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chocolate oatmeal in a bowl with raspberries on top

Brownie Baked Oatmeal

An easy and super healthy make-ahead breakfast that your family will love!

Yield: 8 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes


  • 2 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (quick oats will work, too)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (sub: more oats)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/31/2 cup honey (sub: pure maple syrup) (Note: I also replace some of the honey with liquid stevia to cut back on sugar sometimes.)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (sub: melted coconut oil or butter)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk (your choice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Optional: 1/41/2 cup dark chocolate chips

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Make It Now:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, ground flaxseed, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together the honey, butter/coconut oil, pumpkin, milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones. Stir until combined. Then, stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into the baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes (or until the edges are firm and the middle is still a little soft).
  6. Serve warm in a bowl with your favorite cut-up fruit (i.e. bananas, strawberries, raspberries) and milk on top.

Freeze For Later: 
If you want to freeze this and bake later, prepare according to directions but freeze it before baking. Wrap tightly in a few layers of plastic wrap and one of foil and freeze.

Prepare From Frozen: When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge for 24 hours and baked according to directions.


  • Gluten-Free Version: Use gluten-free oats.
  • Dairy-Free Version: Use non-dairy plain milk like almond milk or oat milk. Use dairy-free chocolate chips, like Enjoy Life brand.
  • Can I use steel cuts instead? Yes, you will need to bake it longer, until the middle is set. Check for doneness with a toothpick. It will likely take about 30 minutes.
© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: American Method: Bake