One of the reasons that I love sharing baked oatmeal recipes is because even non-oatmeal eaters love it. I have lost count of all the emails and comments I have received over the years from readers thanking me for making their oatmeal hating family member love oatmeal.
It really is one of the best ways to serve oatmeal!
Because baked oatmeal recipes are some of the most popular recipes on my site, and because my family eats baked oatmeal often this time of year, I love coming up with new versions of it.
I like experimenting with different flavors and combinations. I realized recently that I had several versions that I had not shared with you and knew I had to fix that. Especially since baked oatmeal is a great holiday breakfast.
It is an easy breakfast to serve a crowd because you can make several pans of different flavors and everyone will have a version they enjoy.
The version I am sharing today, chocolate banana baked oatmeal, is simply my banana baked oatmeal recipe with chocolate added.
Now, I will totally admit that my family often adds chocolate chips to my banana baked oatmeal, but today we are adding two kinds of chocolate to it. Cocoa and chocolate chips.
So, this recipe is not the healthiest of baked oatmeal recipes. But it is so good! It makes a great special treat breakfast that everyone is sure to love.
It is also a delicious way to use up some of those overripe bananas that you may have on your counter.
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Curious how baked oatmeal can be made ahead and frozen? Be sure to check out my tips for freezing baked oatmeal.
Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal
Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal takes the classic combination of bananas and chocolate and combines them in a delicious breakfast.
- 3 cups quick cooking oats ( Use gluten free quick cooking oats for gf version )
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup mashed banana or about 3 bananas
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Mix all ingredients together and stir well.
- Spread in a greased 9x13 pan.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
- If you like it a little crunchy on top cook for a few minutes longer.
- If desired serve with warm milk poured over top.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 25gProtein: 9g
Yummy!! Looks amazing!! 🙂
This looks so good! Cannot wait to try it. I usually make baked oatmeal as muffins so I can freeze for individual portions. This reminds me of my favorite baked chocolate oatmeal cookies. Mmmm. Oh the possibilities….:)
I love making baked oatmeal as muffins. I have done it many times with this recipe. It works great. I hope that you enjoy it!
Mary I Thomas
If I wanted to make this but have no bananas, do I need to substitute something in for them, or just leave them out? Thanks!
I am not sure it would be the same without the bananas. The bananas add texture and moisture. However, I have a lot of other baked oatmeal recipes that do not require bananas. They are listed in this post with other baked oatmeal tips. I think I have around 20 different baked oatmeal recipes, so hopefully, you can find one to try. https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/baked-oatmeal/
Mary I Thomas
oh okay I will just find another! Thank you!
Apple sauce would probably work fine, but I am just not sure how it would taste with the chocolate.