I have this really weird obsession with oatmeal. Call me crazy, but it’s like dessert in a bowl to me. I can’t eat it plain. My mom will eat it with a little bit of sugar and milk. Yeah, love you mom, but that’s not going to cut it for me. I’ve been trying to watch my carbs/sugars lately and get back on track with healthy, cleaner eating. Oatmeal, while obviously not low in carbs, is full of good carbs and fiber. Plus, it is really cheap. I do like to splurge though and buy McCanns steal cut Irish oats when they are on sale. But I am ok with old-fashioned whole grain oats as well. My favorite is real maple syrup with just a pinch of brown sugar and a small pat of butter. OHHH YUM!
For a few bucks I can get some tasty treats. I’ve been trying to experiment with some different oatmeal recipes. Cooler weather is here and that means more pots of oatmeal boiling on my stove top. I’m even experimenting with a few overnight oats. We’ll see how that goes.
But first, let’s talk about this brownie batter oatmeal. I love brownies, that is no secret. They are my husbands weakness. He is not much of a sweet or chocolate person, but put a pan of brownies in front of him and he will eat the whole thing if you let him. He doesn’t like oatmeal though. So, making brownie batter oatmeal was a win-win. More for me and I did not have to share. 😉
I had some for breakfast. The next day I had it for dessert. It was delicious both times!
I did learn that chocolate brown oatmeal is very hard to get to look pretty in photos. Ugh.
Brownie Batter Oatmeal
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup steel cut or old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 frozen banana sliced
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute or brown sugar if you want to use it
- Brown Sugar Substitute:
- Use any sugar replacement of your choice. I use Stevia.
- 1/4 cup Stevia
- 2-3 tsp molasses
- Combine the Stevia with 2 tsp molasses. Mix with fork. Add last tsp only if their isn't enough coverage.
- In a medium size saucepan on low heat combine all ingredients.
- Slow cook mixture for about 10 minutes.
- Continue to stir and then turn the heat up to medium.
- Oatmeal mixture will begin to bubble and thicken.
- Turn back on low when it starts to bubble.
- Continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. Or, until desired consistency.
If you like peanut butter cups, then this recipe might just be for you.
Let me introduce you to peanut butter cup oats. You can thank me later.
Yum! I’m the same can’t eat it plain! This looks tasty and I need to try it, I think I would love this!
I’m always a sucker for flavored oatmeal. And for anything with chocolate. So this is right up my alley!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am not a big fan of oatmeal but if it can taste like a Brownie i think i would eat it. I know oatmeal is a great way to start your day.
Masshole Mommy says
Dude! I don’t even like oatmeal and I want to get my hands on a bowl of that. It is like a dessert! You are so smart.
I try 😉
that does look tasty. If you add a banana and cocoa to anything I think it’s instantly better.
I definitely agree, Dina. Cocoa can make just about anything better.
Billie Rowell says
My Grandma used to make oatmeal with sugar, milk, and butter. It tasted so good. I think i’ll have to try this as well. My family would love it.
So did mine and my great-grandmother. That is where my mom got it from. That is ok in small doses for me. But I prefer a lot more flavor!
Liz Mays says
I have so much oatmeal. I use it for cooking but recipes don’t usually use much. I need to try this!
Amanda Ripsam says
I have gasteroparises and one of the few things I can eat is oatmeal I have had it almost every way you can think of but this is a new idea. I love this idea I’m going to try it.
Debbie Denny says
We eat quite a few things with oatmeal. Yummy
My son and I eat oatmeal almost every day. I’m with you, though. I can’t eat it plain!
Amanda Love says
You are so right that they’re hard to look pretty in pics. My son looked at it and said ewww, I wouldn’t eat that. I had to tell him what it was lol
Virginia @thatbaldchick says
Ermagoodness, I could quickly become obsessed with brownie batter oatmeal. That sounds so good right now!
Then you might just love the other recipes I have coming soon that include brownie batter with different toppings.
I am not a big oatmeal fan! But chocolate sounds good
Lois Alter Mark says
Seriously? How will I ever be able to go back to boring old regular oatmeal after this?! It looks amazing!
Candy O. says
Wow ths recipe makes em want to start eating oatmeal. I go thru my moments where it’s all I want and then I can’t stand it.
I do that too. I love it, but even I tend to take long breaks from it.
Well this sounds good! Yum! We will have to try this!
It tastes a lot better than it looks lol
Jennifer Williams says
Finally I am not the only one that adds oatmeal to different dishes. It is good for you and putting it into other dishes is the only way I can get my family to eat it. I will have to give these a try, I make several desserts my family loves, hopefully I can add this to the list.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I love oatmeal, but this?! This could be a whole new addiction!
This is a great way for me and the kids to have oatmeal! I would probably do like you and eat it for all my meals
I’m the same with oatmeal. To me it’s a tasty treat. This looks good!
Now that is my kind of oatmeal! Looks delish!
I am not usually an oatmeal fan but hello chocolate added, yup I have to try it! Pinned for later.
YUM! Chocolate and oatmeal works for me! Great for keeping warm too!
OMG. Yes! I’m making that this weekend. Yum!
If you do, let me know how it turns out for you!
I don’t usually eat oatmeal, but if there is chocolate involved, I’m in! Looks yummy.
Valerie Gray says
I need that in my belly RIGHT NOW! YUM!
Chrysa Duran says
Oh my! I’m not sure I could just stick to one serving of the brownie batter oatmeal! I will have to make this when company is coming over.
It’s so filling! Makes it easy for portion control 😉
Amber NElson says
Yeah that looks pretty amazing. Put together a couple of my favorite things right there!
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
This sounds interesting, pinning for later!
Janell Poulette says
Wow – this is like an awesome dessert. I would feel like it was a little healthy 🙂
The Chef's Wife | Anne @TheSatEvePot says
That sounds interesting! My daughter has been on an oatmeal kick lately. I will definitely have to try the peanut butter cup one!!
Got to love those hard-to-photo recipes …. we have had our share of those for sure!!
I think I would love this. It makes me think of those nobake cookies.
This sounds really delicious. I will have to try it for sure!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
Oh my gosh, I want to start EVERY morning with this! Wow that looks and sounds amazing
This brownie batter oatmeal sounds amazing! I wouldn’t mind having myself a bowl right about now!
My mom loves oatmeal so I have to share this recipe with her! I love brownies, so maybe I should give your recipe a try too!
I am not a huge fan of oatmeal but my husband is. He would love this.
I have to try it this as a dessert. My boys will have oatmeal for dinner and this is a great way to have a dessert flavored one like you said.
Melissa Smith says
I used to never like oatmeal, until I realized how versatile it was. And this is definitely my kind of recipe!
And, it’s healthy!
They both look great but the peanut butter cup one is the one I’m trying first.
I would have never thought to do this. It looks really tasty I will have to try this.
Please do and I hope you like it.
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