This baked oatmeal is sweet, soft, coconutty and mouth-watering. It melts in your mouth and makes for a perfect breakfast or dessert. It’s gluten-free.
Stuck for a delicious dessert to take to your next potluck? I’ve got the recipe for you! This is a healthy and tasty choice that the whole neighborhood will love.
Whether you’re serving adults or children, they’ll fall in love with this oatmeal bake.
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Ingredients and Substitutes
2 medium bananas – Mashed. Make sure the bananas are as ripe as possible
2 eggs – If you’d like a vegan version, use a flaxseed egg substitute.
1/3 cup honey – Natural sweetness is the right call for this dish. Maple syrup or white sugar can also work.
1/2 cup butter – Unsalted and melted. Margarine will also do in a pinch.
3/4 cup almond milk – Any milk or alternative milk will do here.
1 tsp vanilla extract – Warm and delicious, vanilla extract is an essential ingredient in this tasty bake.
1 tsp baking soda – Important for helping the bake rise, but don’t use too much!
1 tsp cinnamon – Also adds some warmth to the dish.
1/4 tsp salt – Cut through the sweetness with some cracked sea salt.
4 cups rolled oats – You can use a variety of oats here. It will change the texture a bit, but that’s it.
1/2 cup chocolate chips – The chips melt perfectly as the oatmeal bakes, which is why this is so tasty when served warm. Choose any chocolate that strikes your fancy.
1/4 cup shredded coconut
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
Step 1. Grab a large bowl and your bananas. It’s time to mash! Use a fork to mash your bananas into a chunky paste.
Step 2. On top of the bananas, add your cracked eggs, honey, butter, almond milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Step 3. Stir the mixture until just combined. Some banana chunks will stay in the mixture, but don’t worry, that just adds texture.
Step 4. Toss the rolled oats and chocolate chips into the same bowl. This is your chance to add any additional flavorings like nuts!
Step 5. Stir to combine, making sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed for the best bake.
Step 6. Transfer your mixture to a lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle liberally with coconut to create a delicious crunch!
Step 7. Bake your oatmeal at 350F (180C) for 27-30 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the edges have gone deliciously golden brown.
Step 8. Let your bake cool down a little bit before serving to make it easier to cut.
Just forty-five minutes later, your oatmeal bake is ready to enjoy! Enjoy this on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to spice things up on a warm day.
How to Store Baked Oatmeal?
The best thing about making an oatmeal bake is getting to enjoy the leftovers! But to get there, you have to know how to store it.
A baked oatmeal will keep in your fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. If you’d like it to last longer, wrap it securely and freeze it.
Defrost to room temperature and re-bake for five to ten minutes at 350F before enjoying out of the freezer.
Ways to Serve Baked Oatmeal
There are a few different ways to serve a delicious baked oatmeal! Here are a few suggestions:
- Enjoy a warm slice solo. The melted chocolate is one of the best parts of this dish.
- Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a touch of creaminess.
- Enjoy drizzled with some sweet fruit preserves to play off the natural sweetness.
- Drizzle with some melted chocolate sauce to crank the chocolate up a notch.
No matter how you serve it, you’ll absolutely love this baked oatmeal dessert.
Watch How to Make
Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a 7’’x11’’ baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mash bananas, crack in the eggs, and add honey, butter, almond milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix all of the ingredients.
- Add rolled oats and chocolate chips into a bowl. Combine well.
- Transfer the dough to the baking dish, level it out, and sprinkle over shredded coconut.
- Bake in the oven for 27-30 minutes. Let it cool down a little bit before serving.