Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal combines my favorite flavor combinations of chocolate and peanut butter into a healthy breakfast! This easy baked oatmeal recipe can be made ahead, frozen and reheated for a busy morning. This is a wholesome breakfast the whole family will love!
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Why this peanut butter oatmeal is the best!
My latest breakfast obsession is baked oatmeal. I’ve made several different variations but this is one of my husband's favorite recipes! You can never go wrong with a combination of peanut butter, bananas and chocolate!
Healthy baked oatmeal is super moist, almost like an under-baked muffin. It is amazing served out of the oven with an extra drizzle of milk and more peanut butter or honey! It has the perfect peanut butter flavor. Plus you can even heat this up the next day for a quick breakfast on the go!
key Ingredients and substitutions
bananas- overripe bananas are best for this recipe.
honey- maple syrup or date pate
coconut oil- helps bind everything together. You can use any oil you prefer.
peanut butter - I prefer natural peanut butter but any creamy peanut butter, nut butter or seed butter will work.
unsweetened almond milk- is my go to non-dairy milk but you can use oat milk, cashew milk or regular milk if you prefer
old fashioned oats- or rolled oats holds its texture best, while quick oats may get a little mushy and steel cut would need a longer baking time.
cinnamon- adds a great flavor with the peanut butter and bananas.
chocolate chips- use dark or milk chocolate chips to make the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo.
Start by mashing your ripe bananas in a large mixing bowl. When bananas are ripe a fork will be all you need. Add the eggs, milk, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract to the mashed banana. Mix well until the ingredients are blended together.
Add the dry ingredients oats, cinnamon and chocolate chips into the wet ingredients. Mix well and pour oat mixture into a prepared baking dish.
Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. The oatmeal will be soft but the liquid will be absorbed. The baked oatmeal will be a golden brown color.
how to serve
Serve baked oatmeal warm with a drizzle of peanut butter, banana slices and a few extra chocolate chips.
make ahead instructions
This delicious breakfast is perfect for meal prep. I make my baked oatmeal on Sunday morning to have breakfast for the next morning.. Reheat it in the microwave for 45- 60 seconds and drizzle with a little milk.
- Make this easy recipe in one bowl by first mashing the banana very well, mixing the remaining wet ingredients and then stirring in the dry ingredients.
- Using overly ripe bananas will give the oatmeal a natural sweetness.
how do you store baked oatmeal?
Allow oatmeal to cool completely before storing. Keep in an airtight container for 2- 3 days. You can rewarm baked oatmeal in the microwave for 45-60 seconds to serve the next day.
does baked oatmeal need to be refrigerated?
Yes because it has added milk and eggs it is best to store in the refrigerator.
can I freeze baked oatmeal?
If you are looking for a great make ahead recipe baked oatmeal is the answer! It is so easy to freeze and reheats with wonderful results. Just make your baked oatmeal as you normally would and allow it too cool completely. Wrap your entire baking pan in plastic wrap or foil and pop it in the freezer for when you need it! If you do not want to freeze your pan you can cut the into individual portions and freeze those for an easier grab and go breakfast. It is best used within 1- 2 months.
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Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
- 8 x 8 baking dish
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups old fashion oats
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl mash bananas with a fork and add honey, coconut oil, egg, peanut butter, almond milk and vanilla extract. Stir very well.
- In the same bowl add oats, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips. Stir everything well and pour into prepared baking dish.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow the oatmeal to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.