This Brownie Baked Oatmeal sounds like a treat, but it’s a healthy breakfast that the entire family will eat, including all of your picky kids. Not only does it come together quickly, but it can also be used a quick meal prep for the entire week.
Story Behind the Brownie Baked Oatmeal
I love oatmeal. In fact, I went about 2 years straight eating oatmeal for breakfast every day. Every morning, I would exercise and then cook up a bowl of protein oats. Maybe it doesn’t sound good to you, but when you add Offbeat Butters to anything, it automatically becomes gold.
At some point, I couldn’t bring myself to eat another bowl of oatmeal. I just couldn’t eat it anymore. I tried multiple times, but I guess I had just eaten it so much that I got tired of it. Although I couldn’t eat a bowl of protein oats anymore, I could down some baked oatmeal.
In fact, one of my favorite baked oatmeal recipes is this Berry Baked Oatmeal. The combinations of berries and cinnamon not only make your house smell amazing, but it tastes incredible. The Berry Baked Oatmeal is also another great recipe if you are looking for a breakfast to meal prep.
While we were waiting for our visas to Portugal to come, we stayed a month in Virginia with family. It was fun, and we made a lot of great memories. However, I found it difficult not being in my own kitchen. One morning, I just had to have a hot breakfast that wasn’t pancakes. I decided that I would do a baked oatmeal. There was a similar vegan recipe on pinterest that I saw. Since I am not a vegan though, I found a way to make it work for what my family likes.
And let me tell you, my family LOVES this baked oatmeal. Even my pickiest of eaters. I don’t know if it’s my favorite Quaker Oats, the yummy chocolate, or that I let them eat however much they want, but they love it!
You probably already have all the ingredients on hand, so go whip yourself up a batch of Brownie Baked Oatmeal and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast on me.
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Brownie Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups milk (almond, coconut, or cow's milk)*
- ½ cup honey
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips (divided)
- Preheat the oven to 350° degrees.
- Grease an 8×8 pan and set aside.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the milk, egg, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla with a whisk.
- Dump in the remaining ingredients, keeping some of the chocolate chips aside to place on top. Mix together until well incorporated. Pour into your prepared pan.
- Sprinkle a few remaining chocolate chips on top if you desire.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes. If you like it less firm, you may take it out earlier.
- We like to serve it will whipped cream on the top, while others in my family like to pour milk over the top.
- I have tried this recipe with almond, coconut, and whole cow's milk. I have had success with each type of milk and little to no change in flavor.