Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

This dairy-free and gluten-free Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is the ultimate make-ahead fiber-rich breakfast for a busy week, perfect for a breakfast potluck, or snack, and is absolutely the best flavor combo! Made in partnership with Enjoy Life Foods!

Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

I am so excited about this healthy baked oatmeal recipe! Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips baked into an ooey-gooey fiber rich breakfast bake? It’s a super simple one-bowl recipe and can easily be made ahead of time, though we do think it is SO TASTY straight from the oven too. This oatmeal bake is based off of our popular Oatmeal Cups recipe so it has the perfect almond milk (or milk of choice) to oats ratio.Baked Oatmeal

I’ve been using Enjoy Life Foods chocolate for YEARS! All their products are specially made to be free from gluten and the 14 most common food allergens – wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans. They even make all of products in a special allergy friendly facility, which is pretty great. Plus, the chocolate is delicious! I love the dark chocolate chips and the mini chocolate chips for all of our baking, especially this oatmeal!

I find Enjoy Life Chocolate in all of my major grocery stores which is a huge time saving bonus, and you can use their easy Store Locator to find stores near you! PLUS, here’s a special coupon for $2 off their baking chocolate – you can print and use in-store!

Baked Oatmeal Ingredients

Will baked oatmeal freeze?

When it comes to freezing baked oatmeal, you simply make up the baked oatmeal recipe, let it cool, and freeze it!

How do you make baked oatmeal

  • Combine your dry ingredients.
  • Add in your wet ingredients.
  • Pour into your greased, or lined with parchment paper, baking dish.
  • Bake!

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

What Oats Should You Use

  • Use rolled oats, not quick cooking oats. If gluten-free, make sure you buy gluten-free rolled oats.
  • Can you bake instant oatmeal? The short answer is not really! Instant oatmeal is different than regular oatmeal because it is thinly cut, processed and flavored. They don’t lend the same structure to baked goods as regular oats or quick oats!

P.S. You can sub out for your favorite nut butter here, or to make it nut-free use sun butter.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x




  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8″ x 8″ oven-safe dish. If desired, prepare a parchment sling by cutting out a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the pan (for easy removal of bake).
  2. In a large bowl mash bananas until they are smooth. Add eggs and whisk to combine. Then add peanut butter, maple syrup, almond milk, oil, apple sauce and vanilla until fully combined.
  3. To the wet ingredients add oats, baking powder, chia, salt and chocolate chips and mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour into prepared 8″x 8″ dish and bake for 40 minutes, until the center is just barely firm.
  5. Scoop or cut and serve warm as is or with almond milk, or cool and slice into 9 square portions.


You can sub out for your favorite nut butter here, or to make it nut-free use sun butter.


  • Serving Size: 9
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 14.2g
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Fat: 15.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.2g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

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September 21, 2018

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122 Responses

  1. Been using Enjoy Life chips for a few years now! Love them! This looks so good and a worthy breakfast for after my workouts that’s healthy and treat like! Thanks for the recipe, going onto Sunday meal prep list for this week!

  2. It looks soo delicious, I can’t wait to make it! After buying these chocolate chips once I havent gotten anything else. Thank you for all the recipes you have on your blog!!

  3. I love baked oatmeal and since I’ve bought these chocolate chips I’ve never gone back! Thank you for your blog and all of your recipes! 🙂

  4. Yum! Will have to work this into the rotation! Have been upping my oatmeal as a new mom to help with newborn feedings. This will make early mornings a lot easier!

  5. Yesssssa!! These look amazing. Thank you for always making foods that we all used to enjoy during a pre clean eating life nice and squeaky clean!! Cant wait to make these!! Thank you!!

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  6. Like all your recipes this looks amazingly delicious and easy enough to prepare for those busy mirnibgs! Thank you and Enjoy Life for this awesome giveaway!

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  7. Ummm this looks amazing! Bringing it to my next office breakfast potluck! I’ve introduced many coworkers to your blog and cookbook ????

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  8. This looks amazing! Oatmeal is my go-to for breakfast and having it baked ahead would make mornings so much easier. I’m also excited for this giveaway because Enjoylife are the only chocolate chips I use!

  9. Will totally trythese with my enjoy life chocolate chips and sunbutter as my son has a peanut and tree nut allergy. I adore that you post allergy friendly ideas! ❤

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  10. This looks amazing! I actually just got your cookbook in the mail last week. I am soooo excited to start using it.

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  11. I can’t wait to try this! Also, I don’t think my husband’s ears would forgive me with the amount of excited screaming that would go on if I won a year’s supply of Enjoy Life! They are my go to chocolate and definitely my favorite treat! I love the new semi-sweet chips! Thanks for the chance. ? Tagged friends on IG as @fizzygig.

  12. I have company coming this week. This recipe should be perfect! I think I might add raisins and walnuts too

  13. Making this tomorrow morning again and I can’t wait!!! I’ve made sooo many of your recipes and I’ve NEVER been disappointed!

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  14. I recently discovered Enjoy Life after being diagnosed with a digestive disorder and am so happy to have found a product that doesn’t hurt my body when I need a “cheat” treat! This is definitely a recipe I would use over and over again, as it has all the things I enjoy and eat regularly 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness – chovolate, OB and bananas, what a perfect combination! Looking forward to giving this a go! Thank you!

  16. Making these first thing tomorrow morning! They look simple enough for my toddler to help, which is always a plus! I so appreciate that many of your recipes use ingredients I usually have on hand– no special trip to the store needed!

