It’s been fooooorever since I’ve made baked oatmeal! Since final fall’s Sweet Potato Casserole model, I imagine. Anyway, I’ve been craving that peanut butter and chocolate these days, so as a substitute of constructing a full blown dessert, I made a decision to work these flavors right into a baked oatmeal. This Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal is tremendous wealthy and scrumptious with out being overly candy. In truth, it solely has 1/four cup brown sugar for your complete dish! The remainder of the sweetness comes from mashed bananas, which additionally maintain the baked oatmeal good and moist. I wish to maintain my baked oatmeals with only a mild kiss of sweetness, so in the event you’re on the lookout for one thing extra on the dessert stage, contemplate doubling the sugar.
If you’re new to the baked oatmeal membership, let me say first that the feel is not crunchy like granola (a standard false impression when wanting on the images). It’s a moist semi-solid, much like bread pudding. Baked oatmeal makes an excellent reheatable breakfast for the week and it even freezes nice in the event you simply desire a portion on occasion. You can eat it chilly, warmed up, or with a splash of milk over prime. It’s completely as much as you. It does should be refrigerated after baking, although.
Remember how cocoa puffs would flip the milk within the backside of your bowl into chocolate milk? This kinda does that. 😀 Hello childhood!
Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal
Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal
This Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal is an indulgent-yet-healthy breakfast with wealthy chocolatey goodness and only a trace of sweetness.
mashed ripe bananas (about Three medium bananas)
pure peanut butter
unsweetened cocoa powder
old style rolled oats*
pure peanut butter (for topping)
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Mash the bananas nicely, then place them in a big mixing bowl together with the egg, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Whisk till the combination is usually easy (there could also be small items of banana).
Add the milk to the chocolate banana combination, after which whisk till easy once more. Add the dry rolled oats after which stir till mixed.
Pour the oat combination right into a 2-Three quart casserole dish coated with non-stick spray. Drizzle the remaining 2 Tbsp peanut butter over the oats and drag a knife via to create swirls. If wanted, heat the peanut butter barely to make it runny sufficient to drizzle over the oats.
Bake the oats within the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Serve heat, or refrigerate till able to eat.
*Do not substitute metal lower oats on this recipe and I counsel towards utilizing “quick” oats. Plain rolled oats will work, however will give barely much less texture than old style, which are usually a bit chunkier.
Step by Step Photos
Begin by preheating the oven to 375ºF. Mash Three to four bananas till you might have 1.5 cups of banana mash.
Place the mashed banana in a big mixing bowl together with 1 massive egg, 1/four cup pure peanut butter, 1/four cup brown sugar, 1/Three cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Whisk these components collectively till they’re pretty easy.
Add 2 cups entire milk to the combination and whisk till easy once more. You could have some small chunks of banana and that’s okay.
Finally, stir Three cups old style rolled oats into the batter till every thing is nicely mixed.
Pour the oat combination right into a 2-Three quart casserole dish coated with non-stick spray. Drizzle 2 Tbsp extra pure peanut butter over the oat combination. You could must heat the peanut butter to get it runny sufficient to drizzle.
I wish to drizzle it in skinny traces going horizontally, then drag a knife in the wrong way just a few instances to create delicate swirls. Bake the oatmeal within the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes the Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal will look a bit extra like this and your own home will scent AMAZING. Now you possibly can dig in, or refrigerate it for later.
Baked oatmeal is definitely actually good each heat AND chilly.
But my favourite method to eat it’s warmed with chilly milk poured over prime. 🙂