One day my son and I were craving brownies or something with chocolate, but I wanted to make a much healthier and more practical version, so I made this oatmeal for a sweet dinner and my son loved it.
I clarify that it is not a brownie itself, it is a chocolate-flavored oatmeal that is baked to simulate a cupcake or brownie. It is chocolatey and delicious and the mixture is prepared in the blender, all in less than 5 minutes.
If you like it very sweet just adjust the amount of honey or sweetener you add and top it with your favorite toppings.
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup applesauce
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon peanut or almond cream
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- Chocolate chips or 1 bar of 40 gr of chocolate hersheys
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips: oat flakes, applesauce, egg, maple syrup or honey, peanut butter, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- Pour into a greased oven-safe pan.
- Top with the chocolate chips or chocolate you chopped into small pieces.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, the time depends on the type of pan you used. It is ready when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
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The applesauce can be homemade, which is just cooked and peeled apples that you blend with cinnamon, or commercial applesauce that you buy at the supermarket.