  17. Thank you for the recipe. I do have a question, do you think almond flour would be a good substitute for the oats? My daughter cannot have oats. Thank you, Tina

  18. This is the perfect meal-prep breakfast!! It’s easy to make, I already had 98% of the ingredients at home, and it’s easy clean up. Oh, and of course it tastes delicious! Going to experiment next with using different types of nut butters and fruit instead of chocolate chips (blueberries, raisins, etc).

  19. I’m looking for easy, freezer-friendly breakfasts to give my toddler on busy mornings and I think this will be perfect! I might sub in the choco chips for some fruit and I know it’ll be a hit!

  20. Ooh, I happen to have all of these ingredients (including Enjoy Life mini chips, which I may or may not eat straight from the bag). I’m so making these soon!

  21. We love Enjoy Life products. They are so much more than chocolate chips. Your cupboard could be filled with enough snacks to suit any taste.

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  22. Made these the other day for my hubs to have a grab and go breakfast. They were super easy to make and we loved them! I was even able to find Enjoy Lifes mini chips in my grocery store which was very exciting.

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  23. Just put this in the oven to have for breakfast this week. It was so easy and I loved that I had everything ready to go in my kitchen since I haven’t been grocery shopping yet. Another hit!

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  24. Just pulled these out of the oven and they smell AMAZING!! Thanks for creating another fantastic easy recipe. Just like the commented above, I had everything in my pantry. It’s the best!

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  25. I know you teach us Lexi to live Gluten Free and Dairy Free, but I also thought your eating plans were Paleo. I did not know we could have oatmeal on paleo. just asking.

  26. This was such a hit with my family. My kids love it and my husband as welll, plus it freezes really well. My kids were tired of eating eggs for breakfast every morning and they don’t normally eat oatmeal but they will eat this up!

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  27. This is amazing! What’s the best way to reheat in the morning? I just baked it this evening and want to serve it in the morning. Can I pop it into the oven for a few minutes to reheat or will it dry out? Thanks!

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  28. Can this be made without the eggs? All other ingredients, including the Enjoy Life Chocolate is vegan friendly 🙂

  29. Great recipe! I used almond butter, doubled the chia seeds and added 1/2 cup of chopped frozen organic berries.

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  30. Love this recipe! I’ve made it twice – back to back weeks. I did 3 bananas, omitted the apple sauce, avocado oil instead of ghee, added walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup and cinnamon on top before baking. Definitely loving oatmeal in a new way 🙂

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  31. A peanut butter lover’s dream! I felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast; this oatmeal is just that delicious! I love how easy it is to make. Hubs makes it Sunday morning and the two of us eat it all week.

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  32. This one is one of my family’s favorites! We enjoy your recipes in a regular basis in our home. But what a gift of grace they have been for our new current COVID season They have helped me stay grounded in my commitment to my “maintenance” and our family health. Your work and effort has been a virtual friend in a difficult time and I am grateful.

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  33. I substituted some items as we are COVID home! I used coconut mana since I didn’t have applesauce and subbed 1/3 c. coconut flakes for some of the oats. First time for baked oats ~ interesting. It feels healthier than cookies or a bar, so I’m a fan. I also used honey as I didn’t have maple syrup. I’m thrilled to have a different meal and am sure I will enjoy ALL week. It’s a pretty big serving!!

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  34. Hi Lexi! These bars sound soo good! I want to make them, but as I never use or buy apple sauce I was wondering it I can substitute the apple sauce with a shredded apple for ex?
    Thx ? Tina

    1. It will change the moisture level and texture slightly. You can try it, but it alters the recipe in a structural sense!

  35. I will try this tomorrow morning for my toddler. Can I use honey instead of maple syrup? If so, whats the ratio. Many thanks in advance

  36. This was SO good! I just tested it because I’m trying out some freezer stuff before baby comes. I will definietly be making this again!

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  37. We LOVE this recipe. My son and I could probably eat the entire thing in one sitting. I’ve had issues with it staying together though – any advice?

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    1. Can you describe a bit more about you mean by staying together? Trying to suss out what the issue might be.

  38. Can I substitute more mashed bananas for the applesauce?
    Could you you soy milk in place of almond milk? Regular or unsweetened?

    1. I think all of the substitutes you are asking about will work fine. Either sweetened or unsweetened will work fine, too.

    1. Our recipe doesn’t technically call for a certain cup of bananas, but typically 3 medium bananas mashed is about 1 cup, so I’d suggest using about 1 cup mashed. Don’t omit the oil.

  39. Making this for the third time today! It’s so simple & tastes so good! Totally kills a peanut butter & chocolate craving in a healthy way.

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  40. She did it again! Another delicious recipe! Super easy to throw together this morning for me and my kids. They loved it, too, which is of course a huge plus! Thanks, Lexi!

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  41. This was so delicious the first time i made it (and disappeared so quickly), I went ahead and doubled the recipe the second time around 🙂

  42. This already has a ton of reviews, but I always comment on all of the LCK recipes I make 🙂 Worth repeating that it’s simple and quick to make, and yummy for the whole fam. I omitted chocolate chips and it was still great!

  43. I make this weekly. I have had different combos and it always turns out great; almond butter/peanut butter, honey/maple syrup. It’s always delicious. 🙂 reheats great from frozen, too. Thanks for introducing me to oatmeal bakes.

  44. This dish is sooo yummy. It’s a bit more moist than I thought so it didn’t work as bars but I was very happy with the flavour and texture. We had it warm with some vanilla ice cream.
    I’m just not sure if it should be refrigerated or not

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