Love coconut, caramel and chocolate? You will adore this healthy Samoa baked oatmeal. It’s made with coconut milk, date caramel and a chocolate drizzle.

I’m not sure how it took me so long to combine two of my favorite foods but here we are… Samoas + baked oatmeal had a baby and it’s delicious! This breakfast recipe is sweet, but still pretty healthy and really hits the spot. I’d like to personally request this at all brunches moving forward! I’m calling it now: this Samoa baked oatmeal will be the new cinnamon roll. 😜

Square dish with baked oatmeal topped with caramel and chocolate drizzles and coconut flakes.

Here’s What You Need:

  • old fashioned rolled oats
  • coconut milk – we’re using canned coconut milk for this recipe – regular or light.
  • date caramel sauce – this recipe is super simple (only 4 ingredients) and worth making!
  • ground flaxseed
  • applesauce
  • coconut oil, vanilla extract, baking powder and sea salt.
  • unsweetened shredded coconut
  • chocolate chips – I like Enjoy Life or Lily’s chocolate chips

Two side by side photos of mixing bowls. One had ingredients for samoa baked oatmeal before being mixed and the other is a bowl with the ingredients mixed up.

The Star of the Show…

In my opinion, the date caramel sauce is the star of this recipe! I’ve used it in my salted caramel oatmeal and on my apple nachos but I figured it needed to make an appearance with a baked oatmeal recipe too!

While it is an extra step it’s super simple and only slightly more difficult than buying a caramel sauce at the store. And the ingredients for my homemade date caramel are waaay better than the ingredients you’ll find in store-bought caramel. Most have high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and food coloring.

For the date caramel, all you have to do is blend all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor. You’ll have a caramel sauce made out of whole food ingredients in no time at all. Highly recommend keeping a stash of this caramel in the fridge at all times.

Baking dish with samoa baked oatmeal drizzled with date caramel and chocolate. Topped with toasted coconut flakes.

Meal Prep Oatmeal? Heck Yes!

One of my favorite things about baked oatmeal is that it is perfect for meal prep. The entire recipe (besides the date caramel) can be mixed in one bowl. Then you simply bake it and portion out your servings. Let the baked oatmeal cool completely before putting it in an airtight container and storing in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you’re ready to enjoy, you can eat cold or reheat it. My personal favorite way to reheat baked oatmeal is to pop it in the toaster oven. Then I like to add a splash of milk and top with an extra drizzle of date caramel sauce!

Slice of samoa baked oatmeal in a bowl with a gold spoon. Oatmeal is topped with coconut flakes and drizzles of caramel and chocolate.

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Slice of samoa baked oatmeal in a bowl with a gold spoon. Oatmeal is topped with coconut flakes and drizzles of caramel and chocolate.

Samoa Baked Oatmeal


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Description

Love coconut, caramel and chocolate? You will adore this healthy Samoa baked oatmeal. It’s made with coconut milk, date caramel and a chocolate drizzle.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 (15oz) can regular or light canned coconut milk (about 1 and ¾ cups)
  • 1/4 cup date caramel (see recipe below)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed 
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut + more for topping oatmeal
  • 4 Tablespoons chocolate chips, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil to thin chocolate
  • extra date caramel, for drizzling

Date Caramel 

  • 8 medjool dates, pitted*
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or oat milk + more if needed

Instructions

  1. Make date caramel by adding all ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor (and blend until mixture is smooth and there are no date chunks detectable. Add additional milk until the date caramel is thin enough to drizzle, but not too thin.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  3. Spray an 8×8 square baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut milk, date caramel, baking powder, sea salt, flaxseed, applesauce, coconut oil and vanilla. 
  5. Add 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut and 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips and stir until just combined. 
  6. Carefully pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Scatter shredded coconut on top.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the oatmeal bake has set and flakes are toasted and golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  9. While cooling, add 2 Tablespoons of chocolate chips to a microwave safe container with the coconut oil. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Drizzle chocolate over the baked oatmeal. Then drizzle date caramel sauce over top. 
  10. Serve immediately with chocolate and date caramel sauce drizzle. 
  11. For leftovers, let the baked oatmeal cool completely before covering or transferring to storage containers. The baked oatmeal should keep for 4-5 days in the fridge.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: Samoa baked oatmeal

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    52 comments
    1. Madalyn
      August 18, 2020 AT 10:04 pm

      Is there anything you can sub the dates in the caramel sauce for or sub the caramel sauce for anything else?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 19, 2020 AT 2:38 pm

        Hey Madalyn – You could use a store-bought caramel sauce or you could skip it all together if you prefer.

