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Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

Okay, okay, this right here might be the best breakfast I ever had. Introducing Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice Cream!

It’s brownie oatmeal topped with banana ice cream! I can’t believe I haven’t tried this sooner! It’s so easy yet insanely delicious. You guys have to try that warm, chocolatey baked oatmeal topped with a creamy vanilla banana ice cream. It’s naturally sweetened and the perfect combination of comforting oatmeal with refreshing ice cream. It’s dessert for breakfast but in a healthy way.

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

My regular breakfast is usually cinnamon or chai oatmeal with various toppings: raisins, dates, figs, almond butter, banana, chocolate chips, etc. The base remains the same, but the toppings change every day. I would say I have this 80% of the time. When I don’t have oatmeal, it’s usually banana ice cream, pancakes, or tofu scrambled. So this is basically two go-to breakfasts combined in one. Yes, this recipe is very easy, but trust me, it’s not lacking in flavor!

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

The brownie oatmeal requires staple ingredients: rolled oats, cocoa powder, almond milk, maple syrup, and baking powder. I also added applesauce to make the oatmeal moister and sweeter. If you want, you can substitute the applesauce for mashed bananas!

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, divide into two ramequins, and bake for 20 minutes.

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

Once your oatmeal is ready, remove it from the oven and prepare the banana ice cream. You will have enough time to make it before the oatmeal cools.

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

Finally, the toppings. Chocolate chips, almond butter, nuts, raisins, melted chocolate, you name it. The possibilities are endless! Personally, I went with a super easy peanut caramel sauce because chocolate + vanilla + caramel is awesome. The sauce recipe is in the recipe’s notes. It consists of peanut butter mixed with maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a good pinch of salt.

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

If you are looking for a hot and cold breakfast that tastes just like a high-calorie dessert, this recipe is for you! It’s healthy, filling, packed with good carbs, and delicious!

Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)
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Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice cream (Hot & Cold!)

Brownie Oatmeal with Banana Ice Cream (Hot & Cold!)

5 from 1 vote
Author: Thomas Pagot
Warm and comforting chocolate oatmeal served with vanilla banana ice cream! The ice cream melts into the hot brownie oatmeal!
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 453 kcal


Brownie Oatmeal

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Banana Icecream

  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional toppings: chocolate chips, melted chocolate, caramel sauce, nuts, etc


  • The day before: peel the bananas and slice them into 1/2-inch slices. Put the banana slices in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for at least 2 hours. Frozen bananas will keep for months in the freezer so feel free to make big batches.

Brownie Oatmeal

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt together. Pour in the almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Taste the batter to see if it's chocolatey and/or sweet enough for you. If it's not, add more cocoa powder and/or maple syrup. At this step, you can stir in your favorite add-ins: chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, etc.
  • Divide the batter into two small ramequins (around 4.5-inch round) and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the top appears set.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit while you prepare the banana ice cream.

Banana Icecream

  • Transfer the frozen banana slices to a food processor. Add the vanilla extract and process until it looks like soft-serve ice cream. At first, it will look like crumbled bananas but will become smooth and creamy as you continue to process. If using a blender, add 1/4 cup almond milk.
  • Divide the banana ice cream in two and place on top the brownie baked oatmeal and top with your favorite toppings. Chocolate chips, almond butter, melted chocolate, nuts, etc.


Peanut caramel sauce: Mix 1 tbsp peanut butter with 3 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
For more protein, add 2 tbsp protein powder to the banana ice cream.
This is a pretty filling breakfast. If you want to make it lighter, just use one banana instead of two. You will get about one scoop of ice cream instead of two on top of your oatmeal. Calories per serving will be around 390.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 453 kcal | Carbohydrates: 90.3 g | Protein: 12.3 g | Fat: 7.9 g | Fiber: 13.3 g | Sugar: 31.1 g
Course : Breakfast, Sweets
Cuisine : American
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What size ramekins do you think those are? I have some 8oz. ones at home that I make chocolate pots de creme in. I am going to make this recipe sometime during my 2 week staycation coming up. When I work I make cold oats, a chunky monkey recipe I love, that I can make up the night before and take to work with me. I don’t get up early enough to eat breakfast at home, so this will be an easy and tasty staycation breakfast! Oh, and do you think one serving would be ok overnight and re-heated? I’m not sure I can get my husband on board…

Excellent, thank you! Yes, it gets quite hot here in Riverside, CA so overnight cold oats are the perfect fast weekday breakfast. I will let you know how this “brownie” turns out, I’m so excited to try it.

Hi Thomas, I love this kind of recipe : easy, fast and delicious. Thanks for sharing it! I am gonna make it with rice flakes, for a gluten-free breakfast 🙂

Hi Thomas!
I love the idea of eating a dessert for breakfast. I know it’s breakfast but it looks like a dessert. Thanks for putting it up.

I absolutely love banana ice cream.

That looks incredible, my mouth is watering.

5 stars
I’m not into sweet breakfasts but wanted something heavier with oats – which is my default breakfast just with banana and nuts. At first I thought this was going to be super sweet but the balance of the warm brownie and the “icecream” is really good. Even although I cooked the same amount of oats and banana as usual it does feel much heavier. Which on a cold day like today is welcomed 😉 My nieces and nephews will love this for sure. Thanks