Baked oats topped with walnuts and chocolate chips
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Baked Oats with Nutella

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When I recently explored ways to use up my leftover oat milk, my child demanded that I make baked oats for a week straight. He doesn’t get chocolate chips for breakfast often so I wasn’t surprised that he was all in. Overall these baked oats are a nutritious breakfast option, and we had so much fun working on this recipe together. You can mix up these yummy baked oats quickly in your blender for a fun change to your daily breakfast routine. Who doesn’t want to start their day with a warm freshly baked treat topped with melty chocolate and crunchy walnuts? So delicious, and you can absolutely pull this off on a weekday morning before work.

So, How Sweet Are These Baked Oats?

First things first. I want you to know what you are getting into. This is not a super sweet breakfast treat. This is a healthy breakfast treat with a touch of sweetness to satisfy that craving and make your coffee taste that much better in the morning. You can always add brown sugar, honey, or another sweetener if you are looking to amp up the sugar level. I am certainly not judging you.

Do You Have Nutella In Your Pantry Right Now?

While I was working on this recipe, I asked my Instagram followers if they had Nutella in their pantry, and I was surprised that 71% voted No. I thought I was the only one! I am very aware of how much people can obsess over Nutella, but I bought it for the first time recently. We stayed with some of our very best friends earlier this year and my son was offered “pan con chocolate”. Just a slice of warm toast slathered in that infamous chocolate hazelnut spread. I can still picture him grinning ear to ear, face covered in chocolate, devouring that toast, and begging for another slice. I bought a jar as soon as we got home to keep on reserve for special weekend treats. It makes his sweet heart oh so happy.

These Baked Oats are Egg-Free!

I have a very special little one in my life with an egg allergy, so I am always thinking about that when I create new baked goods recipes. For nut allergies, you can substitute seed butter for almond butter, honey for Nutella, and skip the chopped walnuts.

Looking for Other Oat Recipes?

While you are here, check out my Healthy Banana Oat Muffins for another delicious breakfast made with old-fashioned rolled oats. Or, look at this review of 3 different breakfast recipes I made with My Leftover Oat Milk.

This recipe was originally inspired by the Baked Oats from Gimme Delicious. Also delicious!

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Baked oats topped with walnuts and chocolate chips

Baked Oats with Nutella


  • Author: Katelyn
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Mix up these yummy baked oats with Nutella quickly in your blender for a FAST and nutritious semi-sweet breakfast treat. Melty chocolate chips and a crunchy walnut topping make for an irresistible bite. Loaded with chia seeds, these baked oats contain antioxidants for a healthy start to your day! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)
  • 1 large ripe banana (or 1 and 1/2 medium-sized bananas) 
  • 1 cup oat milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

Optional Toppings

  • chopped walnuts
  • chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease 9×9 inch baking dish with vegetable oil, butter, or baking spray.
  3. Blend all ingredients (except toppings) in blender for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, smooth the top, and top with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack.
  6. Slice into 9 large squares and enjoy!

Equipment

Notes

  • You can add some protein powder to the mix to give your breakfast a protein boost. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baked oats, Nutella, breakfast, chia seeds, easy, quick, blender

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