My Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal recipe is a healthy breakfast inspired by the famous ice cream flavor. With hearty oatmeal, peanut butter, banana, and a touch of chocolate chips this irresistible meal will keep everyone energized all day long.
Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
I could not sleep the other night and started plotting out new recipes for the blog and came up with this. Does anyone else lose sleep over food creations? I had a vision of the delicious peanut butter drizzled on top of bananas with just a touch of chocolate. The result was this dreamy Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Baked oatmeal recipe that is crazy easy to make and loved by both toddlers and adults alike.
This healthy baked oatmeal is a fabulous idea because it's made with pantry staples. The final product is topped with a light peanut butter drizzle, freshly sliced banana, and if you are feeling especially wild a light sprinkle of dark chocolate chips.
Other than the chocolate, this recipe is nothing but healthy! And if you consider there is only a ¼ cup in the entire dish AND it's dark chocolate, it's not that bad of a deal.
Why You'll Love this Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal...
I'm a fan of baked oatmeal because it is an easy make-ahead breakfast you can eat off of all week. Baked Oatmeal is also one of those foolproof recipes that you can mix in one bowl and add your favorite ingredients. My Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal has hearty and healthy old-fashioned rolled oats, egg, peanut butter, banana, and just a touch of chocolate chips. It's topped with more goodies like fresh banana slices and a peanut butter drizzle.
If you haven't had baked oatmeal before it has the texture of a chewy and soft cookie. It's actually quite satisfying and very different from just enjoying a regular bowl of oats.
This healthy baked oatmeal is actually inspired by the famous Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream flavor which features peanut butter, banana, and chocolate.
Here's What You'll Need to Make It:
- Old Fashioned Oatmeal: I use regular inexpensive old-fashioned oats for this recipe. If you are gluten-free you can use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free. I prefer the old fashioned oats over quick oats because they hold their texture better when baked.
- Peanut Butter: I used regular peanut butter in this recipe. To be able to mix it into the batter melt it just slightly in the microwave.
- Banana: To get the banana flavor in the peanut butter baked oatmeal I use mashed banana like you would use when making banana bread. Use bananas that are slightly speckled and starting to brown for the sweetest results.
- Eggs: Two fresh eggs bind the oatmeal together.
- Milk: You can use whatever type of milk you prefer for this recipe. Feel free to use non-dairy milk like almond milk to make this recipe dairy-free.
- Dark Chocolate Chips: I used a few dark chocolate chips to make this dish more fun and resembling the Chunky Monkey Ice Cream flavor.
- Spices: I used vanilla extract and a nice dose of cinnamon to bring out the flavors in the oatmeal.
- Baking Ingredients: This recipe calls for both baking powder and a touch of salt to pull off the baking magic.
- Toppings: You can eat this oatmeal right out of the oven or plate it and add fun toppings like fresh banana, chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts, and a peanut butter drizzle.
How to Make Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal:
- Preheat your oven to 375 and spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
- Mix together the oatmeal, baking powder, and salt in the bowl. Add the recipe of the ingredients to the same bowl and stir it together.
- Pour the oatmeal mixture into your baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the oatmeal to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Cut into square and serve with banana and peanut butter.
I have and love using this casserole dish with a handy lid to bake my oatmeal. It's perfect for storing the leftovers in the fridge.
Baked Oatmeal FAQ
Is Oatmeal and Peanut Butter a Healthy Breakfast?
YES! It's the perfect combination of healthy fats and carbs. Eaten in moderation this breakfast can be filling and good for you. Oats are actually one of the healthiest grains on the earth! They can help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of heart disease. The bananas in this recipe add even more nutrients.
Should you refrigerate baked oatmeal?
Yes. You need to refrigerate this Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal recipe. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can eat it cold or reheat it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Can you freeze this recipe?
Yes! You can also freeze this recipe easily. Once it's completely cooled cut it into individual pieces and wrap each square with plastic wrap. Put the squares in an airtight container and store it in the freezer. To reheat just take the baked oatmeal square out of the freezer and microwave for 45-60 seconds until thawed out.
I hope you enjoy my Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Monkey Baked Oatmeal as much as my family does. This recipe is a well-loved family favorite.
More Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipes:
- Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Cups
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Chunky Monkey Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
- 2 ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
- ¼ cup peanut butter, slighty melted
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 ½ cups milk of your choice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips
- Toppings: melted peanut butter, sliced bananas, dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with cookign spray.
- Mix your oatmeal, baking powder and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Add the banana, peanut butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the same bowl. Stir.
- Pour into the baking dish.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean. Do not overbake.
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Baked it last night, and just enjoyed a piece. Very very much enjoyed! : ) It's delicious! Awesome recipe. Perfect amount of sweetness and a little bit of salt in the background to make it extra tasty.
Deborah Brooks says
Oatmeal, banana and peanut butter are a match made in heaven! All of my faves in one
Dudley Shumate says
If you are eating a day(s) after making do you eat it cold? Warm up in microwave? Heat up in a pot with more milk? Yes to all?? 😉
I warm mine up in the microwave just a touch (not too much) and serve it with milk or plain!
It looks amazingly delicious!! And it has all my favorite ingredients 🙂
Thanks Winne! You can't go wrong with peanut butter.
This is pretty much all of my favorite things in one place! Delicious! 🙂
Thank you so much Courtney! I hope you get a chance to make it.
