Meet Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal's cousin: Dark Chocolate Baked Oatmeal. Classic oats, sweetened with cocoa powder and real sugar and baked to perfection for the perfect, healthy filling breakfast. Dark chocolate baked oatmeal also makes a healthy snack or dessert when you're looking for something extra sweet. My sugar-loving husband gave this one two-thumbs up.
Keyword banana, Oatmeal
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
baking dish, casserole dish, pie plate
2tbspsugarI used Cane Sugar; it is coarser
1tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
1cupcashew milkunsweetened, or almond milk or skim
1.5cupsold fashioned oats
1/4tspunsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Spray a small baking dish or casserole with cooking spray. I used an 8.5" x 11" 2.5qt casserole dish for this.
Add the bananas to the bottom of a mixing bowl, and mash them with a fork.
Add the applesauce, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract, and stir to combine.
Add the milk. Whisk together.
Add the oats. Fold in.
Pour the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle this mixture evenly on top of the oats.
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
5 points (blue and green plans)
2 points (purple plan)
If you use sugar replacements, the points and calories would change. I have not tested this recipe with anything besides real sugar. I recommend giving the recipe a try as is, before using any substitutions. It's delicious, and can be worked into your day using the real deal!