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Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Since my first baked oatmeal turned out so good, I wanted to try another version. I meant to make this one banana pecan, but once I got into the kitchen, well, I couldn’t help but add chocolate. In the end, I’m glad I did … this oatmeal is SO deep dark chocolate decadent. I almost want to try making it again without the banana … or maybe use berries instead? Yeah, it’ll happen.

This could be breakfast or dessert. Mid-afternoon snack. After dinner treat. Whenever you eat it, it’s delightful.

Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (100g) old fashioned oats (not instant oats)
  • 1/3 cup (30g) pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened quality dark cocoa powder (such as Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chocolate Chia Pudding or 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Frangelico (optional)
For the top:
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons pecans
  • 1/2 Tablespoon or so of raw (Turbinado) sugar
  • A few chocolate chips
  • A few banana slices

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F. Spray a small casserole dish or 8×8 inch square baking dish with cooking spray and make a layer of banana slices on the bottom.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the oats, chopped pecans, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sprinkle half the oat mixture over the bananas, then add another layer of bananas and cover with the remaining oats.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, chia pudding (or egg white), vanilla, and Frangelico. Pour this liquid mixture over the oats, trying to coat all the oats with liquid. Sprinkle the top with the toppings, then set in the oven.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the dish has set. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Chocolate Banana Pecan Baked Oatmeal

This recipe was shared at Totally Tasty TuesdaysCast Party Wednesday, Thursday’s TreasuresTastetastic Thursday, My Sweet Party and Fit & Fabulous Friday.

15 responses

  1. I’m thinking this would make a great breakfast! Love it!

    July 10, 2012 at 8:19 am

    • Ann

      Yes, it does make a wonderful breakfast! I’m having some in just a few minutes here …

      July 10, 2012 at 8:24 am

  2. OMG this sounds amazing!! Can’t wait to make this!! :)

    July 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • Ann

      You’re going to love it Lauren :)

      July 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

  3. xoxoxoxoxo

    July 10, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  4. Wow! That looks like heaven

    July 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  5. Oh, no you dih-undt! Chocolate in your oatmeal? I can’t resist. Nicely done!

    Stopping by from the Tribe!

    July 11, 2012 at 10:23 am

    • Ann

      LOL yes I did! What’s better than chocolate for breakfast?

      July 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

  6. I haven’t tried baked oatmeal yet and this one looks so YUM! My boys would love it!

    July 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    • Ann

      oh I hope you try it … you’ll love it Valerie! :)

      July 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

  7. I LOVE baked oatmeal and this looks soo satisfying and tasty. YUUMMMM-OOOO!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  8. I’m making this today!!! It looks soooo good!!

    July 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Victoria! Let me know how you like it :)

      July 15, 2012 at 8:45 am

  9. Hi there, I’m hosting My Sweet party and I would love you to join! Check it out at http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/07/my-sweet-party-july-my-favourite-pie.html

    Cheers!

    July 16, 2012 at 11:19 am

    • Ann

      Well, sure I could link up some sweets … thanks for the invite! :)

      July 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

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