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a stack of three chocolate chip baked oatmeal squares with a bowl of berries and carafe of milk in the background

Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Tara Kringlen
This chocolate chip baked oatmeal is a hearty breakfast or snack filled with old-fashioned oats. Lightly sweetened with brown sugar and with extra moisture from applesauce, this baked oatmeal is both soft and chewy. The chocolate chips of your choice add a little something extra for that perfect bite.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 squares
Calories 358 kcal


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups milk any type
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet, bittersweet or milk + more for sprinkling on top if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9 x 9 pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper with an overhang on two sides.
  • Mix the oats, brown sugar, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  • In another medium bowl, mix together the eggs, melted butter, milk, applesauce and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the oats and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the oatmeal into the prepared pan and sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top if desired.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the middle is just set and the sides are beginning to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.


  • Store the leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat before serving by microwaving individual pieces for 15-20 seconds. The entire pan can be reheated in a 350 degrees oven for 10 minutes.
  • Alternative milks can be subbed for the dairy milk if desired.
  • This can also be made in an 8 x 8 pan. Baking time is about the same but begin checking just before 30 minutes.
  • Double the recipe to make it in a 9 x 13 pan and add 8-10 minutes of bake time.


Serving: 1squareCalories: 358kcal
Keyword baked oatmeal, hearty breakfast, quick breakfast
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