The Best Baked Oatmeal EVER

As I was settling down last night, feeling proud of my Ziplisted breakfast plan, I decided to take one more look at the recipe I was going to use to mentally prepare myself for the morning.

The first line of the instructions for the Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries, Bananas, and Chocolate was, “spray the inside of a 10-1/2 by 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray and place on a baking . . . ”

10 1/2 x 7?

If it’s not 9 x 13, it’s not in my kitchen. Ugh. I had to adjust.

So this morning, I switched recipes, combining the one I was planning on using with another one, and adding my own twist. The result is this:

Best EVER Baked Oatmeal with Strawberries, Bananas, and Chocolate

  • 3 Cups rolled oats
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 2 small bananas, sliced

Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray. In large bowl, mix dry ingredients (oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt) together. In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter. Blend milk mixture into dry mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into 9 x 13 dish. Top with sliced bananas and strawberries.

Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. (Serves 8)

I must admit, the last-minute change in recipe scared me a bit. I didn’t even have chance to read the recipe reviews for one of the recipes that went into this one.

I shouldn’t have worried.

It. Was. Awesome.

I had expected the texture to be like a big bowl of oatmeal, but it was more like a bowl of soft and warm granola.With melted chocolate.  So yummy! Ken thinks it would be awesome with ice cream over it. I think it’s perfect just the way it is!

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2 thoughts on “The Best Baked Oatmeal EVER

  1. I just saw a similar recipe, but they baked their oatmeal in muffin tins — then the individual servings can be frozen and reheated when needed.

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