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Friday, May 3, 2019

Brownie Baked Oatmeal

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!

pan of chocolate brownie baked oatmeal fresh from the oven


      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!


     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 too. 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?!


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American
Yield: 9 servings
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Brownie Baked Oatmeal

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.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 55 M

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:

How to cook Brownie Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease an 8x8' 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!
Calories
175.59
Fat (grams)
3.75
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.28
Carbs (grams)
29.21
Fiber (grams)
1.93
Net carbs
27.28
Sugar (grams)
17.86
Protein (grams)
6.52
Sodium (milligrams)
272.96
Cholesterol (grams)
66.40
Created using The Recipes Generator



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!


56 comments:

  1. That was such a special treat you made us for grandparents day! If I had seen the recipe I would have had a bigger piece. It was so good that I would have never guessed that it was made with only healthy ingredients. Thank you. Baked oatmeal goodness and chocolate are the perfect way to start my day!

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    1. You should definitely have had more! Luckily you can always make your own!

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  2. Wow woman, you did it again! Cocoa just became my favorite ingredient when I saw this! Looks amazing!! Hope your week gets off to a great start!

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    1. Wooohoo! It's hard to go wrong with chocolate!

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  3. I'm completely obsessed with this recipe. I love that it's made without refined sugar, because bad things happen when I eat sugar for breakfast :) Totally making this soon!

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    1. Ha! Yay! You just have to give it a go and let me know what you think!

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  4. Brownies for breakfast! I'm game!

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  5. Hi Carlee, you got me making baked oatmeal last winter and I plan to start making it again, just as soon as the weather cools down. I love chocolate brownies so I'm going to have to give this baked oatmeal a try!

    Pinning for the winter!

    xx

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    1. I tend to make it more during the fall and winter as well. THanks, Debbie. I hope you love it! xoxo

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  6. Yes, and today is one of those days. This looks amazing. :)
    Xx, Nailil

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  7. You really have outdone yourself this time with oatmeal. Chocolate is one thing, but yogurt, maple syrup, and mostly you put this over the top with the chocolate whipped cream and strawberries. Have a great day.

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    1. Well we couldn't have it be tooooo healthy, so I had to add that dollop of whipped cream to even it all out ;-)

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  8. This is so much fun! I have just got to try this. Maybe my son will eat oatmeal again!👍

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    1. Me too and it is so much fun to experiment with different flavors!

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    1. Especially when it's an acceptable breakfast!

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  11. Curious by your technique for : '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. '. What's the tip for fluffy and soft?!?

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    1. I think it is just the ratio of oatmeal to liquid. Just enough egg and starch to hold it together without making it too dense.

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  12. I wish I had read this earlier in the day so I could have it baked and ready for breakfast tomorrow! It sounds so good, Carlee!

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    1. There's always this weekend! Thank you so much!

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  13. Hi, what type or texture oats do you use? Rolled, steel cut, etc. Thanks.

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    1. Hi! Sorry about that, I should have been more specific. I use rolled oats and I will make sure to get that added to the recipe!

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  14. I need to get more oats and the I am 100% making this oatmeal!

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it! It has been getting rave reviews from the people who have tried it so far :-)

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  15. Well, yummo! It's like cheating but not! Might need a double batch ! Perfect for our Brunch Week LInk up @ Celebrate 365 Blog Party!

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    1. That's what makes it so good! It tastes bad but without the guilt!

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  16. Breakfast heaven on a plate right there! Happy Friday sweets!

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  17. Oh my gosh, this is a game changer, Carlee!! Confession, I've been known to have a real brownie for breakfast if there are ever any left, but no more!!

    Mollie

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    1. I'm not saying no to a real brownie any time of day! But this is a little bit more socially acceptable ;-)

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  18. I'm all in for chocolate for breakfast! YUM!

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    1. Me too and this oatmeal is a perfect excuse!

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  19. How damn! I actually almost ate a leftover brownie for breakfast this morning and here you are saying I actually can have a brownie for breakfast!

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    1. Basically! Though the oatmeal in this makes it much more permissible!

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  20. Brownie flavored oatmeal? OMG I need this!

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  21. 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!

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

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    1. This would definitely bring them around!

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

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

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  25. 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?!

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

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