The perfect way to eat dessert for breakfast! This baked oatmeal tastes just like a rich, chocolatey brownie.
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet – mostly because I’m short on time and have to go make lots of sweets.
Oatmeal has never been my thing. It’s totally a texture thing, and I’ve tried every combo of mix-ins I could think of to make it taste better to me – apples and cinnamon, fresh fruit, nuts… nothing really worked. It finally occurred to me that if I just turned it into more of a dessert, I’d probably have better luck. And what do you know – it worked!
If you’re looking for something to make Christmas morning that will make your family think you’re spoiling them (and you could use that to your advantage – just sayin’), then this is exactly what you need. Or if you’re just looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will make every day feel like Christmas morning, this is the stuff. This Brownie Batter Oatmeal tastes just like brownie batter, but without most of the guilt. This makes eating dessert for breakfast perfectly acceptable (if you ask me). The recipe is for a single serving, so just multiply that by however many people you’re planning to serve.
Every time I make this (which is more often than I should probably admit) I can’t help but think of Bill Cosby’s routine from ’82: “Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!”
My personal advice:
- I like to leave mine a little under-baked so that it’s more like brownie batter than a fully cooked brownie, but you could totally leave it in the oven a bit longer if you’d like to firm it up more.
- Put extra chocolate chips on top. I consider this to be a given.
- Speaking of chocolate chips, use mini chocolate chips if you can. They melt a little better in this form and don’t leave you with as many giant chunks of chocolate. Of course, if that’s what you’re going for, by all means use the normal sized chips!
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- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup milk (your preference)
- ½ tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon oil (your choice - I use coconut or canola)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray an individual sized ramekin with nonstick spray and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oats, flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
- Add milk, honey/maple syrup, oil and vanilla and stir until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Transfer batter to prepared ramekin, top with a few more mini chocolate chips (just because!).
- Bake for 15 minutes, depending on desired consistency.
- Carefully remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- I used 4oz ramekins in these photos, to give you an idea of the quantity of each serving.