Healthy protein baked oats is an easy breakfast recipe your entire family will love! Clean eating never looked so good with this delicious morning breakfast. Easy to make as single-serve baked oats that taste just like cake for breakfast! Highly customizable with delicious flavor options. Quick to bake in less than 30 minutes!
Another day, another viral TikTok recipe! I'm totally there for this one.
Similar to Baked Feta Pasta, protein baked oats are making their way all around TikTok and Instagram Reels! I'm completely loving this idea and wanted to share my unique flavor spins on it!
If you like sweet breakfasts, definitely give my oat flour pancakes and overnight oats with protein powder or carrot cake baked oatmeal or double chocolate baked oatmeal a try!
Need something quicker? Try this 60 second pancake in a mug!
Why This Recipe Works
- Protein baked oats taste like cake for breakfast. That works for feeding a healthy breakfast to a crowd!
- Great source of whole grain protein to start the day. Perfect for post-workout or post-run fuel!
- Simple to meal prep the night for the whole week. I put everything in my Vitamix and blend it up.
- Dairy free and made with no milk. Use almond, coconut or oat milk.
Ingredients You Need for This Recipe
Here are the ingredients you need to make this recipe. Reference the recipe card at the bottom for exact measurements and the notes below for substitution ideas.
- Oatmeal: Any kind of oats will do, I chose gluten free rolled oats.
- Milk of your choice: I chose almond milk to make it vegan.
- Bananas: the riper the better!
- Maple Syrup: You can also substitute honey or coconut sugar. Note: honey is not vegan so stick to maple syrup or coconut sugar if you want it to be vegan.
- Nut butter: Almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter work well here. I recommend Georgia Grinders Almond Butter – use code LYNDSEY20 for a 20% off discount.
- Protein Powder: Use vanilla protein powder of your choice. You can use vegan or whey protein.
- Flavor option add ins: sprinkles, chocolate chips, cacao, matcha, blueberries, lemon juice (see notes and FAQs for more information)
How to Make this Recipe
This is a step-by-step walkthrough of how to cook this recipe. The recipe card at the bottom shows the exact cook time and temperatures.
- Add all ingredients (excluding toppings) to a blender - I love to use my Vitamix for this!
- Blend on high until well mixed. Scrape down sides and blend again.
- Add oatmeal mixture to an 8X8 baking dish sprayed with coconut oil spray.
- Add in mix-ins and bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container or covered with foil in the fridge for up to four days.
- Reheating instructions: It is best eaten fresh from the oven. If you want to reheat it I recommend adding a little milk or almond milk and microwaving it until your desired temperature.
- If you use oat flour you can skip the blender, just whisk everything by hand.
My favorite flavor combinations for this recipe are chocolate chip cookie, matcha, double chocolate brownie and lemon blueberry. See recipe card for add-in instructions.
Use a ramekin and divide the recipe by four. You can also divide the whole recipe between four ramekins and try out different flavor combinations.
I used vegan protein powder to increase the protein. You may also consider adding eggs or egg whites to increase protein.
I have not tested this recipe with eggs therefore cannot comment on what the final product will be like.
You could also top it with Greek yogurt to make them even more high protein.
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Protein Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 bananas
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup protein powder
- Preheat oven to 350F. Add all ingredients (excluding chocolate chips or other toppings) to a high-powered blender.
- Blend on high until well mixed (about 60 seconds). Scrape down sides and blend again until all pieces are mixed.
- Coat an 8X8 baking dish with coconut oil or cooking spray. Add oatmeal mixture to dish.
- Top with mix-ins and gently fold in. Bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie: Add in 1 tablespoon chocolate chips for single serve or ¼ cup for full recipe.
- Matcha: Add in 1 teaspoon of matcha for single serve or 4 teaspoon for full recipe.
- Double Chocolate Brownie: Add in 2 tablespoon cacao powder + 1 teaspoon chocolate chips for single serve or ½ cup cacao powder plus 4 teaspoon chocolate chips for full recipe.
- Blueberry Lemon: Add ¼ cup blueberries plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice for single serve or 1 cup blueberries plus ¼ cup lemon juice for full recipe.
Can I leave out the protein powder? Or sub with something else? Almond flour? I don’t have protein powder at home right now. Thanks!
I only added in the protein for an extra protein boost. You can leave it out.
How much nut butter?
Nut butter is optional - you can add 2 tbsp - more or less depending on your taste. I generally make it without.
These breakfast bars are amazing! I found this recipe about 6 weeks ago, and it is now a staple in my house, I’ve probably made about 12 batches . I cut then into 8 bars and eat them straight from the fridge, I have also frozen them with good results. I made a few batches for my friend who is expecting for her to keep in her freezer for quick healthy snacks. I have made the chocolate chip, lemon blueberry and the double chocolate brownie variations. Love them all but the chocolate is our favourite. I have even started my own variations, chocolate coconut, chocolate with peanut butter chips and chocolate mint. I put a few sprinkles on top for my kids and they love them. I’m so happy I found this recipe, they are so easy to make and a quick filling snack I like to keep on hand. Thank you
I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you for the comment!
Do you think I could replace the banana with Greek yogurt to give it a bit more protein?
How much do you think I should use?
you could definitely try! I haven't tried it yet but it's a good idea.
Did you try with the Greek yogurt? I don’t really like bananas but love Greek yogurt
Lindsey , simply superb and yum healthy quick breakfast. Thankyou very much
Thanks Annie! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the rating and comment!