Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

by Katie on November 11, 2014

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Last week when I went on and on about my love of peanut butter and avalanche cookies. I mentioned this oatmeal and how deliciously peanut buttery it is, and then realized that I’ve never actually posted the recipe for it. I created this recipe for a contributor post and shared a link to it last year, but I don’t have this actual recipe on my blog.

It was time to change that! The Cutting Back Kitchen needs this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal in its archives.

This recipe is super popular in my home, but not just with us…it has been shared well over 8,000 times on Pinterest. That tells me that there are a lot of chocolate + peanut butter + banana lovers like me out there!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal {Gluten-Free} - a great easy breakfast that is sure to please the peanut butter lover in your house!

This is such a unique and delicious breakfast and I love to make it on Saturday mornings when we have time to eat a nice breakfast before beginning our day.  It seems like every Saturday we are up really early working on the house or doing other things so I haven’t been making this nearly enough.

Note: This recipe is gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats.  I order Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats on Amazon and they last me quite some time.  I always order them in bulk like this and keep them in my small stockpile area in our basement.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal {Gluten-Free} - a great and tasty twist on regular baked oatmeal.  Perfect for the peanut butter lover!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal


  • 2 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use certified GF)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish. Spread half of the sliced bananas over the bottom of the pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix the rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. Spread the oat mixture evenly over the bananas. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the oats.
  3. Whisk the milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, and beaten eggs. (It may be hard to fully incorporate the peanut butter. I don’t mind little bits of peanut butter in the finished dish, but if you do your could slightly warm the peanut butter before whisking it all together.)
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats and chocolate chips. Spread the remaining sliced bananas on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until done.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve February 6, 2015 at 9:42 am


I modified this recipe a bit. I substituted rinsed quinoa for the oats and increased the milk to 5 cups leaving everything else the same and baked for an hour. It turned out awesome! The peanut butter and chocolate are the key to this recipe.


Katie February 6, 2015 at 10:11 am

That sounds awesome, Steve! What a great twist – I will have to try it with the quinoa soon!
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Steve February 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

OH! And I used a 9 X 13 dish, an 8 X 8 is way too small.


Katie February 6, 2015 at 10:20 am

Yes, the 8×8 is for sure too small for all the milk!! Thanks for letting me know. Will be trying it really soon. :)


Angie July 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Hi Katie,

Would this freeze okay? I’m trying to set up a weekly-monthly meal plan where all i have to do is cook once a week and away we go. This sounds like an amazing dish to make overnight or a week ahead and freeze but is it still edible?




Katie July 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Hi Angie! I can’t remember if I have frozen this exact baked oatmeal recipe, BUT I have frozen baked oatmeal many times and they turn out wonderfully. Sometimes I will bake them in muffins tins and freeze them so they are super easy to pull just one out. :)


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