Cook's Hideout: Baked Chocolate Oatmeal with Bananas

April 18, 2015

Baked Chocolate Oatmeal with Bananas

BM# 51 -- Baking Marathon: Day 16
Bake of the Day: Breakfast -- Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to start any day -- it's easy to put together, quite healthy and can be made for 1 or for a crowd in almost the same time.
Baked Chocolate Oatmeal with Bananas
I tasted baked oatmeal with raspberries at a cute little restaurant in Harrisburg last year and it has been on my mind ever since. I actually wanted to try the same recipe with raspberries but I couldn't find any good berries in the store. So ended up making this chocolate version because the kids would prefer this version over the berries.

Baked Chocolate Oatmeal with Bananas
It is very simple to put together -- mix all the ingredients, pour into the baking dish(es) and bake. The batter is quite liquidy to begin with so it takes a good 40~45 minutes to bake. I haven't tried it but I'm thinking that assembling the dish overnight and baking in the morning for breakfast would also work.
I skipped the egg and used egg replacer instead -- ground flax seed whisked with water would also work. When served with extra milk and maple syrup -- it tastes almost like a dessert and kids would love it.
Baked Chocolate Oatmeal with Bananas
Recipe adapted from here:
Ingredients: Serves 4
Old fashioned Rolled Oats - 1½cups
Bananas - 3 large, mashed plus more for the topping, if desired
Eggs - 1 (I used 1tbsp egg replacer whisked in 3tbsp water)
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - ¼cup
Brown Sugar - 3tbsp (add more if you want to make it sweeter)
Vanilla Extract - ½tsp
Salt - ¼tsp
Baking Soda - ¼tsp
Baking powder - ¼tsp
Milk - 1¼cups (Any dairy or non-dairy milk would work)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 4 6~8oz. ramekins or a 6" square casserole dish or a pie dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas with the eggs (or the egg replacer mixture), cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the milk and mix well. Make sure that there are no clumps of cocoa powder.
  • Stir in the oats and mix well. 
  • Pour into the prepared pan or pans and arrange the sliced bananas on top, if desired. 
  • Bake for about 40~45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cut into 4 pieces and serve warm with syrup and milk on side.


  1. Oatmeal is our weekday breakfast but I usually make it in the microwave. I must try your baked version. Raspberries sound nice with oatmeal.

  2. Seriously Pavani I am drooling...such a beautiful bake and what amazing clicks, totally loved this post..awesome.

  3. wow, this is nice pudding cum oats mixed with fruits recipe..and the chocolate must have lifted it to another level..this is really awesome recipe pavani

  4. Delicious dish with oats... So drooling here

  5. I can start my day with this beautifully baked oat meal, prefect breakfast for a chocoholic person like me.

  6. This is a wonderful recipe. Wonder how the bananas tasted after baking. Beautiful pictures, especially the action shot.

  7. Baked version of oatmeal sounds interesting,looks gorgeous.Nice way to start the day..

  8. these single serving bakes are really great. great recipe

  9. What a lovely way to start the day!..lovely pictures Pavani..Nobody like oats at home..:(..this sounds such a good one to make

  10. Kids will love to dig into these great oatmeal chocolatey bowls.

  11. I baked something similar without the chocolate and wasn't sure whether I got the correct texture. For that reason i didn't bother to take pictures even though i liked it. Your version looks very inviting with that chocolate addition.

  12. I would love to dig in but I am the only one who eats oatmeal for breakfast and I feel it is a chore to make this just for me :)

  13. I haven't tasted baked oatmeal but this sounds absolutely delicious with bananas and chocolate...

  14. never had oatmeal for breakfast,.this is a nice twist to the breakfast table..

  15. So beautifully done, feel like grabbing a bowl!!

  16. My husband would go crazy when I serve this to him in the morning. Such a lovely recipe :)

  17. Wow! That looks so good Pavani.Chocolate and oats- Yum!!!


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