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15-Minute Freezer Cooking: Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal

This recipe was really quick and easy to whip up. I modified the original recipe some (no surprise there!) and took it times six so it would make enough for a 9×13-inch pan.

The final result was pretty good, though we didn’t love it. I think it was the bananas that made it a little on the weird side.

Yes, I know, we love bananas and chocolate when they are in desserts such as Black Bottom Banana Bars or Chocolate Banana Bread, but they just gave a little odd flavor and consistency to baked oatmeal.

I’m thinking we’d like it better if we used our regular baked oatmeal recipe and just added in chocolate chips for a twist.

But the good news is that we ate half the pan for breakfast and I froze the other half (cut in squares and stuck in a freezer bag) for breakfast next week. So this 15-Minute Freezer Cooking project actually made it into the freezer, unlike yesterday’s project. 🙂

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  • Meghan V. says:

    How are the dishes in the 15min FC sessions compared to the 1hr? Dishes are not my favorite thing to do (even though I have a dishwasher). Is it worth pulling out all the mixing bowls and accessories everyday instead of just once a week?

  • That looks delicious. What if you nixed the bananas, added some caramel, and more chocolate? Could make for a to-die-for chocolatey dessert… -the sweet tooth in us all

  • Candice says:

    It could be that our taste buds are just different, but I LOVED this when I made it a few days ago. I would suggest maybe cooking it in individual mugs or mini muffin tin rather than a 9×13, and not tweaking the recipe???

  • Katie says:

    I made this last night with banana instead of applesauce. I thought the banana was good because it added flavor to the plain oatmeal since I didn’t add a lot of chocolate chips. I thought it was yummy, but my husband didn’t like it.

  • Emily says:

    This looks unbelievably delicious!!

  • Coby says:

    We tried this for breakfast this morning. I also used banana. I liked it ok, it wasn’t great. My 4 year old refused to eat it after 2 trial bites and he loves oatmeal and chocolate.

  • Sarabell says:

    This looks so good! I’m going to have to create my own variation. =D

  • I have not made baked oatmeal in forever. That picture however, is putting all kinds of baked oatmeal thoughts in my head. 😉

  • Diane says:

    I like the idea of your regular baked oatmeal + chocolate chips (or without, since I really like that recipe anyway).

  • alissa says:

    We made this for breakfast this morning. I used the applesauce instead of the bananas, and I didn’t have any sweetener other than brown sugar. I put a little less than the recipie called for and It was really good! My kids also liked it. Maybe try it again with the applesauce :).

  • michelle says:

    my favorite baked oatmeal recipe has raisins and mini chocolate chips. The mini chips spread the chocolate flavor out into every bite without costing too many calories. 1 c raisins and 1/2 c mini chocolate chips for a 9 x 13 pan.

  • Heather says:

    When I made baked oatmeal a few weeks ago it turned out very dry, bland, and chewy…Is it supposed to be crunchy? I have never had it before I tried making it and I’m a little lost! It smelled amazing, but I just wish the texture was better.

    • Ellen says:

      yes, baked oatmeal is more like an oatmeal cake sometimes more than it is traditional oatmeal. Some people pour milk over it and it eat like a cereal. I personally prefer the texture, but if you’re used to traditional oatmeal, it can take some getting used to!

    • Julie in IN says:

      Try adding extra eggs, honey and milk; we like our baked oatmeal a bit moist; if you add enough eggs, it has a bit of a custard texture on the bottom.

    • Ann B says:

      I usualy let it sit in the fridge overnight. I assume that this would allow the oats to soak up the liquid and soften them up. It always turns out soft and cake like.

  • Colette says:

    This recipe looks yummy. I’m gonna have to try it, but I think I’ll use applesauce like Alissa suggested.

  • Beth says:

    I made it yesterday but I did not have applesauce or bananas so I used a little extra oil and milk. It turned out okay but not that great.

  • Ellen says:

    We made this yesterday, using applesauce, brown sugar, and a little bit of peanut butter. We loved it! I also like this particular recipe because it doesn’t use eggs (we have egg allergies).

  • That picture is making me hungry. I have never made this before but I am looking for more ideas to cook at home. You are always so inspirational. 🙂

  • Julie in IN says:

    We tried our traditional oatmeal casserole/cake breakfast recipe with chocolate chips a while back and it was a hit!

    This baked oatmeal with blackberries is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! We tried it when there were blackberries marked down from $3 to $.25 on the reduced rack.

  • charity crawford says:

    The picture looks really nice! It at least looks yummy even if it is not a 5 star. Nice Job!!!!

  • Evelyn says:

    I made it this morning for breakfast. I used the apple sauce. We liked it even better this afternoon when it was nice and cold!

  • The picture makes it look amazing!! 🙂 And…the added whipped cream and chocolate chips probably didn’t hurt the flavor! I’ve just started making baked oatmeals in the past year and LOVE them! I believe you’re the one who brought them to my attention, so thanks!

  • I can’t wait to try these. They look good. I think I’ll try them with the applesauce.

  • Joan says:

    I definitely would have thought of this for dessert but for breakfast is such a good idea! Bananas and chocolate, Mmmm. Would go so great with a cup of coffee. I think I may have to try. Thanks for the idea!

  • Angie D says:

    We’re struggling over here with eating our oatmeal. It just dawned on me that chocolate chips might help! Thanks! When we have it, vanilla ice cream helps get it down too. =) I fried some leftovers in oatmeal patties the other morning and served with syrup. I can’t say any of us LOVED them, but it was a cheap breakfast!

  • So…I’m being nosy, but do y’all ever go 24 hours without eating chocolate? LOL.

    • Melodie says:

      Not if I can help it!!! LOL! We go on withdrawl at my house if I run out before our monthly shopping trip to Sam’s. But I try not to put us through such overwhelming trauma. 🙂

  • Thanks! I just tried baked oatmeal for the first time using steel cut oats and the crew enjoyed it!

  • Cassie says:

    I made this recipe with the applesauce variation instead of banana and it was delicious! I had it for dessert and it was to die for. For the liquid i used part non-fat milk and part carmel coffee creamer. YUM

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