Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on February 4, 2014

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Thank goodness mornings around our house aren’t too difficult. I’m not exactly a morning person.  I think I’ve become a morning person out of necessity, but some mornings take a little extra effort. Between packing lunches and getting everyone dressed and ready to be out the door for the bus stop including myself, breakfast kind of gets pushed to the back burner.  That’s where baked oatmeal comes in.

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

If you’ve never experienced baked oatmeal, you’re missing out. Go try it now.  It’s not the most time saving recipe ever, but the leftovers are what make this recipe amazing.   This recipe in particular is so good I even packed it in my sons lunch two days in a row(and there was disappointment on the third day when it was all gone). You see, the awesome thing about baked oatmeal is that it holds it’s shape once it’s cooled. You can of course scoop it while it’s hot and it’ll be just as delicious and amazing, but I really love baked oatmeal after it’s had a chance to sit in the fridge and then you can slice it into nice neat little squares.  And strangely enough it’s just a delicious cold as it is warmed up.  I highly recommend a square of this straight from the fridge on a really rushed morning.

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

After I added a dollop of Greek yogurt to mine I couldn’t help but think of how yummy a spoon full of peanut butter would taste on top of this oatmeal for breakfast. Mmm.  Next time I will be doubling the recipe for sure so it lasts a little longer, and will be adding peanut butter to my bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

But even just on it’s own I think you’ll fall in love with this oatmeal.  Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
 
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Yield: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 C old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 C milk(I prefer almond milk)
  • 1 C mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ C honey or pure maple syrup
  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • ½ C chopped walnuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish by lightly greasing.
  2. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and stir together well. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-38 minutes until golden. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
Notes
If you want to limit the amount of chocolate for breakfast feel free to just sprinkle the top with chocolate chips instead of mixing ½ cup in.

You can also add up to a half a cup of dried fruit to this if you'd like!

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

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1 Nicole Williams February 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

This sounds soooo good, I can’t wait to try it! Do you think it would be possible to mix everything up the night before and then just throw it in the oven in the morning?

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2 Heidi @ Food Doodles February 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I haven’t tried that, but yes, I have heard that it works! Let me know how it works :)

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3 Maryea {happy healthy mama} February 5, 2014 at 4:59 am

This looks perfect. Yes, I totally agree that baked oatmeal is ideal for the leftovers. Gotta make a big batch!
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4 Sharon February 5, 2014 at 8:36 am

Heidi, this looks so good! I love oatmeal and this is such a great way to cook it once and enjoy it all week! Great idea. :)
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5 Megan February 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Don’t you just love baked oatmeal – or boatmeal? It is so good right out of the oven, and even better the next day!
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6 Erin @ Texanerin Baking February 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

But what does baked oatmeal taste like? I don’t like oatmeal (the normal mushy kind). Does this taste just like a firmer version? Hmm. I can’t imagine what it’d taste like! I guess I should just try. ;)
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