Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Last Updated on September 23, 2022 by Kayla Berman

Brownie Baked Oatmeal is an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast recipe! Made with bananas, cashew butter, cocoa powder, rolled oats, and chocolate chips … this oatmeal has an ooey-gooey texture, a rich chocolate flavor, and is full of healthy fats and complex carbs. It is the perfect make ahead meal prep breakfast for chocolate lovers!

brownie baked oatmeal

Rich & Chocolatey Healthy Breakfast

If you have a sweet tooth like me, you have got to be having oatmeal for breakfast. Now you may already be doing this, but if not. You are missing out!

The whole grain full of healthy carbs can be turned into decadently delicious breakfast recipes. They are the perfect way to enjoy a morning meal that tastes like dessert!

Like my strawberry cheesecake overnight oats, single serve pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal, or apple pie oatmeal.

But Baked Brownie Oatmeal might just be the best option yet. It is full of rich chocolate flavor, has an ooey-gooey texture, and is absolutely delicious.

Plus it is still good-for-you! It is made with all healthy ingredients and is full of fiber, healthy fats, and complex carbs. It is sure to satisfy you all morning!

Now if all this talk of brownies is making you crave a real deal batch of brownies check out some of my favorites – Tahini Brownies, Mini Fudge Brownie Bites, or S’mores Brownies.

baked brownie oatmeal

Ingredients

Vegan Brownie Oatmeal is made with all wholesome, simple ingredients! It is sure to keep you full and satisfied all morning long.

Ingredient Notes

  • Banana: This baked oatmeal is mainly naturally sweetened with banana! You will need 2 spotty and ripe ones.
  • Cashew Butter: Cashew butter adds a perfect creamy texture here. I love using this nut butter for its neutral taste! Add 1/4 cup.
  • Almond Milk: The liquid of choice here is vanilla unsweetened almond milk. 1 1/4 cup is perfect.
  • Pure Maple Syrup: A touch of maple syrup adds the perfect sweetness to this morning meal. It is a refined sugar free option, which I love. Use 1/4 cup!
  • Oats: Can’t have oatmeal without oats! You will need 2 cups rolled oats.
  • Cocoa Powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder provides that rich chocolate flavor that every brownie needs. Add 1/4 cup.
  • Chocolate Chips: Melty, delicious chocolate chips truly bring this recipe to a whole new level. I used 1/3 cup semi sweet chips.
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp vanilla extract adds that classic sweet treat taste.
  • Baking Powder: 2 tsp baking powder gives this dish a wonderful texture.
  • Salt: Lastly add a little bit of salt, 1/4 tsp, to balance out the flavors.

Substitutions & Additions

This recipe is actually quite customizable! You can substitute and add according to your preferences or what you have on hand.

Milk: Any type of milk that you enjoy will work in this recipe. Like coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or even dairy milk. Whatever your milk of choice is!

Oats: Again, any kind of oats can be used in this recipe. I used rolled, but old fashioned or quick oats should work perfectly as well.

Nut Butter: I love using cashew butter here for its neutral taste, but it could be swapped with any nut or seed butter. Like peanut butter, almond butter, or tahini!

Maple Syrup: Maple syrup could be replaced with another liquid sweetener. Perhaps honey or agave nectar.

Chocolate Chips: I use and love semi sweet chips here, but you could use milk, white, or dark chocolate chips too. You can also use dairy-free chocolate chips if needed.

brownie oats ingredients

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How To Make This Recipe

This brownie baked oats recipe is quite easy to make!

It is perfect to prepare in the beginning of the week and then have a delicious and healthy breakfast ready to go every morning.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Set the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: Next add the wet ingredients – mashed bananas, cashew butter, almond milk, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.  Combine.

baked oatmeal wet ingredients

Step 3: Then add in the dry ingredients – oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Combine.

brownie oatmeal wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

Step 4: Stir in the chocolate chips.

brownie oatmeal mixture

Step 5: Transfer the oatmeal brownie batter mixture to a prepared baking dish.  Spread evenly.  Optional: Top with more chocolate chips.

brownie oatmeal in a baking dish before baking

Step 6: Bake for 25 minutes.

Step 7: Remove from the oven, cool, and cut into squares.

Step 8: Serve and enjoy!

brownie oatmeal in a baking dish after baking

Expert Tips

Top with extra chocolate chips. Because more chocolate is always better!

Let the baked oatmeal cool thoroughly before cutting it. If cut too soon it may fall apart slightly.

Add some extra mix-ins for flavor or nutrition.

  • Flavor: Nuts, shredded coconut, peanut butter, fresh fruit, etc.
  • Nutrition: Protein powder, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.
brownie baked oatmeal cut into slices

Frequently Asked Questions

Is baked oatmeal healthy?

I am not a dietician or nutritionist, but yes! In my opinion baked oatmeal is a very healthy breakfast option.

This breakfast is packed with complex carbohydrates from the oats and banana and healthy fat from the cashew butter. Plus it is refined sugar free and easily made vegan or gluten free!

It is sure to keep you full and satisfied all morning long.

How to best store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 1 week!

Can I meal prep this recipe?

Totally! Brownie baked oats are super easy to meal prep.

Simply prepare the whole recipe on Sunday or at the beginning of the week and store as instructed above. You can re-heat on a busy morning and have breakfast ready in under 5 minutes.

How to serve baked brownie oatmeal?

I love to enjoy this baked oatmeal both cold straight from the fridge and warmed up in the microwave.

Either way I top with nut butter, fruit, and a drizzle of honey. It is truly delicious and makes a perfect breakfast!

Can I freeze baked oatmeal?

Yes! Transfer the cut slices to a freezer safe bag or container and place in the freezer.

It will keep for a couple of months.

slice of chocolate oatmeal with cashew butter and banana on top

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chocolate baked oatmeal in a baking dish

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Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Brownie Baked Oatmeal is an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast recipe! Made with bananas, cashew butter, cocoa powder, rolled oats, and chocolate chips … this oatmeal has an ooey-gooey texture, a rich chocolate flavor, and is full of healthy fats and complex carbs. It is the perfect make ahead meal prep breakfast for chocolate lovers!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

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  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Next add the wet ingredients – mashed bananas, cashew butter, almond milk, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.  Combine.
  3. Then add in the dry ingredients – oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Combine.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the oatmeal mixture to a prepared baking dish.  Spread evenly.  Optional: Top with more chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cut into squares.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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