(WSVN) - Who doesn’t like a sweet treat in the morning? If you’re a fan, we’ve got a recipe to get your day off right. That’s what’s cooking, as we grab a Bite with Belkys.

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 tbs. cocoa powder, Dutch-processed or unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of your choice
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about two bananas, depending on size)
1 tbs. pure maple syrup (or up to 4 tbs. if you want it sweeter)
1 tbs. coconut oil, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
flaky sea salt for topping (optional)

Method of Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease an 8 X 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the milk, mashed bananas, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  • Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the oatmeal mix into a prepared pan and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until oatmeal is set.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional).
  • Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!

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