Orange Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is an easy breakfast for all occasions. My version of the viral sensation has a tangy orange flavor along with decadent chocolate. This crowd-pleasing breakfast is going to be perfect for all your get-togethers too!
If you’ve been on TikTok for even 5 minutes, you already know what a huge hit baked oatmeal is. Clearly I’m ahead of my time as I’ve been making baked oatmeal for years and have several recipes on my site, with my first Baked Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe being published back in 2011!
There is something so amazing about combining oranges and dark chocolate together. I can’t be the only one that thought that combination seemed a little strange when I first heard it. But once I tried it, I knew I had a new favorite way to enjoy something sweet. Remember these Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins? They’ve been a family favorite for years!
- Milk – Any milk preference you have will work for these oats. Almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or cow’s milk are all great options, so do what works for your diet.
- Orange Juice – Using fresh orange juice is ideal. This will give you the the best flavor and nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and folate. Plus, you don’t have to worry about added sugars or other unhealthy ingredients.
- Orange Zest – The orange zest gives you lots of vibrant orange flavor!
- Maple Syrup – These oats aren’t overwhelmingly sweet because we want it to be breakfast, not dessert. However, a little bit of maple syrup goes a long way to sweeten it up.
- Eggs – You’ll need a couple of eggs to bind all the ingredients together. You can exchange the eggs for 1/4 cup per egg of apple sauce, mashed bananas, or yogurt if you have an allergy.
- Vanilla – I love the traditional flavors of pure vanilla extract for this oatmeal recipe. However, you could also exchange it for almond or any other extract you like.
- Oats – It’s important to use old-fashioned oats for this recipe. Minute oats are going to be too mushy and steel-cut will be harder and less appealing.
- Baking Powder – Don’t skimp on the baking powder because it will help the baked oatmeal rise beautifully.
- Salt – I know this may sound crazy, but a little dash of salt will actually bring out some of the sweetness from the orange juice and chocolate.
- Dark Chocolate Chips – Using dark chocolate means that you will get some magnesium, zinc, iron, and copper! Plus, it tastes super rich too.
HOW TO MAKE ORANGE CHOCOLATE CHIP BAKED OATMEAL
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking dish to prevent sticking. Set aside.
2. Combine the orange juice, milk, orange zest, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in the oats, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed, add in the chocolate chips and stir.
3. Add the batter to a baking dish and top with dark chocolate chips.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done. Serve and enjoy warm!
ORANGE CHOCOLATE CHIP BAKED OATMEAL FAQS
ARE BAKED OATS GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes, baked oatmeal is naturally gluten-free. However, it’s vital if you eat a gluten-free diet that you only buy certified gluten-free oats. Otherwise, you are risking that they could have been cross-contaminated with other foods containing gluten in the factories.
WHAT CAN I USE IN PLACE OF MAPLE SYRUP?
Whether you don’t like maple syrup or reached in the cabinet and realized you are out, you can swap it! Honey or agave nectar are both delicious options that will give you similar results. Naturally, if you are vegan you won’t want to use honey.
CAN I ADD OTHER INGREDIENTS TO THE OATS?
Yep! Of course, you can make this recipe your own by adding in some other ingredients. Here are a few to try out and consider:
- Cranberries – If you are a lover of all things cranberry flavored, then you will enjoy adding some dried cranberries. Add in 1/4-1/2 cup into the batter.
- Nuts – Any of your favorite nuts will be great. I like to add in crushed pecans or walnuts from time to time. You could also use almonds or hazelnuts too.
- Raisins – Another tasty option is mixing in some raisins. While raisins aren’t everyone’s favorite, they are really good with the other ingredients.
- Fruit – If you would to add even more fruit flavor to the oatmeal, then you can mix in some. Don’t go overboard and stick with fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries. It’s crucial to pick fruit that tastes good with both oranges and chocolate.
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes
I have a lot of baked oatmeal recipes on my site because it’s a favorite breakfast around here! Try one of these variations:
- Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal (Luke’s favorite!)
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
- Lemon Poppyseed Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal with Pears
- Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal (the OG!)
In the mood for more oatmeal recipes? Check out my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Muffins, Instant Pot Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oatmeal, and Soft Batch Loaded Oatmeal Cookies. I’m oatmeal obsessed over here. I unabashedly claim to have the Best Oatmeal Recipes on the Internet.
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Orange Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
This baked oatmeal has bright, citrus flavors that pair perfectly with dark chocolate chips. Creamy and delicious this is a healthy breakfast that tastes like a treat.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- Category: recipes
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 2 1/2 cups milk*
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
- Calories: 330
- Sugar: 18.9 grams
- Fat: 7.9 grams
- Saturated Fat: 4.2 grams
- Carbohydrates: 51.7 grams
- Fiber: 5.4 grams
- Protein: 8.1 grams
Keywords: orange chocolate chip baked oatmeal