One of our all-time favorite healthy breakfast recipes is this Dark Chocolate Berry Baked Oatmeal. It’s sweetened naturally with banana and maple syrup and truly tastes like dessert for breakfast!
A Breakfast that Serves a Crowd
Whenever my family gets together for the holidays (or any time of year!) we love cooking together. I’m usually in charge of breakfast because I’m always the first one up.
You know what they say, the early bird catches the worm…or makes breakfast for the whole family! I’ve been making breakfast for my family since I was about 5 years old. I was the first one awake back then, too.
A meal to share is always my go-to for family breakfast affairs. If I can mix a whole bunch of things together, put it in a casserole dish, and into the oven, then I’m a happy camper. This baked oatmeal hits all of these things on the head!
What You Need
Simple ingredients, but a whole lot of flavor. Here’s what you need!
- rolled oats
- white whole wheat flour
- chocolate chips
- maple syrup
- almond milk
Why We Love this Baked Oatmeal
I love that this recipe is all naturally sweetened with the mashed banana, maple syrup, and berries.
We did add a few dark chocolate chips, but chocolate doesn’t count, right? I also love that this is a year-round kind of breakfast! Now that we know berries are always in season, why not make this for all occasions?
Can you use frozen berries?
Frozen berries are a great alternative to fresh and you can 100% use them instead of fresh.
Can you use other berries?
Don’t have raspberries or blackberries? Use your favorite kind of berry! 2 cups of any kind of berry works.
Can you make this gluten-free?
To make this recipe gluten free, simply use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of white whole wheat. Also, make sure to buy certified gluten-free rolled oats.
Can you freeze baked oatmeal?
To freeze this dark chocolate berry baked oatmeal, let it cool completely. Then tightly wrap it with a piece of tin foil and remove as much air as possible.
Freeze for up to 3 months.
Do you eat baked oatmeal hot or cold?
Most people eat baked oatmeal warm, but you can totally eat it cold on days 2, 3, and 4. I’ve personally done it and it’s great!
Let baked oatmeal cool completely. Then, transfer it into an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3-5 days.
Dark Chocolate Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 10-inch by 7-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place banana in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Then, add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Add rolled oats, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, berries, and a pinch of salt and mix. Then, add mini chocolate chips and mix again.
- Transfer batter into casserole dish and use a spatula to spread evenly. Add additional berries to the top, if desired.
- Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Then, add more chocolate chips if desired and bake for an additional 5 minutes.