Confession – I am completely addicted to coffee. I’ve combined two of my major loves in this recipe, oats and coffee. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts and nothing can compete with a true homemade Italian tiramisu, but these oats come pretty close. This recipe definitely beats a traditional tiramisu on the health front, with no refined sugar and no gluten (if you use gluten-free oats) this recipe can easily be eaten for breakfast.
The cream cheese element of tiramisu took me a while to create, I used Skyr yogurt because of it insanely thick consistency. And of course lashings of Choc Shot for that chocolate hit, which is needed most mornings! I’ve used Sweet Freedom products for a while, they are a healthy alternative that still tastes amazing, I would really recommend getting some of their products, particularly the Coconut Choc Shot.
Baked oats are one of my most asked for recipes, so I thought I’d kick off the baked oats collection with my favorite, most made variation. Stay tuned for more baked zoats creations coming your way! Any ideas are welcome, leave a comment and I’ll try to make your suggestions.
For the zoats:
- ½ tsp. coconut oil.
- 40g Flahavans jumbo oats.
- ½ a medium zucchini (approx. 100g).
- 1 tsp. (heaped) raw cacao.
- 3g Truvia (2 packets).
- 100ml strong coffee, either from an espresso machine or using instant.
- 1 tsp. baking powder.
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract.
For the topping:
- 50g Skyr Icelandic yogurt
- 1.5g Truvia (1 packet)
- ½ tsp instant coffee + boiling water.
- ½ tbsp. Sweet Freedom Choc Shot.
- Coffee beans.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Grease a single serve skillet or ovenproof bowl using the coconut oil.
- Add the dry ingredients for zoats to a blender and blend to a flour.
- Grate the zucchini, add this and the wet ingredients for the zoats to the blender and blend. You may need to scrape down the sides part way through. The mix should be the consistency of a smooth thick batter.
- Pour the mix into the skillet or ovenproof dish and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, for the topping, mix the instant coffee with enough boiling water to form a paste, it needs to be as concentrated as possible. Mix this with the yogurt and Truvia and set aside.
- Once the zoats are cooked, they should be firm to touch but still squidgy (for that brownie kind of feeling), remove from the oven and serve with the Skyr, Choc Shot and coffee beans.
- Turn off all mobile phones (after taking a quick photo), disconnect from the internet and enjoy your food!
Macros (without toppings): 189kcal, 5g fat, 30g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g protein.
Macros (with toppings): 242kcal, 5.6g fat, 36g carbs, 5g fiber, 12g protein.