I discovered during my recent elimination diet that gluten free grains were contributing to my stomach issues. That means that for the most part I’m leaving grains like oats, rice, and corn out of the array of foods I consume on a daily basis, and experimenting with grain free flours like quinoa, buckwheat, coconut, and tapioca in my baking endeavors. I’m still indulging occasionally, like with the gluten free Mickey waffles I had last weekend in Florida or maybe a bit of rice when I go out for a good sushi dinner. But 90% of the time I’m on the grain free bandwagon, and that means saying goodbye to the baked oatmeal cakes that I featured on the blog throughout my first year of recipe sharing. I still make many of the flavors using quinoa flakes rather than oats, but I thought I’d throw a spotlight on them now since they won’t be making appearances in my WIAW posts anymore!
I’ve mentioned now and again how, although I love dark chocolate, I’m not really a fan of chocolate flavored baked goods. The only way I really like them is if they taste like actual dark chocolate. Which usually means they’re crammed full of dark chocolate chips, which melt gooey and deliciously and would tempt even the most dedicated vanilla aficionado. That’s how I made my Cocoa Chocolate Chip Muffins and Decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, and became the inspiration for this latest rendition of my baked oatmeal cakes. I used unsweetened cocoa powder and real 70% cacao dark chocolate chips to make this delectable dark chocolate treat, and although it tips the the dessert-for-breakfast scales dangerously… I won’t tell if you won’t! This gloriously gluten free double chocolate chip oatmeal cake is bursting with dark chocolate in every bite if you use a liberal tablespoon of dark chocolate chips, and is perfect for any morning you’re craving chocolate for brekkie. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and stay tuned for the next editions…Cookie Dough and Peaches n’ Cream are in the pipeline for June!