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
UH Yes! This is all my favorite ingredients and for breakfast!
I hope you get a chance to try it.
Jenn - a traveling Wife says
YUM - this looks so good. I love simple breakfasts that last multiple days. Also, I am a firm believer in dark chocolate for heart health. 🙂
Me too! Dark chocolate this the best.
That looks delicious! Though I'd likely leave out the peanut butter. I feel like I'm the only person on earth who doesn't like peanut butter!
You might be! I'm sure it would still be good though.
Miz Helen says
What a great recipe, this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic day!
Come Back Soon!
Thank you Miz Helen!
Jess @hellotofit says
Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite meal prep items. Who can say no to chunky monkey flavors??
It's deceptively healthy 🙂
Thanks for linking up, Chunky Monkey oatmeal looks so good!
Thanks for hosting!
Oh my, I need to make this!!! It looks amazing 🙂
Thanks Rachel! I hope you have a chance to try it!
Eating oatmeal day after day gets pretty borning. You have reinvented my love for oatmeal! Yum!
Thanks Tami! I hope you get a chance to try it!
Oh my goodness I love EVERYTHING about these oats!! Definitely adding it to my list!
Thanks Liz! I hope you enjoy them.
This looks amazing. Makes me so sad I can't have bananas 🙁 Thanks for sharing and linking up!
That is so sad 🙁
Denise C says
I'm a big fan of oatmeal, and I have it for breakfast often, but I don't think I've ever tried it with peanut butter. Sounds yummy!
Thanks Denise! It's so tasty!
Yes please peanut butter and bananas always! When I make pb banana oats I always feel full for hours! What a great idea for busy mornings to throw it in a bake it while working out and having it ready when I'm done and breakfast made for the rest of the family as well!
It's such a good food combination!
That sounds really good! My husband has been on an oatmeal kick lately. I may try this on him this weekend!
I hope you enjoy it!
Wow this looks SO good. I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal but I think this is something I would really like to try! It looks just so delicious!
This is oatmeal even oatmeal haters might like 🙂
The Better Baker says
I have been an avid fan of baked oatmeal for a long time, and sure do love this wonderful combo idea. Will be trying soon. Your photos are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!
Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
Yum - this looks delicious. I definitely plan on making it next week!
I"m so glad! Let me know how you like it!
Oh wow, that looks so yummy! I can't wait to try this.
I love baked oatmeal! :] I have two overripe bananas and a whole lot of oats right now that'd be perfect for this!
If u use quick.oats, would u use the same amount?
YES! I think the texture would be better with old-fashioned oats, but it would work the same.
Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
I love baked oatmeal! It's so hearty and I love that you can make a batch and enjoy it over several days. Banana, peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations- yum!
Thank you! It is such a winning combination!
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free says
I've been really into baked oatmeal lately and love this flavor combo! You really can't go wrong with PB, chocolate and bananas!
It's a winning combination, really!
DIY Thrill says
This looks so delicious!
Lady Lilith says
Oh wow. This looks so amazing. I love penut butter. Thanks for sharing.
Me too! Thanks Lady!
Trainer Paige says
Ok, I wasn't hungry before I arrived here.....buuuut now I am 😉 This looks amazing!
Thank you! I hope you have a chance to try it!
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
What a great recipe Julie. I could go for that any time of day! I used to keep a notepad and lighted pen on my nightstand when I was creating recipes for the Pillsbury Bake-Off. That way, if a recipe idea hit me after I turned off the light, I could jot it down and it was waiting for me in the morning. ?
That's good thinking 🙂 I let it keep me up too often! haha
Annette @ Sweating Through Life says
This looks so great. I'm an a huge oatmeal kick right now and I love baked oats as well. thanks for sharing!
Thanks Annette! I hope you get to try it!
That looks so good and a great, healthy way to start the day! I should make them for my husband for his quick breakfast that he needs in the morning!
It is soooo quick! Makes the mornings easy.
Lady Lilith says
This looks fun. I love how it is healthy. I will have to check it out.
Thanks Lady! I hope you enjoy it.
Heather Johnson says
What a simple and delicious breakfast idea! My kids love all these ingredients!
I have a deep love for baked oatmeal, so thanks for giving me another one to try! Pinned!!
Thank you so much for the pin!!
I think my son would even eat this....and he can be very picky! I love dishes that can be made and last the better part of the week (because I do not have time to cook every single morning!) This looks awesome!
This sounds delicious! Something that looks so decadent, it's hard to believe that it is healthy.....Yum!
Don't ya love recipes like that 🙂
Heather @Fit n Cookies says
I need to get on the oatmeal bake boat. I get so tired of making it every night, haha, this would be so much easier! Oatmeal is such a great thing to diversify!
Sooooo much easier!!!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I love oatmeal! I need to make this one for my son, who loves chocolate ( but not oatmeal so much!)
Just hide it in chocolate 🙂
Brandy M says
That looks absolutely amazing! I'm sort of a grab and go take person so this would be perfect for me assuming it's not too messy LOL.
You could eat it as more of a bar. I like to put it in a bowl with the toppings. Sometimes I'll even add a splash of almond milk.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I've been very into baked oatmeal as well but have not added choc chips yet yum!
It's a little sinful... but so good 🙂
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Excuse me while I eat the screen. HOW CAN I BE OUT OF OATS. That needs to be rectified so that this can be made. Pinned!
Haha! Go to the store immediately! 🙂