Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 50 MINUTES
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup light brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries you can use frozen sliced strawberries as well
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
2 cups whole milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons butter melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whipped cream extra chocolate chips, sliced strawberries, and chocolate sauce for garnish; optional
Preheat oven to 375F.
Spray an 8x8 square baking dish or round baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, strawberries, and almost all of the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and smooth out completely. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
Using the same bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter, and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture over the oat mixture, making sure to cover the entire mixture. Tap the dish on the counter lightly to make sure its evenly distributed.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the top is golden. The center should not jiggle.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Switch the oven to high broil and allow the oatmeal to toast for approximately 2-3 minutes. Watch it closely to make sure it doesn't burn.
Remove from the oven and serve topped with fresh whipped cream, sliced strawberries, extra chocolate chips, or chocolate syrup. Toasted walnuts would also be tasty!