Baked oatmeal has never been so sinfully sweet: dark chocolate cherry baked oatmeal is a cross between breakfast and dessert. This recipe features dark chocolate baked oatmeal flavored with cocoa, sugar and vanilla extract, covered in a layer of cooked, sweet cherries. Dark chocolate cherry baked oatmeal is the perfect solution for a sweet tooth, or the perfect sweet, healthy and balanced breakfast.
Keyword banana, Oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Cook Time 45 minutesminutes
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
2cupscherriesfrozen, about a 10-12 oz bag
1/4tspunsweetened cocoa powder
Add the topping ingredients (except for the cocoa powder) to a small saucepan.
Cook the cherries for 10 minutes on medium heat or until broken down and into a thick jam consistency. Set aside,
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.
Pour the cooked cherry topping on top of the oatmeal. Spread in an even layer.
Sprinkle with the 1/4 tsp cocoa powder.
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
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!Click here to track this recipe in the WW app.