Breakfast

Samoa Baked Oatmeal

Girl’s Scout cookie season left me thinking: “I need some more of these Samoa cookies!”. Anyone else with me? That’s when Samoa Baked Oatmeal comes with a rescue.

The struggle is real!

I had to do something. And as much as I wanted to stay on a cookie diet, that might not be the best idea 😉 I decided to give this delicious treat a bit of a healthy upgrade and make it I can enjoy the sweet taste and be sure it’s on the healthy side.

This recipe is a perfect combination of chewy date sauce, deep in taste chocolate, and sweet and soft coconut.

To make the date sauce, you will need around eight dates, some almond milk, and a pinch of salt. If your blender has a smaller cup container, you can use that. It will be much easier to blend all the ingredients.

When mixing the rest of the ingredients, don’t forget to leave some date sauce on aside. You will need it later on! However, if you do forget, don’t worry. You can always make more! If you don’t have buttermilk or you simply don’t want to add it, applesauce will be a great substitute.

Baking time will depend on a dish you use, how thick or thin your Samoa Baked Oatmeal is. Start with 375F and 30 minutes; after that time, check if you need more time. Mine wasn’t brown yet, so I decided to add 10 minutes.

Next, drizzle the date sauce, melted chocolate, and sprinkle with coconut! An easy way to drizzle a sauce is to use a zip-lock. Pour your sauce into the bag, move into a corner, and cut a small piece. Squeeze the bag and drizzle the sauce.

Samoa Baked Oatmeal tastes excellent with fresh fruit, cottage cheese, or yogurt!

OTHER FAVORITE BREAKFAST IDEAS:

Spanish Omelette
Roasted Potatoes and Kale Hash with Eggs
Breakfast Frittata
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries
Homemade Chocolate Cereals

Samoa Baked Oatmeal

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time45 mins

 2 cups oats
 8 dates
 ¾ cup almond milk
 1 can coconut milk
  cup shredded coconut
  cup chocolate chips
 ½ cup buttermilk
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1

MAKE the DATE SAUCE: Blend together dates, almond milk, and a pinch of salt.

2

In a medium-size bowl mix together: oats, coconut milk, flaxseed, most of the shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil, baking powder, buttermilk and about 3/4 of the date sauce.

3

Pour the batter into a pan or any other oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with the leftover shredded coconut.

4

Bake in 375F for about 40 minutes or until it gets brown.

5

Pour the leftover date sauce over the ready oatmeal.

6

To MAKE the CHOCOLATE SAUCE: microwave 2 tbsp of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Pour over the oatmeal. Sprinkle with some additional coconut and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.6g28%
Cholesterol 0.8mg1%
Sodium 54.7mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 32.2g11%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g17%
Sugars 9.2g
Protein 5.2g11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 cups oats
 8 dates
 ¾ cup almond milk
 1 can coconut milk
  cup shredded coconut
  cup chocolate chips
 ½ cup buttermilk
 1 tbsp coconut oil
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Directions

1

MAKE the DATE SAUCE: Blend together dates, almond milk, and a pinch of salt.

2

In a medium-size bowl mix together: oats, coconut milk, flaxseed, most of the shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut oil, baking powder, buttermilk and about 3/4 of the date sauce.

3

Pour the batter into a pan or any other oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with the leftover shredded coconut.

4

Bake in 375F for about 40 minutes or until it gets brown.

5

Pour the leftover date sauce over the ready oatmeal.

6

To MAKE the CHOCOLATE SAUCE: microwave 2 tbsp of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Pour over the oatmeal. Sprinkle with some additional coconut and cut into bars.

Samoa Baked Oatmeal

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