Are you looking for a delicious and healthy snack or dessert option? Then you have to try these chocolate baked oats with peanut butter! Made with rolled oats, cocoa powder, bananas, and peanut butter, this dish is perfect for meal prep to have something sweet throughout the week. Enjoy the rich taste of mini chocolate chips combined with creamy peanut butter in every bite!
Healthy chocolate baked oats with creamy peanut butter
I am always looking for ways to incorporate oats into my diet. They’re a great source of fiber and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. Sometimes, I’ll make a blueberry muffin smoothie and then use some of my leftover rolling oats to make a treat to enjoy.
And let me just say, these chocolate baked oats with peanut butter are a must-try!
Not only do they provide you with multiple nutrients and energy for the day, but they also taste great. The combination of cocoa powder, bananas, peanut butter, and mini chocolate chips makes this dish truly special. Plus, maple syrup is used as a sweetener to give it an extra kick of sweetness.
If you’re looking for a snack or dessert to prep ahead of time, then this chocolate peanut butter baked oats recipe is a perfect choice. All you need is 10 minutes to assemble and 22 minutes to bake. Then all you have to do is enjoy!
Let’s get baking!
These baked oats are easy to make and only require simple ingredients.
Here’s a bit more about what I used:
- Rolled Oats: The best kind of oats for this recipe. They add a nutty flavor and are packed with fiber and nutrients. If you’re gluten-free, make sure to look for gluten-free oats. You’ll need 1/2 cup.
- Cocoa Powder: This adds a delicious chocolatey flavor to your oats. It’s also rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. To keep track of how much sugar is in this baked oats recipe, make sure to get unsweetened cocoa powder. You’ll need 1 tablespoon.
- Bananas: Adding bananas will help sweeten the oats without adding sugar or syrup. You’ll need 1 large ripe banana, mashed. The riper the banana, the better!
- Peanut Butter: This adds a creamy and delicious flavor to the oats. Peanut butter has a variety of health benefits. It’s an excellent source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. You’ll need 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (plus 2 extra teaspoons) for topping.
- Mini Chocolate Chips: I added some mini chocolate chips to add a bit of extra sweetness and deliciousness to the oats. You’ll need 1/4 cup for topping.
- Egg: To ensure that the oats are cooked through, I added 1 egg. This helps to bind the ingredients together and create a delicious texture.
- Maple Syrup: Instead of adding white sugar to these chocolate baked oats, I used maple syrup as a sweetener. This adds a delicious flavor, and the natural sweetness pairs perfectly with the other ingredients. So you’ll need 2 tablespoons.
- Baking Powder: To help the oats rise and give them a fluffy texture, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
- Salt: Add a pinch of salt when the baked oats come out of the oven to bring out all the flavors.
Kitchen tools required
Here’s a bit more information about what I used to make these peanut butter chocolate baked oats.
- Blender (or food processor)
For measuring, you will need 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1/2 teaspoon.
How to make peanut butter chocolate baked oats
To make a delicious dessert, begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then, combine rolled oats, cocoa powder, a banana, an egg, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, maple syrup, baking powder, and salt in a blender.
Tip: Be sure to scrape down the sides of the blender as needed!
Once you’ve got the baked oatmeal mixture, pour it into two greased ramekins. Then, place 1 teaspoon of peanut butter in the center of each dish and sprinkle the tops with the mini chocolate chips.
Bake the oats for about 22 minutes. Once they’re done, let them cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Tip: To really bring out the flavors of these oats, you can add a sprinkle of sea salt before serving. Trust me- it makes a difference!
Below are some common baked oats questions. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post!
Are baked oats actually healthy?
Yes! Baked oats are a great way to get some healthy carbs into your diet. They’re packed with fiber, minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats. Plus, they’re easy to make and a delicious way to start the day!
Can I customize the recipe?
Yes! You can add dried fruit, nuts, or other toppings you like. This recipe is very versatile, so feel free to experiment and see what you like best.
What should I serve these oats with?
These chocolate peanut butter baked oats are delicious on their own as a snack or dessert. But if you’d like, you can top them with more peanut butter or some Greek yogurt for a protein-packed breakfast.
Do I have to use peanut butter?
No, you don’t have to use peanut butter. Instead, you can substitute almond butter or any other nut butter you choose.
Is this chocolate baked oats recipe dairy free?
It really depends on the type of chocolate used. This recipe is dairy-free if you use unsweetened dark cocoa and dark chocolate chips.
These oats can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days. If you want them to last longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.
Overall, these chocolate peanut butter baked oats are a delicious and healthy treat that’s perfect for meal prepping or indulging your sweet tooth.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Here are some of my favorite oatmeal recipes you should make next. Enjoy!
- Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins
- Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
- Zucchini Protein Baked Oats
- Healthy Raspberry Oat Bars
Photos by Moriah Sawtelle and recipe by Erin Antoniak.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp peanut butter + 2 tsp peanut butter (divided)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a blender, add rolled oats, cocoa powder, banana, egg, 1 tbsp peanut butter, maple syrup, baking powder, salt. Blend until well combined, scraping down sides as needed.
- Pour evenly into two greased ramekins. Add 1 tsp peanut butter to center of each dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 22 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
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