This delicious one-bowl Samoas Baked Oats recipe is soft, chewy, sweet, and nutritious. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free, while still being packed with delicious whole foods and flavor. It’s dessert for breakfast, that’s actually good for you.

Once again, it’s Girl Scout’s cookie season!

Which one is your favorite? My top 2 are definitely Samoas and Thin Mints! 

And while waiting for my cookie order, I had to experiment with the flavors and try to make a delicious recipe myself.

I’ve been craving baked oatmeal lately and I was instantly thinking that Samoas Baked Oats must be really good. And turns out, I was 100% right! 

You have to try this recipe! I mean, it’s a dessert for breakfast! 

If you are a baked oatmeal fan, you should try this Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal recipe, and this Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake as well! You won’t go wrong with any of these delicious, and vegan breakfast recipes. 

What Makes Samoas Oats Wholesome?

healthy homemade breakfast made with gluten free grains, coconut, and dark cocolate

This baked oat recipe is made with wholesome and clean ingredients that are good for the whole family. 

The Samoas Baked oats are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, meaning that there is no white sugar, wheat flour, or butter in this recipe, making it an amazing alternative.

Eliminating these ingredients makes it possible to pack the Samoas Baked Oats with ingredients that you can feel good about eating. 

Oats

Make sure you opt for rolled or quick oats! Sprouted oats don’t soak up liquid as well!

Medjool dates

Dates are sweet and have a caramelly taste without any added sugar, butter, or heavy cream. So basically, nature’s caramel. 

Coconut

Who doesn’t love the flavor that comes from coconut!? Seriously shredded coconut, coconut milk, you name it… I love it! If you want to try a savory dish where I use coconut, make sure to try out my Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs!

Flax seeds

To make this recipe vegan I’m using flax eggs – aka ground-up flax seeds that are mixed with water.

Reasons to love the Samoas Baked Oats

gluten-free breakfast bars topped with dairy free chocolate chips sugar-free date syrup and coconut

This list could be very long! I mean, there are so many reasons why I love these breakfast bars! But, I narrowed down the list to 6.

  • Perfect for breakfast
    Nothing is better than staring the day strong with a delicious breakfast that’s been prepared in advance. 
  • Kid friendly
    It’s a great breakfast for kids of all ages. The Samoas Baked Oats are also very allergy-friendly
  • Cookies for breakfast?! YES
  • Easy to meal prep ahead for a busy week
    I love waking up knowing that there is already breakfast waiting for me. Pop a Samoas Oatmeal Bar in the Microwave for a few seconds and you are ready to go! 
  • Freezer friendly
    Might be the best thing of all. These freezes so well and are perfect for meal prep. Wrap them individually before freezing for easy access. 
  • It is freaking delicious!

Ingredients needed for Coconut Caramel Oatmeal Bake

gluten free oats, baking soda, vanilla, flax seeds, dates, coconut, coconut milk, banana, and chocolate chips

All you need to make this “dessert for breakfast” recipe are clean and nutritious ingredients that are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. 

Ingredients for Samoas Baked Oats

  • Flax eggs (Flax seeds mixed with water)
  • Gluten free rolled oats
  • Full fat coconut milk (you can also use light)
  • Date syrup (store bought or home-made, see recipe below)
  • Ripe banana 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips 
  • Coconut shreds
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Coconut sugar (optional)

The coconut sugar is optional. I have made it without any added sugar as well, and I think it is sweet enough with the date syrup added on top. 

So if you are looking for a lower sugar version you can eliminate the coconut sugar altogether. 

However, you can also add more coconut sugar if you prefer a sweeter result as well. Add a few extra tablespoons of coconut sugar to the suggested recipe amount. You’re the boss! 

Ingredients for homemade date syrup

  • Medjool dates (pitted)
  • Coconut milk

How to make the Samoas Baked Oats 

A pan with freshly made Samoas Baked Oatmeal topped with chocolate chips and shaved coconut

This easy-to-make delicious breakfast Samoas Baked Oats recipe is made in two easy steps.

Start with making the homemade date syrup. (If you are using store-bought date syrup, skip this step.)

To make the date syrup, add pitted Medjool dates and coconut milk to a high-speed blender and mix until smooth. Set aside. 

Now to the Samoas Baked Oats.

Start with combining flax seeds and water in a small bowl to make “flax eggs”. Set aside and let it sit to gel up for 10 minutes. 

A bowl with coconut milk, flax seeds, mashed banana, date syrup, and vanilla.

In a large mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients – coconut milk, mashed ripe bananas, vanilla extract, flax eggs, and 1/3 cup of the date syrup. 

