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Hot Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

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Hot chocolate baked oatmeal is loaded with rich flavor but it still a nice healthy breakfast. Whip some up and you’ll start looking forward to the morning!

Ramekins filled with freshly baked chocolate oatmeal.

 Little Dude’s daycare closed for the week so his daycare providers could take a well earned vacation.  So, the little guy have been getting some extra quality time.

 We have played lots of trains, tractors and blocks.  We have been working on potty training (fingers crossed) and he has been helping my with some recipe development.  

He loves to help and is an excellent stirrer and dumper!

Collage of images of small child making chocolate oatmeal batter.

We had a really good time making this.  We had an even better time eating it.

Little Dude kept wanting me to take pictures of his bowl.  I guess that is the life of a food blogger’s kid.  

He knows there need to be plenty of pictures of the food we eat.  Of course I snuck in a few of him too.      

He doesn’t like me taking his picture, but he loves to see pictures of himself once they are taken!  He is so funny.

Serving of hot chocolate oatmeal next to mug of coffee.

This oatmeal will bowl you over.  The best part is that even though it tastes really decadent, it is really pretty healthy. 

 It really puffs up as you bake it and you end up with a consistency more like pudding than the dense baked oatmeal you might be thinking of.  It is puffy, chocolaty, gooey and delicious.

    It is magnificent while still warm, but it is also really tasty at room temperature.  If you really want to kick it up a notch, a dollop of whipped cream would be great.      

While you are at it, how about some chocolate shavings too?  We had ours plain, but now I am thinking we missed a real opportunity!

Yield: 4 Servings

Hot Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Ramekins filled with freshly baked chocolate oatmeal.

This chocolate baked oatmeal is loaded with rich flavor but it still a nice healthy breakfast. Whip some up and you’ll start looking forward to the morning!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease four 6 oz ramekins and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Mix together all ingredients and pour into greased ramekins.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and set.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 475mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 11g

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

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Sunday 3rd of April 2016

Thanks, Mollie! This is one of my favorite recipes that I developed completely!

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Wednesday 20th of January 2016

This sounds so good, but I wish I had a couple little helpers like that around!! :)

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Wednesday 20th of January 2016

He is a pretty good little helper, that is for sure! We have a lot of fun in the kitchen. Thank you so much for hosting!


Tuesday 19th of January 2016

What a great recipe and he is so cute. You should enter it in Quaker's oatmeal contest they have going on right know.Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring this week!


Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Thanks, Quinn! We really enjoy working in the kitchen together and he especially loves making oatmeal. It is something he can really help with each step along the way.


Friday 15th of January 2016

I'm a oatmeal fanatic and can't wait to try this! Your little helper is adorable!


Friday 15th of January 2016

Me too! We have been loving making new baked oatmeal recipes this year. This one if one of my favorites!

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