Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal – you’ll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it’s sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.For all the oatmeal I eat, baked oatmeal isn’t something that I’ve made too often. To be honest, it’s a method of preparing it that I often forget about…but now that I’ve rediscovered baked oatmeal, with it’s fluffy center and crispy edges, it’s here to stay.

If you’ve never tried baked oatmeal before, you’re going to want to listen up. Baked oatmeal is similar to traditional oatmeal, but it’s made with a few extra ingredients to help it get puffy and browned, and piled into a dish to bake instead of simmering away on the stove.

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

The result is an oatmeal breakfast that’s incredibly delicious and more hands off than oatmeal made on the stovetop. In addition to the usual rolled oats and milk needed for oatmeal, a flax egg is also stirred in as well as some baking powder, to help give the oatmeal a little lift.

This chocolate chunk banana version also has a touch of cinnamon, some coconut oil for richness, a splash of vanilla extract, dark chocolate chunks, and ripe mashed banana, to help sweeten.

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

Besides that ripe banana and the chocolate chunks, there’s no sugar added, and I definitely found it to be plenty sweet enough. If you have more of a sweet tooth, you can stir in a tablespoon of maple syrup before baking, or drizzle a little over the top after it’s baked.

I also sliced up a banana and baked some of the slices on top – it both looks pretty and adds texture to the oats. As they bake up, the oats absorb the liquid, puff up, and get brown around the edges. Between the crispy edges, melted chocolate, and gooey center, you’ll have a hard time resisting.

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

I opted for to make one big baked oatmeal in my 6-inch cast iron skillet, but you can also divide it between three ramekins – that way, each person can have their own OR you can save them to reheat for breakfast later in the week.

This is such an easy breakfast treat, and can be so versatile too! I hope you all love this one – it was so requested on Instagram that I just HAD to share. More baked oatmeal variations coming your way soon ;) enjoy!

This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

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Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan)
 
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Serves: 2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large ripe banana)
  • 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons water (whisk together and let sit for 5 minutes to gel)
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ banana, sliced
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 6 inch skillet or three ramekins with oil or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the mashed banana, almond milk, flax egg, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish or skillet and smooth top. Add slices of bananas on top and sprinkle the chocolate chunks.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges begin to turn a slight golden brown. Serve warm.
This easy Chocolate Chunk Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious twist on classic oatmeal - you'll definitely want to start your day with a serving of this gluten-free + vegan breakfast! This healthier oatmeal has no added sweetener; it's sweetened entirely with ripe banana and chocolate chunks.

Comments

  1. I don’t make baked oatmeal too often either, but when I do, I love it! This baked version looks SO good, Rachel! I’m loving the chocolate and banana combo. Definitely a winning breakfast!
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  2. Oh my gooooooosh, now this is how I want to eat my morning oatmeal!! I mean, could you ever go wrong with banana and chocolate chunks all in one pan?? Swooning!
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  3. Yes!! All about the cast iron! Just got my smaller 6in for Christmas and have been using it like crazy!

  4. Oh gosh this looks so ooey gooey fantastic! Forget breakfast, this counts for EVERY meal.
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  5. Do you deliver? I think I’m gonna need this tomorrow morning!
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  6. Is that oatmeal in a cast iron skillet? What witch craft is this?!? YUM!
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  7. Banana + chocolate is such a match made in heaven! This oatmeal looks sooo good! Happy 2017 Rachel!
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  8. BEST. OATMEAL. EVER
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