Strawberries and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Who else has kiddos who ask for something at the grocery store and then they don’t eat any of it? My kids do this all the time. Mom, can you get bananas? They ate 3 and the rest of the bunch start to over-ripen. As I was going through my meal-planning, I asked my kids if they wanted strawberries since they were on sale. Of course they said yes and then only ate 1/2 of one of the containers. I needed to find a recipe to use some of the strawberries before they went bad and thought it would be good to finally bake a pan of baked oatmeal.

I found this recipe that has strawberries and chocolate … I mean it’s perfect. The recipe is simple and easy to make; and only requires one bowl. My family all enjoyed it for breakfast or dessert. Just warm up slightly in the microwave and add a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of milk.

2 cups rolled oats

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

2 cups milk (I used oat milk)

1 egg

3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a round baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, sliced strawberries and almost all the chocolate chunks. Mix together and then pour into the prepared baking dish.

In the same bowl you mixed the dry ingredients, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the baking dish. Lightly shake the dish to make sure the liquid is all the way to the bottom. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chunks evenly over the top.

lace on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Scoop into bowls and top with whipped cream, milk, extra sliced strawberries or toasted nuts.

Source: The Cookie Rookie

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