Enjoy a slice of this warm Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal drizzled with honey for a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack. It is delicious anytime of day.
I do love a bowl of hot oatmeal for breakfast. But I'm kind of picky on how that oatmeal has to be. It cannot be watery or slimy.
Yeah, I pretty much only add a little bit of water and make it thick. Oh, but it can't be thick like paste either. And it has to have brown sugar and raisins in it.
It's ok, I know what a picky oatmeal eater I am.
A few years ago I tried this Baked Biscoff Oatmeal and really enjoyed eating oatmeal that way. I had completely forgotten about it until recently when I was trying to come up with something different for our kids to eat for breakfast.
As I looked through some of our old breakfast recipes I saw this baked oatmeal, and I knew I need to make it again.
For this baked oatmeal I took one of my favorite sandwich flavors and turned it into breakfast food.
Peanut butter and honey sandwiches were one of my favorites when I was in elementary school. The honey would soak into the bread and kind of harden by the time we ate lunch. Oh, those sandwiches were so good.
This baked oatmeal has peanut butter and a few chocolate chips mixed into the batter. Chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea.
And another great thing about baked oatmeal casserole is that I made it with applesauce.
There is also no butter or oil in this healthy baked oatmeal. The peanut butter and applesauce give it all the goodness it needs.
Now there is a little bit of sugar and some chocolate, but when you spread it out over the whole pan, it is not very much. Well, unless you eat the whole pan by yourself. And trust me, that is easy to do.
What you need to make the Best Baked Oatmeal:
- Peanut Butter - I prefer using a creamy peanut butter, but crunchy would work fine too. I have not tried this with a natural peanut butter, so I'm not sure how it would work.
- Applesauce - this ingredient replaces the egg. If you want to, leave out the applesauce and use 1 egg.
- Brown Sugar - there is a little bit of sugar in this oatmeal to sweeten it. You could also use honey or a sugar substitute that is good for baking.
- Vanilla and Cinnamon - these give the oatmeal a little bit of flavor and spice
- Baking Powder and Salt - gives the baked oatmeal a little bit of lift and the salt balances out the sweetness
- Old Fashioned Oats - I like the texture of old fashioned oats, but you could also use quick oats if that's all you have.
- Milk - I like to use fat free milk in this baked oatmeal, but any milk would work.
- Mini Chocolate Chips - just because anything with peanut butter is always better with chocolate. It's totally optional if you want to leave them out. You can also add fruit or nuts instead.
- Full Recipe - keep scrolling to the bottom of the post to see the amounts and instructions.
How to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal:
- Preheat your oven and spray a 8x8 pan with nonstick spray.
- Mix the peanut butter, applesauce, and brown sugar until creamy.
- Stir in the oats, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and milk and mix until everything is incorporated.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and pour it into the prepared pan.
- Bake and serve warm with honey, bananas, and extra chocolate chips.
This peanut butter baked oatmeal is great because it bakes up pretty sturdy. It's almost like a soft granola bar if you cut it and eat it cold. The first day I had some cold with a drizzle of honey. Oh, it was so delicious.
But then the second day, I popped the plate in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds, drizzled on the honey, and sprinkled some chips and about died when I took a bite!!!
Seriously!!! You need to try this warm! It will blow your mind!!! The honey soaks into the oatmeal and the chocolate chips get all melty and amazing!
There is a second pan of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal now waiting on our counter now because I may have finished off the rest of the first pan!
Trust me and make yourself a pan today!!!
Other easy baked oatmeal recipes:
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Almond Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Raspberry Apple Baked Oatmeal
- Chocolate Chip Banana Streusel Baked Oatmeal
*The post for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal was first published on January 9, 2015. The post and photos have been updated and republished on January 17, 2020.
We make these all the time and my whole family loves them!! We normally finish them so quickly, but are unable to this time and I was wondering if you’ve ever tried freezing them?
Thank you for the yummy recipe! 😊
We have never had extra either, so I have not tried freezing this oatmeal. But I think it would work just fine. Place it in single serving bags and then thaw out in the fridge overnight when you want to serve it.
My teenage son is trying to gain weight and was looking for a healthy higher calorie breakfast (I cut into 4 servings and the PB helps bump up the calories). I made this and after his first bite he looked at me skeptically and asked if it was actually healthy!😀😀 Big hit! I bake large batches, wrap individual servings in plastic wrap for freezing. He just takes out the night before and has a tasty breakfast waiting for him.
I'm one of "those" people who can barely function enough to turn the coffee maker on when I wake up so I'm always on the hunt for those easy make ahead and reheat recipes. I made this tonight for dinner....yes, I love breakfast for dinner lol....and I followed your recipe to the letter with one exception - I forgot the cinnamon. I took your suggestion and drizzled it with honey and holy crap, I had to stop myself from eating half the pan! This is sooo good and it was dang easy to make too. I think in the morning I may top it with some sliced banana before the honey - peanut butter and banana was always a favorite of mine when I was growing up. I can see myself making this at least once a week! Thank you for this recipe!
I just made this, and it is delicious! I did have to make a few changes (only because I didn't have a few of the ingredients, I try to always follow the recipe as written first) I used melted Smart Balance in place of applesauce and Cashew milk in place of skim. This will make a perfect breakfast for those mornings where I'm in a hurry. Thanks so much for this recipe!
I am so glad to hear even with the substitutions that it was good! It is a great breakfast to have ready for those busy mornings!
I don't use sugar is there comparable substitute for it?
Haha! Well, I only use sugar, so I'm not totally sure. I think you could substitute either a sugar substitute or just use 1/4 cup of honey in place of the sugar. Maybe even just 1/4 cup banana would work...keep me posted if you try!
This looks amazing! Would love to make it for Christmas AM but would need to do it ahead of time. Does it come out ok if you make it the day before & bake in the morning?
I would make and bake it the day ahead. Just heat it up in the microwave the next morning. Have a Merry Christmas!
Thank you, followed your advice and it was a huge hit! We're not much of a honey family so I pulled out the can of whipped cream and let the kids add their own - instant classic!!
That's awesome to hear! I'm glad your family enjoyed it. And I love that you let them create their own with whipped cream...sounds amazing!!!
Holy cow! I just made this for the second time and I had forgotten how delicious it is. I like the fact that it has less sugar than coffee cakes & muffins, and that it has whole grains and protein. My carbitarian daughter likes the fact that it tastes like a Reese's PB cup. Win-win! We're all scooting out the door happy today!
Woo hoo! I am so glad you made it again and love it still. And now I'm totally craving a pan...
These were quit tasty. Not sure of the calories, but would make them again. They are so good when warm. Would be something to take to work for mid morning break. Thanks for sharing.
This looks FAN-TASTIC! I love oats everything so I need to make this.