Feb 28, 2023

Brownie Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that satisfies your sweet tooth with craveable chocolate flavor? Look no further than this Brownie Baked Oatmeal recipe!

Packed with wholesome ingredients like oatmeal, almond milk, and banana, this dish is a great way to start your day off on the right foot.
Brownie Baked Oatmeal in a white ramekin with spoon lifting out a chocolaty bite
Not only is this recipe easy to make and delicious to eat, but it's also packed with ingredients that are good for you.

Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and can help keep you feeling full throughout the morning.

Almond milk is a good source of calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin E, while bananas provide potassium and other essential nutrients. Plus, unsweetened cocoa powder is a rich source of antioxidants.

In addition to being a great breakfast option, this brownie baked oatmeal can also be enjoyed as a dessert or snack. It's a versatile recipe that's sure to become a favorite in your household.
Fresh and wholesome ingredients for making delectable Brownie Baked Oatmeal - Rolled oats, almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and more


  • Old fashioned rolled oats - quick oats will work too
  • Almond milk - use your favorite milk
  • Banana - if you prefer a strong banana flavor, use 2 bananas
  •  Unsweetened cocoa
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Baking powder - make sure your are using baking powder, not baking soda
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • Optional - Semi-sweet chocolate chips - dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips work well too

Step-by-Step Instructions (see printable recipe below)

Prep - Preheat oven and prep baking dishes
Blending ingredients for making Brownie Baked Oatmeal - rolled oats, almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and more

Blend - Combine first 8 ingredients and blend about 30 to 60 seconds
Pouring the Brownie Baked Oatmeal mixture into baking dish - ready to be baked to perfection

Fill - Pour mixture into ramekin baking dishes or 8x8 pan
Sprinkling chocolate chips on Brownie Baked Oatmeal mixture before baking - get ready for a decadent treat!

Bake - Top with chocolate chips and bake 20-25 minutes until firm.
Cooling down freshly baked Brownie Baked Oatmeal - Delicious aroma filling the air

Cool - 5-10 minutes
Savoring the rich flavor of Brownie Baked Oatmeal - A delicious an nutritious breakfast option

Serve - Enjoy!

Topping ideas

Here are some delicious topping options to take your brownie baked oatmeal to the next level:
  • Sliced bananas or strawberries
  • Chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • Whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
  • Greek yogurt or almond yogurt
  • Peanut butter or almond butter drizzle
  • Granola or crunchy cereal
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chocolate syrup or caramel sauce
  • Fresh mint leaves
Feel free to mix and match these toppings or come up with your own creative ideas to customize your brownie baked oatmeal. The possibilities are endless!

Tasty Mix-in Ideas

  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
  • Dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, chopped dates)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Peanut butter or your favorite nut butter (1/4 cup)
Individual servings of delicious Brownie Baked Oatmeal - perfectly baked in ramekins

Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe

This brownie baked oatmeal recipe is gluten-free, provided that you use gluten-free oats. Oats themselves are gluten-free, but they can sometimes be cross-contaminated with wheat, barley, or rye during processing. So, it's important to look for oats that are certified gluten-free to ensure that they are safe to consume if you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.

Dairy Free Recipe

We use almond milk in this brownie baked oatmeal, which is a popular non-dairy milk option that works well in baking. This oatmeal breakfast recipe can be made with regular milk too, but to keep it dairy-free be sure to use a non-dairy milk alternative such as almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.

To make sure the recipe is completely dairy-free, be sure to check the labels on your ingredients, such as the chocolate chips, to make sure they do not contain any milk or milk-derived ingredients. If you want to add a topping to the oatmeal, consider using non-dairy whipped cream or coconut whipped cream.

By making these substitutions, you can enjoy a delicious dairy-free version of this brownie baked oatmeal recipe.
Pouring almond milk into blender to make dairy free Brownie Baked Oatmeal - Adding a nutritious touch to the recipe

Vegan Recipe

This brownie baked oatmeal recipe can be made vegan by making sure you use vegan chocolate chips or omitting the chocolate chips altogether. The recipe does not call for any eggs or dairy products, making it a great option for vegans or those who follow a plant-based diet. As always, be sure to check the labels on your ingredients to make sure they are truly vegan.

Make Ahead Meal Prep

Brownie baked oatmeal is a perfect make-ahead meal prep recipe that can save you time and effort during busy mornings. This delicious and healthy breakfast option can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer for easy meal planning.

By making a big batch of brownie baked oatmeal, you can have a filling breakfast that's ready to go whenever you need it. Plus, this recipe is easy to customize with different mix-ins and toppings, so you can keep things interesting and never get bored with your breakfast.

To store, allow to cool completely before covering tightly or transferring to an airtight container such as a resealable plastic bag. You can keep this recipe in the refrigerator for up to five days.

How to Freeze

You can also freeze the brownie baked oatmeal for later. To freeze, let it cool completely, cut it into individual portions and wrap each portion in plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to 2-3 months.

How to Reheat

When you're ready to reheat your brownie baked oatmeal, simply remove it from the fridge or freezer and microwave it until it's heated through. If you froze the oatmeal, it may take a little longer to reheat, so adjust the cooking time as needed.

Note: the texture of the oatmeal may change slightly after it has been refrigerated or frozen, but it will still taste great!
Adding optional protein powder to blender for Brownie Baked Oatmeal - Boosting the nutritional value of your breakfast

Can I add protein powder to this recipe?

Yes, you can certainly add protein powder to this brownie baked oatmeal recipe to increase the protein content of your breakfast. Adding protein powder can help you stay full and satisfied longer, and it can also be a great way to refuel after a workout.

To add protein powder to the recipe, simply mix it in with the other dry ingredients before blending everything together. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe slightly depending on the type of protein powder you're using, as some protein powders can thicken the mixture.

Keep in mind that adding protein powder may change the flavor and texture of the oatmeal slightly, so start with a small amount and adjust to your taste. You can also experiment with different types and flavors of protein powder until you find one that you like.

Overall, adding protein powder to this brownie baked oatmeal recipe is a great way to make a delicious and nutritious breakfast that can help you meet your protein needs.

More Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes

Brownie Baked Oatmeal
Breakfast, snack, dessert
Yield: 5
Author: Life Tastes Good
Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min
This is the only brownie baked oatmeal recipe you will ever need. Rich and fudgy, it's the ultimate in easy breakfast recipes.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray five 6 ounce ramekins with cooking spray on the bottom and sides. Alternately, use an 8x8 pan.
  2. Combine 2 cups oats, 1 1/2 cups almond milk, 1 banana, 3 Tbsp cocoa powder, 3 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, & 1/2 tsp salt in a Nutribullet, food processor, or blender. Blend until combined. About 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. Fill your prepared ramekins and sprinkle each with a few chocolate chips.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


  1. Old fashioned oats is best, but you may substitute quick oats
  2. Substitute your favorite milk as needed
  3. 1 banana gives a nice banana flavor that doesn't overpower. Use 2 bananas for a stronger banana flavor
  4. Instead of individual ramekins, you can use an 8x8 square pan and then cut into squares like you would brownies. I recommend lining the 8x8 pan with parchment paper for easy lifting out of the pan and easy cleanup too
  5. Substitute dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips if you prefer

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

5.38 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.17 g

Carbs (grams)

32.85 g

Fiber (grams)

3.54 g

Net carbs

29.32 g

Sugar (grams)

15.69 g

Protein (grams)

3.61 g

Sodium (milligrams)

420.61 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg

Nutrition label disclaimer: Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and food preparation. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful.

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