Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal: A Delicious and Nutritious Breakfast Treat



  1. Preheat the Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking dish or a similar-sized ovenproof dish.
  2. Mix the Dry Ingredients:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Combine the Wet Ingredients:

    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • Add the mashed bananas and melted coconut oil (or butter) to the milk mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Assemble the Oatmeal:

    • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well mixed.
    • Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (if using).
  5. Bake the Oatmeal:

    • Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    • If desired, arrange banana slices on top and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the oatmeal is set and the top is golden brown.
  6. Serve:

    • Remove the baked oatmeal from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
    • Serve warm, scooped into bowls, or cut into squares.
    • Optionally, top with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of yogurt, or a splash of milk.

Tips for Perfect Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal:

  • Bananas: Use very ripe bananas for the best flavor and sweetness.
  • Milk: Any type of milk can be used in this recipe, including almond milk, soy milk, or regular cow’s milk.
  • Texture: If you prefer a softer, more pudding-like texture, increase the amount of milk by 1/4 cup.


  • Nutty: Add different nuts such as almonds, pecans, or cashews for added crunch and flavor.
  • Fruity: Stir in some dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or chopped dates for a natural sweetness.
  • Spiced: Add a pinch of nutmeg or cardamom for extra warmth and spice.