The optimum of guilt-free meals and desserts has shapeshifted! This Brownie Baked Oatmeal recipe has definitely taken the lead on meals that satisfy the body and soul!
A rich and gooey combination of milk, oats, syrup, almond butter, cacao, powder, and chocolate chips; this oatmeal recipe is a perfect reminder that a healthy lifestyle should never be boring!
Brownie Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free & Vegan)
Since a “baked oats” trend has broken through on TikTok, and being a oats girl myself, I just had to investigate and see what was the hype all about!
Made with a few ingredients, This Brownie Baked Oatmeal recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and downright delicious! An indulgent and fudgy meal that is perfect as a breakfast, lunch, or a sweet snack!
Give it a try!
Here’s Why You Should Give This Brownie Baked Oatmeal Recipe a Chance!
If you are still wondering if this Brownie Baked Oatmeal recipe deserves a chance, I have a pocketful of reasons that will crush your wondering thoughts to dust!
First, this recipe is a stellar example of guilt-free food. It is gluten-free, vegan, and can be turned into a dairy-free meal if that is something you are looking for.
The oatmeal is also super filling! My kids had it twice for breakfast, and it managed to hold them off for a few hours!
Finally, the fact that this recipe is made with oats, doesn’t take out the fun off of every bite. My kids literally thought they were having brownies!
A meal that pleases the body and your sweet cravings? YES PLEASE!
Doing Your Body a Favor!
Toppings for Your Oatmeal!
No matter how pretty, delicious, and downright perfect a dish is, we sometimes can’t help ourselves but decorate our meals with something a little bit “extra”.
Infuse some chopped nuts/seeds into your Brownie Baked Oatmeal. I am sure you will appreciate the extra crunch.
You can also garnish your oatmeal with whipped cream, or your favorite flavor of ice cream. You can use vegan, Dairy-Free, or any flavor of Halo Top ice cream you like.
A good option would be adding some freshly cut fruits atop your oatmeal. I like adding berries, raspberries, or strawberries to my meal.
Finally, and the most obvious option, would be throwing in a handful of chocolate chips.
Is there even such thing as too much chocolate chips?
Keeping Your Health Up and Kicking!
Gulp it Down With Your Favorite Drink!
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t dare miss on the chance of pairing this gooey Brownie Baked Oatmeal with a refreshing drink! A pair like that would turn any morning frown upside down!
If you are having your oatmeal for breakfast, then my recipe for cucumber celery Detox juice, banana date protein shake, or orange lemonade drink will give you the necessary kick for a bright morning!
You might also consider enjoying a sip of my copycat Starbucks Pink Drink, Acai peanut butter shake, or strawberry mango banana smoothie.
Don’t forget to indulge in a little Instagram moment! A picturesque duo should never be overlooked!
The Optimum of Guilt-Free Food!
Here’s How to Store Leftover Brownie Baked Oatmeal
I am confident enough to say that one bite of this recipe will have you topping your kitchen counter with batches upon batches of Brownie Baked Oatmeal! But who’s complaining?!
Here’s everything you need to know about saving your meal down to the very last crumb!
To Store: This Brownie baked oatmeal stores beautifully in an air-tight container in the fridge for about 5-6 days. Just make sure you cut them into squares.
To Reheat: Reheat your leftovers in the microwave or in the oven at 350°F for about 5-6 minutes. Enjoy a fresh gooey bite anytime of the day!
To Freeze: To freeze your oatmeal, cut it into serving sizes, wrap each serving with a plastic wrap, and place them into a zip-lock bags. They should hold in the freezer for about 6 months.
When you are ready to enjoy a piece, thaw it in the fridge overnight, then reheat as instructed above.
Smart Meal Choices Just Taste Different!
A Fan of Oats? I Got Your Back!
There are certain rules in the world that are internationally understood and agreed upon.
Some of these rules would include: There is no such thing as too much chocolate, the best kind of love stories are between you and a delicious meal, and everyone should store oats in their pantry.
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of oats! And if you are anything like me, then these oats-filled recipes will have you singing my praise in no time!
Nothing fills you up and gives you a much-needed burst of energy like a warm bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. My Oatmeal Pudding with a Twist recipe is a breathtaking marriage between a smooth oatmeal and velvety rice pudding!
