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Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares To-Go

These chocolate chip baked oatmeal breakfast squares are like eating a giant chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for breakfast, straight from the oven!

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares To-Go

Just 7 ingredients

You can make them the night before

Leftovers freeze really well

Great for a healthy meal or snack on the go

A wholesome & filling breakfast

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Above – watch the video how to make chocolate chip breakfast squares!

Don’t Forget The Chocolate Chips!

My favorite chocolate chips, that I use almost exclusively in my own recipes, are Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed I love to add mini chocolate chips to recipes, both for taste and presentation.

Just look at these gorgeous Brownie Batter Bars!

It’s much easier to spread mini chips out evenly in baked goods so you get chocolate in every single bite, whereas with larger chocolate chips you might get one bite with chocolate and then another with no chocolate at all.

People often write in to ask me how I can eat chocolate chips as a vegan.

The Enjoy Life chips I recommended above actually are vegan, non-GMO, and free from 14 common allergens, including gluten, soy, eggs, dairy, and nuts. (They also come in Semi-Sweet Mega Chunks and Dark Chocolate Morsels.) You can find the brand in many regular grocery stores or online.

oatmeal batter

Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Breakfast On The Go

Of the thousands of recipes I’ve posted here on the blog, my mom will tell you that these breakfast squares are her all-time favorite.

She calls them “boatmeal” (for baked oatmeal) and will often text me on the weekend that she’s made another batch to take into work every morning during the week.

Because leftovers freeze well, you can easily plan ahead and freeze whatever you aren’t going to eat within 4-5 days, to keep an instant healthy breakfast on hand for rushed mornings or any time you don’t feel like cooking.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips Vegan

Step One: Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Step Two: Spread into a parchment-lined 9×13 pan.

Step Three: Bake at 350 F, then slice into bars or squares, and breakfast is ready for the whole week!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Squares To-Go

Adapted from Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

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Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares To-Go

These chocolate chip baked oatmeal breakfast squares are like a giant chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for breakfast!
4.93/5 (46)
Total Time 28 minutes
Yield 16 bars


  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 2/3 cup applesauce or mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup or more mini chocolate chips – I love Enjoy Life Mini Chips
  • 1/4 cup oil, nut butter, or additional water
  • pinch stevia or 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • only if using stevia, 1/2 cup additional water
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment. In a large bowl, stir all ingredients until well-mixed. Smooth into the pan. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top if desired. Bake on the center rack 28 minutes, then do not open the oven door but turn off the heat and let sit in the closed oven an additional 20 minutes. Slice into bars or squares. Leftovers can be refrigerated 3-4 days, or freeze the bars to have on hand any time you need an instant healthy breakfast you can take on the go!
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Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

**Giant Chocolate Giveaway!!!

I’ve teamed up with Enjoy Life Foods to offer a very lucky reader an entire year’s supply of their vegan baking chocolate.

To Enter: Just leave a comment on this post sharing about how you’d use the chocolate chips – in cookies, brownies, muffins, bars, eaten straight out of the bag…

Sadly, I’ve been told that I cannot enter my own giveaway, or I would be all over this!

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Published on November 12, 2018

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    • Margie says

      These wonderful chocolate morsels are just the right size for little lids and big kids? l mix in and sprinkle over when appropriate!

  1. Maggie says

    Chocolate chip banana bread! It’s my boyfriend’s favorite, and we’re moving in together in just two weeks, so it’d be great to have a stash on hand for when he has a bad day and needs a surprise to cheer him up.

  2. A. says

    Oh wow these look so good! I am already a fan of your breakfast cupcakes (and the pumpkin ones) and will be making these hopefully this next weekend.
    I’ve never tried Enjoy Life chocolate chips but am a new vegan (thanks mostly to your website) so this is great knowledge to have. Or is it dangerous knowledge to have? Hmmmm

  3. Amy P. says

    I’m a big fan of the Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips! You introduced this brand to me, and due to their price point I often reserve them as a special purchase. I love them in muffins! And I love that my kids like them, too. Great product!

  4. Kelly says

    I’d use ’em in everything! I bake with chocolate pretty frequently, and I also prefer mini chips when I can get my hands on them. I think it’d be fun to make bite-size versions of traditional cookies for the holidays (using the mini chips) so people can try more types of cookies before getting full.

  5. Sharon says

    These chocolate chips sound AMAZING! I really hope I win!!! If I don’t, I will have to buy them myself anyway. I will use them in raw chocolate chip cookies and for eating straight from the package.

  6. Kat Fuenty says

    A year’s supply of chocolate chips would absolutely go to making goodies for my family and friends! Making food for people is how I show love – and chocolate is definitely one of the most delicious forms of love out there!

    Of course, a few of those chips might sneak their way out of the bag and straight into my mouth. Quality control is important, y’know?

  7. Andrea says

    HOW DID I NOT KNOW THEY MAKE VEGAN MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS???!!! Please pick me, our entire family is vegan and we would love these!

  8. pri says

    How can I mention ‘a’ thing to use these in? It’ll be in everything I can think of. And, thanks for posting such delicious recipes that are vegan.

  9. Kaiser Brown says

    I would like to use theses to make a giant chocolate chip cookie castle but for the purposes for this contest and for a dose of reality I would use chocolate chips the make chocolate chip peanut butter pumpkin pie because I like chocolate, peanut butter, and pumpkin together. Don’t knock it till you try it guys!

  10. Michelle says

    I wold love to win this so much! I’ve been reading your blog for years and have made so many of your recipes. I normally just use regular size chocolate chips but I think your post just convinced me that I need to seek out some Enjoy Life Mini Chips because I do want chocolate in every bite ???

  11. Karen says

    I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips in all my baking, since we have a son with severe food allergies. We all get to enjoy them.

  12. Kathryn B says

    I would so totally use the chocolate chips in either cookies or brownies that I would bring to work! I work with a lot of vegans and health conscious individuals and we have work parties several times a year. For some reason, the vegans don’t bring anything, then are feeling left out of the dessert fun. I always try to bring something vegan friendly (always using one of your recipes) to show off my baking skills and be all inclusive. So I would absolutely love to win these chocolate chips <3<3

  13. Felicia says

    My favorite chocolate! I would use them in lactation cookies I constantly make! Im a new momma to an 11 week old girl exclusively breastfeeding so i need to keep my supply up! I always have a handful at night too 🙂

  14. Sophia says

    A year of pure indulgence. Each month it’s own star….cookies, brownies, pancakes, bars, cakes, pies, smoothies, oatmeal,waffles, loafs, breads, and cause I love them so much…an extra ,moth of pancakes!! 🙂

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