Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have the perfect Valentine’s morning breakfast idea for you to try. Oatmeal served in heart ramekins. Cheesy, I know, but I love it. I’m cheesy. This recipe is a throwback for me, because back in my 2010’s era, I made this chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal recipe probably three times a week or more. I used to make it without the egg, because my son was egg free. I substituted apple sauce, which is also really yummy, and even sweeter, but the egg is a nice protein addition as well.
Now, fast forward to 2023 and currently there is a trending recipe on social media that is really similar, but calls for blending all the ingredients. By blending the ingredients, it comes out like a dense muffin. So, I followed the blended recipe and I also tried my old-school recipe. It turns out that I actually prefer my chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal recipe that’s not blended! So, depending on the texture that you like, you can try out the blended version or the original. Either way, you will find yourself enjoying the most delicious baked oatmeal recipe ever!
What you’ll need for this chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal recipe:
Heart Shaped Ramekins or regular ramekins if you want to make it when it’s not Valentines
1 Banana- Mashed
1/2 cup whole oats
1/4 cup Milk (Substitute milk if making dairy free)
1 Tbsp honey/sweetener of your choice (Optional)
Splash of vanilla
Chocolate Chips for topping
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
~If you’re planning to make the blended variety (more like a dense muffin) make sure to add 1/4 tsp of baking powder~
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees then grab a small mixing bowl and mix the first 5 ingredients, setting aside the chocolate chips. Next, spray the ramekins with non-stick cooking spray, then fill your heart shaped ramekins. This recipe serves 2, based on how full you pour them. Before baking, sprinkle the mixture with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. The next step is optional, but after the oatmeal is baked, I like to set the oven to broil, and broil the dish for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the top. I LOVE the crisp texture this adds, but if you are in a rush, you can skip this step and it will still be delicious! Now you are ready to make your loved ones feel extra special with this heart shaped baked oatmeal breakfast!
Recipe originally adapted from www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com. See when I originally shared this recipe back in 2012. :O
Save this idea and make it for a special anniversary breakfast! I hope you and your loved ones enjoy my chocolate chip cookie baked oatmeal, served extra cute in heart ramekins (of course) 😍!
If you’re an oatmeal lover, check out my homemade oatmeal cream pies!