PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE BAKED OATMEAL
It’s been a long time since I’ve baked Oatmeal! I’ve been craving chocolate and peanut butter lately, so instead of making a vast dessert, I combined the flavors to create a delicious breakfast-baked Oatmeal. It’s a delightful Peanut Butter Brownie baked Oatmeal that is exceptionally tasty and rich without being too sweet. It only contains 1/4 cup of brown sugar in the whole portion! The remainder of the sweetness comes from the bananas that have been mashed, which help keep the Oatmeal baked soft and soft. I prefer my oatmeal baked with only a smidge of sweetness. So if you’re looking for something more in the dessert category, think about doubling the sugar.
It’s been a long time since I’ve baked Oatmeal! I’ve been craving chocolate and peanut butter lately, so instead of creating a complete dessert, I incorporated the flavors to make a delicious breakfast-baked Oatmeal. The Peanut Butter Brownie Baked Oatmeal is tasty but not too sweet. It just has 1/4 cup of brown sugar in the whole recipe! The sweetness is from the bananas that have been mashed and helps keep the Oatmeal baked delicious and soft. I prefer my oatmeal baked with just the slightest hint of sweetness. If you want to go into the dessert category, consider doubling the sugar.
Remember how cocoa puffs could transform the milk at the bowl’s bottom into chocolate milk? This is a similar effect. 😀 Hello, childhood!
CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE BANANA?
Although I haven’t yet tested any other substitutes for the banana in this recipe, I’ve made various baked oatmeal recipes using yogurt or applesauce instead. My first choice would be probably be yogurt, as the dairy would most likely match chocolate.
1.5 cups mashed ripe bananas (about three medium bananas) ($0.68)
One large egg ($0.27)
1/4 cup of natural peanut butter ($0.31)
1 Cup brown sugar ($0.04)
1 tsp vanilla extract ($0.28)
1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
1 tsp baking flour ($0.06)
1/2 tsp cinnamon ($0.05)
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder ($0.29)
2 cups of whole milk ($1.12)
3 cups old-fashioned rolled Oatmeal* ($0.50)
Two tablespoons of natural peanut butter (for topping) ($0.15)
The oven should be preheated to 375oF.
Mash the bananas thoroughly before placing them in a large mixing bowl with the egg, peanut butter, vanilla, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. Stir until the mixture becomes smooth primarily (there could be tiny pieces in the form of articles).
Incorporate the milk into the chocolate-banana mixture and then mix until smooth. Add the oats that have been dried and stir until they are well combined.
Put the oatmeal mixture in the dish, which should be 2-3 quarts covered with a non-stick coating. Sprinkle the remaining 2 Tbsp peanut butter on top of the Oatmeal and use a knife to swirl. If necessary, melt the peanut butter until it becomes smooth enough to drizzle over the Oats.
Bake the Oatmeal in the oven at a preheated temperature for 45 minutes. Serve warm or refrigerate until you are ready to eat.