Mix the ingredients in 5 minutes and let the oven do the rest to enjoy a warm and chocolatey baked oatmeal bowl.
Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Recipe
A bowl of chocolatey goodness packed with all the nutrition of oats is how I like to start my day! This Chocolate Baked Oatmeal recipe is delicious, filling, and warm, and it just takes 5 minutes to mix all together and let the oven do the hard work for you.
There’s something about oats for breakfast that makes me want to find more ways to enjoy it. And this recipe, my friends, will rock your world! It’s as simple as combining ingredients and baking. Plus, you can save time the night before by getting a few steps ahead and finishing the next morning.
Leftovers solve breakfast the next days, so you only have to worry about reheating these baked oats for a minute and adding your favorite toppings. Amazing!
Is Baked Oatmeal Healthy?
Chocolate baked oatmeal has all the health benefits and nutrients of oats and it’s made with real and wholesome ingredients, like milk and banana, yielding a tasty breakfast that is also good for you.
What makes this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal ridiculously tasty? Just simple and real ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. You’ll need:
- Milk: oats need to soak liquid. Use any dairy or non-dairy milk.
- Banana: adds natural sweetness and more nutrition.
- Butter: adds moisture and flavor.
- Maple syrup: to sweeten the oats. You can swap it for honey.
- Egg: to bind the ingredients.
- Vanilla: adds dessert-like flavor!
- Old-fashioned oats: their texture yields better results. I don’t recommend quick or steel-cut oats for this recipe.
- Cocoa powder: adds a deep chocolate flavor.
- Baking powder: helps to raise the oats a little bit.
- Salt: it enhances all these delicious flavors.
- Chocolate chips: add them to find melted chocolate in every bite!
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
Baked Oats Ingredients Substitutions
If you need to make this breakfast allergy-friendly, here is how to turn this chocolate baked oatmeal into a dairy-free and/or egg-free recipe:
- Milk: you can use any unsweetened non-dairy milk, like almond, rice, or oat milk.
- Butter: coconut oil or vegan butter makes a good 1:1 substitution.
- Egg: swap it for egg flax by mixing 1 tablespoon ground flax with 3 tablespoons warm water. Wait until a gel-like mixture forms, about 10 minutes.
How to Make Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
In 5 minutes, you can prep a recipe you can enjoy for up to 5 days. That’s what I call a convenient breakfast! Make it by:
Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a square 9×9 baking pan.
- Blend wet ingredients
In a blender, add the milk, banana, melted butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Mix dry ingredients
In a large bowl, combine the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, and with a wooden spoon, combine.
Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared baking dish, and distribute the oats evenly in the pan with the spoon. Top with chocolate chips and incorporate them in the batter, leaving a few on top for some chocolatey goodness.
Bake for 30 minutes until the oatmeal in the middle has set. Remove from the oven.
Serve with a drizzle of peanut butter and your favorite toppings.
Watch this video to see how it’s made!
Can you make Chocolate Baked Oatmeal ahead of time?
This recipe is perfect to meal prep breakfast the night before and enjoy it for up to 4 days! How? Combine the dry ingredients in the baking dish. Then, place the wet ingredients in the blender jar, blend, and refrigerate the mix overnight.
The next morning, pour the wet mix into the baking dish and combine it with the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips to the batter and bake. A warm dish of goodness will come out of the oven for the most delicious breakfast!
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Chocolate Baked Oatmeal leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. To reheat, microwave each portion in a bowl for 1 minute until warm –sometimes, I like to add a little milk since oats get denser when they cool. This oatmeal does not freeze well.
Best Baked Oats Toppings
A spoonful of this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal and you won’t crave anything else. BUT… this can always get better! Here are some delicious oatmeal topping ideas:
- Peanut butter
- Whipped cream
- Greek yogurt
- Sliced banana
- Sliced strawberries
- A splash of cold milk
- Chopped nuts
Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipes
If you can’t get enough of baked oats for breakfast, I feel you. That’s why I have more healthy and delicious recipes for you, like my 5-star Blueberry Baked Oatmeal. Yummy! This Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal recipe and this one with cranberries are Thanksgiving classics at my place, but I know you’ll want to enjoy them year-round!
Chocolate Baked Oatmeal (5 min prep)
- 2 cups milk, any
- 1 large banana
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a square 9×9 baking pan.
- In a blender, add the milk, banana, melted butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
Measure the dry ingredients:
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, and with a wooden spoon, combine.
- Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared baking dish, and distribute the oats evenly in the pan with the spoon. Top with chocolate chips and incorporate them in the batter, leaving a few on top for some chocolatey goodness.
- Bake for 30 minutes until the oatmeal in the middle has set. Remove from the oven.
- Serve with a drizzle of peanut butter and your favorite toppings.