    2. Lauren
      August 4, 2020 AT 8:57 am

      DELICIOUS!!! Like magic cookie bars. This is my first review on anything on pinterest that I’ve made (thats a ton of food) because DAMN 😛

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 4, 2020 AT 9:45 am

        Omg, yay!! So pumped that you enjoyed this recipe and decided to come back to my site and leave a comment/star rating review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Sophie
      June 27, 2020 AT 12:02 am

      This is one of my favorites! The date caramel is heavenly.

    4. Brett
      May 25, 2020 AT 12:42 pm

      This recipe is amazing! I made it exactly as written and it was so good. My two little girls loved it as well. We will definitely make it again! Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 25, 2020 AT 9:13 pm

        Woot woot!! So glad this baked oatmeal was a hit! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it, Brett.

    5. Connie
      May 17, 2020 AT 7:19 am

      Sounds delicious & I want to make this but I wonder…..you’ve shown the date caramel sauce as one of the ingredients in the oatmeal base. And, also to drizzle over the top once baked. So, just divide the sauce to have some to drizzle over the finished oatmeal or is it NOT supposed to be IN the baked portion; just used to drizzle over? Thanks…

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2020 AT 10:50 pm

        Hey Connie – The date caramel sauce is supposed to be in the recipe (1/4 cup) and also drizzled on top. The recipe for the sauce will make more than 1/4 cup so you’ll have plenty left to drizzle on top at the end. 🙂

    6. Whitney
      April 16, 2020 AT 4:34 pm

      Love this recipe. Question – are the measurements for the caramel date sauce correct? The almond milk amount differs from your original date sauce recipe….

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 17, 2020 AT 6:50 pm

        Yes, in this recipe it calls for more almond milk to make the sauce more liquidy. 🙂

    7. Emily
      April 16, 2020 AT 1:26 pm

      Oh.my.goodness!! Delicious!!

    8. Amelie
      April 12, 2020 AT 10:55 am

      This was great, the whole family enjoyed it. I substituted one mashed banana for the applesauce as I didn’t have any on hand. We’ve been loving your baked oatmeal recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 13, 2020 AT 10:26 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this baked oatmeal recipe, Amelie. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. <3

    9. Kate
      April 10, 2020 AT 7:22 am

      I don’t have flaxmeal (or chia). Could I omit or substitute with something else?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 10, 2020 AT 4:14 pm

        You can swap in a regular egg!

    10. Adrienne
      April 4, 2020 AT 9:00 pm

      Easy to make and delicious result!

    11. Madelon
      April 3, 2020 AT 3:55 am

      I love coconut and chocolate, so this was a perfect breakfast! Also convenient to take as a snack 🙂 Thank you so much for this delicious recipe, looking forward to try more of your recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 3, 2020 AT 6:45 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Madelon. I’m so glad you enjoyed this baked oatmeal. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    12. Liz C
      April 1, 2020 AT 1:26 am

      Such a good recipe! Tastes like a dessert but healthier! 10/10

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 1, 2020 AT 9:38 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Liz. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    13. Kristin
      March 30, 2020 AT 8:51 am

      So tasty! My whole family loved this, including my picky children. This was not too sweet at all – just perfect. And, the date caramel sauce is bomb!! I’m glad it made more caramel than needed for this recipe, so I can keep it on hand to dip fruit in, add some to coffee, etc. So good!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 2:22 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Kristin! I’m so glad this baked oatmeal recipe was a hit with your family. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    14. Marissa Thomas
      March 29, 2020 AT 11:12 pm

