Written by Lauren Curl-Ferrell on December 15, 202.
Baked oats with chocolate chips and peanut butter is like having cake for breakfast - but better for you!
This recipe went viral on TikTok and we have to agree with the masses - IT IS GOOD. It's gluten free, and it's a fun dessert like breakfast that screams healthy.
Aside from being delicious, it's almost super rich in minerals, protein, and healthy goodies.
When this was baking in my oven, I had the entire family coming over to ask me what I was making because it smelled so good!
Milk - I used almond milk but really, any milk will do!
Egg - you can skip the egg, but just know the oats won't be as fluffy.
Banana - Feel free to substitute this with applesauce. I found that the banana gave it much more sweetness than applesauce did.
Oats - Use rolled or quick oats!
Protein Powder - I used NB Pure Plant Protein+. It has 25g of protein per scoop and a nice vanilla flavor so it's the perfect add in for that cake taste.
Baking Powder - the perfect ingredient for fluffy baked oats
Seasonings - Ground cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract are on the list!
Sweetener - I used honey. But if you're a maple syrup fan, you can use that! Even use stevia if you'd like.
Chocolate Chips - My add in of choice. You can do it without but I chose to add them in.
Peanut Butter or any nut butter - Another optional. I won't like though - this really does create some magic within the recipe.
How To Make High Protein Baked Oats
Use a blender or food processor and pop everything in except for the chocolate chips and peanut butter.
I used a blender and blended for about 30 seconds on high speed.
Simply, blend until you get a smooth batter.
Grease the baking dish that you're using. I used a small baking pan.
Mix in some of the chocolate chips and then pour into the greased pan.
Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake it at 375ºF for 20 minutes. Different protein powders may cause the batter to bake quicker or slower. NB Pure's Plant Protein+ clocked me at exactly 20 minutes. Do the toothpick test to check!
Remove from the oven and then drizzle with your nut butter. Heat it up for a few seconds to make it softer!
That’s it! Blend, oven baked, and drizzled. Breakfast is ready in 20 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Healthy cake for breakfast is always a win. Use your blender to blend the batter, then bake, and enjoy with a drizzle of nut butter on the top!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 scoop of NB Pure Plant Protein+
- 1 egg
- 1 banana
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. nut butter.
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF
- Using a blender, blend the oats, egg, protein powder, milk, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
- If you're adding in chocolate chips, add in half of them now. Then mix with a spatula or spoon. Pour the batter into a greased small oven-safe pan.
- Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Different protein's will react differently with oven temperatures. You can bake up to 30 minutes. Utilize the toothpick test to see where you're at.
- Remove from oven and drizzle with creamy nut butter.