained both chocolate and oats. Read on to find eight fabulous recipes using these two ingredients.
This merry month of may is all about OATS. Oats come in many forms: sprouted, whole, flour, oatmeal, so don’t feel limited to rolled oats alone.
I’m a bit of a flapjack devotee. Flapjacks were one of the first bakes I ever made by myself and as they were full of oats, they weren’t too frowned upon. Actually I’m a fan of pretty much anything with oats in. I was bought up with proper oatmeal porridge slow cooked overnight in the aga. So I’m a bit astonished to find that after 68 months of We Should Cocoa this is the first time we’ve had oats as the ingredient chosen to accompany chocolate.
Look out for next month’s ingredient over at Green Gourmet Giraffe tomorrow. Johanna is hosting We Should Cocoa in June and I’m looking forward to the theme. Now let’s get on with what you’ve all been waiting for.
8 Fabulous Recipes Using Chocolate and Oats
Kicking things off in fine style Lucy from Baking Queen 74, also known as the Slow Cooker Queen, gives us this cacao oat slice with date caramel. Baked in her slow cooker, it’s dairy free and includes cacao nibs. It also has a luscious layer of caramel on top, made with dates not sugar.
Healthy bakes seem to be the order of the day as Janice from Farmergirl Kitchen has made chocolate, oat an banana nut muffins with coconut oil and yoghurt. Stuffed with all sorts of good things, including dark chocolate, they are surprisingly simple to make.
I’m rather relieved to see that the health trend has not affected all of this month’s We Should Cocoa entries. Chocolate and oats have formed a thoroughly decadent bake in these Chocolate Toffee Oaty Squares from Suelle at Mainly Baking. Mars Bars, cream, butter, sugar and more chocolate, how can we resist?
It’s back to the healthy recipes again with this no dairy chocolate smoothie with pumpkin seed butter – and oats of course. Sarah from Maison Cupcake has piled all sorts of good things into this smoothie including coconut milk, cocoa powder and oats.
It must be a sign of the times. I to went for a healthy recipe. Healthy it maybe, but these chilli chocolate chip cookie dough energy balls taste sublime and feel like a decadent treat.
Overnight chocolate oats from Rebecca at BakeNQuilt is made, not as you’d expect, with rolled oats, but with steel cut oats. You’ll need to visit her post to find out what they are. For a special treat, she tops of her chocolate oats with raspberries, yoghurt and chocolate chips.
No bake peppermint pattie slice might sound like a rather strange form of peppermint cream, but I can assure you it’s not. It’s a fabulous Australian slice from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe, made with chocolate and oats of course, that was so good, she made it three times in two weeks. As you can see from the picture, coconut features too.
This chocolate cherry flapjack is one of a batch that Chris from Thinly Spread made to cheer up her daughter, who is in the midst of horrid exams. I think these would cheer up just about anybody, especially with those lush chocolate dipped cherries on top.
More oaty goodness comes from Rebecca at Munchies and Munchkins with these delectable dark chocolate chip flapjacks.
I hope you enjoyed these fabulous recipes using chocolate and oats. Do let us know if you make any of them.