Double Chocolate Oat Flour Bread

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This double chocolate oat flour bread is the perfect recipe for weekend baking. It’s vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and even sugar free friendly! It’s one of the easiest (and tastiest!) chocolate breakfast or dessert recipes.

How can I make this double chocolate bread sugar free?

This recipe calls for pure maple syrup as the sweetener, but it can be substituted with a sugar free flavored maple syrup like this one from Lakanto if needed. It’s made from monk fruit and is sugar free. You can also use sugar free chocolate chips in this recipe. Both Lily’s and Let’s Bake Believe offer sugar free chocolate chips.

double chocolate oat flour bread

What ingredients do I need for this double chocolate bread?

This double chocolate bread requires just several simple ingredients. They are:

  • oat flour
  • ground flaxseed
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cocoa powder
  • chocolate chips
  • water or dairy free milk
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • olive oil (or coconut oil, melted)
  • pure vanilla extract

Where can I find dairy free chocolate chips?

Both Enjoy Life Foods and Hu Kitchen offer delicious dairy free chocolate chips. Enjoy Life Foods has white, semi-sweet, and dark dairy free chocolate chips. Hu Kitchen offers semi-sweet chocolate chips sweetened only with dates! If you want to try Hu Kitchen chocolate chips, use my code bigleybasics for 15% off.

Help, I don’t have unsweetened applesauce!

If you don’t have unsweetened applesauce, you can try using diary free yogurt, pumpkin puree, mashed banana, or nut butter as a substitute. I haven’t tried these substitutes in this recipe yet, but they are all common substitutes for applesauce in recipes.

double chocolate oat flour bread stacked

What if I don’t have oat flour?

If you don’t have oat flour on hand, that’s totally fine. You can easily make your own at home! To make homemade oat flour simply blend oats in a high speed blender (or process in a food processor). Blend/process until a flour consistency is reached and use the flour in this recipe.

Can I add another mix-in instead of chocolate chips?

If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, feel free to use another mix-in like chopped nuts or cranberries. Or just omit the chocolate chips entirely!

double chocolate oat flour bread overhead shot

How do I store this loaf?

I like to store this loaf on the counter for several days or in the fridge for up to a week. For long term storage, simply slice this loaf and store it in the freezer.

Ready to make this double chocolate oat flour bread? Get the recipe below!

Double Chocolate Oat Flour Bread

Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cook Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 review )


  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water or dairy free milk
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and grease an 8x5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. While the oven is preheating, whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, adding each one at a time.
  4. Once all of the dry ingredients are added, stir the batter well until it is smooth and there are no lumps.
  5. Gently stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with additional chocolate chips. Let the loaf sit for 15 minutes before baking.
  7. Bake the loaf for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  8. Once baked, let the chocolate bread cool completely in the pan.
  9. Once the bread is completely cooled, remove it from the pan and slice!


Store bread in an airtight container for up to 4 days on the counter, up to a week in the fridge, or freeze for 2-3 months.

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