Print this out right now, and serve it as an after school snack. Or weekend breakfast…or lunch…or dinner. Or just snack on it all day long.
I don’t just love this because it’s got chocolate in it…although that is one of the main reasons.
I love this because all my kids will eat it. It’s kinda like cake…but not quite as sweet and sugar laden. It’s super-d-duper filling…which is exactly the kind of snack I need for these boys who run on an endless energy supply.
It’s also super ‘pantry staple’ friendly, meaning you’ve probably got all the ingredients on hand, except maybe the mini-chocolate chips. So add those to your shopping list right now, print out the recipe and get it made for your family!
P.S. Baked oatmeals are super easy to make gluten free – just substitute 1 for 1 the oats and flour with certified GF oats & whatever gluten free flour blend you prefer to use.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
Yield – 16 to 24 servings
Preparation Time – 15 minutes
Cooking Time – 35 minutes
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla (or use homemade vanilla extract!)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup mini-chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, ground ginger, baking powder and salt.
- Beat in the eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, peanut butter until smooth and a “loose” batter forms. (It will seem runny, that’s OK…the oats will soak up all the liquid as it cooks and the end result will be ‘cake-like oatmeal’!)
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into the greased baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cooked through in the center of the baking dish.
- Let cool slightly before serving.
- Serve Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal with milk, yogurt, Greek yogurt, or as is.
To Freeze: Let the oatmeal cool completely, cut into single serving sizes (I usually do squares), and freeze individual portions in plastic baggies.
To Thaw: Drop the frozen oatmeal square into a bowl, and defrost it in the microwave for a minute, then warm it at regular temp for a minute, then add milk or yogurt and any other toppings and gobble it up!
Other Baked Oatmeal Recipes on $5 Dinners
- Pumpkin Spiced Baked Oatmeal
- Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal
- Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal
- Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
- Amish Baked Oatmeal
- Overnight Slow Cooker Baked Oatmeal
- Pina Colada Baked Oatmeal