Are you craving a healthy guilt-free snack? My healthy oatmeal date bars, Chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies, and oatmeal raisin cookies are a perfect choice for you!
And Who Said Healthy is Boring?
Tips to Consider!
Tip 1: Pay attention! If you are following a gluten-free diet, then using gluten-free old-fashioned oats is a must!
Tip 2: For this recipe, I prefer using almond butter (or cashew butter) over peanut butter. Although they both work just fine, I would rather infuse my brownies with a rich chocolaty taste than a peanut butter one.
Tip 3: If you are allergic to nut butters (almond and peanut butters), then substitute them with the same amount of WOWBUTTER or sun butter, or mashed banana or avocado.
Frequently Asked Questions
Well, it is no secret that everyone loves a good old thick brownie. To achieve that, simply place the batter in a small sized pan. That should do the trick!
Definitely! The usage of unrefined sugar in this recipe is limited to chocolate chips. This ingredient is optional, and can also be swapped with dark chocolate chips.
If you would rather opt for a dairy-free option, then switch regular milk for almond or coconut milk.
A Meal Meant to Be Shared!
The Ingredients You Need
- milk/coconut milk/almond milk
- maple syrup, or honey
- almond butter, or peanut butter
- rolled oats
- baking powder
- chocolate chips
Follow The Instructions
First, preheat oven to 350°F; then to a medium bowl, add milk of choice, maple syrup or honey, almond butter, vanilla and mix.
Second, add rolled oats, cacao, chocolate chips, baking powder, salt and mix again until well incorporated.
Next, spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking oil, then pour the ingredients in. Gently stir the ingredients in the pan again, and spread out evenly.
Then, top with more chocolate chips if you desire, then bake for 40 minutes.
Finally, allow to cool for 10 minutes before scooping and enjoying!
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Brownie Baked Oatmeal (gluten free- Vegan)
- 2 cups milk or coconut milk or almond milk
- ½ cup maple syrup or honey
- ⅓ cup almond butter, or peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup cacao
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F; then to a medium bowl, add milk of choice, maple syrup or honey, almond butter, vanilla and mix.
- Add rolled oats, cacao, chocolate chips, baking powder, salt and mix again until well incorporated.
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking oil, then pour the ingredients in. Gently stir the ingredients in the pan again, and spread out evenly.
- Top with more chocolate chips if you desire, then bake for 40 minutes.
- Allow to cool for10 minutes before scooping and enjoying!
- Pay attention! If you are following a gluten-free diet, then using gluten-free old-fashioned oats is a must!
- For this recipe, I prefer using almond butter (or cashew butter) over peanut butter. Although they both work just fine, I would rather infuse my brownies with a rich chocolaty taste than a peanut butter one but if you love peanut butter, go for it!!
- If you are allergic to nut butters (almond and peanut butters), then substitute them with the same amount of WOWBUTTER or sun butter, or mashed banana or avocado.
Looks so delicious! I’m on a gluten free diet and I’m so glad you’re sharing your amazing gluten free recipes with us. Thank you
These are the best brownies I have ever tasted! No one believed they were gluten free. Great recipe and super easy. I followed the recipe as written and added walnuts. Will never buy a box mix again!
Aren’t they so amazing!! Happy you loved these brownies 🙂
OMG. This recipe is sooo good. I can’t wait to make these fudge brownies again
YES!! SO GOOD!
Can you use oat flour in place of rolled oats?
Yes you can!
Mary Assurian says
Can I use cocoa powder instead?
Hi Mary! You sure can! 🙂
Mine is still completely runny after 40 mins
Not sure where I went wrong? I added an egg for fluffyness?
Hi, no need for the addition of the egg since that counts as a liquid. That could be the problem. I suggest to follow the recipe as is 🙂 Try keeping it in the oven for longer t o see if it will cook.
OH MY GOSHHHH 😀
These brownies are everything!! I used quick oats and coconut milk and the texture turned out amazing. Love that these are on the healthier side too! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe and satisfying my sweet tooth!
Hi CT! I am over joyed that you loved these brownies! I really enjoy making them for my family! Appreciate the feedback 🙂