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The taste of brownies is now an acceptable breakfast. This brownie baked oatmeal is really loaded with oats and yogurt.  Go ahead and make some, I dare you!

close up of a piece of chocolate brownie baked oatmeal served with blackberries and whipped cream

     Soft and delicious baked oatmeal is a thing of breakfast glory. There are so many different ways to flavor it, but chocolate happens to be one of our favorites.

This brownie inspired breakfast is healthier than you think and oh so good! On it’s own it is delicious, but served with a little whipped cream and berries it is ready to be the star of your special occasion breakfast or brunch.

     Sometimes in life you just need some chocolate? Am I right?  Of course I am! I’m always right, just ask my husband! 😉

     Sometimes that chocolate craving comes at breakfast time. Do you know what? You don't have to choose between suppressing the craving or feeling guilty for indulging it any more!

      That's right, you can have your chocolate for breakfast and feel pretty darn proud of yourself for doing so. This brownie bakes oatmeal is smashing down the barriers and putting the rules on their head!

freshly baked pan of chocolate baked oatmeal, ready to serve.

      You may know by now that I have a bit of a thing for baked oatmeal. It usually slows down a bit durimg the summer, but as soon as the mornings get chilly, I am ready for more!

     In years past, I had mixed feelings about baked oatmeal. That's because the baked oatmeal I'd had was dense and heavy.

     Then I discovered a way to make it that was sturdy enough to be served as pieces but still managed to have an almost fluffy, soft texture. Since that day there's no stopping me!

piece of brownie baked oatmeal on plate with pan of remaining chocolate oatmeal in the background.

     I've been on a mission to make an entire menu of flavors. There's super soft and delicious pumpkin pie inspired baked oatmeal, banana baked oatmeal sweetened with maple syrup, strawberry cheesecake baked oatmeal that feels decadent and fun and more!

     Of course just because it's baked oatmeal doesn't make it automatically healthy. Believe me, I was tempted to do all the bad things to it.

    But I stayed pretty virtuous and made a recipe my mama could be proud of. There is plenty of yogurt and oats, cocoa and just enough maple syrup to give it a bit of sweetness.

Close up of a piece of brownie baked oatmeal with whipped cream and berries.

     So the oatmeal itself is pretty healthy and pretty darn delicious just like that.  But it just so happened that we were serving this deliciousness up to MiMi and Pops for grandparents day and that means it was a celebration.

     In my world celebrations need a little something more.  That little something more came in the form of cocoa whipped cream and strawberries.  My breakfast dreams have come true!

Chocolate baked oats with sliced strawberries and cocoa whipped cream.

     A couple of days ago I told you that the pineapple right side up baked oatmeal was the new favorite, but this one with all the whipped cream and strawberry goodness definitely makes me think twice!

first bite missing of chocolate brownie baked oatmeal.

    As you can see, we have enjoyed brownie baked oatmeal several times since.  It is delicious on its own, but is also great with a variety of toppings.

    The cocoa whipped cream and strawberries was a definite hit. Vanilla whipped cream and blackberries is delicious too.

A dollop of vanilla yogurt is slightly more virtuous or a drizzle of maple syrup is good as well. It's also great enjoyed warm in a bowl with a splash of milk. You'll have to let me know your favorite way to eat it.

    Have you gotten on my baked oatmeal train yet? If so, I'd love to hear your favorite flavors.  If not... what the heck are you waiting for?!

Yield: 9 Servings

Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Close up of a piece of brownie baked oatmeal with whipped cream and berries.

The taste of brownies is now an acceptable breakfast. This brownie baked oatmeal is really loaded with oats and yogurt.  Go ahead and make some, I dare you!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled or old fashioned oatmeal

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8′ pan.
  2. Stir together all ingredients and pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the center is set.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature. It also stores well covered in the refrigerator to be eaten throughout the week!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 7g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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The taste of brownies is now an acceptable breakfast. It is really loaded with oatmeal and yogurt. Go ahead and make some, I dare you!

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Leanne | Crumb Top Baking

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

I would have no trouble jumping out of bed in the morning to enjoy this oatmeal! Who wouldn't love chocolate brownies for breakfast, right?!

Carlee

Sunday 9th of June 2019

It's a little added motivation to get your day started deliciously!

Karen

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

OMG Carlee! This is mind blowing. I. need. to. try. this.

Carlee

Sunday 9th of June 2019

You must!

Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

What a great recipe. I love that the ingredients are so much more wholesome! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to try it!

Carlee

Sunday 9th of June 2019

I hope you love it!

Family Around the Table

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I can almost smell this baking! I bet I could get my kids to eat oatmeal if I served it in brownie form!

Carlee

Sunday 9th of June 2019

This would definitely bring them around!

Hezzi-D

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

You just blew my mind with this recipe! Who wouldn't want a brownie for breakfast? Plus I wouldn't feel bad about eating this one!

Carlee

Sunday 9th of June 2019

No, it's a feel good brownie for sure!