Almond Joy bars are a classic candy bar with sweet, salty, creamy, rich flavours from almonds, coconut and chocolate.
I wanted to recreate this amazing combination in a healthy way and as a true oatmeal lover, an Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal seemed like a natural choice!
I have to say — I’m so incredibly pleased with how it turned out…. and so is my entire family. This baked oatmeal is at the top of our list.
(This Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal is pretty darn good too! and these Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars are another classic combo done healthy!)
I mean…. just look at it!
Tips for Making Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal
Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal is made using almonds in three states. Whole almonds that roast in the oven during baking giving them a toasty more nutty flavour, almond milk, and almond butter.
Use any milk you’d like though! Oat milk, another nut milk or dairy milk works just as well.
This recipe uses eggs but if you are vegan, you can simply replace the eggs with flax egg or vegan egg replacer.
(psst, check out this Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe Round Up!)
For soft or firm baked oatmeal
Bake this oatmeal for only 30-35 minutes for a soft and fluffy oatmeal bake.
For a more firm oatmeal that can be cut into clean squares, bake a little longer, about 40 minutes or so.
The pictures below are from a soft and fluffy bake, which I prefer!
Making Almond Joy Baked Oatmeal
Move the oven rack to the middle-lower position and set your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×9″ or 11×7″ baking dish.
- 1 3/4 cup of milk of choice — I use almond milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup applesauce or mashed banana
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 cups old-fashioned whole oats (quick cook will work too)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of whole almonds
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons of coconut oil melted
- more coconut
- melted almond butter
Mix all of the ingredients together, except the additional toppings.
Spread into the greased baking dish and bake for 35 minutes (or a little more or less) until set.
Cool for a few minutes before dishing up or portioning out for meal prep.
We like to eat this as is but it’s also excellent with vanilla yogurt or milk.
Be sure to check out this Vietnamese Egg Coffee for a delicious morning beverage accompaniment.
Almond Joy Healthy Baked Oatmeal
- 1 3/4 cups 420ml milk (dairy or nondairy) I used almond milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup 120ml pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup 60g almond butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1/4 cup 60g unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
- 3 cups 240g old-fashioned whole oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips plus 2 Tbsp coconut oil melted to top (optional)
- Adjust the oven rack to the middle-lower position and preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
- Grease a 9×9 inch or 11×7 inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together.
- Spread in prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until the center is just about set for a soft consistency, longer for more firm and dry.
- Cool for for a few minutes before cutting.
- Serve with vanilla yogurt, milk or just as is.
- Save in the fridge for up to 1 week.
I love the combination of coconut and chocolate, so I bet this tastes amazing!
This looks so good – I know my kids would love it! I love that it has a healthy twist too. Will definitely have to make this soon!
Thanks so much Jennifer! Yes, kids really love this one.
This looks so yummy! My kids love almond joys and oatmeal so this would go over well in our house! I’m going to try it!!!
Awesome! I hope you love it!
This dish makes me so happy! It looks like it’s a cheat meal yet I know it’s healthy coming from you. I’m going to try it this weekend!
Yes!!! That’s what I like to hear 🙂 Thanks Yolanda!
This looks unbelievable! And, since I’m the only one in my family who likes coconut, it would be all mine. Yum!
Thanks so much Meredith! My husbeast doesn’t like coconut either, or so he says, but he LOVED this! You never know!
Oh, this looks so delicious!!!!
I’ve never eaten an Almond Joy bar, but I feel like it would pale in comparison to this oatmeal bake! It’s seriously delicious and I had to restrain myself from eating seconds, thirds, fourths… Excellent recipe!
I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the praise 🙂