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Major Crowd Pleasing Peanut Butter Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Look no further if you need a recipe to convert oatmeal haters to oatmeal lovers. This recipe works wonders for brunch, breakfast, snack, or even dessert and no one would be the wiser that there was no added refined sugar, oil, butter, flour, nada. Even better? Only 5 ingredients are needed and will keep you full for hours.

Major Crowd Pleasing Peanut Butter Banana and chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. I managed to come home and surprise my mom for her big day! I love coming home and don’t get to do it often enough with my crazy schedule. My family also loves when I come home because, for one, it means awesome oatmeal in the mornings for them haha. This is the one I made for Mother’s Day breakfast which all of my family just adored. I will also add that almost all of my family doesn’t eat breakfast (I know the horror!) unless I’m making oatmeal. SO that should tell you something about how yummy oatmeal can be.

Ingredients are in

Ingredients are in

The day before Mother’s Day my sister took the SAT. Later that night, she told me that she had woken up and wished that I had had oatmeal waiting for her. If only I had known! I would have made something the night before since she was actually up earlier than I was that morning! (I unfortunately get up quite early even on my days off).

Liquid is in

Liquid is in

So, obviously I was going to make up for not making her breakfast on her big day! Also, it was Mother’s Day so it was on us kids to make breakfast. Oh wait, I was the only one who was up in time for breakfast sooooo it was on me.

In the baking dish ready for the oven

In the baking dish ready for the oven

No worries! I love making breakfast. Even better if I can make something that is healthy (not out of a box, which is unfortunately what they generally do) and the whole family can enjoy.

Hot out of the oven

Hot out of the oven

My dad meanwhile that morning was like “You know, I am hungry for breakfast. I’m never hungry for breakfast, but you know, I am really feeling oatmeal for a change.” I was like “Um, Dad was the last time you felt like eating breakfast and oatmeal the last time I was home?” He was like “Haha yep, it’s the best and the only time I ever want to eat in the morning.” WIN!

Smothered in hot, melty delicious peanut butter

Smothered in hot, melty, delicious peanut butter

This recipe was a huge hit. My entire family just devoured it. So yummy. The longer it sits in the oven the thicker it gets. It can be cut down into bars and can be picked up and eaten in bite size/bar size pieces if desired. It is great hot or cold too! When my family found out that I was staying for the week and not just the weekend the first thing my sister said was, “YESSSSS!!!!! That means oatmeal all week!” Why yes, love, you will have glorious oatmeal concoctions all week 🙂 Get excited.

So good you would think you were eating dessert ;)

So good you would think you were eating dessert 😉

Did you have an awesome Mother’s Day breakfast? I’d love to hear what you had if so!

Major Crowd Pleasing Peanut Butter Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Major Crowd Pleasing Peanut Butter Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 dish
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and add water or liquid of choice until the batter is easily poured*
  3. Pour into your greased dish and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until solid
  4. When done, pull out and spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top until the surface is fully covered.
  5. Slice into 6 pieces, serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  1. The picture in the post is how thin I made the batter. It doesn't matter all that much, if you add too much, it will just have to cook longer. No big deal.
  2. The longer you cook your oats, the more dense, it will become. Baked oatmeal is very forgiving. If you aren't certain, just press on it to see how soft it is to determine how cooked through it is.
  3. I highly suggest adding your peanut butter at the end as suggested so it becomes very melty. I also suggest crunchy. If you can, try to use homemade peanut butter! Only have smooth? Try mixing in some crushed peanuts to give it a bit of crunch.
  4. The serving size can be adjusted and you could easily get more out of it.
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This recipe links up with Meatless Monday with Deborah (Confessions of a Mother Runner) & Sarah (A Whisk & Two Wands). Feel free to head over there to check out more recipes!

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