This chocolate baked oatmeal offers a delightful texture that falls between baked oatmeal and cake! It serves as a tasty and sweet treat that is not only delicious but also healthy, making it a suitable choice for breakfast. Who says you can’t have chocolate in the morning? Embracing these nutritious chocolate baked oats is a fantastic way to kickstart your day with a flavorful and wholesome option!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This chocolate baked oatmeal takes only 5 minutes of prep time.
- Great for kids, picky eaters, and busy mornings.
- This baked oatmeal has a soft and moist texture.
- It is healthy enough for breakfast, but sweet enough for dessert.
- Kids and adults love it!
- This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
- It is naturally gluten-free and can be easily made dairy-free with dairy-free milk.
- This recipe contains only a little added sugar in the chocolate chips.
- Check out this Vegan Oatmeal for another delicious oatmeal recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutes
These are the ingredients and substitutions for this chocolate baked oatmeal recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the entire recipe.
Use rolled oats, not quick or instant oats. If you are gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats.
Use a ripe banana for the best flavor and texture. It should be brown spotted, not green.
One egg helps bind the batter together. We have not tried this recipe with an egg replacement, but applesauce may work.
Cocoa powder adds the chocolate flavor.
Use any type of milk. Both regular and dairy-free work well.
Baking powder helps this healthy baked oatmeal rise!
Top with sliced bananas and dark chocolate chips. This adds a sweet and gooey texture!
Taste & Texture
This delicious chocolate baked oatmeal has the perfect balance between the chewy texture of oats and the rich, decadent flavor of chocolate.
When baked correctly, the top will be crispy and slightly sweet, and the center will be warm, gooey, and melty.
The main flavors are banana and chocolate.
How to Make
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an oven-safe bowl or big ramekin with nonstick spray.
Add all of the ingredients except for the banana slices and chocolate chips to a blender. Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
Pour into the greased dish. Top with sliced bananas and chocolate chips.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the top is set.
Finally, remove this chocolate baked oatmeal from the oven. Serve!
Expert Tips for Success
Follow these tips and tricks to make the best chocolate baked oatmeal.
Blend the batter until creamy.
Use a ripe banana. Do not use a green banana. Look for one that is yellow with some brown spots.
Top with sliced bananas and chocolate chips. This adds the best flavor and texture on top!
Do not over bake.
For the best taste, eat immediately or soon after baking.
Flavor Variations & Add-Ins
While this classic chocolate baked oatmeal is delicious, you can elevate the experience with various flavor variations and add-ins. Here are a few ideas.
Add a dollop of peanut butter on top before baking.
Fold in some blueberries to the batter before baking.
Add some coconut flakes to the batter before baking.
How to Serve & Store
Serve this chocolate baked oatmeal hot and fresh from the oven!
It is great by itself or topped with peanut butter or almond butter.
For added protein, add a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.
This baked oatmeal is best eaten immediately. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Absolutely! Just replace the milk and egg with plant-based alternatives like almond milk and flaxseed eggs.
Rolled oats are the best option for this recipe. If you only have steel cut, that will alter the texture.
Yes, you can save time in the morning by preparing the batter the night before. Just cover it tightly and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, simply pour the batter into a baking dish, add the sliced bananas and chocolate chips, and bake according to the instructions.
Absolutely! This recipe is easily scalable, so you can double or triple the ingredients to accommodate a larger gathering or to meal prep for the week.
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