Cocoa & cherry oat bake

Treat yourself in the morning to this healthy oat bake packed with cocoa nibs, hazelnuts, porridge oats and dried cherries. It's delicious served with yogurt

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 289
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 75g dried cherries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 500ml hazelnut milk
  • 200g jumbo porridge oats
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g blanched hazelnuts
  • fat-free yogurt and sugar-free cherry compote, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cover the cherries with boiling water and set aside for 10 mins. Meanwhile, mix the chia seeds with 3 tbsp warm water. 

  2. Drain the cherries and put in a large bowl with the soaked chia and the remaining ingredients, except the hazelnuts. Tip into a 2-litre ovenproof dish and scatter over the hazelnuts, then bake for 25-30 mins until piping hot in the middle. Serve with yogurt and cherry compote, if you like.

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