Then, add the dry ingredients – rolled oats, baking soda, salt, coconut sugar, ¼ cup coconut shreds, and 1/4 cup chocolate chips (save the rest of the coconut and chocolate chips for sprinkling) and combine well. 

A bowl with chocolate chips, rolled oatmeal and coconut

Grease an 8×8 baking dish and pour the batter into it. 

Lastly, sprinkle the reminding chocolate chips on top of the unbaked Samoas batter. 

Healthy breakfast bake that's vegan, nut free and gluten free is about to go in the oven.

Bake the breakfast bars at 375 F for 28-33 minutes.

Drizzle the reminding date syrup on top of the baked Samoas Baked Oates and sprinkle with the remainder of the shredded coconut. 

Enjoy! 

How to serve the baked Samoas Oat Bars

gluten-free breakfast bars topped with dairy free chocolate chips sugar-free date syrup and coconut

I think these Samoas Baked Oats are best served warm. I reheat a potion-sized piece in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and to me, that’s perfect! And they are obviously good enough to eat just like that, but with that being said, try serving them with these options.

  • Drizzle date syrup
    The more the better – right?
  • Maple syrup
    If you are out of date syrup, try maple syrup. Basically just as good! 
  • Yogurt
    I always go full fat. However, Greek, cashew, vegan, or vanilla – go with whatever is your favorite. 
  • Nut butter
    Can’t go wrong wit ha big dollop of almond or peanut butter! So delicious and extra plus for the added fats and protein. 
  • Coconut flakes
    Give me all the coconut!
  • With coffee
    It’s breakfast, right? But obviously, it goes great with tea, or milk for the kiddos too. 

How to store these Samoas Baked Oats

a spoon holding up a freshly baked breakfast bar

My favorite part of these breakfast baked Samoas bars is that they are perfect for meal prep, meaning that they store great both in the fridge and in the freezer. 

I make a batch, or even double up, and eat it throughout the week. 

In the fridge, they stay good for 4-5 days. Keep them in an air-tight container in the fridge and then lightly warm them up before eating.

They are absolutely perfect to freeze!

Cut them into squares and individually wrap them before freezing for a single-serving breakfast or snack. It’s such a life hack!

Then, simply heat it up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds (or until the desired temp) and enjoy! 

I think this might be our new favorite breakfast recipe! Let me know if it is going to be your and your family’s too! 

I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR CREATIONS! YOU CAN USE “TRIED IT” ON PINTEREST OR SHARE ON INSTAGRAM BY TAGGING #SHUANGYSEATS

a piece of vegan Samoas baked oatstopped with medjool dates syrup, vegan chocolate chips and shredded coconut

Other vegan breakfast recipes you should try:

1. Vegan Oatmeal Pancakes With Blueberries

2. Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

3. Creamy Vegan Chia Pudding

A plate with gluten free samoas baked oats topped with date syrup, coconut and vegan chocolate chips

Get the recipe:Samoas Baked Oats {made with flax egg}

These Samoas Baked Oats are soft, chewy, and sweet. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and nut free! Enjoy this baked oat version of the delicious girl scout cookie everyone loves!
5 stars (2 reviews)

Ingredients

Date syrup

  • 6 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Samoas Bakes Oats

  • Flax eggs, 2 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 4 tbsp of water
  • 1 1/4 cup canned full fat coconut milk, or lite
  • 1/3 cup date syrup
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut sugar **
  • 1/2 chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup coconut shreds, divided

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • To make the date syrup, add pitted Medjool dates and coconut milk to a high-speed blender and mix until smooth. Set aside. 
  • Combine flax seeds and water in a small bowl to make “flax eggs”. Set aside and let it sit to gel up for 5 minutes. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients – coconut milk, mashed ripe bananas, vanilla extract, flax eggs, and 1/3 cup of the date syrup. 
  • Add the dry ingredients – rolled oats, baking soda, salt, coconut sugar, ¼ cup coconut shreds, and 1/4 cup chocolate chips (save the rest of the coconut and chocolate chips for sprinkling) and combine well. 
  • Grease an 8×8 baking dish and pour the batter into it. 
  • Lastly, sprinkle the reminding chocolate chips on top of the unbaked Samoas batter. 
  • Bake the breakfast bars for 28-33 minutes.
  • Drizzle the remaining date syrup on top of the baked Samoas Baked Oates and sprinkle with the remainder of the shredded coconut. 
  • Enjoy! 

Notes

**The coconut sugar is optional. I have made it without any added sugar as well, and I think it is sweet enough with the date syrup added on top. However, you can also add more coconut sugar if you prefer a sweeter result as well. Add a few extra tablespoons of coconut sugar.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 29g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.