When I saw this yummy baked oatmeal posted on Budget Bites yesterday, I knew I had to make it immediately. So glad I did because it does not disappoint! I wish you could have experienced the heavenly aroma of chocolate and bananas when I pulled this glorious treat out of the oven. Crazy good!
We like to let our baked oatmeal cool to room temperature so we can cut slices to snack on throughout the day. That gave me the perfect opportunity to dress it up with a little whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Chocolate and Banana Baked Oatmeal
makes 6-8 servings
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
1/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (almond would be yummy too)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
Optional Garnish - sliced banana, chocolate curls, heavy cream, vanilla sugar
Preheat oven to 350F and spray baking pan with non-stick spray.In a large bowl, mash 1 1/2 cups of bananas (3-4).
Add all the remaining oatmeal ingredients except the oats; whisk to combine (make sure there are no cocoa powder lumps).
Stir in the oats and pour into prepared pan (or equivalent 2-quart baking dish); place on sheet pan and place in oven for 45 minutes.
Eat warm or cool to room temperature and garnish with sweetened whipped cream, banana slices, and chocolate curls.
adapted from Budget Bites