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This chocolate banana baked oatmeal is 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 postpartum meal prepped a few batches of our baked oatmeal for me when I had my baby, and it was such a lifesaver in those first few months. Not only is this chocolate banana baked oatmeal absolutely delish, it’s packed with whole grains and healthy fats, which make for a perfect breakfast or snack.
You’d find me eating a slice of this baked oatmeal with a cup of coffee in the morning, and even during those middle-of-the-night nursing sessions. Bonus — it tastes like a brownie.
Why you’ll love this chocolate baked oatmeal!
Healthy breakfast: You get a serving of fruit, whole grains, and healthy fats in this recipe.
Meal-prep or serve a crowd: Make a batch or two of this baked oatmeal and freeze some for later or serve a large group at one time.
Kid friendly: This baked oatmeal tastes like a brownie, without being too sweet and is kid-approved!
What You Need for Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Banana: we love using mashed banana in our baked oatmeal to add both moisture and flavor.
- Chocolate: we’re using a combination of cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips to make this recipe extra chocolate-y.
- Eggs: we have not tested this baked oatmeal with a flax egg.
- Rolled oats: can’t have baked oatmeal without oats! We’re using 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 baked oatmeal. The natural sweetness from both the chocolate and the banana add so much!
- Unsweetened almond milk: feel free to substitute for 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 oatmeal recipes, including this one. We do not recommend using steel cut oats.
Amp up the protein: This is a great recipe to add protein powder to. Simply, substitute in ¼ cup of chocolate protein powder for ¼ cup of the cocoa powder.
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Store your chocolate banana baked oatmeal in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. While you can leave it out overnight, it will last much longer in the fridge.
To freeze baked oatmeal, let it cool completely. Then tightly wrap each piece with a piece of tin foil and remove as much air as possible. Freeze for up to 3 months.
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Serve this baked oatmeal topped with fresh bananas, chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter.
If you’re looking to round out this breakfast with some sides, we recommend a cup of pour over coffee, our sunny side up eggs and a slice of crispy bacon 😀
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.