Are you a fan of the Dessert Overnight Oats that I posted a couple of months ago? If you are, then you'll enjoy this recipe. This Brownie Baked Oatmeal is a cousin to the Dessert Overnight Oats. Both recipes are single serving, healthy desserts that use oatmeal as the base ingredient; however, this Brownie Baked Oatmeal is perfect for the cooler months, while the Dessert Overnight Oats recipe is better for satisfying your sweet cravings in the summer.
You see, this recipe is baked. So, instead of eating a chilled dessert to cool you off, this single serving, fudgey, sweet-but-not-too-sweet oatmeal brownie is served warm with a dollop of Cool Whip or some vanilla frozen yogurt. Creamy, sweet goodness to balance out the dense oatmeal brownie. Mmm mmm mmm.
This recipe is extremely versatile. Play around with the ingredients depending on your mood. If you want an extra rich chocolate brownie, use a little extra cocoa powder (but also be sure to adjust the sweetener as needed). If you have a soft spot for peanut butter and chocolate, I highly recommend using cocoa powder and PB2. You could also mix in some chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to amp up the flavor even more. Or, better yet, go all out and chop up some Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses or leftover Halloween candy and fold those into the brownie. So many variations to last you through the winter months!
Brownie Baked Oatmeal (adapted from The Oatmeal Artist)
1/2 cup regular oats
2 Tbsp cocoa powder or 1 Tbsp cocoa powder plus 1 Tbsp Original PB2 (this will give it a peanut butter flavor)
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 packets stevia or sweetener of choice
dash of salt
1/4 cup milk or water
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp Light Cool Whip
optional: 1 Tbsp chocolate chips, nuts, candy, or other mix-ins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a small ramekin by spraying it with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix together oats, cocoa powder, PB2, baking powder, stevia, and salt. Add water, applesauce, and vanilla; mix until ingredients are combined. If you are adding mix-ins, fold them in now.
Pour ingredients into prepared ramekin. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Top with Cool Whip and eat warm.
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Nutritional Info (for recipe made with water)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 6.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 52.7 mg
Total Carbs: 42.0 g
Fiber: 6.9 g
Sugars: 10.2 g
Protein: 8.3 g
-Easy to make
-Simple list of ingredients
-Single serving dessert
-Great dessert for cold weather
-High in fiber
-Versatile- add various mix-ins
-No huge wow factor; add various mix-ins to jazz it up
-Not the quickest single serving dessert to make
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5