Soft and chewy baked oatmeal flavored to taste like an oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie.
This baked oatmeal is so delicious. It’s like having a thick and chewy oatmeal cookie for breakfast – soft, chewy, and filled to the brim with flavor!
All the flavors you know and love from oatmeal cookies transformed into a healthier baked oatmeal with not too many ingredients.
To make it a little healthier I’m using almond milk and coconut oil as opposed to most breakfast baked oatmeals that call for whole milk or butter. Basically any milk or butter will work in this recipe, but if you want it to be healthier, the coconut oil and/or almond milk are great choices.
With coconut oil instead of butter these tend to be more crumbly until they’ve been thoroughly chilled. Since this baked oatmeal is best hot though, serve this in bowls and don’t worry if they crumble a bit!
Our favorite way to serve this is cutting out a piece, putting it in a bowl, and pouring some milk over it all – divine!! To get a real oatmeal “chocolate-chip cookie” flavor, I use miniature chocolate chips. By using mini chips, they are spread throughout every single bite and you get a good bit of chocolate in every bite. Regular-sized chips will work, but we like miniature best!
And if you want to forgo the chips entirely, that is just fine too. You can also replace them with some fresh berries, raisins or craisins! Enjoy!
Soft and chewy baked oatmeal flavored to taste like an oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie!
- 1 (8 x 8 inch) baking pan
- 1 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed*
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less to taste)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (or 1/2 teaspoon regular table salt)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or sub another milk
- 1 extra large egg
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate)
- 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or melted butter -- these are more crumbly with coconut oil and more sturdy with butter)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix.
Add in the milk, eggs, melted coconut oil or butter, and vanilla extract. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove and allow to slightly cool. Cut and serve warm in bowls (they don't really hold form as bars too well and are meant to be eaten in bowls). If desired, pour some milk over the bars in the bowl -- so good!
*If you want sweeter oatmeal bars, add up to 2 tablespoons additional brown sugar.
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