Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

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Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is a sweet and healthy breakfast with old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and other pantry ingredients. 

Just like Banana Baked Oatmeal this simple make-ahead Breakfast Recipe is an easy, chewy oatmeal bake that’s ready to pop in the oven in just 10 minutes!

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal in pie plate with slice removed

CHOCOLATE CHIP BAKED OATMEAL

Baked oatmeal is such an excellent go-to breakfast recipe. Simply whisk the hearty and nutritious ingredients together. Then pour the baked oatmeal recipe into a baking dish, and wait for the oatmeal to bake while the wonderful smells fill your house. You’l have chocolatey, chewy oatmeal in just 45 minutes!

Oats are an excellent addition to any healthy diet. This baked oatmeal recipe is an alternative way to enjoy rolled oats, rather than making bowls upon bowls of oatmeal. 

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal in pie plate top-down view

Because this baked oatmeal uses oats and not all-purpose flour or any wheat flour it’s essentially gluten-free. Just be sure to check the labels to make sure there’s no cross-contamination.

If you’d like oatmeal even higher in fiber and lower in calories you can use steel-cut oats, instead of the old-fashioned oats in your recipe. Just remember, steel-cut oats absorb water slower, so your chewy chocolate chip oatmeal will take longer in the oven. 

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Make it a Dessert

Apart from being healthy, this recipe is delicious enough to become yours and your kids new favorite. The chocolate and honey make this baked oatmeal a real treat sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Instead of serving it for breakfast chewy baked oatmeal squares make an excellent alternative to less healthy desserts. Use the same ingredients in this oatmeal recipe to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or bake them in a muffin tin to make oatmeal cups. 

Serve this sweet oatmeal for your next brunch. Simply put out the baking dish, and topping options for people to serve themselves. One simple option, is sprinkling sugar over the top of the oats. Granulated sugar or brown sugar will probably taste best. You can also put out maple syrup, chocolate shavings, and fruit toppings.

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal in pie plate before cooking

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VARIATIONS ON CHOCOLATE CHIP BAKED OATMEAL

  • Maple Syrup:  If you prefer the rich flavor of maple syrup, you can use it for the sweetener in your baked oatmeal instead of the honey the recipe calls for. Mix 3 tablespoons of maple syrup with 2 tablespoons of white sugar to replace the honey. Maple syrup is thinner than honey, so you may need to add a little more oats and some other dry ingredients to get the right consistency. 
  • Chocolate Chips: Try exchanging the semisweet chocolate chips in your oatmeal for white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips, or some combination of them. 
  • Add-ins: Baked Oatmeal is a wonderfully versatile breakfast that you can change up with different mix-ins and toppings. Some ingredients you could try instead of or along with chocolate chips are fresh or frozen blueberries, pecans, almonds, or pepitas. If you use frozen blueberries run them under water before whisking them with the other ingredients to stop them turning the oat mixture blue. 
  • Dairy-Free: If you’re on a non-dairy diet exchange the milk in this recipe for oat milk, almond milk or any other plant based milk substitute. Depending on what kind you use, it can change the flavor. For example, if you’re using almond milk, buy unsweetened and unflavored almond milk, otherwise the almond milk could change the taste completely. Other than the milk, you’ll just have to exchange the chocolate chips for a dairy-free alternative. 
  • Oatmeal Cookies: Turn your oatmeal bake into a quick cookie recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Instead of pouring your ingredients into a baking dish separate them into spoonfuls on a non-stick sprayed cookie sheet. Bake your oatmeal cookies for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let the chocolate chip cookies cool and enjoy! You can also separate your baked oatmeal into a muffin tin to make oatmeal cups instead of chocolate chip cookies. 

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HOW TO STORE CHOCOLATE CHIP BAKED OATMEAL
  • Serve: Oatmeal will keep at room temperature for one to two days, if kept covered in a dry cool place. 
  • Store: If you have leftover Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal, it will be good in the fridge for 2-3 days. Let it cool to room temperature before covering and storing the oatmeal. 
  • Freeze: To freeze it for later, cut your oatmeal into serving size squares. Put them in a freezer bag separated with parchment paper. They’ll last for up to 4 months. To reheat your oatmeal squares, let them defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Eat them cold or pop them in the oven and bake until warmed through for a portable breakfast.

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal slice on plate with maple syrup

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Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Course: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is a sweet and healthy breakfast with old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, chocolate chips, and other pantry ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 1% milk , or oat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Lightly spray a 9" pie pan with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, milk, egg, honey and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Gently fold in chocolate chips then pour into pie pan.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: 212 calories, Calories: 212g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 120g, Calcium: 85g, Iron: 1.7g

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Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal in pie plate with slice removed

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