Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
Adapted only just very slightly from Lauren Kelly, Nutritionist
This baked oatmeal is like a giant oatmeal cookie laced with peanut butter and chocolate. What could be better, or more comforting, for breakfast?
My friend Lauren Kelly and I (and about a zillion other people) share a mutual love. We’re both head-over-heels in love with anything peanut butter and chocolate. So when I saw her post this recipe, I just HAD to make it. I woke up this morning hungry and decided that THIS was the time to try Lauren’s amazing baked oatmeal. I stirred up the oatmeal and popped it in the oven to bake, then went in the living room to do a little yoga. Before I even finished my yoga session, the oatmeal was done. The smell of it was intoxicating!
I went back into the living room to finish up my yoga, then eagerly ran into the kitchen to try a slice of this giant cookie. I meant to photograph the first slice, but found myself too eager to eat so it was the 2nd slice that made it into the photos.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup ground flax
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk, I used unsweetened Coconut Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (or more) dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a pie pan with cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients except the chocolate chips until well mixed. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared pan and use a spatula to spread it smooth & flat.
- Bake at 350 F. for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before cutting.
To make this breakfast gluten free, use gluten free oats.
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