      10/10 highly would recommend! I was blown away at how similar it tastes to an actual Samoa! And you weren’t kidding about the caramel sauce- SO GOOD! Seriously one of the best desserts I’ve tasted in a while! Only thing I would add is that if you choose to bake in muffin tins to monitor them closely, as 40min was a bit too long when using the mini muffin tins. I baked half in regular size and half in the minis and they were a bit burned/too crispy- but that’s my fault for not checking them. Aside from that, these will most certainly be made again and again!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 2:26 pm

        Ahhh yay!! This makes me so happy to read, Marissa! I’m so glad you loved this baked oatmeal recipe. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me and is super helpful for other readers. <3

    15. Laura
      March 28, 2020 AT 1:20 pm

      This is delicious and the perfect healthy, comfort, quarantine breakfast. I used chia meal in place of Flax and accidentally left out the melted coconut oil (because I forgot it in the microwave). Thank you for all you do to bring us fun, wholesome food that feels very indulgent!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 3:17 pm

        You’re so welcome, Laura! <3 I'm so glad you enjoyed this baked oatmeal. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It's super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it!

    16. Retha Greene
      March 28, 2020 AT 12:19 pm

      We are just finishing this baked oatmeal as I write this review and we must say that it is absolutely spectacular! This is definitely a do over for many times to come and we love Eating Bird Food recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 3:20 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Retha!! So glad this baked oatmeal recipe was a hit! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    17. Christy Meyer
      March 27, 2020 AT 4:44 pm

      This baked oatmeal is SO good…love all the clean ingredients that come together so well. I prepped and reheated a piece each day with a splash of almond milk. Thank you so much for this recipe!! ❤️

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 3:30 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this baked oatmeal recipe, Christy. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    18. Izzy
      March 27, 2020 AT 12:35 pm

      Incredibly delicious!I made this for my family this morning and my mom described it at “heaven sent”. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing creations!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 3:32 pm

        Omg that’s amazing!! So glad this recipe was a hit with your family! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    19. Onaella
      March 27, 2020 AT 12:07 pm

      Truly amazing! First time I ever had baked oatmeal and I shared it with friends…we all love it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2020 AT 3:33 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you’re loving this recipe, Onaella. Thanks for trying my recipe and for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    20. Alisa
      March 27, 2020 AT 11:03 am

      Super easy and so delicious. It’s a decadent breakfast treat. Made some modifications since I didn’t have dates for the caramel sauce. Still turned out really scrumptious.

    21. Lola
      March 23, 2020 AT 6:23 pm

      Hi, I’m obsessed with your baked oatmeal recipes and can’t wait to try this one but I was wondering if its possible to add protein powder?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 25, 2020 AT 12:19 am

        Hey Lola! I’m so glad you’re loving my baked oatmeal recipes. I’m sure adding protein powder would be just fine! Depending on how much you add, you might want to add another splash of milk. 🙂

    22. Jennifer
      March 22, 2020 AT 8:32 pm

      20 stars if I could! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Seriously, Brittany’s recipes never disappoint, and this one is no exception! Baked Samoa Oatmeal is absolutely amazing & incredibly easy to make. I’m SO happy I made this. Thank you for another GF winner, Brittany!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 26, 2020 AT 1:47 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Jennifer!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I can’t thank you enough for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers. 🙂

    23. Mary
      March 22, 2020 AT 5:12 pm

      Sounds so yummy! Can I sub the applesauce? If so, for what? (Stuck at home – sheltering in place & trying to work with what I have!) Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 22, 2020 AT 8:13 pm

        You could used mashed bananas instead!

    24. Sara
      March 21, 2020 AT 7:21 am

      Dying to try this but don’t have applesauce. Could I leave that out and yield similar results or do you have recs for a substitute?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 22, 2020 AT 8:29 pm

        Hey Sara! You could use mashed bananas instead of the applesauce if you have those on hand.

    25. Molly
      March 19, 2020 AT 10:17 am

      I’m not really a fan of baked oatmeal but I love samoas and I LOVE the salted date caramel oatmeal recipe so I gave this a shot. It tastes great! I plan to adapt it into regular stovetop oatmeal next time.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 19, 2020 AT 2:32 pm

        I’m so glad you tried this recipe and enjoyed it, Molly!! Definitely come back and let me know how the stovetop variation turns out. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

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