Enjoy these warm and decadent chunky monkey-baked oats. Packed with a banana flavor, lots of chocolate chips that melt in your mouth, and an extra crunch from the tasty walnuts! Enjoy these oats for breakfast with your coffee, or for dessert with a spool of whipped cream on top!
Top with whip cream, ice cream, or nut butter- and Enjoy

I don’t know about you, but I love a warm and cozy dish for breakfast! So do my boys, who am I kidding. Plus, not only are these baked oats hearty- they are also delicious! Chunky Monkey Oatmeal Bake is sure to be on a weekly rotation for you and your fam, because it is just THAT GOOD!

Is This Oatmeal Bake Considered Breakfast or Dessert?

Well, since this is made with wholesome ingredients, you can enjoy this guilt free any time of day!

If you are looking for a protein boost though, I love adding a scoop of my Nuzest Pea Protein Powder– opt for vanilla or the natural flavor in this recipe! Using that link will get you 15% off by using the code Shuagy15.

Another thing to easily sneak in, is Collagen Powder since it is flavorless! Again- Shuangy15 will save you some money!

Ingredients You Need for this Baked Oatmeal Recipe

One thing I truly feel passionate about is focusing on using wholesome ingredients! Another thing I love, is oatmeal bakes! They are simple to make- packed with flavor- and loaded with amazing ingredients that my boys love!

I feel like most people have all of these ingredients on hand at most times too! So, if you have some spotty bananas (yes you want the brown spotted ones to bring out the sweetness), some oats, and the other fixings, you can whip this up too!

And if you get on an oatmeal bake kick like I typically do, be sure to try out these Carrot Cake Baked Oats!

Steps to Make this Easy Oatmeal Bake

What Type of Oats Should I Use for This recipe?

You might be familiar with a few oats that are most commonly used for breakfast or baking.

  • Rolled Oats
  • Steel Cut Oats
  • Quick Oats
  • Sprouted rolled oats

Sprouted rolled oats are not as common I know. But since I found it at Costco, I’ve loved making oatmeal for my boys and myself using sprouted oats.

I have also used it for baked oatmeal bars. And the texture did turn out a bit different.

Sprouted oats do not absorb as much liquid as regular rolled oats. So if you choose to use sprouted oats for this recipe it may take a little bit longer time. 40 minutes for me.

Steel cut oats do NOT work for this recipe.

Quick oats will not work well with this recipe either. The texture will likely come out mushy. Since quick oats are a lot finer and take a lot shorter time to cook.

Let cool and cut into squares

The Best Way to in Batches

These oatmeal bars can be stored in an air-tight bag in the fridge.

They are also perfect for meal prepping. You can double the batch and store cut them into individual scares because of freezing. So they are easier to break apart when you are ready to enjoy.

Simply heat one square of oatmeal bake in the microwave for 30 seconds (if frozen), then flip it upside down for another 10 – 15 seconds, or until preferred temperature.

Let me know what type of baked oats you would like to see next in the comments!


Get the recipe:Chunky Monkey Oatmeal Bake {Vegan}

Packed with a strong banana flavor, with chocolate chips that melt in your mouth, and an extra added crunch from the tasty walnuts! Enjoy these oats for breakfast with your coffee, or for dessert with a spool of whipped cream on top!
5 stars (4 reviews)


  • 2 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup ripe banana, *roughly 2 medium bananas
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup dairy free milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Optional Ingredients

  • banana slices for toppings
  • 1/4-1/2 cup coconut sugar, *if you prefer a sweeter dish


  • 8×8 Baking Dish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line your 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add in your oats, banana, baking powder, salt, milk, and maple syrup together.
  • Fold in your dark chocolate chips or chunks as well as your walnuts
  • Pour your mixture into your lined or greased baking dish. You can add more chopped dark chocolate, walnuts or bananas to the top if desired.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in your pre-heated oven.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing into and enjoying!

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.