For a simple and healthy breakfast idea, try this baked oatmeal with chocolate chips recipe. Ideal for the whole family!
This recipe was inspired by The Best Healthy Chocolate Baked Oats Recipe, A 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, Easy Baby Oatmeal and 13 Baby & Toddler Oatmeal Recipes.
- Healthy Breakfast Recipe
- Easy Oatmeal Recipe
- Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oats Ingredients
- How To Make Healthy Baked Oatmeal With Chocolate Chips - Step-by-step
- Baked Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Add-ins and Serving Ideas
- Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oats Storage
- More Oats Recipes
- Easy And Healthy Baked Oatmeal With Chocolate Chips
Healthy Breakfast Recipe
Oatmeal is always a good idea for breakfast. Or even a quick snack if you want it. Add some old-fashioned oats with some milk (dairy or non-dairy milk) and a few add-ins and you have yourself a quick and simple meal that the whole family will love.
Mornings are usually quite busy in most households, even if it is a weekend, so having a few easy recipes with wholesome ingredients is just about the thing you need to make them a little bit easier. And this healthy baked oatmeal recipe with chocolate chips can easily be added to that list.
Easy Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal and baked oatmeal is actually quite easy to make. Choose your type of oats, choose your liquid, add-ins to give some extra taste and either cook on the stove or put into the oven for a baked version. Not only are they a quick breakfast but baked oatmeal can also be a healthy snack. And if you add some mini chocolate chips, there will not be a kid to refuse it.
Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oats Ingredients
To make this banana chocolate chip baked oats recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- oats: you can use old fashioned oats, rolled oats, quick cooking oats or quick oats here. I usually use quick cooking oats as I find those the most versatile ones and almost always have them at home
- chocolate chips: to ensure that I really am using the best ingredients for my family, whenever possible I like to choose dark chocolate chip. It has a somewhat lower amount of added sugar and more flavonoids, the compounds that keep your heart healthy
- baking powder: my almost-always leavening agent of choice - helps the oatmeal to slightly raise. But you can substitute with baking soda if you want
- cinnamon: adds that extra taste to your baked oatmeal with chocolate chip so I would recommend not skipping it
- salt: enhances the flavor of the other ingredients. My salt of choice - himalayan salt
- egg: to help the ingredients bind together, you will want to add an egg. If you're really considerate about your nutrition and health, then I recommend going for the free range or organic options
- mashed banana: as the most natural sweetener to baked recipes, I like to use mashed bananas. For the sweetest taste, the bananas should be ripe or even overripe. So almost black from the outside
- milk: cow's milk is the liquid I most often use for baked oatmeal as I find it gives that bit of a creaminess. But when I'm out or I feel we need a change, I will also go for non-dairy milk options such as oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk or even coconut milk at times
- coconut oil: similarly to milk, coconut oil is my choice for a fat component in baking recipes. Make sure you are measuring melted coconut oil when adding the ingredients to the recipe
- honey: this is an optional ingredient and I always say to add it if you find that the mashed bananas don't bring enough sweetness to the baked oatmeal. For us, along with the chocolate chips, the bananas are sufficient and we rarely add honey but if your bananas are barely ripe or underripe then adding honey or another liquid sweetener like pure maple syrup or agave syrup might be a good idea
- vanilla extract: also an optional ingredient but it does enhance the flavor of the oatmeal so I do recommend to try it
How To Make Healthy Baked Oatmeal With Chocolate Chips - Step-by-step
To make this healthy baked oatmeal with chocolate chips recipe, follow these simple steps:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Gently grease an 5x7 inch inches (13 x 18 centimeters) pan or line with parchment paper.
2. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips.
4. Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix gently with a silicone spatula or a whisk.
5. Gently add the chocolate chips and fold into the oatmeal batter. Leave a few chocolate chips to add on top.
6. Pour into the pan and even the surface with your spatula and add the remaining chocolate chips.
7. Bake for about 35 minutes.
8. Once baked, allow to cool in the pan.
9. Slice once cooled and serve.
Baked Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Add-ins and Serving Ideas
For a simple twist to this baked chocolate chip oatmeal recipe, try the following add-ins or serving ideas.
Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Add-Ins:
- add some chopped nuts into the batter along with the chocolate chips
- add some shredded coconut at the time of adding the dark chocolate chips
- stir in some berries such as blueberries or raspberries as well as add some on top before baking
Healthy Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Serving Ideas:
- serve alongside some fresh fruit
- serve spread with nut butters such as almond butter, cashew butter or even seed butter
- serve with some whipped cream
Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oats Storage
If you have some leftover banana chocolate chip baked oats or you simply want to make ahead of time, once baked cut into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for about a day or in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can also store in the freezer for about 3 months but for this I would recommend storing in silicone bags.
Before serving, make sure to heat up or thaw. This can be done at room temperature for a few hours or for a quicker option, in the microwave or oven on a defrost option.
Absolutely, the only thing that will change is the baking time. Probably would be about 10 minutes shorter but to be on the safe side do check with a toothpick in the middle of your muffins cups before taking out of the oven.
You can use an egg substitute such as flax-egg instead of an egg. To substitute one egg you would need 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix and leave for about 5 minutes until you have a gelatinous texture that you can add to your wet ingredients.
Yes they are. They are one of the best grains you can have at home and use in recipes. Not only are they so versatile and can be used in numerous different recipes but they are also packed with fiber and essential nutrients that keep your body going.
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Easy And Healthy Baked Oatmeal With Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup oats rolled, quick oats, quick-cooking oats
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- pinch salt
- 1 egg free-range or organic
- 1 cup milk dairy or non-dairy milk
- 2 bananas overripe, mashed
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 1 tablespoon honey optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Gently grease an 5x7 inch inches (13 x 18 centimeters) pan or line with parchment paper.
- Mix all the wet ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips.
- Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix gently with a silicone spatula or a whisk.
- Gently add the chocolate chips and fold into the oatmeal batter. Leave a few chocolate chips to add on top.
- Pour into the pan and even the surface with your spatula and add the remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake for about 35 minutes.
- Once baked, allow to cool in the pan.
- Slice once cooled and serve.