Fudgy Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Ultra chocolatey, fudgy and dripping with melted peanut butter, this fudgy brownie baked oatmeal is perfect for when you’re craving an indulgent breakfast, but don’t want the added fat and sugar that comes with traditional pastries! If you are a serious chocolate lover (aka. me), this healthy breakfast option is for you!

As a girl who obsesses over chocolate, I have a secret confession to make: I need chocolate every day. Yeah I know, maybe need is a strong word for other trivial things, but chocolate, well it’s just different. You see, chocolate is the literal fuel that powers me through my day; it is what gives me the strength to (maybe) defeat procrastination on schoolwork. In fact, sometimes I think my life depends on the very existence of chocolate! Ok fine, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but you get the point: chocolate deserves its place at the breakfast table too. Which is why I created this deliciously fudgy, brownie-like baked oatmeal for you (well mostly for me…) 😉

What makes this recipe even more amazing, besides the chocolate of course, is that it’s made with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about feeding your body. With this baked oatmeal recipe, you can skip unnecessary fats and sugars and replace them with nourishing ingredients that give you fuel for all of your busy mornings. I mean, who doesn’t want breakfast that tastes like a brownie, but is actually good for you? It’s a win-win!

Ingredients You Need

Rolled Oats~ Oats are a great source of whole grains and fiber, keeping you full for several hours. Perfect fuel for a busy morning!

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder~ Cocoa powder gives this oatmeal a deep chocolate flavor that gives it a brownie-like quality. Perfect for all the dark-chocolate lovers out there!

Cinnamon & Salt~ Cinnamon complements chocolate so well and adds a lovely layer of flavor to the deep chocolate. And don’t forget the salt!

Overripe Bananas~ This baked oatmeal recipe has 2 full cups of mashed banana! Not only do the bananas add a large serving of fruit, but they also naturally sweeten the oatmeal. If you don’t have bananas, you can use unsweetened applesauce instead and add an extra 2 tbsp of honey to the batter.

Honey~ I love to use a natural sweetener, but you can absolutely use granulated white sugar or brown sugar instead. Any granulated or liquid sweetener will work.

Peanut Butter~ What would chocolate be without peanut butter? I think chocolate + pb might be the most amazing flavor combination ever created, so I couldn’t help but use it in this recipe! If you wish, you can substitute almond butter, cashew butter or an allergy friendly substitute instead.

Chocolate Chips~ I mean, if you really want to skip the chocolate, you can, but I’m always going to say the more chocolate the better. Any kind chocolate chips are great!

The Dance

To make this fudgy brownie baked oatmeal, simply stir together all of the ingredients in a large bowl before spreading the batter into a square pan and baking. Be sure to drizzle the top with extra melted peanut butter! View the video below for a recipe visual:

One bite of this fudgy brownie baked oatmeal and you’ll forget you’re eating a healthy breakfast! Soft, fudgy, dark chocolatey, ultra peanut butter-y…..literally my dream breakfast, which will soon become yours too. 🙂

Did you know February is National Chocolate Month? Celebrate chocolate this month by making these delicious recipes:

Choco Cherry Almond Bites

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast!

Chocolate & PB Beet Smoothie

Fudgy Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Ultra chocolatey, fudgy and dripping with melted peanut butter, this fudgy brownie baked oatmeal is perfect for when you're craving an indulgent breakfast, but don't want the added fat and sugar that comes with traditional pastries!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 squares
Calories 190 kcal


  • 2 cups mashed overripe banana about 4 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice*
  • 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F and grease a 8×8 in glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, peanut butter and honey. Then, add the rolled oats, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt, and stir to form a thick batter. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the batter into your prepared pan and sprinkle the top with extra chocolate chips if desired before baking for 30 min or until center is no longer wet.
  • If you wish, drizzle the oatmeal with melted peanut butter before serving.


*If you wish your oatmeal to be a bit sweeter, you can add an extra 2-3 tbsp of sweetener.
**Store leftover baked oatmeal in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze oatmeal squares for up to three months.
Keyword chocolate, healthy breakfast, oatmeal, peanut butter

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