Chocolate Brownie Baked Oats
Updated: Aug 1, 2021
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Wouldn't you agree? For me, I feel like when I have had a good breakfast, I have a lot more energy and my mood is pretty great throughout the day. However, if I'm in a hurry and don't take the time to have a proper breakfast, then I'm cranky and feel lethargic throughout the morning. And for someone who is normally so chirpy and happy, it really is disturbing. So recently, I decided to come up with some quick and easy breakfast recipes to mix things up a bit in the morning.
You all know I'm a dessert person and I love my brownies. So this recipe was a guaranteed winner for me. It's so easy to put together which is why its great for busy mornings. While it bakes, I put on the kettle, turn on the washing machine and set the table, because this only takes around 15 minutes to bake.
My top tips for making this recipe are:
Do not over bake the oatmeal. You may think that the oatmeal is under baked and a little gooey, but like brownies, that's the perfect consistency. This is what will make it more like a brownie. So I prefer to under bake this recipe, rather than over bake. Also once you take it out of the oven it will need to cool in the ramekin before you eat it, it will continue to cook a couple minutes in the ramekin, so better to take it out beforehand.
Serve with extra chocolate chips on top. The chocolate chips will melt and create a delicious rich oozy topping. Cut this step out if you are counting calories.
Serve with fresh berries. It works so beautifully with fresh berries in the morning. It's like dessert for breakfast! Perfection!
Not eating it for breakfast? Then go ahead and top the baked oatmeal with nutella and chopped walnuts. Don't judge. I eat baked oatmeal in the evening sometimes too.
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup/ honey/ sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons chocolate chunks
1 teaspoon Nutella- for drizzling