Healthy Baked Samoa Oatmeal

baked samoa oatmeal in a round white baking dish

Get the taste of your favorite Girl Scout cookie in a healthy make ahead breakfast with this Baked Samoa Oatmeal. Sweetened with an easy date caramel and topped with a chocolate drizzle, you'll be smitten after one bite! (gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options)



For the date caramel:

  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 12 medjool dates)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the oatmeal:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe date caramel (above)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9" baking dish with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flaxseed and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour into oat mixture and stir to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake oatmeal 10 minutes.
  4. While oatmeal is baking, make the date caramel. Combine dates, milk, vanilla and salt in a food processor and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides and adding liquid as needed. It will take a few minutes to become smooth.
  5. Stir the coconut into the caramel mixture.
  6. Remove oatmeal from the oven and spread date caramel over the top. Return to the oven for 10-15 more minutes, until oatmeal is set and coconut is golden. Remove from the oven.
  7. Heat chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish at 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between, until completely melted. Drizzle melted chocolate over oatmeal.
  8. Serve or let cool completely before storing.


  • For dairy-free, use your favorite dairy-free milk and dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • For vegan, use flax or chia egg and follow dairy-free substitutions.
  • For a completely 'no added sugar' version, make sure you're using unsweetened coconut and use bittersweet chocolate or a no added sugar chocolate.
  • Once your baked oatmeal has cooled, cut it into squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
  • Once chilled, you can place individual portions in the freezer.
  • To reheat refrigerated oatmeal, microwave for 1 minutes. For frozen oatmeal, microwave 2 minutes.
  • If your dates feel dry, cover them in boiling water and soak for 10-15 minutes so that they soften up. Discard the liquid before blending.

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