Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Confession: when I buy a bag of chocolate chips, they’re usually gone within a week or two. That’s why I will go such long stretches without chocolate chip recipes. If I had a bag in my kitchen all the time, I would go through about six a month. I just can’t keep my hands out of them!

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal #oatmealartist

So you can imagine my surprise the other day when I was digging for something in my cupboard and found the final few tablespoons of chocolate chips in a forgotten bag stuffed in the back. Since I had some mashed sweet potato prepared for oatmeal meal prep left in the fridge, I set to work on this recipe.

(You know, before I just ate the rest of the chocolate by the handful.)

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal #vegan #oatmealartist

I learned from my Sweet Potato Oatmeal & Chocolate PB2 recipe that chocolate and sweet potatoes are an oddly satisfying combination. Once again, this duo did not disappoint.

Obviously, you could top this with chocolate PB2, PB&Company Dark Chocolate Dreams, Nutella, etc. If you’re really feeling ambitious, you could try it with Chocolate Hazelnut PB2Faux-reo Cookie PB2, Salted Fudge PB2, or even Salted Pretzel PB2.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal #vegan

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used Better Oats Multigrain)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or more)
  • handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a single-serving ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined. (Alternatively, you can puree ingredients together in a food processor like I did.)
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together sweet potato puree, milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mix ingredients and stir until combined. (Or process them all together.)
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into the prepared ramekin and bake for 20-23 minutes.

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal #oatmealartist #vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

8 Responses to Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

  1. Cassie says:

    This reminds me of how I brought breakfast to school today and remembered everything…..EXCEPT MY SWEET POTATO. Dangit! >:(

    But nevertheless, I do love me some delicious sweet potatoes and chocolate, and what could be better than to incorporate it into oatmeal? And as for chocolate chips, I make a one-ingredient trail mix out of them, meaning I make a trail mix just with chocolate chips–LOL!

  2. Kelsey says:

    This sounds like something that’s right up my alley, I love sweet potato+chocolate!

  3. Christine says:

    This looks like a great recipe! I’ve been into your sweet potato recipes lately – particularly the Barbeque Sweet Potato Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Curry Oatmeal, and Sweet Potato Fudge Oatmeal. I have made those multiple times. I also tried Sweet Potato & Chocolate PB2 Oatmeal last weekend. Your Baked Sweet Potato Pie Oatmeal is one of the best recipes I’ve tried from your blog (and I’ve tried about 70 by now).

  4. Brilliant idea!!! I’ve heard of pumpkin and chocolate, and banana and chocolate (my infamous cookie recipe) but never sweet potato and chocolate. This sounds indulgently nutritious!!! Another way to take the flavor game up to the next level would be to make add smore components like Chocolate Covered Katie’s 2-Ingredient Marshmallow Fluff and some whole wheat graham crackers.

  5. I’m the exact same way with chocolate chips or dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe’s. SO GOOD! I think I’ll try this with some chopped dark chocolate too. 🙂

  6. Erika says:

    I almost always have dark chocolate squares that I can break up for my oatmeals. This actually inspired me to make a stove-top sweet potato oatmeal without any sweetner and top it with fresh strawberries and cacao nibs. It was so good!

  7. Annelise says:

    Ohhh this was SO GOOD. I made it but subbed a little chocolate protein powder in (gotta get those macros!) and omitted the chocolate chips. It was INSANE. Why have I not done sweet potato oats before? Thank you so much for this recipe!!

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