Brownie Baked Oatmeal

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 serving)

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:
Calories: 244.0
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


  1. yum, can this be my breakfast instead of dessert ?? ;)

    1. Haha it has oatmeal in it, so I don't see why not! :)

  2. This looks delicious. I cannot wait to try it out. Love the calorie count in your posts. Thanks!

    1. I'm so glad that you find the calorie counts helpful! While I don't advocate counting every last calorie, I think it's useful to see the nutritional breakdown of each recipe. But I never know if others find it helpful. Glad to know there are a few out there! :)

  3. This sounds delicious. Forget dessert, it may be breakfast ;)

    1. And I wouldn't ever judge you for doing that Natalie! In fact, I like the idea so much I might make this for breakfast on Saturday. :)

  4. topped w/ cool whip - sounds incredible! I could eat cool whip any time of day. This looks much more appetizing than my toast!

    1. Haha! Plus, you can't indulge in Cool Whip with toast! This might be a new breakfast trend for me.

  5. can we skip the applesauce?

    1. You need the applesauce to provide moisture, otherwise the baked oatmeal will be really dry. You could substitute equally parts mashed banana, pumpkin puree or nonfat yogurt if you don't like applesauce.

    2. thank you so much! I can't wait to try :)

    3. Great! Let me know how it turns out :)


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