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Do your kids love oatmeal as much as mine do? What about cake? I ask because this hearty baked oatmeal recipe comes together in minutes AND tastes like cake.

Chocolate cake.

Bake in the oven or zap in the microwave! Either way is delicious.

What You Need to Make This Double Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Recipe


  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Egg
  • Banana
  • Maple syrup
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate chips


  • Blender or food processor
  • Ramekins or a small casserole dish

That’s it! Combine everything except the chocolate chips and you’re in business.


Double Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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The baked oatmeal recipe below makes enough for two hungry people. Multiply for a bigger breakfast crowd. 

  • Author: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of foodlets.com



  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Handful of chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees F. Coat 2 8-ounce bowls or ramekins with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except cooking spray and chocolate chips in a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth. About a minute. 
  3. Pour evenly into prepared ramekins. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Or use one bowl and bake for 25-30 minutes. Want to cook in the microwave? Follow the same instructions but zap each bowl on its own for 2 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. 

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What’s So Great About Oats?

Old-fashioned oats (which are less processed than quick oats) are full of fiber and antioxidants. Because of this, oats may help you lower your cholesterol (fighting against heart disease) and even improve blood sugar control. Get more details about all of the health benefits of oats, including our delicious double chocolate baked oatmeal recipe!

Fun Facts About Oats

We can’t have a baked oatmeal recipe without adding some fun you can share with the kids.

  • October 28 is National Oatmeal Day.
  • Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.
  • Oats are naturally gluten-free (but if you need to avoid oats for celiac disease or another health reason look for labels that say “gluten-free”.

Just for laughs:

Did you hear the joke about oatmeal?

It’s a lot of mush.


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