This chocolate banana baked oatmeal it’s packed with whole grains, semi-sweet chocolate, and of course — bananas! It’s the perfect sweet breakfast recipe to serve a crowd or meal prep for easy breakfasts throughout the week.
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Lee and Linley’s Postpartum Meal made me a few batches of our baked oatmeal when I had my baby and it was such a lifesaver in those first few months. Not only is this Chocolate Banana Oatmeal absolutely delicious, but it’s packed with whole grains and healthy fats, making for a perfect breakfast or snack.
You would find me eating a slice of this baked oatmeal with a cup of coffee in the morning, even during those middle of the night nursing sessions. Bonus – it tastes like a brownie.
Because you’ll love this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal!
Healthy breakfast: You get a serving of fruit, whole grains, and healthy fats in this recipe.
Prepare a meal or serve a crowd: Make a batch or two of this baked oatmeal and freeze some for later, or serve a large group at once.
Child Friendly: This baked oatmeal tastes like a brownie, without being too sweet, and it’s kid-approved!
What you need for Chocolate Banana Oatmeal
- Banana: We like to use mashed banana in our baked oatmeal to add moisture and flavor.
- Chocolate: We use a combination of cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips to make this recipe extra chocolatey.
- Eggs: we haven’t tried this Flax Egg Baked Oatmeal.
- Oat flakes: I can’t have baked oatmeal without oats! We use rolled oats for this recipe, but old fashioned oats can also be used. Use certified GF oats to keep this recipe gluten-free.
- Maple & Vanilla Extract: all you need is a touch of sweetness from maple and vanilla extract for this Chocolate Banana Oatmeal. The natural sweetness from both the chocolate and banana adds so much!
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: Feel free to substitute any dairy-free milk if you prefer.
Store in the fridge or freezer: If you store your baked oatmeal in the refrigerator in an airtight container, it should last anywhere from 3-5 days. While you can leave it out on the counter, it will last much longer in the fridge or freezer. You can also freeze baked oatmeal for up to 3 months.
Most oats will work: You can use both rolled oats, old-fashioned oats, and quick-cooking oats in most baked oats recipes, including this one. We do not recommend using steel cut oats.
Boost the protein: This is a great recipe to add protein powder to. Simply substitute ¼ cup of chocolate protein powder for ¼ cup of cocoa powder.
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Store Chocolate Banana Oatmeal in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. While you can leave it overnight, it will last much longer in the fridge.
To freeze baked oatmeal, let it cool completely. Then wrap each piece tightly with a piece of aluminum foil and remove as much air as you can. Freeze for up to 3 months.
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Serve this baked oatmeal with fresh bananas, chocolate chips and a dollop of peanut butter.
If you want to finish off this breakfast with some sides, we recommend a cup of pour over coffee, our sunny side up eggs and a slice of crispy bacon 😀
Photo: The photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.