This Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is a delicious, healthy breakfast! Gluten free, simple to make, and so yummy! Perfect for meal prepping or a cozy morning at home!
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I feel like this is a breakfast that doesn’t really need much of an intro… Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal basically speaks for itself in the fact that it contains quite possibly the most epic food combo of all time: chocolate and peanut butter.
Chocolate and peanut butter are obviously an epic combo by themselves, but when you bake them in with warm cozy oatmeal… let’s just say they get even better!
Multiply that by the fact that this recipe only has 8 ingredients and takes 35 minutes to make and you’ve got an epic breakfast!
Baked oatmeal has been one of my favorite breakfasts for a while now.
I could bake the oatmeal on Sunday, and portion it out so I just had to pop it into the microwave and head out the door on busy mornings – it was awesome!
Let’s get into how to make baked oatmeal.
Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal:
To make Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal you’ll need:
There are also substitutions listed in the green shaded box below for you in case you want to change it up!
How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
Making this chocolate peanut butter baked oatmeal is so simple.
- Mix all your ingredients together in a big bowl
- Stir to combine
- Place in a glass 8×8 baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until it sets and is golden brown on top. Allow it to cool and slice!
Melty peanut butter, sweet chocolate, warm oatmeal… it’s basically the breakfast combo of the century, and you totally have to try it!
Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal Substitutions:
This baked oatmeal is super versatile. Sub in whatever ingredients you have on hand to make it, or get creative!
Skip the chocolate: Baked oatmeal is pretty flexible and you can make a lot of substitutions to it. If you want to skip the chocolate you can sub in fruit. I’d check out this Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal if you’re looking for a fruit oatmeal recipe!
Make it gluten free: make sure you’re using gluten free certified rolled oats.
Optional add ins: chopped nuts, more chocolate, shredded coconut, fresh fruit
Muffins: I haven’t tried making this in small muffin tins but I think it would work! You can probably decrease the cooking time by 5-10 minutes
How long can you keep baked oatmeal for?
Refrigerator: You can keep baked oatmeal stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Freezing: If you don’t plan to eat it before then, I would slice it, wrap into individual pieces and place them in the freezer. Then you can just quickly defrost when needed!
Storing/Serving Baked Oatmeal
Serving: This baked oatmeal is great to eat on its own, but you could also serve it with maple syrup/greek yogurt on top! I like to pair it with a slice of Sausage Egg Bake for a balanced breakfast or protein, carbs, and fat.
Storing: I would not store this baked oatmeal at room temp. It likely will get moldy or stale if you don’t refrigerate it.
This baked oatmeal will last in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Freezing: Bake, slice and freeze your oatmeal. You can individually wrap it to make it easier, or allow slices to freeze and then put them in a ziploc bag or container so they don’t stick together. Baked oatmeal will last about 3 months in the freezer.
Reheating baked oatmeal: You can reheat your baked oatmeal in the microwave for about a minute. It might get a little soggy in the microwave but it will still be delicious. You can also pop it in the toaster oven to help it get crispy!
Baked Oatmeal FAQ
Yes, you should refrigerate baked oatmeal. Because it has eggs and milk in it, it needs to be refrigerated to maintain its freshness.
Yes, it’s great to put peanut butter in oatmeal. It melts into the oats, adding lots of flavor and healthy fats!
Other healthy recipes with oats:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease an oven safe 8×8 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray
- In a mixing bowl, combine egg, almond milk, peanut butter, honey, melted coconut oil until combined. Stir in oatmeal, cinnamon and chocolate chips.
- Pour batter in greased baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked + starting to brown.
- Nut Butter: You can use cashew butter or almond butter instead of peanut butter if you prefer
- Skip the chocolate: Baked oatmeal is pretty flexible and you can make a lot of substitutions to it. If you want to skip the chocolate you can sub in fruit. I’d check out this Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal if you’re looking for a fruit oatmeal recipe!
- Honey: You can sub maple syrup for honey
- Make it vegan : sub egg for one flax egg, sub for , make sure to use a dairy free chocolate chip
- Make it gluten free: make sure you’re using gluten free certified rolled oats.
- Optional add ins: chopped nuts, more chocolate, shredded coconut, fresh fruit
- Milk: You can use dairy or non dairy milk in this recipe